Posts made in July, 2017

A solitary urothelial tumor arising from one of bilateral ureteroceles

Vol. 43 (x): 2017 July 7.[Ahead of print]

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2017.0087


RADIOLOGY PAGE

Law Yu Xi Terence 1, Khan Sagir Irfan 2, Tan Guan Lim, Lincoln 1
1 Department of Urology, National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore; 2 Department of Pathology, National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore

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Editorial Comment: Use of indocyanine green angiography in microsurgical subinguinal varicocelectomy – lessons learned from our initial experience

Vol. 43 (x): 2017 August 2.[Ahead of print]

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2017.0107.1


EDITORIAL

Marcello Cocuzza 1
1 Departamento de Urologia, Universidade de São Paulo, SP, Brasil

No abstract available

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Quality of life and urolithiasis: the patient – reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS)

Vol. 43 (x): 2017 July 7.[Ahead of print]

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2016.0649


ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Nishant Patel 1, Robert D. Brown 1, Carl Sarkissian 1, Shubha De 1, Manoj Monga 1
1 Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

ABSTRACT

Background: With a high rate of recurrence, urolithiasis is a chronic disease that impacts quality of life. The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System is an NIH validated questionnaire to assess patient quality of life. We evaluated the impact of urolithiasis on quality of life using the NIH-sponsored PROMIS-43 questionnaire.

Materials and Methods: Patients reporting to the kidney stone clinic were interviewed to collect information on stone history and demographic information and were asked to complete the PROMIS-43 questionnaire. Quality of life scores were analyzed using gender and age matched groups for the general US population. Statistical comparisons were made based on demographic information and patient stone history. Statistical significance was P<0.05.

Results: 103 patients completed the survey. 36% of respondents were male, the average age of the group was 52 years old, with 58% primary income earners, and 35% primary caregivers. 7% had never passed a stone or had a procedure while 17% passed 10 or more stones in their lifetime. Overall, pain and physical function were worse in patients with urolithiasis. Primary income earners had better quality of life while primary caregivers and those with other chronic medical conditions were worse. Patients on dietary and medical therapy had better quality of life scores.

Conclusions: Urolithiasis patients subjectively have worse pain and physical function than the general population. The impact of pain on quality of life was greatest in...

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Re: Assessment of sexual functions in partners of women with complaints of urinary incontinence

Vol. 43 (x): 2017 June 6.[Ahead of print]

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2016.0647


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Mustafa Kadihasanoglu 1, Emin Özbek 1

Department of Urology, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

No abstract available

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Re: Preliminary assessment of neck circumference in benign prostatic hyperplasia in patients with metabolic syndrome

Vol. 43 (x): 2017 July 7.[Ahead of print]

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2017.0197


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Huseyin Besiroglu 1, Emin Ozbek 2
1 Department of Urology, Çatalca Ilyas Çokay State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; 2 Department of Urology, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

No abstract available

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