Zhiqiang Chen
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to investigate the potential mechanism of specificity protein 1 (SP1) in bladder cancer progression through the PTEN-mediated AKT/mTOR pathway. METHODS: Human bladder cancer cell lines (HT-1197, HT-1376, and T24) and normal ureteral epithelial cell line SV-HUC-1 were used. SP1 expression was detected via quantitative real-time PCR and Western blotting. Cell viability, migration, invasion, and apoptosis were assessed using CCK-8, transwell, and flow cytometry assays, respectively...
September 4, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Huijie Jiao, Lin Wang, Xiaomei Zhou, Jiacheng Wu, Tiantian Li
BACKGROUND: Nutrition has become an important parameter influencing the prognosis of several cancers. However, its impact on outcomes for bladder cancer (BC) is still unclear. This review examines the association between three commonly used nutritional indices, namely, the prognostic nutritional index (PNI), controlling nutritional status (CONUT), and the geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) and outcomes of BC. METHODS: PubMed, CENTRAL, Scopus, Web of Science, Embase, and Google Scholar were explored for studies published up to April 13, 2023...
August 29, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Mehmet Fatih Şahin, Oktay Ozman, Hakan Cakir, Onder Cinar, Murat Akgul, Cem Basatac, Muhammed Fatih Simsekoglu, Kerem Teke, Cenk Murat Yazici, Eyup Burak Sancak, Bülent Önal, Haluk Akpinar
INTRODUCTION: Although retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) is being performed with increasing frequency, there are only a limited number of studies about the learning curve (LC). This study aimed to analyze the LC of RIRS for five surgeons who underwent the same training. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of the 410 patients who underwent RIRS between April 2017 and 2022 in a single institution, which were performed consecutively by five surgeons, were analyzed. All 50 cases performed by each surgeon were included and numbered consecutively and separately, according to the date of the operation...
August 24, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Dogukan Sokmen, Yusuf Ilker Comez
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in patients with acquired premature ejaculation (APE) due to chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). METHOD: Patients with APE due to CP/CPPS between January 2020 and June 2022 were included in the study. Demographic data of the patients were recorded, and the degree of their symptoms was evaluated with the National Institutes of Health-Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI), premature ejaculation diagnostic tool (PEDT), and Premature Ejaculation Profile (PEP)...
August 23, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Klaus Eredics, Clemens Wehrberger, Leo Edlinger, Ulrik Müller, Michael Rauchenwald, Marlies Wehrberger, Stephan Madersbacher
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) and its subtypes, associated clinical factors, and impact on quality of life (QoL) in a geriatric population aged 80 years or older. METHODS: Male and female residents (inclusion criterion: 80 years or older) of three Viennese senior citizen homes were personally interviewed with the aid of a structured questionnaire based on the Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Questionnaire within a 12-month period...
August 23, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Murat Keske, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Mert Ali Karadag, Halil Çiftçi, Sakip Erturhan, Cagri Kactan, Mustafa Soytas, Fatih Özkaya, Isa Ozbey, Eser Ordek, Ali Fuat Atmaca, Asif Yildirim, Selcuk Sahin, Yunus Colakoglu, Ugur Boylu, Bulent Erol, Turhan Caskurlu, Murat Can Kiremit, Ozer Ural Cakici, Gokhan Sonmez, Hakan Kılıçarslan, Ziya Akbulut, Onur Kaygısız, Selahattin Bedir, Hakan Vuruskan, Yunus Erol Bozkurt, Hasan Riza Aydin, Ural Oguz, Erem Kaan Basok, Bilal Habes Gumus, Altug Tuncel, Yilmaz Aslan, Nurullah Hamidi, Ahmet Yaser Müslümanoğlu, Murat Dinçer, Derya Balbay, Selami Albayrak, Maria Pilar Laguna
INTRODUCTION: Herein, we analyzed the histopathological, oncological and functional outcomes of testis-sparing surgery (TSS) in patients with distinct risk for testicular cancer. METHODS: This is a multicenter retrospective study on consecutive patients who underwent TSS. Patients were categorized in high- or low-risk testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT) according to the presence/absence of features compatible with testicular dysgenesis syndrome. Histology was categorized per size and risk groups...
August 17, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Sabine Uguzova, Christian Beisland, Patrick Juliebø-Jones
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August 16, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Daniel S C Butler, Florian Wagenlehner, Martina Höller, Dimitri Abramov-Sommariva, Hubert Steindl, Kurt G Naber
INTRODUCTION: Acute lower uncomplicated urinary tract infection (uUTI) affects a large proportion of women. Increased antimicrobial resistance has created an urgent need for novel therapeutics and the phytotherapeutic drug BNO 1045 (Canephron® N) has previously been shown to be noninferior to standard antimicrobial stewardship. This sub-analysis from a randomized, double-blind, controlled phase III noninferiority clinical trial using BNO 1045 versus fosfomycin to treat uUTI aimed to determine how urine cytokine levels are altered by the two different treatments...
August 4, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Il Young Ahn, Moon Soo Ha, Woo Ju Kim, Tae Hui Bae, Sun Mi Kim, Se Young Choi, Shin Hyuk Kang
Amputation of the testis is very rare in clinical situations; therefore, most surgeons have no experience with an amputated testis. In this case, a 31-year-old male with schizophrenia amputated both testes due to self-mutilation. We performed replantation surgery via microscopy. On postoperative day 1, he removed his right testis by using his hand, even though his hands were restrained. The second attack disrupted the viability of the right testis. However, after proper management, we checked the normal sex hormone level by preserving the replanted left testis...
August 4, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Wally Mahfouz, Ahmed Abulfotooh Eid, Mohamed Elbadry, Abdelrahman Elkhiat, Ahmed Moussa, Akram Assem
INTRODUCTION: Synthetic mid-urethral slings (MUSs) are the gold standard treatment for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Recently, there have been reports of serious adverse events with synthetic tapes such as urethral erosion, vaginal erosion, and mesh infection. Tension-free vaginal flap (TVF) operation has been proven to be successful as a natural alternative to synthetic slings. We propose our novel technique, the transobturator tension-free vaginal flap (TO-TVF), utilizing native vaginal tissue and being suspended via transobturator route...
July 27, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Julian P Struck, Tomasz Ozimek, Maike Schnoor, Anne Offermann, Marlis Guenther, Marie C Roesch, Judith R Wießmeye, Alexander Katalinic, Sven Perner, Hendrik Borgmann, Axel S Merseburger, Mario W Kramer
INTRODUCTION: Urine cytology (UC) is a recommended tool for the diagnosis of urothelial malignancies. Thus far, no specific recommendations regarding the role of washing cytology (WC) have been included in the guidelines. The goal of our study was to analyse the relationship between the histology of transurethrally (transurethral resection of the bladder [TURBT]) resected bladder tumours (BCa) and intraoperative UC or WC findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five hundred consecutive primary TURBT cases conducted between November 2010 and 2015 at our department of the University Hospital Luebeck were retrospectively analysed...
July 27, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Wanchat Komon, Apisith Saraluck, Wit Viseshsindh, Orawee Chinthakanan
Bladder calculi are rare in women. We report a case of bladder calculi complicating irreducible uterovaginal prolapse. It provides diagnostic and operative challenges to the management team. A 77-year-old woman presented with irreducible complete uterovaginal prolapse. Bladder stones were appreciated on examination and confirmed with imaging. The patient was managed surgically with transabdominal hysterectomy with bilateral uterosacral colpopexy followed by cystolithotomy. The patient's postoperative course was uncomplicated, and she had an uneventful recovery at her 3-month postoperative visit without a recurrence of prolapse and gained good continence...
July 24, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Jinbin Xu, ZhanSen Huang, ShunTian Gao, GengGuo Deng, Jinming Di
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to identify the cooperation of authors, countries, institutions and explore the hot spots regarding research of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treatment in the past 22 years. SUMMARY: Relevant original and review articles were obtained from the Web of Science Core Collection from 2000 to 2022. CiteSpace software was used to perform the visualization of scientific productivity and emerging trends...
July 14, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Ali Kaan Yildiz, Arif Bayraktar, Turgay Kacan, Buğra Bilge Keseroğlu, Berat Cem Ozgur, Omer Gokhan Doluoglu, Tolga Karakan
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to determine the correlation between the dwelling time for a ureteral stent placed for passive dilation after impassable ureteroscopy and success and complications. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation was made of patients who underwent stent placement after impassable ureteroscopy and a repeat ureteroscopy due to kidney stones. A total of 161 patients were included in the study between 2015 and 2022. Demographic, clinical, preoperative, and perioperative data were collected...
July 14, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Eyal Barkai, Snir Dekalo, Ofer Yossepowitch, Jacob Ben-Chaim, Yuval Bar-Yosef, Avi Beri, Roy Mano
INTRODUCTION: The association between blood markers and testicular viability after testicular torsion (TT) is not well known. We evaluated the role of complete blood count markers and C-reactive protein (CRP) in predicting testicular viability after TT. METHODS: Fifty men, ≥18 years of age, operated for TT between the years 2015-2020 were enrolled. Blood markers including neutrophil-, lymphocyte-, and platelet count, and CRP were obtained. Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were calculated...
July 7, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Xia Sun, Guang Wang, Ziye Huang, Pei Li, Bowei Yang, Tianyun Wang, Jiongming Li
Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH)-deficient renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a new subtype of RCC included in the 2016 edition of the WHO classification in RCC. SDH-defective RCC accounts for 0.05-0.2%, and preoperative diagnosis is difficult. We report a severe adherent RCC of inferior vena cava that underwent open radical nephrectomy after preoperative renal artery embolization. Postoperative histopathological examination diagnosed SDH-defective RCC; the clinicopathological stage was pT2b. After 10 months of follow-up, the patient had no evidence of disease recurrence...
June 30, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Serdar Madendere, Mert Kılıç, Hakan Yıldırım, Süheyla Ekemen, Demir Kürşat Yıldız, Mevlana Derya Balbay
Testicular myoid gonadal stromal tumors (MGSTs) are rare neoplasms. While past research has detailed the pathological characteristics of these tumors, the radiological differences between MGST and other types of testicular tumors have not been elucidated. Our study aimed to reveal the possible distinctive features of MGST using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We report a 24-year-old patient presenting with a left scrotal mass. During the patient's preoperative MRI, we observed a testicular tumor measuring 2...
June 30, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Marie Mikuteit, Stefanie Zschäbitz, Christine Stöhr, Edwin Herrmann, Iris Polifka, Abbas Agaimy, Lutz Trojan, Philipp Ströbel, Frank Becker, Christian Wülfing, Peter Barth, Michael Stöckle, Michael Staehler, Christian Stief, Axel Haferkamp, Markus Hohenfellner, Stefan Duensing, Stephan Macher-Göppinger, Bernd Wullich, Joachim Noldus, Walburgis Brenner, Frederik Roos, Bernhard Walter, Wolfgang Otto, Maximilian Burger, Maximillian Erlmeier, Andres Jan Schrader, Arndt Hartmann, Franziska Erlmeier, Sandra Steffens
INTRODUCTION: Growth arrest-specific protein 6 (Gas 6) is a ligand that plays a role in proliferation and migration of cells. For several tumor entities, high levels of Gas 6 are associated with poorer survival. We examined the prognostic role of Gas 6 in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), especially in papillary RCC (pRCC), which is still unclear. METHODS: The patients' sample collection is a joint collaboration of the PANZAR consortium. Patients' medical history and tumor specimens were collected from n = 240 and n = 128 patients with type 1 and 2 pRCC, respectively...
June 22, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Jiaye Long, Zhaohui Liu, Shuai Liang, Baoxiang Chen
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between cruciferous vegetables and prostate cancer (PCa) risk remains contentious. This study aimed to assess the association between consuming cruciferous vegetables and PCa risk. METHODS: We carried out a systematic search through PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library until September 20, 2022. The results of the article will be analyzed using the Stata 14 software. This meta-analysis was reported as directed by the PRISMA guidance, and the study protocol was recorded in PROSPERO (CRD42022361556)...
June 21, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
Pedro Jesús Fernández-Anguita, Marta Ventosa-Puig, Inmaculada Díaz de Mera-Sánchez Migallón, Oscar Legido-Gómez, Pedro Carrión-López, Jesus Martínez-Ruiz, Antonio Santiago Salinas-Sánchez, José Miguel Giménez-Bachs
INTRODUCTION: This study analyzes the value of PSA kinetics, PSA speed (vPSA), and PSA doubling time (PSAdt), in patients with low-risk prostate cancer who are in an active surveillance (AS) program. METHODS: An observational, retrospective, and longitudinal study of a sample of 86 patients included in AS program between January 2014 and October 2021 was conducted. A review of their medical records was performed, and PSA kinetics were calculated, analyzing the causes of discontinuation of the AS program and its relationship with PSA kinetics...
June 16, 2023: Urologia Internationalis
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