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The feasibility and efficacy of catheterizable stoma's in adults.

Elodie Beels, Nikesh Thiruchelvam, Frank Van der Aa,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>A continent vesicostomy represents a useful alternative for adult patients with impaired bladder emptying who are unable to perform clean intermittent (self-) catheterization through the urethra. In a pediatric setting, there exists a vast experience in these procedures. But experience with continent catheterizable vesicostomies is less abundant in ... Read more >>

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Robotic sacrocolpopexy in pelvic organ prolapse: a review of current literature.

Dmitry Y Pushkar, George R Kasyan, Alexander A Popov,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Recently, robotic sacrocolpopexy has become the gold standard for treating genital prolapse. Despite this, there is still much interest in this procedure, and many questions remain unanswered. This review focuses on the most critical articles on this issue that have been published in the last 2 years.<h4>Recent findings</h4>A ... Read more >>

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Update on robotic cystectomy.

Ralph Grauer, N Peter Wiklund,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>This article aims to discuss recently published (2019-2021) studies on robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) with attention to evidence comparing intracorporeal (ICUD) and extracorporeal urinary diversion (ECUD) in terms of intraoperative and perioperative metrics.<h4>Recent findings</h4>RARC produces equivalent oncological outcomes compared to open radical cystectomy (ORC). The benefits of RARC ... Read more >>

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Medical, technical and functional aspect of various types of urinary diversion.

John Heesakkers, Fred Witjes,

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Editorial: Advances in reconstructive urology.

Benjamin M Dropkin, Allen F Morey, Margit M Fisch,

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Laser endoscopic procedures on the prostate: it is the small details that count.

Mark Taratkin, Camilla Azilgareeva, Daria Taratkina, Evgenia Goryacheva, Leonid Rapoport, Dmitry Enikeev,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>This review aims to highlight the pros and cons of each laser device and to consider additional possible milestones for the development of laser technologies in the surgical treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia.<h4>Recent findings</h4>Over the last three decades, lasers' role in endourology has gone from strength to strength. ... Read more >>

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[2021, 31(5):468-472]

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Update on the management of complex strictures of the bulbar urethra.

Nicolaas Lumen, Wesley Verla, Marjan Waterloos, Mieke Waterschoot,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>This narrative review summarizes the most relevant literature published in 2019-2020 regarding urethroplasty for bulbar strictures.<h4>Recent findings</h4>We identified relevant papers focussing on new insights in the field of excision and primary anastomosis, graft augmentation urethroplasty and perineostomy for bulbar strictures and bulbomembranous strictures after radiotherapy or surgery for ... Read more >>

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[2021, 31(5):516-520]

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State of the art on stress incontinence management after benign prostatic obstruction surgery.

Paul Sabbagh, Hugo Dupuis, Jean-Nicolas Cornu,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is mostly seen after prostate surgery (radical prostatectomy or benign prostatic obstruction [BPO] relief). As new surgical techniques (laser, endoscopic enucleation) have been dramatically expanded in the past decade, a focus on postoperative SUI is necessary to provide the best management in this iatrogenic ... Read more >>

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[2021, 31(5):473-478]

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Long-term outcome of urethral and genital reconstruction in hypospadias and exstrophy-epispadias complex.

Céline Sinatti, Michal Yaela Schechter, Anne-Françoise Spinoit, Piet Hoebeke,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Although immediate surgical outcomes of genitourinary reconstruction used to be the main focus in hypospadias and exstrophy-epispadias complex (EEC), recent research demonstrates rising concerns about long-term functional and psychosexual outcomes. Recent results about long-term outcomes of complex genitourinary reconstruction in those children transitioning into adulthood are summarized and ... Read more >>

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[2021, 31(5):480-485]

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Postoperative medical treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms after benign prostatic hyperplasia surgery. Are we underestimating the problem?

Leonid Spivak, Andrey Morozov, Anastasia Shpikina, Dmitry Enikeev, Leonid Rapoport,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>The aim of this study was to determine whether well timed start of medical and surgical treatment of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) influences the treatment's effectiveness and thus the patients' overall functional outcomes and quality of life.<h4>Recent findings</h4>Pharmacological therapy even in high-volume (>80 cm3) BPH typically begins with α-blockers ... Read more >>

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[2021, 31(5):451-455]

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Tissue engineering: recent advances and review of clinical outcome for urethral strictures.

Sanad Saad, Nadir I Osman, Christopher R Chapple,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Urethrotomy remains the first-line therapy in the treatment of a urethral stricture despite data showing no real chance of a cure after repeated urethrotomies. An anastomotic or an augmentation urethroplasty using oral mucosa can be offered to patients following failed urethrotomy. The potential for a tissue engineered solution ... Read more >>

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Minimally invasive surgery for benign prostatic obstruction: new insights and future technical standards.

Enrique Rijo, Richard Hindley, Shahin Tabatabaei, Thorsten Bach,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>This review aims to give a brief description of the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques (MISTs) for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO).<h4>Recent findings</h4>In recent years technological advances have made the implementation of MISTs in the armamentarium of BPO surgery possible and in many cases could replace ... Read more >>

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Update on the management of penile and meatal strictures.

Malte W Vetterlein, Margit M Fisch, Valentin Zumstein, ,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Treatment of penile and distal urethral strictures including the fossa navicularis and the meatus remains challenging due to their adverse etiology and lack of ventral tissue support. In this contemporary review, we summarize the available evidence and recent advancements in reconstructive techniques.<h4>Recent findings</h4>Over the last years, several refinements ... Read more >>

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eLearning and transurethral prostate surgery: virtual tools for a real training.

David Ka-Wai Leung, Steffi Kar-Kei Yuen, Ka-Lun Lo, Chi-Fai Ng, Jeremy Yuen-Chun Teoh,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>In the recent two decades, technological breakthrough has tremendously expanded the scope of transurethral prostate surgery. New gadgets and energy devices keep emerging to tackle benign prostatic obstruction, which was dealt with mainly by transurethral resection of prostate in the old days. Although this trend appears fascinating, it ... Read more >>

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[2021, 31(5):456-460]

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Electrosurgery or laser for benign prostatic enlargement: trumpcard or pitfalls.

Maximilian Pallauf, Thomas Herrmann, David Oswald, Peter Törzsök, Susanne Deininger, Lukas Lusuardi,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>To summarize and comment on publications of the last 2 years in the field of endoscopic surgery for benign prostatic enlargement, focusing on similarities and differences of laser and electrosurgery.<h4>Recent findings</h4>Because of good hemostasis and safety, invasive endoscopic surgery has evolved to a choice of treatment for vulnerable ... Read more >>

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Advancements in transurethral management of urethral stricture disease.

Michael Hughes, Stephen Blakely, Dmitriy Nikolavsky,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>To explore and report the recent evolution of transurethral management of urethral stricture disease.<h4>Recent findings</h4>In recent years, new promising techniques in the transurethral management of urethral stricture disease have emerged including adjuvant therapies to direct vision internal urethrotomy, regenerative therapy with buccal mucosa cells and minimally invasive transurethral ... Read more >>

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The emerging role of robotics in upper and lower urinary tract reconstruction.

Calvin C Zhao, Nabeel A Shakir, Lee C Zhao,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Developments in robotic reconstructive urology have introduced novel treatments for complex upper and lower urinary tract disease. Short-term and mid-term data demonstrates excellent outcomes and minimal morbidity, suggesting the advanced instrumentation and visualization of robotics represent a new treatment paradigm in patients that are historically difficult to treat. ... Read more >>

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[2021, 31(5):511-515]

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Editorial: Lower urinary tract symptoms, benign prostate hyperplasia and beyond.

Dmitry Enikeev, Vincent Misrai, Shahrokh Shariat,

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[2021, 31(5):437]

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The place of robotic-assisted laparoscopy for BPO surgical management in 2021.

Elisabeth Grobet-Jeandin, Ugo Pinar, Morgan Rouprêt,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Robot-assisted laparoscopic simple prostatectomy (RASP) is being used increasingly for the surgical treatment of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). Our purpose is to review the main outcomes of RASP for the management of BPO.<h4>Recent findings</h4>A computerised bibliographic search of Medline was performed for articles that included detailed results of ... Read more >>

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New perspectives on the surgical treatment of posterior urethral obstruction.

Elizabeth N Bearrick, Bridget L Findlay, Tim C Boswell, Kevin J Hebert, Boyd R Viers,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Posterior urethral obstruction (PUO) from prostate surgery for benign and malignant conditions poses a significant reconstructive challenge. Endoscopic management demonstrates only modest success and often definitive reconstructive solutions are necessary to limit morbidity and firmly establish posterior urethral continuity. This often demands a combined abdominoperineal approach, pubic bone ... Read more >>

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Update on female urethral reconstruction.

Reynaldo G Gomez, Jessica Pfeifer,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Female urethral stricture (FUS) is not frequent but can be the cause of significant morbidity. A somewhat overlooked condition for years, it has received significant attention in recent times. In this review, we update the current evidence surrounding FUS management.<h4>Recent findings</h4>It is estimated that FUS is present in ... Read more >>

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Success factors for abdominal wall diversions, including ureterocutaneostomy.

Antonio Cicione, Riccardo Lombardo, Simone D'Annunzio, Cosimo De Nunzio, Andrea Tubaro,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>To review the most recent data on urinary diversions (UD) surgical outcomes performed at time of radical cystectomy (RC).<h4>Recent findings</h4>Looking at the recent specific literature, the most recent factors introduced in the field of UDs are the preoperative assessment of patient's frailty and the use of the robotic ... Read more >>

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The functioning and the complication rate of extreme long existing urinary diversions.

Charlotte J Van Ginkel, Hanny Cobussen-Boekhorst, Frank Martens, Wout F J Feitz, John Heesakkers,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>This review is timely and relevant because many patients live many years with urinary diversions. Knowledge about the long term outcome with respect to function and complications are important for patient counseling and for the manner to follow-up patients. This study was performed to investigate the functioning of ... Read more >>

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Urinary diversions for benign and oncologic indications: what did we learn about short term complications in the last 24 months?

Fredrik Liedberg, Johannes Bobjer,

<h4>Purpose of the review</h4>Urinary diversion (UD) with or without cystectomy is a procedure with high short term complication rates. In this review, we summarize the most relevant findings of the last 2 years.<h4>Recent findings</h4>The use of a prophylactic mesh decreases the risk of parastomal hernia after ileal conduit (IC) surgery ... Read more >>

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Bladder-preserving strategies for Bacillus Calmette-Guérin unresponsive non-muscle invasive bladder cancer; where are we and what will be expected?: Erratum.

Curr Opin Urol (Current opinion in urology)
[2021, 31(4):436]

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