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Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
AJP Renal Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Aktuelle Urologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
American Journal of Men's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Andrologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Andrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Andrology & Gynecology : Current Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Andrology and Genital Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Arab Journal of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arab Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Clinical Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archivos Españoles de Urología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bangladesh Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Basic and Clinical Andrology     Open Access  
BJU International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
BJUI Compass     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BMC Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
BMC Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Urological Association Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cancer Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Clinical and Experimental Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Clinical Kidney Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos de Cirugía     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Nephrology & Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Opinion in Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Current Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Current Urology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Der Nephrologe     Hybrid Journal  
Der Urologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Diabetic Nephropathy     Open Access  
EMC - Urología     Full-text available via subscription  
Enfermería Nefrológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
European Urology Focus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
European Urology Oncology     Hybrid Journal  
European Urology Open Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Forum Nefrologiczne     Full-text available via subscription  
Geriatric Nephrology and Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Giornale di Clinica Nefrologica e Dialisi     Open Access  
Hellenic Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IJU Case Reports     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Brazilian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Urology and Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal für Urologie und Urogynäkologie/Österreich     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Clinical Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Clinical Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Endoluminal Endourology     Open Access  
Journal of Endourology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Endourology Case Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Genital System & Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Integrative Nephrology and Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL     Open Access  
Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Nephrology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Pediatric Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Renal Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Renal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Renal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Journal of The Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access  
Journal of Urology & Nephrology     Open Access  
Kidney Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Kidney International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Kidney International Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Kidney Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kidney Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Kidneys (Počki)     Open Access  
Nature Reviews Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Nature Reviews Urology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Nefrología     Open Access  
Nefrología (English Edition)     Open Access  
Nephro-Urology Monthly     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Nephron     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Nephron Clinical Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Nephron Experimental Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Nephron Extra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nephron Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Neurourology and Urodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
OA Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Open Access Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Urology & Nephrology Journal     Open Access  
Paediatric Nephrology Journal of Bangladesh     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Portuguese Journal of Nephrology & Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Progrès en Urologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Progrès en Urologie - FMC     Full-text available via subscription  
Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Renal Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Renal Replacement Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Research and Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista de Nefrología, Diálisis y Trasplante     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Mexicana de Urología     Open Access  
Revista Urologia Colombiana     Open Access  
Scandinavian Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Seminars in Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
The Prostate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Therapeutic Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Translational Research in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Trends in Urology & Men's Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Urine     Open Access  
Uro-News     Hybrid Journal  
Urolithiasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Urologia Internationalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Urologia Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Urologic Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Urologic Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Urological Science     Open Access  
Urologicheskie Vedomosti     Open Access  
Urologie in der Praxis     Hybrid Journal  
Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Urology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Urology Times     Free   (Followers: 3)
Urology Video Journal     Open Access  
World Journal of Nephrology and Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
World Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)

           

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Urologia Internationalis
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.672
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ISSN (Print) 0042-1138 - ISSN (Online) 1423-0399
Published by Karger Homepage  [122 journals]
  • Better Knowledge about Testicular Cancer Might Improve the Rate of
           Testicular (Self-)Examination: A Survey among 1,025 Medical Students in
           Germany

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      Abstract: Introduction: Testicular cancer (TC) is the most common malignancy among young men. Public awareness of the disease and testicular (self-)examination (TSE) is low. This study aims to evaluate the awareness of German medical students on TC. Methods: A 25-item questionnaire on TC was handed out during a medical student’s football tournament in Germany. Data collection was anonymous. Results: Questionnaires were answered by 573 (56%) female and 452 (44%) male medical students. Most students had gaps in their knowledge about TC: 483 (48%) students knew, the most common age at which TC occurs, and 413 (41%) knew its cure rate. Having dealt with TC during their studies was significantly associated with a better knowledge about TC (p = 0.001). These students also had a higher rate of TSE among male students (66% vs. 52%, p = 0.002). This also applies to examining the partner’s testicles by female students (25% vs. 13%, p #x3c; 0.001). Conclusion: Even in a positively selected collective like medical students, the knowledge about TC is low. Better knowledge might improve the chance of detecting the disease early. Therefore, our joint project of urologists, patients, and supporters called Prevention and Advocacy of Testicular Education e.V. (PATE) works on rising public TC awareness in Germany.
      Urol Int
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 11:49:58 +020
       
  • Is There a Role for Bladder Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Non-Hunner Lesions
           Interstitial Cystitis'

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      Abstract: Introduction: Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) is either Hunner lesion interstitial cystitis (HL IC) or non-Hunner lesion interstitial cystitis (N-HL IC), differing in the presence of HLs on cystoscopy. Cystoscopy is essential in diagnosing HL but are bladder biopsies useful in N-HL IC patients' Our objective was to assess bladder biopsy in patients with N-HL IC, evaluating whether the count of mast cells (MCs) and percentage of activated MCs could measure severity. Materials and Methods: This is a single-centre retrospective study. Inclusion criteria: diagnosis of BPS/IC by ESSIC definition; absence of HLs. Each patient had three bladder biopsies. Statistical analysis: χ2/Fischer’s exact test; Wilcoxon signed-ranks test/Mann-Whitney U test. Statistical significance: p #x3c; 0.05. Results: We separated 48 women into Group 1 with #x3c;50% of MCs activated and Group 2 with #x3e;50%. We compared the results of the O’Leary-Sant questionnaire between the two groups and did not find any correlation between the severity of the pathology and either the MC count in the detrusor or the percentage of activated MCs in the lamina propria or detrusor. Discussion/Conclusion: These findings cast doubt on the usefulness of bladder biopsy for the evaluation of severity in N-HL IC.
      Urol Int
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 07:04:34 +020
       
  • Epidemiology of Unconventional Histological Subtypes of Urethral Cancer

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      Abstract: Introduction: The aim of the study was to examine cancer-specific mortality (CSM) of unconventional urethral cancers. Methods: Within the SEER (2004–2016) database, we analyzed CSM of 165 patients with unconventional urethral-cancer histology. Kaplan-Meier plots were used to test the effect of unconventional histologies in urethral cancer on CSM. Results: Of 165 eligible patients, the Mullerian type accounted for 55 (33.3%) versus melanocytic (26.7%) versus neuroendocrine 25 (15.2%) versus lymphoma 22 (13.3%) versus mesenchymal/sarcoma 15 (9.1%) versus spindle cell 4 (2.1%) patients. Median age at diagnosis was 81 years in spindle cell, 75 in melanocytic, 74 in neuroendocrine and mesenchymal/sarcoma, 67 in lymphoma, and 62 years Mullerian type (p #x3c; 0.001). Of all, 116 (70.3%) were female. The Mullerian type exhibited the highest female ratio (96.4%) versus the lowest female ratio in neuroendocrine (24.0%). The Mullerian type was most frequent in African-American females. In Caucasian females, the melanocytic type was most frequent (49.1%). In African-American (38.9%) and Caucasian males (33.3%), neuroendocrine histology was most frequent. Three-year CSM was, respectively, 27.5%, 23.1% 22.3%, 20.5%, and 16.1% for melanocytic, mesenchymal/sarcoma, Mullerian type, neuroendocrine, and lymphoma histology. Median cancer-specific survival was 106 versus 10 months for combined nonmetastatic versus metastatic nonconventional histologies. Conclusion: Important age, sex, racial/ethnic group distribution, and survival differences exist between each unconventional urethral-cancer histological subtypes.
      Urol Int
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 13:09:39 +020
       
  • One-Stage Flexible Ureteroscopy during Single-Tract Percutaneous
           Nephrolithotomy in the Treatment of Parallel Calyceal Stones

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      Abstract: Introduction: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical safety and efficiency between one-stage flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) during single-tract percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and multi-tract PCNL in the treatment of parallel calyceal stones. Methods: One hundred and twenty-five patients who had calyceal stones parallel to puncture channel from March 2017 to January 2021 were enrolled and assigned into two groups. Seventy cases received the treatment of FURS combined with single-tract PCNL under the oblique supine position (the Combined group), and 55 cases had multi-tract PCNL procedure under the prone position (the Multi-tract group). Demographic characteristics, clinical information, and surgical outcomes were analyzed. Results: Demographic variables and stone characteristics did not show statistical difference between the two groups. Compared with the Multi-tract group, there were longer operation time (p = 0.021), shorter postoperative hospitalization days (p = 0.003), smaller postoperative hemoglobin drop (p = 0.002), less incidence of moderate and severe postoperative pain (p = 0.001), and postoperative perirenal hematoma (p = 0.012) in the Combined group. No significant difference was found in the stone-free rate (SFR) and postoperative fever between the two groups (p = 0.880 and p = 0.324). More patients needed postoperative intervening embolization in the Multi-tract group (p = 0.048). Discussion/Conclusions: For most patients with parallel calyceal stones, one-stage FURS combined with single-tract PCNL procedure was a safer procedure for the reduction of complications and could achieve a comparative SFR compared to the multi-tract PCNL.
      Urol Int
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 09:35:04 +020
       
  • Is Anti-Reflux Anastomosis an Advantage in an Orthotopic Ileal
           Neobladder' A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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      Abstract: Introduction: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the available literature regarding the postoperative effects of anti-reflux anastomosis and direct anastomosis in orthotopic ileal neobladder (ONB). Methods: We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library in October 2021. We included 11 studies of patients with bladder cancer who underwent radical cystectomy and ONB as urinary diversion. Outcomes evaluated in this review were ureteroenteric anastomotic stricture (UEAS), vesicoureteral reflux, renal function (RFn) impairment, and pyelonephritis. All data were analyzed using Review Manager 5.4.4 and subgroup analyses were applied. Results: A total of 11 studies were eligible for meta-analysis. The synthetic data suggested that anti-reflux anastomosis and direct anastomosis were comparable in terms of RFn impairment (odds ratio (OR) = 1.69; 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.18–15.6; p = 0.65, I2 = 69%) and pyelonephritis (OR = 1.13; 95% CI: 0.65–1.99; p = 0.66, I2 = 1%) without significant difference in each group statistically. The pooled study data showed a significantly higher incidence of UEAS (OR = 2.84; 95% CI: 1.75–4.61, p #x3c; 0.0001, I2 = 50%) and a lower incidence of vesicoureteral reflux (OR = 0.24; 95% CI: 0.10–0.59; p = 0.002, I2 = 75%) in anti-reflux anastomosis compared to direct anastomosis. In subgroup analysis, anti-reflux anastomosis was more likely to result in UEAS than direct anastomosis, especially when ureteral stent was removed within 14 days. Conclusion: Although meta-analysis showed that overall incidence of vesicoureteral reflux was higher with direct anastomosis than anti-reflux anastomosis, the rate of vesicoureteral reflux was not directly related to impairment of RFn. The anti-reflux mechanism of ONB was positively associated with a higher incidence of significant UEAS compared to the direct approach, which can lead to kidney damage and an increased risk of secondary surgical procedures.
      Urol Int
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 10:56:04 +020
       
  • The Need for Routine Native Nephrectomy in the Workup for Kidney
           Transplantation in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

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      Abstract: Introduction: There is no consensus if nor when a native nephrectomy should be performed in the workup for kidney transplantation in ADPKD patients. In our PKD Expertise Center, a restrictive approach is pursued in which nephrectomy is performed only in patients with severe complaints, i.e., in case of serious volume-related complaints, lack of space for the allograft, recurrent cyst infections, persistent cyst bleedings, or chronic refractory pain. We analyzed in a retrospective cohort study whether this approach is justified. Methods: All ADPKD patients who received kidney transplantation between January 2000 and January 2019 were reviewed. Patients were subdivided into three groups: no nephrectomy (no-Nx), nephrectomy performed before (pre-Tx), or after kidney transplantation (post-Tx). Simultaneous nephrectomy together with transplantation were not performed in our center. Results: 391 patients (54 ± 9 years, 55% male) were included. The majority of patients did not undergo a nephrectomy (n = 257, 65.7%). A nephrectomy was performed pre-Tx in 114 patients (29.2%). After Tx, nephrectomy was performed in only 30 patients (7.7%, median 4.4 years post-Tx). Surgery-related complication rates did not differ between both groups (38.3% pre-Tx vs. 27.0% post-Tx, p = 0.2), nor were there any differences in 10-year patient survival (74.4% pre-Tx vs. 80.7% post-Tx vs. 67.6% no-Nx, p = 0.4), as well as in 10-year death-censored graft survival (84.4% pre-Tx vs. 85.5% post-Tx vs. 90.0% no-Nx, p = 0.9). Conclusions: This study indicates that with a restrictive nephrectomy policy in the workup for kidney transplantation, only a part of ADPKD patients need a native nephrectomy.
      Urol Int
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 10:32:22 +020
       
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      PubDate: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 09:26:08 +020
       
  • Subjective Outcome after Discontinuation of Botulinum Toxin-A Detrusor
           Injection for Lower Urinary Tract Disorders: The Majority Suffers!

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      Abstract: Introduction: According to the EAU guidelines, botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) detrusor injections are one of the last options in the management of overactive bladder before opting for invasive surgery. So far, there have been no studies dedicated exclusively to such patients who have undergone this treatment and in whom this treatment has presumably failed. From the patient’s point of view, there are questions regarding what reasons led to discontinuation, how patients perceive their BoNT-A treatment in hindsight, what further treatment do these patients receive, and how satisfied such patients are with their current situation. Methods: A database of clinical and inpatient records was searched, and 695 records from 406 patients were identified in a 6-year period, who had received BoNT-A detrusor injections. There were 255 cases that were treated with BoNT-A injections into the detrusor muscle where the therapy was not repeated for at least 12 months (= suspected treatment failures). Interviews with these patients were conducted by mail and phone, and 115 questionnaires could be included in the analysis. Results: From the subjective and prospective points of view of the patients, the most common reason for stopping the therapy was a lack of efficacy of BoNT-A injections (39.1%). For 26.1% of all patients, side effects were a reason for dissatisfaction but never a reason for discontinuation. For 10.4%, the reason for stopping the therapy was spontaneous improvement. 35.6% of the respondents had no follow-up therapy. Those with a follow-up therapy mostly returned to anticholinergic treatment (33%). Operations were carried out on 13%, of which about half were highly invasive. For 71.3% of those patients, who were under any current therapy, this therapy led to no improvement or only some improvement of the symptoms. Surprisingly, 50.4% of the respondents would choose to undergo BoNT-A injection therapy again. Discussion/Conclusion: The majority of patients who did not continue BoNT-A therapy are still suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms. The lack of efficacy was the reason for stopping the BoNT-A injection therapy for less than half of the patients. From the patient’s point of view, reasons other than the effectiveness also seem to be relevant in the choice of the treatment. When changing therapy, most returned to drug treatment. However, for the majority of patients with any follow-up therapy, this therapy could not improve the symptoms.
      Urol Int
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 09:38:56 +020
       
  • Prophylaxis of Recurrent Stone Disease in Outpatient Clinics in Germany: A
           Quality-of-Care Concern

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      Abstract: Introduction: The aim of the study was to survey current practices for preventing recurrent stone disease in an outpatient clinic setting in Germany. Methods: Two invitations to complete an anonymous REDCap® survey were emailed to members of the occupational union of German urologists who work as outpatient urologists (“Berufsverband Deutscher Urologen e.V.”). The survey included questions on diagnostic modalities and counselling to prevent stone disease. Results: A total of 130 outpatient urologists completed the survey. 84.6% of urologists give general advice to first-time stone formers. Recommendations comprise increased fluid uptake in 100%, two-thirds advice on calcium and oxalate intake, and one-third on salt and protein intake. 64.6% perform a metabolic evaluation for high-risk stone formers. However, patients with risk factors other than repeat stone disease are often overlooked. Urologists agreed that a lack of time (73.1%) and reimbursement (64.6%), as well as insufficient patient compliance (60.8%), pose significant challenges. The majority of urologists agreed that training is required. Conclusion: General recommendations for stone formers are usually provided, but nutritional advice tends to be incomplete. Our results raise quality-of-care concerns: Metabolic evaluation of stone formers at high risk of recurrence is uncommon. Structural changes are required due to time constraints, and poor remuneration must be addressed to improve patient care.
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      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 07:37:45 +020
       
  • An in vitro Comparative Assessment of Single-Use Flexible Ureteroscopes
           Using a Standardized Ureteroscopy Training Model

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      Abstract: Introduction: Perceived benefits like decreased contamination rates and reduced postoperative incidence of complications after urolithiasis surgery have led to increased adoption of single-use flexible ureteroscopes (su-fURS). Using a validated, standardized simulator model with enhanced “fluoroscopic” capabilities, we performed an in vitro comparative assessment of four commercially available models of su-fURS. Both objective and subjective parameters were assessed in this study. Methods: Two standardized tasks, (1) exploration of the model’s kidney collecting system and (2) repositioning of a stone fragment from the upper renal to lower renal pole were assigned to participants, who performed these tasks on all four scopes. Four models of su-fURS (Boston LithoVue, PUSEN PU3033A, REDPINE, INNOVEX EU-ScopeTM) were assessed, with task timings as end-points for objective analysis. Cumulative “fluoroscopic” time was also recorded as a novel feature of our enhanced model. Post-task questionnaires evaluating specific components of the scopes were distributed to document subjective ratings. Results: Both subjective and objective performances (except stone repositioning time) across all four su-fURS demonstrated significant differences. However, objective performance (task timings) did not reflect subjective scope ratings by the participants (Rs #x3c; 0.6). Upon Kruskal-Wallis H test with post hoc analyses, REDPINE and INNOVEX EU-ScopeTM were the preferred su-fURS as rated by the participants, with overall scope scores of 9.00/10 and 9.57/10. Conclusions: Using a standardized in vitro simulation model with enhanced fluoroscopic capabilities, we demonstrated both objective and subjective differences between models of su-fURS. However, variations in perception of scope features (visibility, image quality, deflection, maneuverability, ease of stone retrieval) did not translate into actual technical performance. Eventually, the optimal choice of su-fURS fundamentally lies in individual surgeon preference, as well as cost-related factors.
      Urol Int
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 11:39:21 +020
       
 
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