Urology

The clinical role of LASER for vulvar and vaginal treatments in gynecology and female urology: An ICS/ISSVD best practice consensus document – Neurourology and Urodinamics (free)

“At this point, LASER is not recommended for routine treatment of the aforementioned conditions unless part of well‐designed clinical trials”

 


Perspective: Mesh Implants for Women: Scandal or Standard of Care? – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

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Review: Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

16 Feb, 2019 | 18:18h | UTC

Urine Sediment Examination in the Diagnosis and Management of Kidney Disease: Core Curriculum 2019 – American Journal of Kidney Diseases (free for a limited period)

 

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Guideline: Renal Transplantation

26 Jul, 2018 | 17:42h | UTC

A Multicenter Study of Patient-Reported Infectious and Noninfectious Complications Associated With Indwelling Urethral Catheters – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Commentary: Foleys Aren’t Fun: Patient Study Shows Catheter Risks – University of Michigan, via NewsWise (free)

“More than half of patients surveyed while they had a urinary catheter, and again weeks later, reported a complication – and infections were only part of the problem” (from NewsWise)

 


Financial Conflicts of Interest Among Authors of Urology Clinical Practice Guidelines – European Urology (free)

“59% Urology Guideline writers received payments from companies AND 37% provided inaccurate COIs forms” (via @daviesbj see Tweet)

 


AUA Guideline: Erectile Dysfunction

11 May, 2018 | 02:56h | UTC

Nivolumab plus Ipilimumab versus Sunitinib in Advanced Renal-Cell Carcinoma – NEJM (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Quick Take Video Summary: Sunitinib or Nivolumab plus Ipilimumab for Renal-Cell Carcinoma (free)

“Overall survival and objective response rates were significantly higher with nivolumab plus ipilimumab”.

 


Effect of a Low-Intensity PSA-Based Screening Intervention on Prostate Cancer Mortality: The CAP Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: One-off PSA screening for prostate cancer does not save lives – eCancer News (free)

“Largest ever prostate cancer trial – CAP – published in the JAMA. No effect from low intensity PSA screening on prostate cancer mortality at 10 years”. (via @KariTikkinen see Tweet)

 


Apalutamide Treatment and Metastasis-free Survival in Prostate Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

“Apalutamide improves castration resistant prostate CA survival compared with… placebo. Why wasn’t it compared w bicalutamide?” (via @RichardLehman1 see Tweet). See Richard Lehman’s point of view

 


Guidelines for Groin Hernia Management

16 Jan, 2018 | 19:04h | UTC

Review: Acute Pyelonephritis in Adults

16 Jan, 2018 | 17:09h | UTC

Treatment of Non-neurogenic Male LUTS – European Urology Association (free, but not accessible via mobile devices) (via @KariTikkinen)

 


Review: Delayed Ejaculation

9 Jan, 2018 | 23:59h | UTC

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Comparing the Efficacy of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Opioids, and Paracetamol in the Treatment of Acute Renal Colic – European Urology (free) (via @KariTikkinen and @EUplatinum)

“In kidney stone–related acute pain episodes in patients with adequate renal function, treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs offers effective and most sustained pain relief, with fewer side effects, when compared with opioids or paracetamol”.

 


Guideline: advanced prostate cancer

9 Oct, 2017 | 20:53h | UTC

Review: adolescents with varicocele

16 Sep, 2017 | 17:57h | UTC

Incidence of and risk factors for nephrolithiasis in patients with gout and the general population, a cohort study – Arthritis Research & Therapy (free)

Commentaries: Gout Patients Run Higher Risk of Kidney Stones – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Gout associated with elevated risk for kidney stones – MedWire News (free)

“60% increased risk of first-time nephrolithiasis versus general population, with little protection from allopurinol” (from MedPage Today)

 


Benefits and Harms of Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis by the European Association of Urology Urological Infection Guidelines Panel (free)

“For most people, treatment was not beneficial and may be harmful. Antibiotic treatment did appear to benefit women in pregnancy and those about to undergo urological surgery”.

 


Temporal trends in sperm count

28 Jul, 2017 | 16:08h | UTC

High prevalence of erectile dysfunction in diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 145 studies – Diabetic Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Screening for Erectile Dysfunction Should Be Routine in Diabetes – Medscape (free registration required)

“Erectile dysfunction 3.5 times more common in diabetes” (RT @kamleshkhunti see Tweet)

 


Viewpoint: The Evolving Story of Overlapping Surgery – JAMA (free) (RT @pash22 see Tweet)

Commentary: 3 steps to restore patient trust in overlapping surgeries – FierceHealthcare (free)

This interesting viewpoint discusses the practice of scheduling overlapping surgeries, in which a qualified practitioner finishes noncritical parts of the first operation while the primary surgeon moves to the next surgery.