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Samuel G Antoine, Alexander C Small, James M McKiernan, Ojas Shah
INTRODUCTION: Surgical subspecialty societies release clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to provide topic-specific recommendations to healthcare providers. We hypothesize that there may be significant differences in statement strength and evidence quality both within the American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines and compared to those published by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CPGs issued through 2017 were extracted from the AUAnet...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Urology
Yasser A Noureldin, David M Hoenig, Philip Zhao, Sammy E Elsamra, Joshua Stern, Geoffrey Gaunay, Piruz Motamedinia, Zeph Okeke, Ardeshir R Rastinehad, Robert M Sweet
OBJECTIVES: To assess for usefulness and validity evidence for incorporating the C-Arm Trainer (CAT) simulator into the annual AUA hands on course for training percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The course started with a didactic session followed by four stations for training the "bull's eye" technique using the CAT simulator. Each station included a pre-test, 30-min practice on the simulator, and post-test. All participants were assessed using a 4-item checklist...
February 17, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Thiebes Stephanie, Steinmann Saskia, Curic Stjepan, Polomac Nenad, Andreou Christina, Eichler Iris-Carola, Eichler Lars, Zöllner Christian, Gallinat Jürgen, Leicht Gregor, Mulert Christoph
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) are a common positive symptom of schizophrenia. Excitatory-to-inhibitory (E/I) imbalance related to disturbed N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) functioning has been suggested as a possible mechanism underlying altered connectivity and AVH in schizophrenia. The current study examined the effects of ketamine, a NMDAR antagonist, on glutamate-related mechanisms underlying interhemispheric gamma-band connectivity, conscious auditory perception during dichotic listening (DL), and the emergence of auditory verbal distortions and hallucinations (AVD/AVH) in healthy volunteers...
February 5, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
E J Redmond, F T Mac Namara, S K Giri, H D Flood
OBJECTIVES: EAU and AUA guidelines recommend urgent surgical exploration in cases of suspected testicular rupture. However, the management of rupture to other encapsulated organs (e.g. kidney) is primarily non-operative. The aim of this study was to evaluate the conservative management of blunt scrotal trauma. METHODS: Standard practice in our Level II trauma centre is to manage all blunt scrotal injuries conservatively with analgesia, antibiotics and scrotal support...
February 8, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
Thomas W Fuller, Benjamin T Ristau, Sarah M Tepe, Ronald M Benoit
OBJECTIVES: To correlate patient perception of changes in their lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) with changes in their American Urological Association Symptom Index score (AUA-SI) with the goal of improving the ability of patients and clinicians to assess the clinical meaningfulness of changes in the AUA-SI. METHODS: Men were asked to complete an AUA-SI survey and answer a symmetrical response framework question to evaluate their global perception of change in LUTS at each interval: namely, "are your urinary symptoms much better, slightly better, the same, slightly worse, or much worse compared to your prior visit?" Median changes and interquartile ranges (IQR) in the AUA-SI were compared to the global evaluation response for the entire cohort...
February 1, 2018: Urology
Liping Xie, Jiangfeng Li, Xiao Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Asian Journal of Urology
Zvi Steiner, Genady Buklan, Michael Gutermacher, Ita Litmanovitz, Tal Landa, Shmuel Arnon
PURPOSE: Appendectomy versus conservative antibiotic treatment (CAT) for children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis (AUA) remains unresolved, with concerns regarding the practicality of CAT. We analyzed our center's experience with CAT for AUA, using a protocol with strict inclusion, exclusion and treatment criteria. METHODS: Non-randomized, prospective cohort study included all children admitted betwee 2014 and 2016, with clinical and laboratory tests suspicious for AUA...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
Martin G Sanda, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Erin Kirkby, Ronald C Chen, Tony Crispino, Joann Fontanarosa, Stephen J Freedland, Kirsten Greene, Laurence H Klotz, Danil V Makarov, Joel B Nelson, George Rodrigues, Howard M Sandler, Mary Ellen Taplin, Jonathan R Treadwell
PURPOSE: This guideline is structured to provide a clinical framework stratified by cancer severity to facilitate care decisions and guide the specifics of implementing the selected management options. The summary presented herein represents Part II of the two-part series dedicated to Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: AUA/ASTRO/SUO Guideline discussing risk stratification and care options by cancer severity. Please refer to Part I for discussion of specific care options and outcome expectations and management...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Urology
Chad R Pusateri, Jack M Zuckerman
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the percent of AdVance male sling usage relative to artificial urinary sphincters (AUS) over a 9 year period since its introduction in order to assess trends across the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As a surrogate for procedures performed, we reviewed device utilization trends of the AdVance sling and AUS broken down by American Urological Association (AUA) section. ANOVA testing between years was used to determine purchasing trends with p values of < 0...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
Thaís Guimarães Dos Santos, Isabela Albuquerque Severo de Miranda, Christiana Campani Nygaard, Lucas Schreiner, Rodrigo de Aquino Castro, Jorge Milhen Haddad
Interstitial cystitis (IC), including bladder pain syndrome (BPS), is a chronic and debilitating disease that mainly affects women. It is characterized by pelvic pain associated with urinary urgency, frequency, nocturia and negative urine culture, with normal cytology. In 2009, the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) defined the term IC/BPS as "an unpleasant sensation (pain, pressure, and discomfort) perceived to be related to the urinary bladder, associated with lower urinary tract symptoms for more than 6 weeks duration, in the absence of infection or other identifiable causes...
December 14, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Benjamin Pradère, Steeve Doizi, Silvia Proietti, Jan Brachlow, Olivier Traxer
PURPOSE: Many urological societies have provided evidence-based guidelines to help the urologist make therapeutic choices. However, the recommendations in these guidelines may be heterogeneous because they were developed using various methods. The objective of this study was to review key guidelines on the surgical management of urinary stones to provide practical guidance for clinical application. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Guidelines on urolithiasis from all international urological societies were searched through the society websites...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Urology
Martin G Sanda, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Erin Kirkby, Ronald C Chen, Tony Crispino, Joann Fontanarosa, Stephen J Freedland, Kirsten Greene, Laurence H Klotz, Danil V Makarov, Joel B Nelson, George Rodrigues, Howard M Sandler, Mary Ellen Taplin, Jonathan R Treadwell
PURPOSE: This guideline is structured to provide a clinical framework stratified by cancer severity to facilitate care decisions and guide the specifics of implementing the selected management options. The summary presented represents Part I of the two-part series dedicated to Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: AUA/ASTRO/SUO Guideline discussing risk stratification and care options by cancer severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The systematic review utilized in the creation of this guideline was completed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and through additional supplementation by ECRI Institute...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Urology
Daniel J Greene, Bradley C Gill, Bryan Hinck, Yaw A Nyame, Nima Almassi, Venkatesh Krishnamurthi, Mark Noble, Sri Sivalingam, Manoj Monga
PURPOSE: To determine compliance with the American Urological Association (AUA) antimicrobial prophylaxis best practice statement and whether the use of postoperative antibiotics is associated with lower rates of postoperative urinary tract infection (UTI) in patients with nephroureterolithiasis and a negative preoperative urine culture undergoing ureteroscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all adult patients undergoing ureteroscopy from 2013 to 2014 for stone disease with a negative preoperative urine was conducted...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Kelly Stratton, Michael Cookson
Since 2010, 5 new agents have been approved for advanced prostate cancer treatment. The American Urologic Association (AUA) published guidelines for the management of castration-resistant prostate cancer in 2013. These guidelines identify 6 index patients to consider when selecting the most appropriate treatment. No comparative trials have provided an approach to optimize the sequencing of these drugs. For the urologist, incorporating the guidelines into clinical practice typically requires a multidisciplinary team...
November 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
Chie Tomikawa, Sylvie Auxilien, Vincent Guérineau, Yuya Yoshioka, Kiyo Miyoshi, Hiroyuki Hori, Dominique Fourmy, Kazuyuki Takai, Satoko Yoshizawa
In most eubacteria, the minor AUA isoleucine codon is decoded by tRNAIle2, which has a lysidine (L) in the anticodon loop. The lysidine is introduced by tRNAIle-lysidine synthetase (TilS) through post-transcriptional modification of cytidine to yield an LAU anticodon. Some bacteria, Lactobacillus plantarum for example, possess two tRNAIle2(UAU) genes in addition to, two tRNAIle2(CAU) genes and the tilS gene. tRNA expression from all these genes would generate redundancy in a tRNA that decodes a rare AUA codon...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
Alexis Wang, Ian Stormont, M Minhaj Siddiqui
Genitourinary tract injuries account for 3 to 10% of trauma patients, and scrotal trauma is particularly prevalent in males 10 to 30 years of age. Prompt diagnosis and timely surgical intervention are essential to prevent future complications of infertility, delayed orchiectomy, infection, and testicular atrophy. While clinical examination provides valuable information, it may be inconclusive due to soft tissue swelling and difficult to perform due to testicular pain with palpation. Conversely, testicular rupture does not always present with pain or tenderness...
October 28, 2017: Current Urology Reports
Pradeep Tyagi, Saundra S Motley, Tatsuki Koyama, Mahendra Kashyap, Jeffrey Gingrich, Naoki Yoshimura, Jay H Fowke
PURPOSE: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is strongly associated with obesity and prostatic tissue inflammation, but the molecular underpinning of this relationship is not known. Here, we examined the association between urine levels of chemokines/adipokines with histological markers of prostate inflammation, obesity, and lower urinary tract symptoms LUTS in BPH patients. METHODS: Frozen urine specimens from 207 BPH/LUTS patients enrolled in Nashville Men's Health Study were sent for blinded analysis of 11 analytes, namely sIL-1RA, CXC chemokines (CXCL-1, CXCL-8, CXCL-10), CC chemokines (CCL2, CCL3, CCL5), PDGF-BB, interleukins IL-6, IL-17, and sCD40L using Luminex™ xMAP® technology...
January 2018: Prostate
Alison R Althans, Pierre Tamer, Justin T Brady, Emily Steinhagen, Vanessa P Ho
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that treatment of acute, uncomplicated appendicitis (AUA) with antibiotics is as effective as surgery. A 2015 study indicated that more than 50% of patients would choose antibiotic therapy. Medical students represent a unique population of potential patients with greater medical knowledge than the general public and possibly less bias than practicing physicians. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate what the MEDICAL STUDENT'S treatment choice for AUA would be and what factors influence these decisions...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
David M Albala, David F Penson
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2017: Reviews in Urology
Thomas E Moody, Curtis L Spraitzar, Elizabeth Eisenhart, Scott Tully
To determine the impact of the American Urological Association's (AUA) guideline for early detection of prostate cancer that recommends against routine screening in men aged 40 to 54 years at average risk (eg, white men without a family history of prostate cancer), we undertook a study of 973 men who previously underwent a prostate biopsy at Urology Centers of Alabama (UCA) over the 5-year period from 2010 to 2014. We retrospectively reviewed the results of the prostate biopsies performed by urologists at UCA-and, where applicable, the final surgical pathology results and compared the results by race and family history...
2017: Reviews in Urology
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