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Simulation in urology: quo vadis.

Abdullatif Aydın, Nawal Khan, Prokar Dasgupta,

Curr Opin Urol (Current opinion in urology)
[2021, Publish Ahead of Print:]

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Simulation-Based Training Models for Urolithiasis: A Systematic Review.

Abdullatif Aydın, Umair Baig, Ahmed Al-Jabir, Kemal Sarıca, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed,

<b><i>Objectives:</i></b> Urolithiasis is one of the most common presentations in urological practice and it is becoming increasingly important to provide structured, simulation-based training using validated training models. This systematic review aims to identify current simulation-based training models and to evaluate their validity and effectiveness. <b><i>Methods:</i></b> Following the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting ... Read more >>

J Endourol (Journal of endourology)
[2021, :]

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Oncological outcomes of salvage radical prostatectomy for recurrent prostate cancer in the contemporary era: A multicenter retrospective study.

Giancarlo Marra, Robert Jeffrey Karnes, Giorgio Calleris, Marco Oderda, Paolo Alessio, Anna Palazzetti, Antonino Battaglia, Francesca Pisano, Stefania Munegato, Fernando Munoz, Claudia Filippini, Umberto Ricardi, Estefania Linares, Rafael Sanchez-Salas, Sanchia Goonewardene, Prokar Dasgupta, Ben Challacombe, Rick Popert, Declan Cahill, David Gillatt, Raj Persad, Juan Palou, Steven Joniau, Salvatore Smelzo, Thierry Piechaud, Alexandre De La Taille, Morgan Roupret, Simone Albisinni, Roland van Velthoven, Alessandro Morlacco, Sharma Vidit, Giorgio Gandaglia, Alexander Mottrie, Joseph Smith, Shreyas Joshi, Gabriel Fiscus, Andre Berger, Monish Aron, Andre Abreu, Inderbir S Gill, Henk Van Der Poel, Derya Tilki, Declan Murphy, Nathan Lawrentschuk, John Davis, Paolo Gontero,

<h4>Background</h4>Salvage radical prostatectomy (sRP) historically yields poor functional outcomes and high complication rates. However, recent reports on robotic sRP show improved results. Our objectives were to evaluate sRP oncological outcomes and predictors of positive margins and biochemical recurrence (BCR).<h4>Methods</h4>We retrospectively collected data of sRP for recurrent prostate cancer after local ... Read more >>

Urol Oncol (Urologic oncology)
[2021, :]

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Procedural virtual reality simulation training for robotic surgery: a randomised controlled trial.

Nicholas Raison, Patrick Harrison, Takashige Abe, Abdullatif Aydin, Kamran Ahmed, Prokar Dasgupta,

<h4>Background</h4>Virtual reality (VR) training is widely used for surgical training, supported by comprehensive, high-quality validation. Technological advances have enabled the development of procedural-based VR training. This study assesses the effectiveness of procedural VR compared to basic skills VR in minimally invasive surgery.<h4>Methods</h4>26 novice participants were randomised to either procedural VR ... Read more >>

Surg Endosc (Surgical endoscopy)
[2021, :]

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Definition of a Structured Training Curriculum for Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy with Intracorporeal Ileal Conduit in Male Patients: A Delphi Consensus Study Led by the ERUS Educational Board.

Paolo Dell'Oglio, Filippo Turri, Alessandro Larcher, Frederiek D'Hondt, Rafael Sanchez-Salas, Bernard Bochner, Joan Palou, Robin Weston, Abolfazl Hosseini, Abdullah E Canda, Jørgen Bjerggaard, Giovanni Cacciamani, Kasper Ørding Olsen, Inderbir Gill, Thierry Piechaud, Walter Artibani, Pim J van Leeuwen, Arnulf Stenzl, John Kelly, Prokar Dasgupta, Carl Wijburg, Justin W Collins, Mihir Desai, Henk G van der Poel, Francesco Montorsi, Peter Wiklund, Alexandre Mottrie, ,

Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) continues to expand, and several surgeons start training for this complex procedure. This calls for the development of a structured training program, with the aim to improve patient safety during RARC learning curve. A modified Delphi consensus process was started to develop the curriculum structure. An ... Read more >>

Eur Urol Focus (European urology focus)
[2021, :]

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Urinary biomarkers to mitigate diagnostic delay in bladder cancer during the COVID-19 era

Kenrick Ng, Krishna Vinnakota, Anand Sharma, John Kelly, Prokar Dasgupta, Nikhil Vasdev,

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a substantial increase in waiting times for cystoscopies, prompting concerns of delayed diagnoses and substandard surveillance of bladder cancer. Expanding the role of urinary biomarkers in diagnostic and surveillance pathways could be a strategy to address this problem, and several novel biomarkers have shown ... Read more >>

Nat Rev Urol (Nature reviews. Urology)
[2020, :1-3]

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Urinary biomarkers to mitigate diagnostic delay in bladder cancer during the COVID-19 era.

Kenrick Ng, Krishna Vinnakota, Anand Sharma, John Kelly, Prokar Dasgupta, Nikhil Vasdev,

Nat Rev Urol (Nature reviews. Urology)
[2020, :]

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Recovery from minimally invasive vs. open surgery in kidney cancer patients: Opioid use and workplace absenteeism.

Marieke J Krimphove, Stephen W Reese, Xi Chen, Maya Marchese, Daniel Pucheril, Eugene Cone, Wesley Chou, Karl H Tully, Adam S Kibel, Richard D Urman, Steven L Chang, Luis A Kluth, Prokar Dasgupta, Quoc Dien Trinh,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Does surgical approach (minimally invasive vs. open) and type (radical vs. partial nephrectomy) affects opioid use and workplace absenteeism.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Retrospective multivariable regression analysis of 2,646 opioid-naïve patients between 18 and 64 undergoing radical or partial nephrectomy via either a minimally invasive vs. open approach for kidney cancer in the ... Read more >>

Investig Clin Urol (Investigative and clinical urology)
[2021, 62(1):56-64]

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Current status of wet lab and cadaveric simulation in urological training: A systematic review.

Ahmed Al-Jabir, Abdullatif Aydin, Hussain Al-Jabir, M Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed,

<h4>Introduction</h4>We undertook a systematic review of the use of wet lab (animal and cadaveric) simulation models in urological training, with an aim to establishing a level of evidence (LoE) for studies and level of recommendation (LoR) for models, as well as evaluating types of validation.<h4>Methods</h4>Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were ... Read more >>

Can Urol Assoc J (Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada)
[2020, 14(11):E594-E600]

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Negative first follow-up prostate biopsy on active surveillance is associated with decreased risk of upgrading, suspicion of progression and converting to active treatment.

Sohail Singh, Preeti Sandhu, Kerri Beckmann, Aida Santaolalla, Kamal Dewan, Sharon Clovis, Jonah Rusere, Grace Zisengwe, Benjamin Challacombe, Christian Brown, Paul Cathcart, Rick Popert, Prokar Dasgupta, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Oussama Elhage,

<h4>Objective</h4>To determine the risk of disease progression and conversion to active treatment following a negative biopsy while on active surveillance (AS) for prostate cancer (PCa).<h4>Patients and methods</h4>Men on an AS programme at a single tertiary hospital (London, UK) between 2003 and 2018 with confirmed low-intermediate-risk PCa, Gleason Grade Group <3, ... Read more >>

BJU Int (BJU international)
[2020, :]

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Repurposing of drugs for Covid-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Pinky Kotecha, Alexander Light, Enrico Checcucci, Daniele Amparore, Cristian Fiori, Francesco Porpiglia, Prokar Dasgupta, Oussama Elhage,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the data currently available regarding the repurposing of different drugs for Covid-19 treatment. Participants with suspected or diagnosed Covid-19 will be included. The interventions being considered are drugs being repurposed, and comparators will include standard of care treatment or placebo.<h4>Methods</h4>We searched ... Read more >>

Panminerva Med (Panminerva medica)
[2020, :]

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Rates and Patterns of Recurrences and Survival Outcomes after Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy: Results from the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium.

Ahmed S Elsayed, Sean Gibson, Zhe Jing, Carl Wijburg, Andrew A Wagner, Alexandre Mottrie, Prokar Dasgupta, James Peabody, Ahmed A Hussein, Khurshid A Guru,

<h4>Purpose</h4>There have been concerns about higher incidence of local and retroperitoneal recurrences after robot-assisted radical cystectomy compared to open radical cystectomy. We report and detail relapses following robot-assisted radical cystectomy using a multinational database.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>A retrospective review of the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium was performed. Data were reviewed for ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2021, 205(2):407-413]

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Is the Toxicity of Salvage Prostatectomy Related to the Primary Prostate Cancer Therapy Received?

Luis Ribeiro, Thomas Stonier, Luke Stroman, Rafael Tourinho-Barbosa, Omar Alghazo, Mathias Winkler, Prokar Dasgupta, Rick Popert, Xavier Cathelineau, Rafael Sanchez-Salas, Declan G Murphy, Mark Emberton, Paul Cathcart,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To compare the toxicity profile and oncological outcome of salvage radical prostatectomy following focal therapy versus salvage radical prostatectomy after radiation therapies (external beam radiation therapy or brachytherapy).<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Data concerning all men undergoing salvage radical prostatectomy for recurrent prostate cancer after either focal therapy, external beam radiation therapy or ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2020, :101097JU0000000000001382]

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The #VisualAbstract: just a pretty picture?

Cora Griffin, Abdullatif Aydin, Prokar Dasgupta,

BJU Int (BJU international)
[2021, 127(1):41-43]

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Depression, anxiety, and suicidality in patients with prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

Oliver Brunckhorst, Safiya Hashemi, Anastasia Martin, Gincy George, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Prokar Dasgupta, Robert Stewart, Kamran Ahmed,

<h4>Background</h4>Psychiatric implications of prostate cancer are increasingly recognised, having important effects on oncological and functional outcomes. However, findings for co-occurring depression, anxiety, and suicidality remain variable. Therefore, this review of observational studies aimed to establish best estimates of the prevalence and rates of these outcomes in prostate cancer patients.<h4>Methods</h4>A systematic ... Read more >>

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis (Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases)
[2020, :]

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A systematic review of tools used to assess body image, masculinity and self-esteem in men with prostate cancer.

Jessica Bowie, Oliver Brunckhorst, Robert Stewart, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed,

<h4>Objective</h4>Masculinity, body image and self-esteem are important interlinked factors affecting prostate cancer (PCa) patients' quality of life. The aim of this systematic review was to identify and evaluate all tools measuring these domains in men with PCa.<h4>Methods</h4>This review was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines with a priori protocol registered. Pubmed, ... Read more >>

Psychooncology (Psycho-oncology)
[2020, 29(11):1761-1771]

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Autonomous surgery in the era of robotic urology: friend or foe of the future surgeon?

Martin J Connor, Prokar Dasgupta, Hashim U Ahmed, Asif Raza,

Despite advances in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) in the past two decades, control of the robotic system currently remains under the command of a human surgeon. Historically, urology has pioneered new surgical techniques and technologies. Now, autonomous RAS is on the horizon and the first data from clinical trials of autonomous ... Read more >>

Nat Rev Urol (Nature reviews. Urology)
[2020, 17(11):643-649]

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The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Fight Against COVID-19.

Aruni Ghose, Sabyasachi Roy, Nikhil Vasdev, Jonathon Olsburgh, Prokar Dasgupta,

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has generated large volumes of clinical data that can be an invaluable resource towards answering a number of important questions for this and future pandemics. Artificial intelligence can have an important role in analysing such data to identify populations at higher risk of COVID-19-related ... Read more >>

Eur Urol (European urology)
[2020, 78(6):775-776]

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Multi-institutional validation of a perfused robot-assisted partial nephrectomy procedural simulation platform utilizing clinically relevant objective metrics of simulators (CROMS).

Ahmed Ghazi, Rachel Melnyk, Andrew J Hung, Justin Collins, Ashkan Ertefaie, Patrick Saba, Pratik Gurung, Thomas Frye, Hani Rashid, Guan Wu, Alex Mottrie, Tony Costello, Prokar Dasgupta, Jean Joseph,

<h4>Objective</h4>To conduct a multi-institutional validation of a high-fidelity, perfused, inanimate, simulation platform for robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) using incorporated clinically relevant objective metrics of simulation (CROMS), applying modern validity standards.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Using a combination of three-dimensional (3D) printing and hydrogel casting, a RAPN model was developed from the computed tomography ... Read more >>

BJU Int (BJU international)
[2020, :]

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Omission of Cortical Renorrhaphy During Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: A Vattikuti Collective Quality Initiative Database Analysis.

Sohrab Arora, Chandler Bronkema, James R Porter, Alexander Mottrie, Prokar Dasgupta, Benjamin Challacombe, Koon H Rha, Rajesh K Ahlawat, Umberto Capitanio, Thyavihally B Yuvaraja, Sudhir Rawal, Daniel A Moon, Ananthakrishnan Sivaraman, Kris K Maes, Fansesco Porpiglia, Gagan Gautam, Levent Turkeri, Mahendra Bhandari, Wooju Jeong, Mani Menon, Craig G Rogers, Firas Abdollah,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To analyze the outcomes of patients in whom cortical (outer) renorrhaphy (CR) was omitted during robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN).<h4>Methods</h4>We analyzed 1453 patients undergoing RPN, from 2006 to 2018, within a large multi-institutional database. Patients having surgery for bilateral tumors (n = 73) were excluded. CR and no-CR groups were compared in terms ... Read more >>

Urology (Urology)
[2020, 146:125-132]

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Evaluation of a remote-controlled laparoscopic camera holder for basic laparoscopic skills acquisition: a randomized controlled trial.

Mohammad S A Amin, Abdullatif Aydin, Nurhan Abbud, Ben Van Cleynenbreugel, Domenico Veneziano, Bhaskar Somani, Ali Serdar Gözen, Juan Palou Redorta, M Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta, Jonathan Makanjuoala, Kamran Ahmed,

<h4>Background</h4>Unsteady camera movement and poor visualization contribute to a difficult learning curve for laparoscopic surgery. Remote-controlled camera holders (RCHs) aim to mitigate these factors and may be used to overcome barriers to learning. Our aim was to evaluate performance benefits to laparoscopic skill acquisition in novices using a RCH.<h4>Methods</h4>Novices were ... Read more >>

Surg Endosc (Surgical endoscopy)
[2020, :]

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Variability in accuracy of prostate cancer segmentation among radiologists, urologists, and scientists.

Michael Y Chen, Maria A Woodruff, Prokar Dasgupta, Nicholas J Rukin,

<h4>Background</h4>There is increasing research in using segmentation of prostate cancer to create a digital 3D model from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for purposes of education or surgical planning. However, the variation in segmentation of prostate cancer among users and potential inaccuracy has not been studied.<h4>Methods</h4>Four consultant radiologists, four consultant ... Read more >>

Cancer Med (Cancer medicine)
[2020, 9(19):7172-7182]

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Non-technical skills for urological surgeons (NoTSUS): development and evaluation of curriculum and assessment scale.

Abdullatif Aydın, Cora M Griffin, Oliver Brunckhorst, Ahmed Al-Jabir, Nicholas Raison, Haleema Aya, Craig McIlhenny, James Brewin, Majid Shabbir, Joan Palou Redorta, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed,

OBJECTIVE:In the last decade non-technical skills (NTS) have emerged as a vital area for improvement within surgery. This study aims to develop and evaluate a Non-technical Skills for Urological Surgeons (NoTSUS) training curriculum and assessment scale. METHODS:This international, longitudinal and observational study began with a 3-round Delphi methodology to refine ... Read more >>

World J Urol (World journal of urology)
[2020, :]

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Safety of ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ site admissions within a high volume urology department in the United Kingdom at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic

Luke Stroman, Beth Russell, Pinky Kotecha, Anastasia Kantartzi, Luis Ribeiro, Bethany Jackson, Vugar Ismaylov, Adeoye Oluwakanyinsola Debo-Aina, Findlay MacAskill, Francesca Kum, Meghana Kulkarni, Raveen Sandher, Anna Walsh, Ella Doerge, Katherine Guest, Yamini Kailash, Nick Simson, Cassandra McDonald, Elsie Mensah, Li June Tay, Ramandeep Chalokia, Sharon Clovis, Elizabeth Eversden, Jane Cossins, Jonah Rusere, Grace Zisengwe, Louisa Fleure, Leslie Cooper, Kathryn Chatterton, Amelia Barber, Catherine Roberts, Thomasia Azavedo, Jeffrey Ritualo, Harold Omana, Liza Mills, Lily Studd, Oussama El Hage, Rajesh Nair, Sachin Malde, Arun Sahai, Archana Fernando, Claire Taylor, Benjamin Challacombe, Ramesh Thurairaja, Rick Popert, Jonathon Olsburgh, Paul Cathcart, Christian Brown, Marios Hadjipavlou, Ella Di Benedetto, Matthew Bultitude, Jonathon Glass, Tet Yap, Rhana Zakri, Majed Shabbir, Susan Willis, Kay Thomas, Tim O’Brien, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta,

<h4>Background</h4> Contracting COVID-19 peri-operatively has been associated with a mortality rate as high as 23%, making prevention vital. <h4>Objectives</h4> The primary objective is to determine safety of surgical admissions and procedures during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic using ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ sites. The secondary objective is to determine risk ... Read more >>

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Development and content validation of the percutaneous nephrolithotomy assessment score.

Kate Quirke, Abdullatif Aydın, Matthew Bultitude, Kemal Sarıca, Jonathan Glass, Azhar Khan, Howard Marsh, Samih Al-Hayek, Oliver Wiseman, Jake Patterson, Jonathan Makanjuola, Andreas Skolarikos, Bhaskar Somani, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To develop and content validate a percutaneous nephrolithotomy assessment score, taking into consideration the procedure-specific risks.<h4>Methods</h4>This prospective international study utilized the Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis to systematically outline percutaneous nephrolithotomy and failure modes for each step. A total of 25 h was spent observing percutaneous nephrolithotomy carried out by ... Read more >>

Int J Urol (International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association)
[2020, 27(11):960-964]

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