A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Significance of Body Mass Index on Kidney Cancer Outcomes.

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Obesity is a well-known risk factor for kidney cancer incidence. However, a number of studies have demonstrated more favorable kidney cancer prognosis in patients with elevated body mass index (BMI) […]

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Association of Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Severity with Kidney Function Among Community-Dwelling Older Men.

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Most international practice guidelines recommend screening for chronic kidney disease among older men with lower urinary tract symptoms. However, prior studies supporting these guidelines are insufficient due to incomplete assessments […]

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Real World Practice Patterns Favor Minimally Invasive Methods over Ureteral Reconstruction in the Initial Treatment of Severe Blunt Ureteral Trauma – A National Trauma Data Bank Analysis.

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To utilize the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB) database to report practice patterns in managing blunt traumatic ureteral injuries (UIs) and assess its consistency with current guidelines/literature.Between 2007 and 2016, […]

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Infertile Men Have Higher Prostate-specific Antigen Values than Fertile Individuals of Comparable Age.

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Infertile men are at greater risk for oncological and nononcological chronic disease than fertile individuals.To investigate prostate-specific antigen (PSA) values in men presenting for primary couple’s infertility compared with a […]

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Discrepancy Between Post-vasectomy SA Recommendation and Practice Patterns in the Post 2012 AUA Guideline Era.

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In 2012, the American Urological Association published vasectomy guidelines to promote best practices including when to obtain post-vasectomy semen analyses (PVSA). We aimed to assess practice patterns of PVSA since […]

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A Critical Appraisal of the ACS “Medically-Necessary, Time-Sensitive Procedures” (MeNTS) Scoring System, Urology Consensus Recommendations, and Individual Surgeon Case Prioritization for Resumption of Elective Urologic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Resumption of elective urology cases postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic requires a systematic approach to case prioritization, which may be based upon detailed cross-specialty questionnaires (QSP), specialty-specific published expert […]

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Surgical Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Attributed to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: AUA Guideline Amendment 2020.

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The AUA Guideline panel provides evidence-based recommendations for the surgical management of male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).The Panel amended the Guideline in 2020 […]

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Active Surveillance for Men with Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer.

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Optimal treatment of intermediate risk prostate cancer remains unclear. National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines recommend active surveillance, prostatectomy or radiotherapy. Recent trials demonstrated no difference in prostate cancer specific mortality […]

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Best Practices in Robotic-assisted Repair of Vesicovaginal Fistula: A Consensus Report from the European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Section Scientific Working Group for Reconstructive Urology.

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Surgical repair of a vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) has been described extensively in the literature for several decades. Advances in robotic repair have been adopted since 2005.A consensus review of existing […]

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Differential Impact of Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone Antagonist Versus Agonist on Clinical Safety and Oncologic Outcomes on Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

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Androgen deprivation therapy is the mainstay treatment of metastatic prostate cancer, achieved mainly by gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists or antagonists.To investigate the differential impact of GnRH agonists and antagonists on […]

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European Association of Urology Guidelines on Upper Urinary Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: 2020 Update.

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The European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines Panel on Upper Urinary Tract Urothelial Carcinoma (UTUC) has prepared updated guidelines to aid clinicians in the current evidence-based management of UTUC and […]

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Inter-reader Agreement in Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System Version 2 for Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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To determine inter-reader agreement in the use of PI-RADS v2 for detection of PCa.MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched between 2015 and June 3, 2019, to identify original research […]

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Standardized Nomenclature and Surveillance Methodologies After Focal Therapy and Partial Gland Ablation for Localized Prostate Cancer: An International Multidisciplinary Consensus.

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Focal therapy (FT) and partial gland ablation (PGA) are quickly adopted by urologists and radiologists as an option for the management of localized prostate cancer.To find consensus on a standardized […]

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An International Collaborative Consensus Statement on En Bloc Resection of Bladder Tumour Incorporating Two Systematic Reviews, a Two-round Delphi Survey, and a Consensus Meeting.

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There has been increasing interest in en bloc resection of bladder tumour (ERBT) as an oncologically noninferior alternative to transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) with fewer complications and better […]

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European Association of Urology Guidelines on Muscle-invasive and Metastatic Bladder Cancer: Summary of the 2020 Guidelines.

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This overview presents the updated European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines for muscle-invasive and metastatic bladder cancer (MMIBC).To provide practical evidence-based recommendations and consensus statements on the clinical management of […]

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Health Status after Invasive or Conservative Care in Coronary and Advanced Kidney Disease.

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In the ISCHEMIA-CKD trial, the primary analysis showed no significant difference in the risk of death or myocardial infarction with initial angiography and revascularization plus guideline-based medical therapy (invasive strategy) […]

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Cost-Effectiveness of Maintenance BCG for Intermediate and High Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer.

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While guidelines support the use of maintenance BCG(mBCG) for patients with intermediate- and high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer(NMIBC), in an era of BCG shortage we explored the cost-effectiveness of mBCG.A […]

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