Clinical phenotyping and multimodal treatment of men with chronic prostatitis/ chronic pelvic pain syndrome from the Middle East and North Africa: determining treatment outcomes and predictors of clinical improvement.
to evaluate the effectiveness of UPOINT based multimodal treatment on patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), and determine factors that could be associated with clinical improvement. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 5, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ahmad Majzoub, Mohammed Mahdi, Ibrahim Adnan, Ahmed Al Saeedi, Khalid Al Rumaihi Tags: Prostatic Diseases and Male Voiding Dysfunction Source Type: research

Efficacy of pelvic floor exercise for post-prostatectomy incontinence: Systematic review and meta-analysis
To determine the effect of pelvic floor muscle exercise (PFME) for post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence (PPUI), which has a major impact on the quality of life of patients undergone radical prostatectomy (RP). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 5, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jae Joon Park, Allison Kwon, Jun Young Park, Sung Ryul Shim, Jae Heon Kim Source Type: research

Holmium laser resection of large bladder tumors: technique description, feasibility, and histopathological quality analysis
Background: The HoLERBT (Holmium Laser En-bloc Resection of Bladder Tumors) has emerged as an alternative to classical TURBT (Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor). Recent randomized trial and meta-analysis corroborate with the benefits in pathological analysis, perioperative and long-term oncological outcomes1-3. However, the treatment of large tumors and the technique of extraction from the bladder is a problem to be overcome1, 4. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 3, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alexandre Iscaife, Leopoldo Alves Ribeiro Filho, Maikon Willian Aparecido Pereira, Fabio Pescarmona Gallucci, Daher Chade, Claudio Bovolenta Murta, Mauricio Dener Cordeiro, Leonardo Cardili, Alvaro Sadeki Sarkis, Miguel Srougi, William C. Nahas Source Type: research

Study of penis structure and development in fetus with prune belly syndrome
To evaluate the influence of prune belly syndrome (PBS) on the development of penises in human fetuses. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 3, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Carla Braga Mano Gallo, Francisco Jos é Barcellos Sampaio, Rodrigo da Silva Pires, Heloana M. Viana, Natasha T. Logsdon, Luciano Alves Favorito Source Type: research

National trends and outcomes in the use of intravesical botulinum toxin and enterocystoplasty among patients with myelomeningocele
: To compare trends in the treatment of patients with myelomeningocele receiving intravesical Botulinum (IVB) toxin and enterocystoplasty. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 3, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Rano Matta, Joshua J. Horns, Deborah L. Jacobson, Anthony J. Schaeffer, M. Chad Wallis, Glen A. Lau Source Type: research

Single-Port, Robot-Assisted Transanal Harvest of Rectal Mucosa Grafts for Substitution Urethroplasty
To describe a novel single-port, endorobotic technique for harvesting rectal mucosa grafts (RMGs) for urethral reconstruction. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 2, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jo ão Pedro Emrich Accioly, Hanson Zhao, Ilker Ozgur, Grace C. Lee, Emre Gorgun, Hadley M. Wood Tags: Rapid communication Source Type: research

Editorial comment
The authors performed a single-center, retrospective analysis examining the role of paternal race on assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes. This is an incredibly important issue that has not yet been well-studied in the field of male reproductive medicine. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Joshua A. Halpern, Robert E. Brannigan, Adam B. Murphy Source Type: research

Editorial comment
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising is a well-established phenomenon with tremendous decades-long growth.1 However, the advent of the internet and promulgation of social networking has facilitated the evolution of this model to a sprawling variety of industries including healthcare. Several popular online services are available that seemingly remove the “middle-man” experience constituted by office visits, insurance companies, and even trained specialists. DTC internet-based electronic consultation and prescription services addressing Men's Health issues such as erectile dysfunction appear to be one such natural and p...
Source: Urology - May 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Uzoma A. Anele Source Type: research

Author reply
The reviewer's editorial comment has raised several important points worthy of emphasis. First and foremost, this study was limited by a small number of patients included, limiting our ability to make strong conclusions relating to race, ethnicity and other factors. The nature of priapism makes it a very difficult disease to study in a large-scale, multi-centric fashion, namely due to poor follow-up and variable evaluation and management patterns between centers. The primary purpose of the study was to generate hypotheses and help identify opportunities for further investigation. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Petar Bajic Source Type: research

Editorial comment
Historical and contemporary data consistently show Black men have a higher incidence of prostate cancer and experience worse oncologic outcomes.1 While the precise cause of these disparities remains unclear, a growing number of publications indicate that socioeconomic status (SES) and environmental exposures, also referred to as social determinants of health (SDOH), are substantial drivers of these differences. In this article, DeRouen et al. examine the relationship between neighborhood archetypes and racial/ethnic disparities seen in prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) and overall survival (OS). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Brandee Branche, Peace Orji, Randy Vince Source Type: research

Editorial comment
Antoine, et al performed a retrospective, multivariate analysis of factors affecting odds of undergoing surgery. Predictive variable was hypothesized to be race/ethnicity with covariates study from a hospital network database between 2011 and 2018: age, insurance state, comorbid conditions and type of medical therapy. The outcome of interest was likelihood of undergoing surgical treatment for LUTS/BPH. The authors reviewed the records of over 30,000 patients with a racial breakdown percentage of 80, 9, 4, and 7 respectively (e.g., White, LatinX, Black and other race/ethnicity). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Stanley K. Frencher Source Type: research

Author reply
We greatly appreciate Dr. Frencher's thoughtful comments on our study. We completely agree that this work is a starting point for future efforts to elucidate the underlying drivers of inequality in healthcare delivery, as well as health itself. While insurance status certainly aids in isolating race a causal factor, undoubtedly the other factors mentioned impact both access to care and decisions to undergo surgical treatment as well. Employment status, family circumstances, zip code, availability of surgical options and health plan policies can and do affect healthcare. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Samuel G. Antoine, Heather Carmichael, Granville L. Lloyd Source Type: research

Editorial comment
Re: “Disparities in Pre-Orchiectomy Sperm Cryopreservation Among Testicular Cancer Patients at a Public Safety Net Hospital and a Private Tertiary Care Center” (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Vidit Sharma Source Type: research

Author reply
Dr. Sharma rightly points out that the ability of our analysis to isolate the effects of race/ethnicity, insurance status, Spanish as a primary language, and safety-net vs private hospital setting are limited due to the collinearity of these factors in our patient population. Framing the issue another way, our safety-net facility is simultaneously a public hospital, a safety-net hospital, and a minority-serving hospital; and each of these factors likely contributes in varying degrees to an individual patient's outcomes. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jeffrey M. Howard, Akshat Patel, Aditya Bagrodia Source Type: research

Editorial comment
In this study, Wilcox Vaden Berg et al present data from the National Health Interview Survey assessing the association between sexual orientation and prostate cancer screening among men in the United States. Overall, the results are encouraging that screening rates do not significantly differ by sexual orientation within a population of noninstitutionalized, housed individuals. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - May 1, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Thomas W. Gaither, Mark S. Litwin Source Type: research