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Urology General

National Trends in the Utilization of Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Very Low Risk Prostate Cancer.

Jan 24, 2020

To analyze national trends using the National Cancer Database (NCDB) in use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), outside of standard of care, in patients with very low risk prostate cancer.We identi...

Controversial issues in Gleason and International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) prostate cancer grading: proposed recommendations for international implementation.

Jan 24, 2020

The Gleason Grading system has been used for over 50 years to prognosticate and guide the treatment for patients with prostate cancer. At consensus conferences in 2005 and 2014 under the guidance of t...

Development and validation of a patient decision aid for prostate Cancer therapy: from paternalistic towards participative shared decision making.

Jan 24, 2020

Patient decision aids (PDAs) can support the treatment decision making process and empower patients to take a proactive role in their treatment pathway while using a shared decision-making (SDM) appro...

Sexual dysfunction after elective laparoscopic or endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in men.

Jan 24, 2020

Infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair can lead to ejaculation and erection troubles in men. There are few studies on sexual dysfunction after endovascular repair (EVAR) but they suggest le...

Clinical, pathological, and oncologic outcomes of robotic-assisted versus laparoscopic proctectomy for rectal cancer: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies.

Jan 24, 2020

Although several meta-analyses regarding robot-assisted proctectomy (RP) and laparoscopic proctectomy (LP) in patients with rectal cancer are constantly being published, meta-analyses considering rand...

Restoration of Erectile Function by Suppression of Corporal Apoptosis and Oxidative Stress with Losartan in Aged Rats with Erectile Dysfunction.

Jan 24, 2020

The prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) increases progressively with age, but its potential pathophysiology has not been fully demonstrated. Hence, this article was aimed to identify the functiona...

INFERTILITY AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW.

Jan 24, 2020

This study aimed to investigate whether infertility and its treatment affect couple sexuality. A systematic literature review was performed, focusing on female and male sexual dysfunctions due to infe...

Evaluation of functional outcomes following a second focal-HIFU in men with primary localised, non-metastatic prostate cancer; Results from the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Evaluation and Assessment of Treatment (HEAT) Registry.

Jan 24, 2020

To assess change in functional outcomes after second focal-HIFU compared to one focal-HIFU treatment.In this multi-centre study (2005-2016), 821 men underwent focal-HIFU for localised non-metastatic p...

Pathological characteristics of CD40/CD40L and NF-κB proteins related to inflammation in benign prostatic hyperplasia tissue: a retrospective study of 120 cases.

Jan 24, 2020

This paper aims to investigate the pathological characteristics of CD40/CD40L and NF-κB proteins related to inflammation in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) tissue, as well as the outcomes of infla...

miR-27b expression in diagnosis and evaluation prognosis of prostate cancer.

Jan 24, 2020

The aim of study was to investigate the expression of microRNA-27b in different prostate tissues and its anti-tumor effects in prostate cancer.Measuring the expression of microRNA-27b, evaluating the ...

Associations of gene polymorphisms with the development and clinical progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a case-control study in northern Chinese population.

Jan 24, 2020

This study aims to explore the effect of gene polymorphisms of 5a-reduction enzyme (), steroidogenic cytochrome P-450 17alpha-hydroxylase (), aromatase cytochrome P450 family 19 () and vita-min D rece...

Readability of pelvic floor dysfunction questionnaires.

Jan 24, 2020

The National Institutes of Health and Center for Disease Control recommend the readability of self-administered patient questionnaires to be written at or below a sixth to eight grade reading level. T...

Efficacy and safety of 1470-nm Diode Laser Enucleation of the Prostate in Individuals with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Continuously Administered Oral Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs.

Jan 24, 2020

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 1470-nm Diode Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (DiLEP) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) continuously receiving oral anticoagulants or antipla...

Evaluating the Trade-offs Men with Localised Prostate Cancer Make Between the Risks and Benefits of Treatments: The COMPARE Study.

Jan 24, 2020

COMPARE (COMparing treatment options for ProstAte cancer) aimed to evaluate and quantify the trade-offs patients make between different aspects of active surveillance and definitive therapy.A Discrete...

Time to Complication Detection after Primary Pediatric Hypospadias Repair: A Large, Single-Center, Retrospective Cohort Analysis.

Jan 24, 2020

Controversy remains within the pediatric urology community regarding adequate duration of follow up after hypospadias repair. Some have suggested that minimal long-term follow-up is necessary due to a...

Elevated plasma YKL-40 and risk of infectious disease: a prospective study of 94665 individuals from the general population.

Jan 24, 2020

YKL-40 is an acute phase protein elevated in patients with infectious and inflammatory diseases. We tested the hypothesis that baseline elevated YKL-40 is associated with increased risk of future infe...

Pre-operative Urinary Tract Infection Increases Post-Operative Morbidity in Spine Patients.

Jan 24, 2020

Retrospective review OBJECTIVE.: Compare post-operative infection rates and 30-day outcomes in spine surgery patients with and without a pre-operative urinary tract infection (UTI).There is mixed evid...

Telemedicine for Pediatric Urologic Postoperative Care is Safe, Convenient and Economical.

Jan 21, 2020

We sought to compare virtual visits, remote patient encounters via a live video system, with conventional in-person visits with respect to clinical outcomes, family experience and costs in a pediatric...

Content Analysis of ACGME Accredited Urology Residency Program Webpages.

Jan 21, 2020

to provide an update on the web pages of academic Urology departments in the United States and to evaluate for consistency of information available to applicants.The American Urologic Association accr...

Low Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews Published in the Urological Literature (2016-2018).

Jan 21, 2020

To investigate the methodological quality of systematic reviews (SRs) published in the urological literature.PubMed® was systematically searched for SRs related to questions of prevention and therapy...