International Brazilian Journal of Urology Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:13:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 International Brazilian Journal of Urology 32 32 Editorial Comment: Improvement of fertility parameters with Tribulus Terrestris and Anacyclus Pyrethrum treatment in male rats Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:13:31 +0000 Vol. 45 (5): 1055-1056, September – October, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.0843.1


Diogo Benchimol de Souza 1, Gabriela Faria Buys-Goncalves 1
1 Unidade de Pesquisa Urogenital Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro – Uerj, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil


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Editorial Comment: Portable model for vasectomy reversal training Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:00:13 +0000 Vol. 45 (5): 1020-1021, September – October, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.0092.1


Rodrigo R. Vieiralves 1
1 Servico de Urologia, Hospital Federal da Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil


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Social Media in the Urology Practice | Opinion: NO Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:21:59 +0000 Vol. 45 (5): 882-888, September – October, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.05.03


Rodrigo Donalisio Da Silva 1, 2, Jeffrey J. Leow 3, 4, Zainal Adwin Abidin 5, Edgar Linden-Castro 6, Edgar Ivan Bravo Castro 7, Leonardo Tortolero Blanco 8, Jeremy Yuen-Chun Teoh 9, Pablo Nicolas Contreras 10, Marcelo Langer Wroclawski 11, 12
1 Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA; 2 Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA; 3 Department of Urology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, LKC School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; 4 Division of Urologic Surgery and Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 5 Department of Surgery, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia; 6 Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan Jalisco, Mexico; 7 Servicio de Urologia, Hospital Central Militar, Mexico; 8 Servicio de Urologia, Hospital Imed Levante, Alicante, Spain; 9 S. H. Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; 10 Servicio de Urologia del Hospital Aleman. Buenos Aires, Argentina; 11 Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil; 12 Hospital Beneficencia Brasileira de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil 

Keywords: Social Media; Urology; Review [Publication Type]


Recently, Social Media (SoMe) has been one of the most important resources in communication.

Unsurprisingly, the medical and scientific community started to utilize the available online platforms in order to facilitate communication, promote scientific knowledge and initiate partnerships with other Institutions.

A 2018 survey of more than 5000 physicians found that 71% of physicians under the age of 40, 50% of those aged 40 to 49 years old, and more than 30% of physicians older than 60 years old regularly use SoMe (1). The American Urological Association survey in 2013 showed a high use of SoMe among its members (74%), of which fellows and residents consisted 86% and attendings 66% (2).

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Social Media in the Urology Practice | Opinion: YES Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:19:14 +0000 Vol. 45 (5): 877-881, September – October, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.05.02


Mateus Cosentino Bellote 1, Hegel Trujillo Santamaria 2, Marcela Pelayo-Nieto 3, Heman Prasad ES 4, Nariman Gadzhiev 5, Kalyan Gudaru 6
1 Departmentamento de Urologia, Universidade Federal do Parana – UFPR, Curitiba, PR, Brasil; 2 Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Centro Medico Nacional, Unidad Medica De Alta especialidade No.14 “Lic. Adolfo Ruiz Cortines” Veracruz, Mexico; 3 Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; 4 CIHSR Referral Hospital, Nagaland, India; 5 Departament of Endourological, Pavlov First Saint Petersburg Medical University, Russia; 6 Department of Urology, Sri Venkateswara Institute Of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Keywords: Social Media; Urology; Review [Publication Type]


Social media (SoMe) are changing the way people communicate, interact, and exchange information. Medical and scientific communities are increasingly utilising of these emerging communication tools. Knowledge and scientific content are now broadly available in multiple platforms that allow providers to interact with peers around the world.

These platforms are now facilitating medical education and helping phisicians to increase their network (1). Nowadays, Twitter has played a key role in the medical comunity. It has been shown that Twitter activity can predict articles that will be highly cited (2).

Over 80% of physicians across specialities have some form of social media presence. The current and upcoming generations of physicians entering work force with an innate and natural drive to communicate, this trend is only going to increase (3).

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Focal therapy for prostate cancer – index lesion treatment vs. hemiablation. A matter of definition Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:13:34 +0000 Vol. 45 (5): 873-876, September – October, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.05.02


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? Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:10:58 +0000 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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Vol. 45 N. 05, 2019 Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:18:37 +0000

Int Braz J Urol. Vol. 45 N. 05 – 2019


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

Luciano A. Favorito [view article]


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

Armando Stabile, Marco Moschini, Francesco Montorsi, Xavier Cathelineau, Rafael Sanchez-Salas [view article]


 877 | Social Media in the Urology Practice | Opinion: YES

Mateus Cosentino Bellote, Hegel Trujillo Santamaria, Marcela Pelayo-Nieto, Heman Prasad ES, Nariman Gadzhiev, Kalyan Gudaru [view article]

882 | Social Media in the Urology Practice | Opinion: NO

Rodrigo Donalisio Da Silva, Jeffrey J. Leow, Zainal Adwin Abidin, Edgar Linden-Castro, Edgar Ivan Bravo Castro, Leonardo Tortolero Blanco, Jeremy Yuen-Chun Teoh, Pablo Nicolas Contreras, Marcelo Langer Wroclawski [view article]


 889 | Brazilian consensus in enuresis–recomendations for clinical practice

Jose Murillo B. Netto, Atila Victal Rondon, George Rafael Martins de Lima, Miguel Zerati Filho, Edison Daniel Schneider-Monteiro, Carlos Augusto F. Molina, Adriano de Almeida Calado, Ubirajara Barroso Jr. [view article]

901 | Association between calcitonin receptor gene polymorphisms and calcium stone urolithiasis: A meta-analysis

Jiaxuan Qin, Zonglong Cai, Jinchun Xing, Bo Duan, Peide Bai [view article]


 910 | Non-functional paraganglioma of urinary bladder managed by transurethral resection

Baochao Zhang, Zhenrui Fu, Liwei Liu, Baomin Qiao, Chunyu Liu [view article]

916 Biological roles of filamin a in prostate cancer cells

Xue-Chao Li, Chuan-Xi Huang, Shi-Kui Wu, Lan Yu, Guang-Jian Zhou, Li-Jun Chen [view article]

925 | Outcomes of endovascular treatment of renal arterial stenosis in transplanted kidneys

Alexandre Sallum Bull, Affonso Celso Piovesan, Giovanni Scala Marchini, Kleiton Gabriel Ribeiro Yamacake, Ioannis Michel Antonopoulos, Renato Falci, Hideki Kanashiro, Gustavo Ebaid, Francisco Cesar Carnevale, Gustavo Messi, William Carlos Nahas [view article]

932 | Preoperative proteinuria is associated with increased rates of acute kidney injury after partial nephrectomy

Onder Kara, Matthew J. Maurice, Pascal Mouracade, Ercan Malkoc, Julien Dagenais, Mustafa Capraz, Jaya S. Chavali, Merve Yazici Kara, Jihad H. Kaouk [view article]

941 | The role of a novel decision aid to support informed decision making process in patients with a symptomatic non – lower pole renal stone < 20 mm in diameter: a prospective randomized study

Mehmet İlker Gokce, Cağrı Akpınar, Barış Esen, Vahid Solak, Omer Gülpınar, Yaşar Bedük [view article]

948 Computed tomography window affects kidney stones measurements

Alexandre Danilovic, Bruno Aragao Rocha, Giovanni Scala Marchini, Olivier Traxer, Carlos Batagello, Fabio Carvalho Vicentini, Fabio Cesar Miranda Torricelli, Miguel Srougi, William Carlos Nahas, Eduardo Mazzucchi [view article]

 956 | Comparison of supine and prone miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy in the treatment of lower pole, middle pole and renal pelvic stones: A matched pair analysis

Harun Ozdemir, Akif Erbin, Murat Sahan, Metin Savun, Alkan Cubuk, Ozgur Yazici, Mehmet Fatih Akbulut, Omer Sarilar [view article]

 965 | Comparison of the outcomes of laparoscopic pyeloplasty with and without concomitant pyelolithotomy

Mustafa Kadihasanoglu, Ugur Yucetas, Emre Karabay, Erkan Sonmezay [view article]

974 | Prevalence of enuresis and its impact in quality of life of patients with sickle cell disease

Alana de Medeiros Nelli, Flavia Cristina de Carvalho Mrad, Mateus de Andrade Alvaia, Heros Aureliano Antunes da Silva Maia, Carina Oliveira Silva Guimaraes, Evanilda Souza de Santana Carvalho, Cristiano Mendes Gomes, Jose Murillo Bastos Netto, Jose de Bessa Junior [view article]

981 | Assessment of long term outcomes after buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty: the impact of chronic kidney disease

Manoj Kumar, Ajay Aggarwal, Siddharth Pandey, Samarth Agarwal, Satya Narayan Sankhwar [view article]

989 | Macroplastique for women with stress urinary incontinence secondary to intrinsic sphincter deficiency

Timothy F. Carroll, Alana Christie, Melissa Foreman, Gaurav Khatri, Philippe E. Zimmern [view article]

999 | Intermediate-term outcomes of laparoscopic pectopexy and vaginal sacrospinous fixation: a comparative study

Bahar Sariibrahim Astepe, Aybike Karsli, Işil Koleli, Orhan Seyfi Aksakal, Hasan Terzi, Ahmet Kale [view article]

1008 | Human Chorionic Gonadotropin monotherapy for the treatment of hypogonadal symptoms in men with total testosterone > 300 ng/dL

Vinayak Madhusoodanan, Premal Patel, Thiago Fernandes Negris Lima, Jabez Gondokusumo, Eric Lo, Nannan Thirumavalavan, Larry I. Lipshultz, Ranjith Ramasamy [view article]

1013 | Portable model for vasectomy reversal training

Luis Otavio Amaral Duarte Pinto, Charles Alberto Villacorta de Barros, Anderson Bentes de Lima, Deivid Ramos dos Santos, Herick Pampolha Huet de Bacelar [view article]

1020 | Editorial Comment: Portable model for vasectomy reversal training

Rodrigo R. Vieiralves [view article]

1022 | An augmented patient-specific approach to administration of contrast agent for CT renal angiography

Charbel Saade, Nadine Hamieh, Ibrahim Al-Sheikh Deeb, Maurice Haddad, Alain S. Abi-Ghanem, Diamond Ghieh, Fadi El-Merhi [view article]

1033 | Evaluation of relaxant responses properties of cinnamon essential oil and its major component, cinnamaldehyde on human and rat corpus cavernosum

Alev Onder, Didem Yilmaz-Oral, Igor Jarkovic, Alp Ozgur Akdemir, Serap Gur [view article]

1043 | Improvement of fertility parameters with Tribulus Terrestris and Anacyclus Pyrethrum treatment in male rats

Dariush Haghmorad, Mohammad Bagher Mahmoudi, Pardis Haghighi, Paria Alidadiani, Ensieh Shahvazian, Parsova Tavasolian, Mahmoud Hosseini, Mahmoud Mahmoudi [view article]

1055 | Editorial Comment: Improvement of fertility parameters with Tribulus Terrestris and Anacyclus Pyrethrum treatment in male rats

Diogo Benchimol de Souza, Gabriela Faria Buys-Goncalves [view article]


1057 | Penile skin flap: a versatile substitute for anterior urethral stricture

Wissem Hmida, Mouna Ben Othmen, Amidou Bako, Mehdi Jaidane, Faouzi Mosbah [view article]


1064 | Novel homozygous mutation in a colombian patient with persistent müllerian duct syndrome: expanded phenotype

Mary Garcia Acero, Olga Moreno, Andres Gutierrez, Catalina Sanchez, Juan Guillermo Catano, Fernando Suarez-Obando, Adriana Rojas [view article]


1071 | Open anterograde anatomic radical retropubic prostatectomy technique: description of the first fiftyfive procedures

Fabricio Borges Carrerette, Emanuel Carvalho, Henrique Machado, Felipe Cassau de Sa Freire, Ronaldo Damião [view article]

1073 | Intracorporeal renal hypothermia with ice slush for robot-assisted partial nephrectomy in a highly complex renal mass

Jose Luis Bauza, Prithvi Murthy, Daniel Sagalovich, Riccardo Bertolo, Enrique Pieras, Pedro Piza, Jihad Kaouk [view article]

1075 | Indocyanine green – guided laparoscopic renal pedicle lymphatic disconnection: A novel, targeted treatment for chyluria

Joshua Yi Min Tung, Kenneth Chen, Allen Soon Phang Sim [view article]

1076 | Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy as treatment in obstructed hemivagina and ipsilateral renal agenesis (OHVIRA) syndrome

Maria Medina-Gonzalez, Jorge Panach-Navarrete, Lorena Valls-Gonzalez, Ana Castello-Porcar, Jose Maria Martinez-Jabaloyas [view article]

1078 | One-sided anterior Urethroplasty for panurethral stricture: step-by-step

Willian Eduardo Ito, Marco Aurelio Rodrigues, Silvio Henrique Maia de Almeida [view article]

1080 | New technologies for old procedures: when Firefly improves robotic bladder diverticulectomy

Francesca Vedovo, Bernardino de Concilio, Guglielmo Zeccolini, Tommaso Silvestri, Antonio Celia [view article]

 1081 | INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS [view article]

The course of Int Braz J Urol during the XXXVII Brazilian Congress of Urology was a sucess Mon, 26 Aug 2019 17:48:23 +0000 The course of Int Braz J Urol during the XXXVII Brazilian Congress of Urology was a sucess. The course aims to develop new reviewers and demonstrate how a scientific paper should be written and submitted to Int Braz J Urol.

Participated:  doctors Sidney Glina (editor); Francisco Sampaio (editor between 2000-2010) and Luciano Alves favorito (Elected new editor in chief for the períod 2020 to 2024) and with the support of AUA present with Dra. Angela Smith and the secretary general of AUA Dr. Jonh Densdent.



Int Baz J Urol tem novo Editor chefe Mon, 26 Aug 2019 17:40:52 +0000

Assessment of long term outcomes after buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty: the impact of chronic kidney disease Mon, 26 Aug 2019 17:26:08 +0000 Vol. 45 (5): 981-988, September – October, 2019

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.0176


Manoj Kumar 1, Ajay Aggarwal 1, Siddharth Pandey 1, Samarth Agarwal 1, Satya Narayan Sankhwar 1
1 Department of Urology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, INDIA


Objectives: To compare and assess various outcomes and success of buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty (BMGU) in patients with CKD versus patients having normal renal function.
Material and Methods: This was a retrospective, single centre study, during period 2013 to 2017. Patients were grouped into two groups. Group 1 had patients with estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR)>60mL/min/1.73m2 while group 2 had patients with eGFR <60mL/min/1.73m2. eGFR was calculated according to the MDRD equation. The two groups were compared with regard to various outcomes like length, location of stricture, technique of graft placement, intra-operative blood loss (haemoglobin drop), duration of hospital stay, post-operative complications and recurrence.
Results: A total of 223 patients were included in study with group 1 had 130 patients and group 2 had 93 patients. Mean age of patients with CKD were higher (47.49 years versus 29.13 years). The mean follow-up period was comparable between both groups (23.29 months and 22.54 months respectively). Patients with CKD had more post-operative Clavien Grade 2 or higher complications (p=0.01) and a greater recurrence rates (p<0.001) than in non-CKD patients. On multivariate analysis, age and CKD status was signifi cant predictor of urethroplasty success (p=0.004) (OR= 14.98 (1.952-114.94, 95% CI).
Conclusions: CKD patients are more prone to post-operative complications in terms of wound infection, graft uptake and graft failure and higher recurrence rates following BMGU.

Keywords: Oral Mucosal Absorption; Renal Insuffi ciency, Chronic; Kidney Glomerulus

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