Editorial

Focal therapy for prostate cancer – index lesion treatment vs. hemiablation. A matter of definition

Vol. 45 (5): 873-876, September – October, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.05.02


EDITORIAL

Armando Stabile 1, Marco Moschini 2, Francesco Montorsi 1, Xavier Cathelineau 3, Rafael Sanchez-Salas 3
1 Department of Urology and Division of Experimental Oncology, URI, Urological Research Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; 2 Klinik fur Urologie, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Lucerne, Switzerland; 3 Department of Urology, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris and Universite Paris Descartes, Paris, France

Current standard of care for localized prostate cancer (PCa) include active surveillance and radical therapy. Tissue-sparing approaches such as focal therapy (FT) has recently emerged to cover that middle ground between active surveillance and whole gland therapies in order to provide cancer control while reducing morbidities and side-effects. Evidence from a systematic review including thirty-seven studies reporting on 3230 patients receiving FT through different energy sources reported a rate of significant disease (csPCa) at follow-up biopsy ranging between 0% and 13% within a median follow-up ranging from 4 to 61 months. Leak-free continence and potency rate were 83.3-100% and 81.5-100%, respectively (1)

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Bulbar urethral stricture: penile skin flap may be a good option?

Vol. 45 (5): 871-872, September – October, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.05.01


EDITORIAL In this issue

Luciano Alves Favorito 1, 2, 3
1 Unidade de Pesquisa Urogenital da Univ. Estadual do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil; 2 Hospital Federal da Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil; 3 Editor Associado da International Braz J Urol

The September-October 2019 issue of the International Brazilian Journal of Urology presents original contributions with a lot of interesting papers in different fields: Infertility, Bladder Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Partial nephrectomy, Kidney stones, Nocturnal Enuresis, Basic Research, Urinary Incontinence, Transplantation, UPJ Obstruction, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Hypogonadism, Vasectomy, Herbal Medicine in Fertility and Urethral Strictures. The papers come from many different countries such as Italy, Brazil, USA, Turkey, China, France, Iran, Lebanon, Singapore, Colombia, Tunisia, India and Spain, and as usual the editor ́s comment highlights some papers.

We decided to comment the paper about a very interesting topic: Penile skin flap for anterior urethral sctricture (1).

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Editorial Comment: Study of kidney morphologic and structural changes related to different ischemia times and types of clamping of the renal vascular pedicle

Vol. 45 (4): 763-764, July – August, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.0559.1


EDITORIAL

Luciano A. Favorito 1, 2, 3
1 Professor Titular, Unidade Urogenital da Univ. Est. do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ, RJ, Brasil; 2 Urologista do Hospital da Lagoa Federal, Rio de Janeiro , RJ, Brasil; 3 Editor Associado do International Braz J Urol

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Editorial Comment: External validation of nomogram to predict inguinal lymph node metastasis in patients with penile cancer and clinically negative lymph nodes

Vol. 45 (4): 679-680, July – August, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.0756.1


EDITORIAL

Luciano A. Favorito 1, 2, 3
1 Professor Titular, Unidade Urogenital da Univ. Est. do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ, RJ, Brasil; 2 Urologista do Hospital da Lagoa Federal, Rio de Janeiro , RJ, Brasil; 3 Editor Associado do International Braz J Urol

ABSTRACT

Not available

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Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) in radical cystectomy patients: from consensus to evidences

Vol. 45 (4): 655-657, July – August, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.04.02


EDITORIAL

Marco Moschini 1,2, Armando Stabile 1,3, Agostino Mattei 2, Francesco Montorsi 3, Xavier Cathelineau 1, Rafael Sanchez-Salas 1

1 Department of Urology, L’Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France; 2 Department of Urology, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Spitalstrasse, 6000 Luzern, Switzerland; 3 Department of Urology, Urological Research Institute, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

Bladder cancer (BCa) is the second most common genitourinary malignancy with 81,190 estimated new diagnoses for 2018 in the United States alone (1). Radical cystectomy (RC) with bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) and perioperative chemotherapy is the standard treatment recurrent high risk non-muscle invasive and for muscle invasive BCa (2). However, RC as well as perioperative chemotherapy represent a complex procedure associated with high perioperative morbidity and mortality as a consequence also of the characteristics of the population which is generally affected by multiple comorbidities when compared to other surgical procedures (3, 4).

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Age and Body Mass Index: the most important factors of urinary and erectile function recovery after robotic assisted radical prostatectomy

Vol. 45 (4): 653-654, July – August, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.04.01


EDITORIAL In this issue

Luciano Alves Favorito 1, 2, 3
1 Unidade de Pesquisa Urogenital da Univ. Estadual do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil; 2 Hospital Federal da Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil; 3 Editor Associado da International Braz J Urol

The July-August 2019 issue of the International Brazilian Journal of Urology presents original contributions with a lot of interesting papers in different fields: Infertility, Bladder augmentation, Bladder Cancer, PCNL, Prostate Cancer, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Partial nephrectomy, Renal stones, Nocturnal Enuresis, Basic Research, Laparoscopic Surgery, Penile Cancer, Stress Urinary Incontinence and Adrenalectomy. The papers come from many different countries such as Italy, Brazil, USA, UK, Turkey, China, France, Iran, Republic of Korea, Argentina, India and Spain, and as usual the editor´s comment highlights some papers. We decided to comment the paper about a very interesting topic: Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy (RARP).

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