Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Comparing Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery and Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Lower Pole Renal Stones <2cm in Maximum Diameter.

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The optimal treatment of lower pole stones (LPS) between 1-2cm represents a point of debate among the urologists.The aim of the current systematic review and meta-analysis is to provide an […]

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Development and Internal Validation of a Web-based Tool to Predict Sexual, Urinary, and Bowel Function Longitudinally After Radiation Therapy, Surgery, or Observation.

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Shared decision making to guide treatment of localized prostate cancer requires delivery of the anticipated quality of life (QOL) outcomes of contemporary treatment options (including radical prostatectomy [RP], intensity-modulated radiation […]

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Orsi Consensus Meeting on European Robotic Training (OCERT): Results from the First Multispecialty Consensus Meeting on Training in Robot-assisted Surgery.

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To improve patient outcomes in robotic surgery, robotic training and education need to be modernised and augmented. The skills and performance levels of trainees need to be objectively assessed before […]

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Functional Outcomes and Urologic Complications after Genital Gender Affirming Surgery with Urethral Lengthening in Transgender Men.

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To determine the urologic complications and lower urinary tract functions after genital gender affirming surgery (gGAS) with urethral lengthening (UL) in transmen.A single-center, retrospective cohort study was performed from January […]

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Operated Male to Female Sexual Function Index (oMtFSFI): A Study on the Validity of the First Questionnaire Developed to Assess the Sexual Function after Male to Female Gender Affirming Surgery.

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No questionnaire is currently available to evaluate sexual function after male to female (MtF) gender affirming surgery. Such a limit leads to a suboptimal evaluation in post-operative sexual function in […]

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Differential Effect of Sex on Outcomes After Radical Surgery for Upper Tract and Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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To assess the prognostic value of sex differences in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) and urothelial carcinoma in bladder (UCB) treated with radical surgery.The PUBMED, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, […]

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Nerve-Sparing During Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Increases the Risk of Ipsilateral Positive Surgical Margins.

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Available published studies evaluating the association between nerve-sparing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) and risk of ipsilateral positive surgical margins were subject to selection bias. The aim of this study is […]

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Patient-Reported Outcomes Through 5 Years for Active Surveillance, Surgery, Brachytherapy, or External Beam Radiation With or Without Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer.

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Understanding adverse effects of contemporary treatment approaches for men with favorable-risk and unfavorable-risk localized prostate cancer could inform treatment selection.To compare functional outcomes associated with prostate cancer treatments over 5 […]

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Surgical Safety of Radical Cystectomy and Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection Following Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab in Patients with Bladder Cancer: Prospective Assessment of Perioperative Outcomes from the PURE-01 Trial.

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No data are available on the surgical safety of radical cystectomy (RC) and pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) after the administration of checkpoint inhibitors. We aimed at reporting the first […]

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Comparison of Cancer-specific Outcomes following Minimally-Invasive and Open Surgical Resection of Early-Stage Kidney Cancer from a National Cancer Registry.

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With anecdotal observations of atypical recurrences following minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) and alongside new concerns following cervical cancer surgery, there is a need to evaluate cancer-specific outcomes for MIS kidney cancer […]

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Surgical Navigation Improves Renal Parenchyma Volume Preservation in Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: A Propensity Score-matched Comparative Analysis.

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To investigate the relationship between the surgical-navigation (SN) system and postoperative parenchyma preservation volume and assess the feasibility of image-guided surgery in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN).We developed SN with registration […]

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A Systematic Review of Complications in Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Pediatric Urologic Literature.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has been gaining momentum in pediatric urology and it is essential to analyze the unique complications pertinent to this approach. Here, we conducted a systematic review […]

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The Balance Between Open and Robotic Training Among Graduating Urology Residents: Does Surgical Technique Need Monitoring?

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A minimum number of index procedures are required for graduation. Without thresholds for surgical technique, it is unclear if robotic and open learning is balanced. To evaluate this, we assessed […]

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