Editorial Comment
In this article, DeWitt-Foy et al. report a significant association between the number of primary stone-related events (SREs) and the subsequent development of opioid-related disorders (ORD), estimating a 6.2% absolute risk of ORD. Risk factors including younger age, white race, lower income, and a history of chronic pain increased the relative risk of ORD. Interestingly, a more rural location (Iowa), relative to the other states in the analysis, was also a risk factor for ORD. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - February 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Aaron C. Smith, Chad R. Tracy, Ryan L. Steinberg Source Type: research

Editorial comment
Protocols and pathways to optimize management and minimize unnecessary tests or treatments are heavily utilized in many aspects of medicine. Recently in Urology, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols have demonstrated great success in decreasing opioid use, for example, in kidney stone patients after ureteroscopy.1 With the high prevalence of nephrolithiasis, stone patients in the emergency department (ED) provide another potentially high yield area for improvement in care. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - February 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Smita De Source Type: research

Editorial comment
My compliments to the authors who wrote a complete and succinct review of the many significant contributions of Dr. Leonard Zinman to the field of Urology and specifically the sub-specialty of reconstructive urology. As mentioned above he was one of the original members and forefathers of the Genitourinary Reconstructive Society (GURS). He has impacted our field in numerous ways through his academic output, intellectual curiosity, and his mentorship of many generations of urologists and reconstructive urologists. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - February 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jill C. Buckley Source Type: research

Author reply
In chronicling the various contributions of Leonard N. Zinman, MD to Urology, we intended to raise awareness of the great significance of a man who was far too humble to have sought recognition for his achievements. Dr. Leonard Zinman was the quintessential academic surgeon: a highly-skilled surgeon inspired by his patients to achieve best outcomes in even the most challenging cases, and an innovative scientist who translated his intellectual curiosity and clinical acumen into advancements in urologic care. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - February 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jaime A. Cavallo Source Type: research

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We read with great interest the commentary by Nguyen et al. regarding our group's recent publication study titled ‘Implications of a Novel Biopsy Downloading System on Prostate Cancer Detection Rate, Surveillance and Focal Therapy – A Prospective Study’. Very interesting points were raised, and we thank them for the thought-provoking insights. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - February 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Arnon Lavi, Boris Yudkevich, Solomon Pechansky, Sharon Tzemach, Anan Hussein, Ibrahim Bshara, Genady Zelichenko, Michael Gross, Michael Cohen Source Type: research