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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441270/improving-quality-through-clinical-registries-in-urology
#1
Mark D Tyson, Daniel A Barocas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we highlight the use of clinical registries for quality improvement and research purposes in urology. We focus on national and regional clinical database registries, such as the National Surgical Quality Improvement Programme, the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor, the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement collaborative and the American Urological Association Quality Registry programme. RECENT FINDINGS: It is widely known that claims-based and institutional databases are limited in their capacity to provide granular, real-time data for quality improvement purposes...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437563/selective-imaging-modalities-after-first-pyelonephritis-failed-to-identify-significant-urological-anomalies-despite-normal-antenatal-ultrasounds
#2
Gylli Mola, Therese Ramstad Wenger, Petra Salomonsson, Inge Jenny Dahl Knudsen, Jan Lysgaard Madsen, Søren Møller, Beth Härstedt Olsen, Pablo Gustavo Vinicoff, Jorgen Thorup, Dina Cortes
AIM: We investigated the consequences of applying different imaging guidelines for urological anomalies after first pyelonephritis in children with normal routine antenatal ultrasounds. METHODS: The cohort comprised 472 children treated for their first culture positive pyelonephritis and investigated with ultrasound and renal scintigraphy. We excluded patients with known urological anomalies and patients born before routine antenatal ultrasound. We followed the cohort for a median of 5...
April 24, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412047/patient-reported-quality-of-life-after-proton-beam-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-the-effect-of%C3%A2-prostate-size
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Anuj Goenka, Neil B Newman, Hiral Fontanilla, Oren Cahlon, Brian Chon, Henry Tsai, Eugen Hug, Carl Brown, Carlos Vargas, Rahul R Parikh
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we assessed the effect of prostate gland size on patient-assessed genitourinary and gastrointestinal (GI) quality of life (QOL) after definitive treatment of prostate adenocarcinoma with proton beam therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: As a part of a prospective outcome tracking protocol, 81 patients treated at a single center between with proton beam therapy completed the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) questionnaire before treatment and at the follow-up examinations...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411070/development-and-initial-testing-of-the-flow-instrument-a-novel-assessment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-men
#4
Kelvin A Moses, Daniel Heslop, Derek M Griffith, Arturo Holmes, Lisa Sherden, Consuelo H Wilkins, Kenneth A Wallston
PURPOSE: To develop a method of assessing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) regardless of literacy/numeracy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We convened focus groups and developed a questionnaire based on four identified domains of urinary function: Frequency, Incontinence (Leakage), Nocturia (Overnight voiding), and Weak stream (FLOW). We pilot tested the novel questionnaire in 64 men and performed quantitative analysis to determine internal consistency. Criterion validity was established via direct comparison to the American Urological Association Symptom Score (AUA-SS) in a larger cohort of 161 men...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393475/unprofessional-content-on-facebook-accounts-of-us-urology-residency-graduates
#5
Kevin Koo, Zita Ficko, E Ann Gormley
OBJECTIVE: To characterize unprofessional content on public Facebook accounts of contemporary US urology residency graduates. METHODS: Facebook was queried with the names of all urologists who graduated from US urology residency programmes in 2015 to identify publicly accessible profiles. Profiles were assessed for unprofessional or potentially objectionable content using a prospectively designed rubric, based on professionalism guidelines by the American Urological Association, the American Medical Association, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education...
April 9, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363690/american-urological-association-white-paper-on-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-the-more-common-complications-related-to-prostate-biopsy-update
#6
Michael A Liss, Behfar Ehdaie, Stacy Loeb, Maxwell V Meng, Jay D Raman, Vanessa Spears, Sean P Stroup
OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence and prevention of common complications of prostate needle biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature review was performed on prostate biopsy complications. A methodologist queried PubMed and Embase databases for prostate biopsy complications from January 1, 2010 until June 1, 2015. We focus on infection, bleeding, urinary retention, needle tract seeding, and erectile dysfunction. We identified 346 articles for full-text review and selected 119 for inclusion in the final data synthesis...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298761/a-comparative-evaluation-of-ramosetron-with-ondansetron-for-the-prevention-of-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-in-patients-undergoing-urological-procedures
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Samiullah Mujoo, Zulfiqar Ali, Majid Jehangir, Asif Iqbal, Nargis Qayoom, Abdul Qayoom Lone
BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common problem causing distress to patients in the postoperative period. Younger age, gynecological surgeries, laparoscopic surgeries, female gender, volatile anesthetics, increased duration of anesthesia, and postoperative opioid use are associated with increased incidence of PONV. AIM: The present study was conducted to study the efficacy of ramosetron and its comparison with ondansetron in the prevention of PONV in patients undergoing pyelolithotomy, pyeloplasty, and upper ureterolithotomy...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282341/new-developments-in-the-management-of-nonmuscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#8
Mark D Tyson, Daniel Lee, Peter Clark
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we summarize the core principles in the management of nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) with an emphasis on new developments that have emerged over the last year. RECENT FINDINGS: NMIBC has a propensity to recur and progress. Risk stratification has facilitated appropriate patient selection for treatment but improved tools, including biomarkers, are still needed. Enhanced cystoscopy with photodynamic imaging and narrow band imaging show promise for diagnosis, risk stratification, and disease monitoring and has been formally recommended this year by the American Urological Association...
March 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265307/antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-prevention-of-urinary-tract-infections-in-prenatal-hydronephrosis-an-updated-systematic-review
#9
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Bethany Easterbrook, John-Paul Capolicchio, Luis H Braga
INTRODUCTION: While continuous antibiotic prophylaxis (CAP) is currently recommended to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in infants with prenatal hydronephrosis (HN), this recommendation is not evidence-based. The objective of this study was to systematically determine whether CAP reduces UTIs in the HN population. METHODS: Applicable trials were identified through an electronic search of MEDLINE (1946-2015), EMBASE (1980-2016), CINAHL (1982-2016), and CENTRAL (1993-2016) and through a hand search of American Urological Association (AUA) (2012-2015) and European Society for Pediatric Urology (ESPU) (2012-2015) abstracts, as well as reference lists of included trials...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256100/uwin-urgency-weak-stream-incomplete-void-nocturia-score-for-assessment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-could-it-replace-the-american-urology-association-symptom-index-score-an-open-label-randomized-cross-over-trial
#10
Ashwin Mallya, Ramaiah Keshavamurthy, Vilvapathy S Karthikeyan, Sumit Kumar, Mahadevappa Nagabhushana, Ananth J Kamath
OBJECTIVE: The American Urology Association symptom index (AUASI) is the most accepted tool to assess lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). UWIN (urgency, weak stream, incomplete void, nocturia) score is a simplified questionnaire with fewer and more distinctive options omitting three questions from AUASI. We sought to identify if UWIN is equally efficient in capturing LUTS and could replace the gold-standard AUASI. METHODS: Consecutive consenting male patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)-LUTS were randomized to receive either UWIN/AUASI questionnaire first followed by the other...
March 3, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247325/medical-expulsive-therapy-worthwhile-or-wishful-thinking
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REVIEW
Tad Kroczak, Kenneth T Pace, Jason Y Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We set out to provide an overview of the most recent evidence for medical expulsive therapy (MET). Conflicting level 1 evidence for and against the use of MET has been published. RECENT FINDINGS: The largest double-blind randomized control trial (1110 patients) comparing placebo, tamsulosin, and nifedipine found no benefit for MET in preventing the need for secondary intervention. A recent meta-analysis of 55 randomized trials using alpha-blockers suggests that no benefit is seen with smaller ureteric calculi, but patients with larger ureteric calculi experience shorter times to stone passage, fewer episodes of pain, require less surgical intervention, and fewer hospital admissions...
April 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214280/current-guidelines-do-not-sufficiently-discriminate-venous-thromboembolism-risk-in-urology
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Kristen McAlpine, Rodney H Breau, Ranjeeta Mallick, Sonya Cnossen, Ilias Cagiannos, Christopher Morash, Marc Carrier, Luke T Lavallée
PURPOSE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the leading cause of noncancer death following major cancer surgery. Current thromboprophylaxis guidelines do not address procedure-specific risk of venous thromboembolism for urological patients. This project was created to determine the risk and timing of VTE after major urological surgery and to evaluate if surgical procedure was an independent risk factor for VTE after adjusting for previously established risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The American College of Surgeons׳ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program was used to create a cohort of patients who received major abdominal or pelvic urologic surgery between 2006 and 2014...
February 14, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185313/improvement-in-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-across-multiple-domains-following-ventriculoperitoneal-shunting-for-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Sarah C Krzastek, Samuel P Robinson, Harold F Young, Adam P Klausner
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the change in lower urinary tract symptoms following ventriculoperitoneal shunting in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). METHODS: Lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with new-onset iNPH were prospectively evaluated using validated questionnaires from the International Consultation on Incontinence to assess overactive bladder (ICIq-OAB), incontinence (ICIq-UI), and quality of life (ICIq-LUTqol), as well as the American Urological Association Symptom Score bother scale, prior to and following ventriculoperitoneal shunting for iNPH...
February 10, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152914/current-landscape-of-prostate-cancer-quality-measures-in-the-united-states
#14
Eleanor Fitall, Dayo Jagun, Kristi Mitchell, Peter St John Francis, Hong Tang, Kyung Min Song
273 Background: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the leading cancer for men in the United States (US) and identified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of the top 20 high-impact Medicare conditions experienced by beneficiaries. Thus, there is increasing focus by stakeholders to measure and achieve high-value, quality care in PCa. However, quality measurement is particularly difficult in oncology. Our aim was to assess the current landscape of PCa quality measures (QMs) in the US. METHODS: Published literature and online resources from the past 5 years were reviewed to identify PCa QMs and general oncology QMs relevant to PCa...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119778/long-term-efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-eswt-for-treatment-of-refractory-chronic-abacterial-prostatitis
#15
Ghazi Mohammad Al Edwan, Muheilan Mustafa Muheilan, Omar Nabeeh M Atta
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect and safety of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) on chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS)/chronic abacterial prostatitis after failure of most other modalities of treatment, the maintenance of the treatment effect for up to one year post treatment and whether the patients are in need for further sessions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a follow-up survey of 41 patients, the study inclusion criteria were CPPS patients who failed at least previously 3 modalities of treatment other than ESWT, who were treated by ESWT once a week for one month with a protocol of 2500 pulses at 1 bar over 13 min, Nonaddiction to drugs and narcotics...
February 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101889/predictors-of-successful-trial-without-catheter-following-acute-urinary-retention-in-benign-prostatic-enlargement-a-single-centre-multivariate-analysis
#16
Ankur Bansal, Aditi Arora
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the parameters which predict the success or failure of trial without catheter (TWOC) for acute urine retention (AUR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 2 188 patients presenting with first episode of AUR were analyzed. All patients underwent catheterization and were started on α-blocker followed by TWOC. Age, baseline American urological association (AUA) score, prostate volume (PV), residual volume of urine (RV) and intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP), prostate specific antigen (PSA) were recorded...
January 19, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101821/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-patients-with-suspected-inherited-renal-cell-cancer-application-of-the-acmg-nsgc-genetic-referral-guidelines-to-patient-cohorts
#17
Hong Truong, Sarah E Hegarty, Leonard G Gomella, William K Kelly, Edouard J Trabulsi, Costas D Lallas, Veda N Giri
Patients with suspected hereditary renal cell cancer (RCC) are under-referred for genetic evaluation. Characterizing the prevalence and characteristics of suspected inherited RCC is a crucial step toward advancing personalized, genetically-based cancer risk management for patients and their families. To evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of suspected inherited RCC syndromes based on consensus criteria, we performed a cross-sectional analysis of patients with a diagnosis of RCC in SEER (2001-2011, n = 105,754) and in our institutional cancer registry (2004-2013, n = 998)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097270/prospective-study-analyzing-risk-factors-and-characteristics-of-healthcare-associated-infections-in-a-urology-ward
#18
José Medina-Polo, Raquel Sopeña-Sutil, Raúl Benítez-Sala, Alba Lara-Isla, Manuel Alonso-Isa, Javier Gil-Moradillo, Juan Justo-Quintas, Esther García-Rojo, Daniel Antonio González-Padilla, Juan Bautista Passas-Martínez, Ángel Tejido-Sánchez
PURPOSE: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in urological patients have special features due to specific risk factors. Our objective was to evaluate the characteristics and risk factors for HAIs in patients hospitalized in a Urology ward. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated prospectively, from 2012 to 2015, the incidence, types and risk factor for HAIs, microbiological and resistance patterns. RESULTS: The incidence of HAIs was 6.3%. The most common types were urinary infections (70...
January 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086825/toxicity-and-quality-of-life-report-of-a-phase-ii-study-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-for-low-and-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
#19
Matthew J Boyer, Michael A Papagikos, Rex Kiteley, Zeljko Vujaskovic, Jackie Wu, W Robert Lee
BACKGROUND: Clinical data indicates that delivery of larger daily doses of radiation may improve the therapeutic ratio for prostate cancer compared to conventional fractionation. A phase II study of stereotactic body radiotherapy with real-time motion management and daily plan re-optimization for low to intermediate risk prostate cancer was undertaken to evaluate this hypothesis. This report details the toxicity and quality of life following treatment. METHODS: From 2009 to 2013, 60 patients with T1-T2c prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 6 and PSA ≤ 15 or Gleason score of 7 and PSA ≤ 10 were enrolled...
January 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067747/readmission-and-reoperation-after-surgery-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse
#20
Erik D Hokenstad, Amy E Glasgow, Elizabeth B Habermann, John A Occhino
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the rates of readmission and reoperation for patients undergoing surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Participant User File was used to select all surgeries performed for POP from 2012 through 2014. The cohort was then reviewed for unplanned readmissions and unplanned reoperations within 30 days of POP surgery. Patient and procedural factors associated with readmission or reoperation were compared using χ analyses and Student t test...
March 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
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