Symptom Resolution and Recurrence Outcomes after Partial Versus Total Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: 13 years of Experience with Medium-Long Term Follow up.
CONCLUSION: In our experience, PLA can provide excellent control of the symptoms parallel with TLA and with no statistically significant difference in recurrence making PLA an attractive option in patients with an adrenal mass. PMID: 33078384 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - October 20, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Simforoosh N, Soltani MH, Shemshaki H, Bonakdar Hashemi M, Dadpour M, Kashi AH Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

IS there a Difference in Platelet-Rich Plasma Application Method and Frequency to Protect Against Urethra Stricture?
CONCLUSION: This study showed that PRP significantly reduced mucosal inflammation and spongiofibrosis, independent of administration route, when applied to the urethra after urethral trauma. PMID: 33037605 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - October 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Aydin A, Sonmez MG, Oltulu P, Kocabas R, Ozturk Sonmez L, Taskapu HH, Balasar M Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

A Comparative Study on the Clinical Efficacy of Modified Circumcision and Two Other Types of Circumcision.
Abstract PURPOSE: To compare the clinical effects of three methods of circumcision: modified circumcision, traditional circumcision, and disposable suturing device circumcision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male patients (n = 241) with redundant prepuce and/or phimosis were included in a clinical trial from January 2019 to March 2020. Patients were divided into 3 groups based on the surgical method: group A, traditional circumcision (n = 79); group B, modified circumcision (n = 80); and group C, disposable suturing device circumcision (n = 82). RESULTS: The operation times in groups A, B, and C were 25.2 &plus...
Source: Urology Journal - October 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Su Q, Gao S, Chen J, Chao L, Weijiang M, Xingyu W, Zhang L, Zuo L Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Multiparametric Prostate Magnetic Resonance Imaging before Radical Prostatectomy: Can IT Predict Histopathology?
Abstract PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the histopathological correlation of the suspected prostate malignancy detected in multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of 93 patients underwent radical prostatectomy and had preoperative mpMRI were examined. Age and pre-operative Prostate-Specific Antigen value were retrospectively collected from patient files. The pathology specimens were examined again and post-operative ISUP grade group, other pathological findings (seminal vesicle invasion, lymph node involvement and extraprostatic extension), pre-operative ...
Source: Urology Journal - October 4, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sahin M, Kizilay F, Guler E, Sarsik B, Harman M, Kalemci S, Simsir A, Cureklibatir I Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Levofloxacin: Is It Still Suitable as an Empirically used Antibiotic During the Perioperative Period of Flexible Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy? A Single-center Experience with 754 Patients.
CONCLUSION: Levofloxacin might be no longer suitable as the first-line choice of clinical experience when performing FURSL in our center. PMID: 33000455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 30, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ao P, Shu L, Zhang Z, Zhuo D, Wei Z Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Urinary Human Kidney Injury Molecule-1 (hKIM-1) Is Not Increased in Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma.
CONCLUSION: Results of our study do not confirm recent suggestions that urinary hKIM-1 may be a biomarker of RCC. PMID: 33000456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 30, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Bialek L, Poletajew S, Niemczyk M, Czerwinska K, Nowak M, Sadowska A, Borkowski T, Radziszewski P, Dobruch J, Kryst P Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

The effect of Single-port Transvesical Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (RP) on erectile function and urinary continence compared to Intrafascial Endoscopic Extraperitoneal RP.
Abstract PURPOSE: To compare the erectile function and urinary continence of patients after single-port transvesical laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (STLRP) with intrafascial endoscopic extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy (IEERP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients treated with STLRP (35) or IEERP (52) were recruited from September 2013 to June 2017. At baseline preoperatively and 2-year follow-up postoperatively, sex and continence assessments were performed by International Index of Erectile Function-6 (IIEF-6) and daily pads, respectively. RESULTS: The sexual function at 3 months after RP ...
Source: Urology Journal - September 30, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yang Y, Hou G, Mei H, Zhang X, Han X, Pang J, Gao X Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Interobserver Variability in Assessment of Renal Mass Biopsies.
CONCLUSION: The agreement regarding grading of biopsies between three pathologists ranged from moderate to substantial. Therefore, a team of dedicated uropathologists should be engaged in final diagnosis of renal mass biopsy rather than single one before implementing the proper treatment. PMID: 33000458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 30, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nyk Ł, Malewski W, Kaczmarek K, Kryst P, Pyźlak M, Andrychowicz A, Zabkowski T Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Effects of ΔNp63 Gene Down-expression on Invasion of Bladder Carcinoma Cells In Vitro.
CONCLUSION: This study indicates thatΔNp63 gene down-expression can reduce the invasion of bladder carcinoma cells in vitro. PMID: 33000459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 30, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jing P, Zou J Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Influences of Different Operative Methods on the Recurrence Rate of Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer.
Abstract PURPOSE: To compare the influence of three operative approaches [transurethral en bloc resection of bladder tumor by pin-shaped electrode (pin-ERBT), transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) and transurethral holmium laser resection of bladder tumor (HoLRBT)] on the recurrence rate of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) at low dimension (i.e. diameter below 3 cm). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted for a total of 115 patients affected by solitary NMIBC, with a diameter
Source: Urology Journal - September 30, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Li S, Jia Y, Yu C, Xiao H, Guo L, Sun F, Wei D, Zhang P, Li J, Liu J Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

A Systematic Review and Meta- Analysis of Green-Light Laser Vaporization for Superficial Bladder Cancer.
This study focused on analyzing the effectiveness and safety of it from the perspective of an extensive literature review. METHODS: A comprehensive search of CNKI, WanFang, VIP, PubMed, Embase, and CENTRAL databases for photoselective vaporization of bladder tumor and transurethral resection of bladder tumor treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). The search included studies from January 1996 to December 2019. Two reviewers independently screened literature, extracted data, assessed the risk of bias of included studies. RevMan 5.3 software was used for Meta-analysis. RESULTS: A total of 18 RCTs i...
Source: Urology Journal - September 29, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Xu Z, Gan G, Chen G, Wu G Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Non-Invasive Stent Removal after Ureteroneocystostomy in Pediatric Patients: Long-Term Results.
CONCLUSION: We consider that the removal of a stent placed in pediatric intravesical UNC operations without anesthesia and cystoscopy is less invasive and affords safety and long-term results comparable to the standard method. PMID: 33000454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 29, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Issi Y Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Comparison of the efficacy of oxybutynin, phenazopyridine, celecoxib, and placebo in the treatment of urinary tract symptoms after BCG therapy in patients with bladder tumors.
In this study, the incidence of BCG therapy adverse effects was compared among three groups of patients who received celecoxib, phenazopyridine, and oxybutynin with placebo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on four groups using the parallel group method. A checklist is used for weekly assessment of urinary symptoms, systemic symptoms of BCG therapy, and adverse drug reactions. RESULTS: The study included 120 patients, 10 female and 110 male. The mean age 59.65 ± 6.2 years. The results of multivariate analysis show that there is a significant decrease in urinary ...
Source: Urology Journal - September 22, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kamali K, Sarhadi S, Ayubi E, Nikbakht J, Nabizadeh M Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Risk Factors Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease In Infants With Posterior Urethral Valve: A Single Center Study of 110 Patients Managed By Valve Ablation And Bladder Neck Incision.
CONCLUSION: In our group of children with posterior urethral valve ablation and bladder neck incision, initial creatinine value of greater than one mg/dL is more probably associated with renal impairment while; vesicoureteral reflux, age at diagnosis, presenting symptoms and adjuvant urinary diversion were not significant prognostic factors. Further randomized controlled evaluations are required to analyze the effects of concurrent valve ablation and bladder neck incision on renal outcome. PMID: 32981030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 22, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Amirzargar H, Shahab E, Ghahestani S, Hekmati P, Arshadi H Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of the Persian Version of the Chronic Pelvic Pain Questionnaire in Women.
CONCLUSION: The developed Persian version of the PUF questionnaire retrieved a good validity and reliability. PMID: 32981031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 22, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mirzaei M, Daneshpajooh A, Bagherinasabsarab M, Bahreini F, Yazdanpanah F Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Ramadan Fasting and Kidney Stones: A Systematic Review.
Conclusion: Main trend of the included studies is toward showing no difference between fasting and non-fasting conditions in terms of renal stone formation. However, generalization of the findings to greater populations should be applied carefully considering the heterogeneity of results and quality of studies. PMID: 32981032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 22, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Amjadi M, Soleimanzadeh F, Ghamatzadeh H, Hajebrahimi S, Hosseinifard H, Salehi Pourmehr H Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

A Step-by-Step Guide to Double-Puncture Technique for Endoscopic Management of Ureterocele.
Abstract To date, the optimal surgical technique for treatment of ureterocele remains unclear and the available options are variable. The endoscopic techniques that are gaining popularity mostly share major drawbacks including low success rate, high probability of mandatory secondary surgery and de novo vesicoureteral reflux to the ureterocele moiety. The Double-Puncture technique is shown to have promising outcomes in terms of long-term success and low rate of complications. In this video, a step-by-step guide to this technique is presented. PMID: 32920812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 12, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nabavizadeh B, Nabavizadeh R, Kajbafzadeh AM Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Being a Urologist on COVID-19 Pandemic Days.
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Source: Urology Journal - September 12, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Özman O Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Urologists and the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): a Urologist's Perspective from China.
Abstract No need for letter to the editor. PMID: 32920814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 12, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lu Y, Liu X Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Novel coronavirus(Covid19), Its renal manifestations, and complications.
Abstract No abstract. PMID: 32920815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 12, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jadali Z Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Chronic Kidney Disease in Iran: First Report of the National Registry in Children and Adolescences.
Yousefichaijan P, Safaei Asl A, Safaeian B, Khazaei S, Hejazipour L, Seyed Zadeh A, Ataei F Abstract PURPOSE: Knowing the epidemiological aspects of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children is crucial for early recognition, identification of reversible causes, and prognosis. Here, we report the epidemiological characteristics of childhood CKD in Iran.   Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted during 1991 - 2009.  The data were collected using the information in the Iranian Pediatric Registry of Chronic Kidney Disease (IPRCKD) core dataset. RESULTS: A total of ...
Source: Urology Journal - September 12, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ataei N, Madani A, Esfahani ST, Otoukesh H, Hooman N, Hoseini R, Fazel M, Derakhshan A, Gheissari A, Sorkhi H, Abbasi A, Fahimi D, Ghane Sharbaf F, Mortazavi F, Falakaflaki B, Nikibakhsh AA, Sadeghi Bojd S, Hosseini Tabatabaei SMT, Ghasemi K, Ahmadzadeh A Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Urinary Viral Shedding of COVID-19 and its Clinical Associations: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies.
CONCLUSION: While COVID-19 is rarely detected in urine of infected individuals, infection transmission through urine still remains possible. In adult patients, infected urine is more likely in the presence of moderate or severe disease. Therefore, caution should be exerted when dealing with COVID-19 infected patients during medical interventions like endoscopy and urethral catheterization. PMID: 32888186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 4, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kashi AH, De la Rosette J, Amini E, Abdi H, Fallah-Karkan M, Vaezjalali M Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Needle Tip Culture after Prostate Biopsy: A Tool for early Detection for Antibiotics Selection in Cases of Post-Biopsy Infection.
CONCLUSION: Fevers developed at statistically significant higher rate among those who had positive needle cultures. Needle and blood cultures were consistent with the susceptibility test results. Needle cultures can help us administer target antibiotics earlier to febrile patients without the need to wait for blood cultures. PMID: 32869256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 24, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Cheong IS, Tsai YS, Kang CH, Jou YC, Chen PC, Lin CT Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Long-Term Survival Following Pulmonary Metastasectomy of Renal Cell Carcinoma.
CONCLUSION: The most distinctive factor affecting the surgical outcomes is the complete resection of lung metastases rather than the extent of the surgery. This study clearly states that patients aged under 50 years with unilateral lung metastases counting less than 3 and measuring smaller than 4 cm3  and also DFI lasting longer than 32 months  benefit from pulmonary metastasectomy of RCC. PMID: 32869257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 24, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Saricam M Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Outcomes of Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation (ASCT) in Relapsed/Refractory Germ Cell Tumors: Single Center Experience from Turkey.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, ASCT was found to be an effective and safe treatment option in salvage therapy of GCT patients in our study. PMID: 32869258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 24, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yildiz F, Durnali A, Eraslan E, Ilhan A, Tufan G, Aslan F, Arslan UY, Alkis N, Demirci U, Altuntas F, Oksuzoglu B Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Efficacy of Alfuzosin in Male Patients with Moderate Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Is Metabolic Syndrome a Factor Affecting the Outcome?
Abstract PURPOSE: The present study was designed to compare the efficacy of alfuzosin therapy as an alpha-blocker in metabolic syndrome (MetS) and non-MetS patients with moderate lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective study included male patients with obstructive voiding and had a moderate LUTS according to International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). Patients were divided into two groups: MetS and Non-MetS. Following the measurement of uroflowmetric parameters (maximum flow rate [Qmax], post-void residual volume [PVR], urine volume) and the determination of IPSS scores, t...
Source: Urology Journal - August 24, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sonmez G, Topaloglu US, Keske M, Demirtas A Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Doxazosin in Medical Expulsive Therapy for Distal Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Abstract PURPOSE: Alpha-blockers have been proven as an effective method for increasing the stone expulsion rate of distal ureteral stones. Limited studies have focused on doxazosin; its efficacy remained unclear. We performed this meta-analysis to investigate the efficacy and safety of doxazosin for patients diagnosed with distal ureteral stones less than 10mm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically searched Ovid MEDLINE®, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and PubMed for articles comparing doxazosin and conventional care or tamsulosin for distal ureteral stones through October 2019. The outcome measures were s...
Source: Urology Journal - August 24, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ma L, Zou S, Yang L, Wang F Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Modified Leadbetter-Politano Ureteroneocystostomy: A Safer Procedure.
Conclusions: Modified Leadbetter-Politano technique is a good option to treat VUR with success rate up to 100% without any major complicatons such as viscus perforation and ureteral obstruction. It is a rather simple technique that require less operative time. PMID: 32869253 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 22, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ozdemir T, Sayan A, Koyluoglu G Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Modified Lich-Gregoir Ureteral Reimplantation for the Treatment of Unilateral Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux in Pediatric Patients: A Comparative Analysis with Medium-Term outcomes.
CONCLUSION: The open LG ureteral reimplantation technique is an effective procedure for the treatment of unilateral primary VUR in children both under 12 months and over 12 months of age with minor morbidity. PMID: 32869254 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 22, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Guler Y, Erbin A, Ozmerdiven G Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Association Between 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitor Use and The Risk of Depression: A Meta-Analysis.
Abstract PURPOSE: To explore the association between 5α-reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) use and risk of depression based on published literature through a meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted by searching Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CBM, CNKI and VIP databases up to June, 2019. Summarized risk ratios (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to evaluate the strength of association between 5ARIs and depression. Subgroup analyses were performed according to population, 5ARI types, degree of depression, and publication date. Registered in ...
Source: Urology Journal - August 22, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Deng T, Duan X, He Z, Zhao Z, Zeng G Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Association of Long Non-Coding RNA MEG3 Polymorphisms and Risk of Prostate Cancer in Chinese Han Population.
CONCLUSION: The MEG3 polymorphisms (rs11627993 C>T and rs7158663 A>G) may have no influence on the susceptibility of the prostate cancer. More potentially functionally polymorphisms in MEG3 need to be studied in a larger series. PMID: 32827147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Xu B, Zhang M, Liu C, Wang C, You Z, Wang Y, Chen M Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Introducing the POPVESL Score for Intrarenal Vascular Complications of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: Experience from a Single High-volume Referral Center.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings including the proposed POPVESL score have the potential for clinical application and enhancing practical guidelines on the management of post-PCNL bleeding. PMID: 32827148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shadpour P, Yousefzadeh Kandevani N, Maghsoudi R, Etemadian M, Abian N Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Extra-Peritoneal versus Trans-Peritoneal Open Radical Cystectomy - Comparison of Two Techniques in Early Post-Operative Complications.
CONCLUSION: The extra-peritoneal technique is beneficial in reducing the post operative morbidity, especially the more prevalent GI complications. This approach is functionally safe and allows preservation of the peritoneal integrity. PMID: 32827149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Soleimani M, Moradkhani E, Masoumi N, Gholivandan J Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Current Trends in Hypospadias Repair. Where are we Standing?
PMID: 32808271 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 17, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Saeedi Sharifabad P, Poudineh V, Hiradfar M, Mohammadipour A, Shojaeian R Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Management of Patients Who Seek Urologic Care in Covid-19 Pandemic Era.
PMID: 32808272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 17, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tonyali S, Haberal HB, Ergul R, Dursun M Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Suprapubic Percutaneous Assisted Cystoscopic Excision of Posterior Urethral Fibroepithelial Polyps in Pediatric Patients.
CONCLUSION: Posterior urethral polyps may cause obstructive effect in the urinary tract. The treatment should be performed with the least possible invasive method without injuring urethral wall.  We believe that suprapubic percutaneous assisted cystoscopic resection, described by us is an easy, reliable and effective method for treatment procedure of posterior fibroepithelial urethral polyps. PMID: 32798232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ozcakir E, Kaya M Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Iranian Urology Association Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Taskforce Pamphlet (IUA-CTP) Recommended Practice based on National Epidemiologic Analysis.
Abstract Since the emergence of Covid19 epidemics different guidelines and protocols have been published by Urology associations. Most of these recommendations have focused on the aptitude of any disease or condition for postponement. With the evolution of the outbreak, it is clear that postponement of procedures is not the policy we can rely on exclusively. We must know where do we stand? Where are we going in our country? How useful our recommendations have been for urology practitioners? We try to draw a clearer although-to some extent- conjectural picture and to adjust our protocols to this picture of outbreak...
Source: Urology Journal - August 8, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ghahestani SM, Bonakdar Hashemi M, Yousefzadeh Kandevani N, Borumandnia N, Dadpour M, Sharifiaghdas F Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Pseudocapsule of Small Renal Cell Tumors: CT Imaging Spectrum and Correlated Histopathological Features.
CONCLUSIONS: Most small renal cell tumors have an obvious psuedocapsule. Preoperative determination of the psuedocapsule's integrity is particularly important. CT scan can reliably evaluate the tumor margins and demonstrate the psuedocapsule when present. The imaging results are well correlated with the pathologic findings. PMID: 32798228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 8, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Li G, Lu X, Ding Y, Luo Q, Xu L, Zhu D, Quan C Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Utility of Urine Interleukines in Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux and Renal Parenchymal Damage.
CONCLUSION: Urine IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-8/Cr were sensitive and accurate additionary screening  biomarkers in children with primary VUR. PMID: 32798229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 3, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nickavar A, Safaeian B, Valavi E, Davoodi H Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Safety of Surgery in benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Patients on Antiplatelet or Anticoagulant Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSION: Patients with BPH on perioperative AC/AP therapy would have a risk of postoperative hemorrhage after TURP or laser treatments. To reduce the risk of hemorrhage, bridging therapy could be a good choice. PMID: 32798230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - August 3, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Fa LX, Zhou WW, Peng HY, Ke ZS, Jian H, Tao Z, Ling ZF, Chang LY, Lu DX, Chao C, Gurioli A, Tuo D, Qi WW Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Discrepancy between Needle Biopsy and Radical Prostatectomy Gleason Score among Patients with Prostate Cancer.
Conclusion: In this study, there was a steady decrease in GS upgrading with the prostate size extending up to 49.7 g. There was also an association between downgrading and extending prostate size. Due to the greater risk of high-grade disease in men with small prostates, smaller prostate bulks are most probably upgraded after radical prostatectomy. A higher maximum percentage of involvement per core was an independent predictive factor of upgrading from biopsy grade 1 to grade ≥ 2. Our study showed that patients' age was not predictive of upgrading, which is consistent with other studies. Also, we demonstrated a non-sig...
Source: Urology Journal - August 3, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Abedi AR, Basiri A, Shakhssalim N, Sadri G, Ahadi M, Hojjati SA, Sheykhzadeh S, Askarpour S, Ghiasy S Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Mesothelioma in Situ of the Spermatic Cord Arising from a Patent Processus Vaginalis: A Case Report.
We report an extremely rare case of mesothelioma in situ of the spermatic cord arising from a patent processus vaginalis. To our best knowledge, this is the first report of this finding. The identification of a patent processus vaginalis and investigation of single-layered atypical mesothelial cells led to the final diagnosis. PMID: 32748390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - July 29, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kobayashi Y, Yasuhara Y, Arai H, Honda M, Hiramatsu M, Goya S Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

The Influences of Metformin on Prostate in Terms of PSA Level and Prostate Volume.
CONCLUSION: Metformin appears to cause a decrease in PSA levels. The mechanism and any effects on prostate tissue will be studied in future randomized, prospective studies. PMID: 32748391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - July 29, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Atalay E, Demir A, Eroglu HA Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy between Transperitoneal and Retroperitoneal Approach of Laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy for the Treatment of Large ( > 10mm) and Proximal Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: In the treatment of large and proximal ureteral calculi, LTU has a significantly higher single-procedure success rate and a higher rate of postoperative paralytic ileus than LRU. However, the complication was well-tolerated. The small sample size and limited, including studies, were the main limitations. PMID: 32748392 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - July 29, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Chen H, Chen G, Chen H, Pan Y, Zhu Y, Gao F, Jin X Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Administration of Nicotine Exacerbates the Quinine-induced Structural and Functional Alterations of Testicular Tissue in Adult Rats: An Experimental Study.
In this study the role of nicotine (NCT) administration on the intensity of rat testicular tissue alterations induced by quinine (QU) was evaluated.  Materials and Methods: Forty adult Wistar rats were divided into four groups. Control (CON), NCT administrated (4 mg/kg) (NCT), QU treated (25 mg/kg for 7 days) (QU), and nicotine with quinine received (NCT+QU). After 28 days, serum testosterone and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were measured. Testes and epididymides samples were prepared for determining tissue MDA levels, histomorphometry, microscopic indices of spermatogenesis, immunohistochemistry of p53 and sperm anal...
Source: Urology Journal - July 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kianifard D, Mousavi Shoar SM, Aly A, Kianifard L, Rezaee F Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Correlation between Protamine-2 and miRNA-122 in Sperm from Heroin-Addicted Men: a Case-Control Study.
Abstract PURPOSE: Recreational use of illicit drugs is one of the main factors affecting male fertility. However, the mechanisms of heroin smoke-associated damage to mature spermatozoa are still completely unknown. The aim of this study was to concomitantly examine the levels of protamine-2 gene and protein concentrations, the amount of miRNA-122 in seminal plasma and semen analysis findings in heroin-addicted men. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a case control study, twenty-four fertile men that lacked any recreational drug abuse were considered as the healthy group, and 24 addicted men who used only heroin for at...
Source: Urology Journal - July 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nazmara Z, Najafi M, Movahedin M, Zandiyeh Z, Shirinbayan P, Asgari HR, Roshanpajouh M, Maki C, Bashiri Z, Koruji M Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy vs. Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery for Renal Stones Larger than 2cm in Patients with a Solitary Kidney: A Systematic Review and a Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that PCNL has higher initial SFR than RIRS in the treatment of renal stones larger than 2cm in patients with a solitary kidney, the overall complications were similar in both groups. However, RIRS, with less blood loss and transfusion rate, may be an alternative in selected patients. But we need to pay more attention to the incidence rate of steinstrasse after RIRS. PMID: 32748387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - July 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jiang K, Zhang P, Xu B, Luo G, Hu J, Zhu J, Sun F Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty in Adults: A Comparison Analysis of Primary versus Redo Pyeloplasty in a Single Center.
CONCLUSION: Though surgically challenging with increased recurrence rates according to the literature we reviewed. However, our data failed to show any significant difference between the primary and redo RALP perhaps due to the smaller size in the redo RALP group. PMID: 32748388 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - July 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dirie NI, Ahmed MA, Mohamed MA, Zhang Z, Wang S Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Colchicine and Neutrophils in Testicular Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury.
PMID: 32715459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Arena S, Peri FM, Nascimben F, Romeo C Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Re: Boomerang technique, The Buccal Mucosal Grafting Harvesting model for long urethral Stricture Urethroplasty; A case series Hosseini et al.
PMID: 32715458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - July 20, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Floyd MS, Omar AM Tags: Urol J Source Type: research