Utilizing 3D Printing and Hydrogel Casting for the Development of Patient-Specific Rehearsal Platforms for Robotic Assisted Partial Nephrectomies
Three-dimensional (3D) printing technology has been utilized to create patient-specific (PS) replicas as visual aids for surgical planning 1,2,3,4. However, they cannot recreate the operative experience due to a lack of realistic tissue characteristics. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 28, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ahmed Ghazi, Patrick Saba, Rachel Melnyk, Jean Joseph Tags: “Show Me How” Video Source Type: research

Cannabinoids in urology. Which benign conditions might they be appropriate to treat: A systematic review
There is growing evidence suggesting cannabinoids may provide suitable alternatives to conventional treatments in an increasing number of clinical settings. This review evaluates how cannabinoids are used to treat certain benign urological pathologies and to clarify the clinical value of this data. This review includes 62 papers and was undertaken per PRISMA's guidelines, it evidences the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in the management of specific benign urological diseases, most notably neurogenic bladder dysfunction (clinical studies), renal disease (animal studies) and interstitial cystitis (animal studies). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 28, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: C Taylor, B Birch Source Type: research

“Bilateral single system ectopic ureters with vaginal insertion in a female child, a rare variant.”
In most cases an ectopic ureter is associated with a duplicated renal collecting system while in only a few a single system is found. Bilateral single system ureteral ectopia is even rarer.A 9-year-old girl presented with urinary incontinence. Investigations pointed towards bilateral single system ectopic ureters with ectopic openings into vagina with a hypoplastic bladder.The left ureteric system was tortuous with malrotated and hypoplastic left kidney. A 4  × 2 cm hard calculus was found in the vagina. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 28, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dr. Mishal Patel, Dr Urvish Parikh, Dr. Radhika Shrotiya, Dr. Spandan Kadam, Dr. Jainam Shah, Dr. Sudhir Chandna Source Type: research

Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging should be preferred over digital rectal examination for prostate cancer local staging and disease risk classification
To assess the impact of multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) local tumor staging on prostate cancer risk stratification and choice of treatment. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 28, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: T.F.W. Soeterik, H.H.E van Melick, L.M. Dijksman, D.H. Biesma, J.A. Witjes, J.P.A. van Basten Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

Clinical and Radiographic Factors Associated with Failed Renal Angioembolization: Results from the Multi-institutional Genitourinary Trauma Study (Mi-GUTS)
To find clinical or radiographic factors that are associated with angioembolization failure after high-grade renal trauma. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 28, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Manuel Armas-Phan, Sorena Keihani, Nnenaya Agochukwu-Mmonu, Andrew J. Cohen, Douglas M. Rogers, Sherry S. Wang, Joel A. Gross, Ryan P. Joyce, Judith C. Hagedorn, Bryan Voelzke, Rachel A. Moses, Rachel L. Sensenig, J. Patrick Selph, Shubham Gupta, Nima Bar Tags: Reconstructive Urology Source Type: research

Utilization of Robot-Assisted Surgery For The Treatment of Primary Obstructed Megaureters in Children
To describe the technical aspects of robot assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation (RALUR) for the management of primary obstructive megaureter (POM) and report initial outcomes, safety and feasibility of the procedure. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sameer Mittal, Arun Srinivasan, Diana Bowen, Katherine M. Fischer, Jay Shah, Dana Weiss, Christopher Long, Aseem R. Shukla Tags: Pediatric Urology Source Type: research

The Modified Bosniak Classification for Intermediate-Risk Renal Cysts in Children
: To examine correlations of the modified Bosniak categories assigned by radiologists to histological results and inter-rater reliability, focusing on intermediate-risk lesions. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Michael Frumer, Osnat Konen, Mika Shapira Rootman, Michalle Soudack, Aviva Ben-Shlush, David Ben-Meir Source Type: research

Perspectives and Experiences of Transgender and Non-binary Individuals on Seeking Urological Care
To describe perspectives and experiences related to urology care-seeking of transgender and non-binary (TGNB) individuals assigned male at birth. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 27, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Paul H. Chung, Sabina Spigner, Vishal Swaminathan, Seth Teplitsky, Rosemary Frasso Tags: Ambulatory, Office-based, and Geriatric Urology Source Type: research

A Modified Neobladder Technique: The „I-Pouch“ – Illustration of Surgical Approach and Tricks
Various techniques for orthotopic neobladder (ONB) are currently used and have shown satisfactory oncological and functional outcomes. Among the relevant oncological and functional aspects for long-term follow up is the easy accessibility of the upper urinary tract in urinary diversion for endoscopic monitoring. In addition, variety exists in the amount of ileum needed to create a urinary reservoir. Depending on the ONB technique, up to 60cm of ileum are required, and bowel dysfunction may be a consequence especially when the ileocecal valve is used for the urinary diversion. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Samuel Luna Izquierdo, Valentina Norz, Jens Bedke, Stefan Aufderklamm, Bastian Amend, Johannes Mischinger, Georgios Gakis, Arnulf Stenzl, Steffen Rausch Tags: “Show Me How” Video Source Type: research

Minimally invasive dismembered extravesical cross-trigonal ureteral reimplantation for obstructed megaureter: a multi-institutional study comparing robotic and laparoscopic approaches
To compare two minimally invasive surgical options for the treatment of obstructed megaureter: robot assisted dismembered extravesical cross-trigonal ureteral reimplantation (RADECUR) and laparoscopic dismembered extravesical cross-trigonal ureteral reimplantation (LDECUR). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 26, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yishai H. Rappaport, Eyal Kord, Paul H. Noh, Stanislav Koucherov, Jaudat Gaber, Andrew Shumaker, Amnon Zisman, Kobi Stav, Boris Chertin, Vitaly Dubrov, Sergey Bondarenko, Amos Neheman Tags: Pediatric Urology Source Type: research

Prevalence of cognitive impairment and sphincter misuse among men with artificial urinary sphincters
To define the prevalence of cognitive impairment and sphincter misuse among men who had undergone AUS placement. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 24, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christopher C. Ballantyne, Devang Sharma, David E. Rapp, Kimberly R. Boatman, Sarah C. Krzastek, Raymond A. Costabile Source Type: research

Unusual Presentation, Relapse, and Metastasis of a Pediatric Testicular Yolk Sac Tumor: Case Report
Testicular tumors are not uncommon in children and represent 1%-2% of all pediatric malignancies. Prepubertal testicular yolk sac tumor is the most common childhood testicular cancer, accounting for 70%-80% of all cases. The clinical presentation varies from one patient to another; most common presentation is painless scrotal mass. Herein, we present a case of pediatric patient with a testicular yolk sac tumor who had unusual presentation followed by a local relapse and metastasis and continued to have high markers while he was on chemotherapy, then underwent retroperitoneal lymph node dissection and local recurrence excis...
Source: Urology - October 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hend Alshamsi, Osama M. Sarhan, Ashraf Almatar, Batool Al Ali, Deena Boqari, Fouad Al Kawai Tags: Pediatric Case Report Source Type: research

Unusual presentation, relapse and metastasis of a pediatric testicular yolk sac tumor: case report.
Testicular tumors are not uncommon in children and represent 1-2% of all pediatric malignancies. Prepubertal testicular yolk sac tumor is the most common childhood testicular cancer, accounting for 70-80% of all cases. The clinical presentation varies from one patient to another; most common presentation is painless scrotal mass. Herein, we present a case of pediatric patient with a testicular yolk sac tumor who had unusual presentation followed by a local relapse and metastasis and continued to have high markers while he was on chemotherapy, then underwent retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) and local recurrence...
Source: Urology - October 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hend Alshamsi, Osama Sarhan, Ashraf Almatar, Batool Al Ali, Deena Boqari, Fouad Al Kawai Tags: Pediatric Case Reports Source Type: research

A Contemporary Analysis of the 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Cytoreductive Nephrectomy
To examine the rates of adverse surgical outcomes in patients undergoing Cytoreductive Nephrectomy (CN) compared to patients undergoing radical nephrectomy in the non-metastatic setting using a large administrative database. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Danica N. May, Hayden Hill, Marc R. Matrana, Kathleen Lata-Arias, Daniel J. Canter Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

Recurrent genital ulcers
Papulonecrotic tuberculid represents a hypersensitivity reaction to  Mycobacterium tuberculosis or its products that disseminate through hematogenous route to the skin from an internal tuberculous focus. It is characterized by recurrent eruptions of asymptomatic, dusky red papules, which undergo ulceration and crusting, and eventually heal after a few weeks with v arioliform scarring. Although it most commonly involves extragenital sites, isolated glans penis involvement has been reported very rarely. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dibyendu Bikash Bhanja, Abheek Sil, Avik Panigrahi, Surajit Kumar Biswas Tags: Clinical Challenges in Urology Source Type: research

An observational cohort study investigating the incidence rate of Infectious Complications after Routine Office Nephrostomy Tube Replacement without using antimicrobial prophylaxis
To investigate the incidence of infectious complications after routine office nephrostomy tube replacement (NTR) in patients that did not receive antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 23, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dr. Michele Rizzo, Dr. Luca Ongaro, Dr. Francesco Claps, Dr. Tommaso Cai, Dr. Paolo Umari, Dr. Stefano Bucci, Prof. Carlo Trombetta, Prof. Giovanni Liguori Tags: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Management of Bladder Bowel Dysfunction in Children by Pelvic Floor Interferential Electrical Stimulation and Muscle Exercises: A Randomized Clinical Trial
We read with interest the article by Seyedeh-Sanam Ladi-Seyedian et al. recently accepted for publication in this journal.1 (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Vesna D Zivkovic, Ivona Stankovic, Lidija Dimitrijevic, Dragan Zlatanovic, Natasa Savic Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Renal and bladder cancer during pregnancy: a review of 47 cases and literature-based recommendations for management.
To provide contemporary gestational age-specific recommendations for management, a retrospective series of patients with renal or bladder cancer during pregnancy is reported. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Charlotte Maggen, Jasmijn Linssen, Mina Mhallem Gziri, Paolo Zola, Elyce Cardonick, Christianne J M de Groot, Alvaro Cabrera Garcia, Robert Fruscio, Vit Drochytek, Kristel Van Calsteren, Maarten Albersen, Fr édéric Amant, for the International Network o Source Type: research

Letter to the editor: Management of Bladder Bowel Dysfunction in Children by Pelvic Floor Interferential Electrical Stimulation and Muscle Exercises: A Randomized Clinical Trial
We read with interest the article by Seyedeh-Sanam Ladi-Seyedian et al. recently accepted for publication in this journal1. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Vesna D Zivkovic, Ivona Stankovic, Lidija Dimitrijevic, Dragan Zlatanovic, Natasa Savic Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Authors ’ Reply
We would like to thank Dr. Zivkovic et al for their interest in our article and the thoughtful comments. The true incidence of bladder bowel dysfunction (BBD) in children is not well understood; however, it is estimated that BBD symptoms represent approximately 40% of pediatric urology consultations.1 The link between lower urinary tract and bowel symptoms is properly described in the literature. Common innervation of bladder and bowel and involvement of the pelvic floor muscles in the function of both systems result in close interaction between bladder and bowel, therefore patients often present with bowel complaints as w...
Source: Urology - October 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Seyedeh-Sanam Ladi-Seyedian, Lida Sharifi-Rad, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Bulbomembranous Urethral Strictures Repair after Surgical Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Experience from a Latin American referral centre
To evaluate stricture recurrence and urinary incontinence (UI) rates in patients who underwent bulbomembranous anastomosis (BMA) for management of short ( ≤ 2cm) bulbomembranous urethral stricture (BMS) after benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) surgical treatment. In addition, we studied if there was any relation between post urethroplasty UI and the method employed for BPH surgical treatment. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 21, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: GA Favre, AG Alfieri, SA Gil, I Tobia, CR Giudice Source Type: research

Culture-independent Next Generation Sequencing of Urine and Expressed Prostatic Secretions in Men with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
: To compare standard cultures and next-generation sequencing (NGS) in men with Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). CPPS shares clinical features with urinary tract infections, but bacteria are seldom found. NGS is more sensitive than standard cultures. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 20, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Glenn T. Werneburg, Nicholas Farber, Paige Gotwald, Daniel A. Shoskes Source Type: research

Implementation of a ureteric colic telemedicine service: a mixed methods quality improvement study
To assess the effectiveness of a telemedicine service for ureteric colic patients in reducing the number of unnecessary face-to-face consultations and shortening waiting time for appointments. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 19, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Chloe Shu Hui Ong, Jirong Lu, Yi Quan Tan, Lincoln Guan Lim Tan, Ho Yee Tiong Tags: Ambulatory, Office-based, and Geriatric Urology Source Type: research

Robot Assisted Renal Allograft Nephrectomy: Initial Case series and description of Technique
To evaluate the outcomes and perioperative complication rates following robot assisted transplant nephrectomy RATN (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 19, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Haidar M. Abdul-Muhsin, Sean B. McAdams, Amyt Syal, Rafael Nu ñez-Nateras, Anojan Navaratnam, Adyr A. Moss, Winston R. Hewitt, Andrew L Singer, Caroline C. Jadlowiec, Jack W. HarbellMD, Amit K. Mathur, Kunam S. Reddy, Erik P. Castle Tags: Laparoscopy and Robotics Source Type: research

Women Leaders in Academic Urology: The Views of Department Chairs
Women now comprise the majority of matriculants to medical school (51.6% in 2018),1 yet continue to be underrepresented in academic leadership. Across specialties, women comprise 14% of department chairs, 22% of vice chairs, 22% of division directors, and 17% of decanal positions.2 The lack of women who hold these leadership positions in the field of urology is more pronounced. In a 2017 study, women comprised 3.3% (4 of 122) of department chairs, 4.5% (2 of 44) vice chairs, and 7.9% (20 of 253) division directors. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 17, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kathy H. Huen, Cheryl T. Lee, Eila C. Skinner, Martha K. Terris, Kathleen C. Kobashi, Carol J. Bennett, Jonathan Bergman Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Tubularized reconstructed plate urethroplasty: an alternative technique for distal hypospadias repair
To report current results of a new surgical technique, tubularized reconstructed plate urethroplasty (TRPU) in distal hypospadias repair which allows the tubularization of urethral plate without incision or grafting. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 17, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Can Taneli, Halil Ibrahim Tanriverdi, Abdulkadir Genc, Aydin Sencan, Cuneyt Gunsar, Omer Yilmaz Tags: Pediatric Urology Source Type: research

Early Effects of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Treatment for Prostate Cancer on Fecal Continence and Anorectal Physiology
: To evaluate high-intensity focal ultrasound (HIFU) effects on anorectal physiology and fecal continence or constipation, and on quality of life (QoL). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 16, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Renato Vasconcelos Souza de Almeida, Jos é Ricardo Cruz Silvino, Jamile Rosario Kalil, Vitor Lazarini dos Santos Junior, Vinicius Meneguette Gomes de Souza, Jose Pontes Junior, Giuliano Betoni Guglielmetti, Rafael Ernesto Sanchez-Salas, Joaquim Francisco Source Type: research

Changing Trends in Management Following Artificial Urinary Sphincter Surgery for Male Stress Urinary Incontinence: An Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database
To characterize the safety and practice patterns of artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) placement on a population level. Increasingly artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation has shifted to be an outpatient surgery; however, there is a lack of large-scale research evaluating factors associated with early ( ≤24 hours) versus late (>24 hours) discharges and complications in men following AUS placement. We utilized the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database to identify and compare factors and outcomes associated with each approach. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 16, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Thomas M. Shelton, Scott C. Brimley, Hoang Minh Tue Nguyen, Igor Voznesensky, Mahmoud I. Khalil, Bruno Machado, Naleen Raj Bhandari, Nalin Payakachat, Rodney Davis, Mohamed H. Kamel, Omer A. Raheem, Cooper Benson Tags: Reconstructive Urology Source Type: research

Chief Year: Finding a New Normal During Uncertain Times
On Saturday March 14, 2020, my off-site rotation director informed me that the rotation would be suspended, but should resume at the end of April. These early days of the pandemic were filled with equal parts confidence and denial. I, like so many others, was being reassigned. In the months that followed, I saw the drastic changes in normalcy through a very personal lens. Redeployed to the VA Hospital to help manage the overwhelming burden of rescheduling veteran's clinic appointments and taking call for emergencies, I spent much of the remainder of my fourth year of residency at home. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 15, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nathan M. Shaw Tags: Clinical Challenges in Urology Source Type: research

Promotional payments made to urologists by the pharmaceutical industry and prescribing patterns for targeted therapies
To measure the association between market-level promotional payments to urologists by the manufacturers of abiraterone and enzalutamide and national prescribing patterns. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 15, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Brent K. Hollenbeck, Mary Oerline, Samuel R. Kaufman, Megan E.V. Caram, Stacie B. Dusetzina, Andy M. Ryan, Vahakn B. Shahinian Tags: Health Services Research Source Type: research

Chief Year: Finding a new normal during uncertain times.
On Saturday 3/14/2020, my off-site rotation director informed me that the rotation would be suspended, but should resume at the end of April. These early days of the pandemic were filled with equal parts confidence and denial. I, like so many others, was being reassigned. In the months that followed, I saw the drastic changes in normalcy through a very personal lens. Redeployed to the VA Hospital to help manage the overwhelming burden of rescheduling veteran's clinic appointments and taking call for emergencies, I spent much of the remainder of my fourth year of residency at home. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 15, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nathan M. Shaw Tags: Clinical Challenges in Urology Source Type: research

Assessing the Female and Underrepresented Minority Medical Student Experience in the Urology Match: Where Do We Fall Short?
To better understand the experiences of female and underrepresented minority (URM) medical students pursuing urology and determine if discrimination was perceived at any point during the application process. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 13, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Daniel Wong, Amy Kuprasertkul, Roger K. Khouri, Vishnuvardhan Ganesan, Alexander P. Kenigsberg, Gary E. Lemack Tags: Education Source Type: research

Association Between Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Frailty in Older Men Presenting for Urologic Care
To evaluate the association between non-neurogenic lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and frailty among treatment-seeking older men. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Scott R. Bauer, Chengshi Jin, Puneet Kamal, Anne M. Suskind Tags: Prostatic Diseases and Male Voiding Dysfunction Source Type: research

A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Pain Intensity and Interference after Ureteroscopy for Nephrolithiasis Without Post-Operative Opioids
To better understand the degree and time to resolution of pain in the post-operative period, we captured patient-reported pain  intensity and interference prospectively in patients following ureteroscopy for nephrolithiasis. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ruchika Talwar, Ryan W. Dobbs, Hanna Stambiako, George Lin, Gregory E. Tasian, Justin B. Ziemba Tags: Endourology and Stones Source Type: research

Contemporary Trends in Presentation and Management of Spermatocytic Seminoma
To characterize the presentation and management of Spermatocytic seminoma (SS) compared to classic seminoma in adults utilizing a large cancer registry. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Parth M. Patel, Hiten D. Patel, Elizabeth L. Koehne, Chirag Doshi, Alex Belshoff, Christopher M. Seffren, Marshall Baker, Alex Gorbonos, Gopal Gupta Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

Immune Expression in Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux: a Pilot Study
To perform an exploratory, descriptive pilot study of the systemic and local immune environment in patients with vesicoureteral reflux and bladder-bowel dysfunction. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ashley W. Johnston, Jonathan C. Routh, J. Todd Purves, John S. Wiener, Angela Sinani, Eda K. Holl Tags: Basic and Translational Science Source Type: research

New insights on the basic science of bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex
The exstrophy-epispadias complex is a rare congenital anomaly presenting as a wide spectrum of disorders. The complex nature of this malformation leads to continuous investigations of the basic science concepts behind it. Elucidating these concepts allows one to fully understand the mechanisms behind the disease in order to improve diagnosis, management, and treatment ultimately leading to improvement in patient quality of life. Multiple technological advancements within the last ten years have been made allowing for new studies to be conducted. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Saran A Hall, Roni Manyevitch, Preeya K Mistry, Wayland Wu, John P Gearhart Source Type: research

Bladder Volume Assessment in Pediatric Patients with Neurogenic Bladder: Is Ultrasound an Accurate Method?
: To define the accuracy of ultrasound (US) to determine bladder volume in pediatric patients with neurogenic bladder (NB). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Catalina Tessi, Carol M. Burek, Cristian Sager, Mar ía T. Szklarz, Mariana Vásquez, Felicitas López Imizcoz, Javier Ruiz, Santiago Weller, Yesica Gomez, Juan Pablo Corbetta Source Type: research

Improving the  Residency Program Virtual Open House Experience: A Survey of Urology Applicants
To investigate the perception and value of virtual open houses for urology applicants in the COVID-19 era, since students can no longer attend sub-internships and all interviews will be conducted virtually. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 10, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jinfeng Jiang, Phillip Key, Christopher M Deibert Tags: Rapid Communication Source Type: research

Adapting to the educational challenges of a pandemic: development of a novel virtual urology sub-internship during the time of COVID-19
To design, implement, and evaluate learner attitudes of a virtual urologic surgery clinical rotation for medical students (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 9, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Cheyenne Williams, Olivia O Familusi, Justin Ziemba, Daniel Lee, Sameer Mittal, Phillip Mucksavage, Ariana Smith, Robert Caleb Kovell Tags: Education Source Type: research

Pentosan Polysulfate Maculopathy: What Urologists Should Know in 2020
To conduct a review of current literature to assess whether an association exists between Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium and the development of macular disease, as it is the only oral medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the management of interstitial cystitis. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 9, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jan Alberto Paredes Mogica, Elise J.B. De Source Type: research

Increased Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 8 Expression in the development of bladder pain in patients with Interstitial cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome
To explore the role of TRPM8 in the occurrence and development of bladder pain in IC /BPS patients. The differences in the content and location distribution of TRPM8 in bladder were compared between IC/BPS and control group. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 9, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Liyang Wu, Jianzhong Zhang, Fei Zhou, Peng Zhang Tags: Basic and Translational Science Source Type: research

Catheter Removal on the Same Day of Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate: Outcomes of a Pilot Study
To determine if same day catheter removal is feasible in select population after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 9, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Deepak K. Agarwal, Marcelino E. Rivera, Charles U. Nottingham, Tim Large, Amy E. Krambeck Tags: Prostatic Diseases and Male Voiding Dysfunction Source Type: research

Urethral mucinous adenocarcinoma of the prostate: An uncommon and diagnostically complex disease
A 66-year-old male presented with hematuria and mucusuria. A transurethral resection of the prostate revealed adenocarcinoma in situ with mucinous features. He underwent a robotic assisted radical prostatectomy with lymph node dissection. Pathology confirmed T2 primary mucin producing urothelial type adenocarcinoma in the prostatic urethra. Urothelial adenocarcinoma arising in the prostatic urethra is an uncommon disease that warrants clear differentiation from other malignancies due to its aggressive nature. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 9, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alexis Wang, Michael K Lam, Sudhir Isharwal Source Type: research

Mirabegron versus Placebo Add-on Therapy in Men with Overactive Bladder Symptoms Receiving Tamsulosin for Underlying Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: a Safety Analysis from the Randomized, Phase 4 PLUS Study
To analyze the safety of mirabegron add-on therapy in men with overactive bladder symptoms concurrently receiving tamsulosin for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 9, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sender Herschorn, Kevin T. McVary, Javier Cambronero Santos, Steve Foley, Rita M. Kristy, Nurul Choudhury, John Hairston, Steven A. Kaplan Source Type: research

Indication for Y chromosome microdeletion analysis in infertile men: Is a new sperm concentration threshold needed?
To describe the prevalence of Y-chromosome deletions in patients with a sperm concentration of less than five million/ml. To also determine a new sperm threshold for Y-chromosome analysis in men with infertility. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 4, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mazhar Ortac, Rifat Ergul, Mehmet Gurcan, Tugba Kalayci, Sukru Palanduz, Resat Aydin, Ate ş Kadıoğlu Source Type: research

The Effect of Radiation Therapy on the Efficacy of Internal Urethrotomy with Intralesional Mitomycin C for Recurrent Vesicourethral Anastomotic Stenoses and Bladder Neck Contractures: A Multi-Institutional Experience
To assess the efficacy, effect of radiotherapy, and complications of direct visual internal urethrotomy (DVIU) and intralesional mitomycin C (MMC) for recurrent bladder neck contracture/vesicourethral anastomotic stenosis (BNC/VUAS). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 4, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alexander T. Rozanski, Lawrence T. Zhang, Daniel D. Holst, Steven A. Copacino, Alex J. Vanni, Jill C. Buckley Tags: Reconstructive Urology Source Type: research

Gender-Based Differences in Urology Residency Applicant Personal Statements
To gain insight into the perceptions of urology held by medical students as they enter the field, we analyzed the linguistic characteristics and gender differences in personal statements written by urology residency program applicants. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 4, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alysen Demzik, Pauline Filippou, Christopher Chew, Allison Deal, Emily Mercer, Sejal Mahajan, Eric M. Wallen, Hung-Jui Tan, Angela B Smith Source Type: research

Complications Associated with Ureteroscopic Management of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma
Limited information is available regarding complications associated with kidney-sparing ureteroscopic management of low-grade upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). To identify the associated complications rates and contributing factors, we examined data from relevant clinical studies. Thirty-eight publications (7 prospective, 31 retrospective;>1100 total patients) were identified. Ureteral stricture was the most frequent complication (studies; rates) (26/38; 0-27%), with incidence associated with number of procedures and treatment method. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 4, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jennifer Linehan, Mark Schoenberg, Elyse Seltzer, Kim Thacker, Angela B. Smith Source Type: research

Increased mortality among men diagnosed with impaired fertility: analysis of US claims data
to determine whether male infertility or impaired spermatogenesis is associated with mortality. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - September 30, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Francesco Del Giudice, Alex M Kasman, Shufeng Li, Federico Belladelli, Matteo Ferro, Ottavio de Cobelli, Ettore De Berardinis, Maria Busetto Gian, Michael L Eisenberg Tags: Original Article Source Type: research