Clinical outcome of laparoscopic versus robot-assisted radical cystectomy for patients with bladder cancer: a retrospective study.

With the development of minimally invasive surgery technology, patients with bladder cancer are increasingly receiving laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) or robotic-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) treatment.

A multisociety organizational consensus process to define guiding principles for acute perioperative pain management.

The US Health and Human Services Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force initiated a public-private partnership which led to the publication of its report in 2019. The report emphasized the need for individualized, multimodal, and multidisciplinary approaches to pain management that decrease the over-reliance on opioids, increase access to care, and promote widespread education on pain and substance use disorders.

Workforce Diversity in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery: An Analysis of the American Urological Association Census Data.

To describe the current state of workforce diversity in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) using the 2014-2019 American Urological Association (AUA) census data.

We evaluated FPMRS workforce diversity using the AUA census data from 2014 to 2019.

Endourological management of a rare radiopaque ritonavir-composed urinary calculus.

Protease inhibitors are a source of nephrolithiasis in HIV + patients, and these stones are described as not detected by CT. While urinary stones are commonly associated with certain protease inhibitors, stones composed of ritonavir are rare.

Engineering and clinical use of artificial intelligence (AI) with machine learning and data science advancements: radiology leading the way for future.

Over the years, many clinical and engineering methods have been adapted for testing and screening for the presence of diseases. The most commonly used methods for diagnosis and analysis are computed tomography (CT) and X-ray imaging.

Current Trends in Artificial Intelligence Application for Endourology and Robotic Surgery.

With the advent of electronic medical records and digitalization of health care over the past 2 decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as an enabling tool to manage complex datasets and deliver streamlined data-driven patient care.

Objective Assessment and Standard Setting for Basic Flexible Ureterorenoscopy Skills Among Urology Trainees Using Simulation-Based Methods - Beyond the Abstract

The curricular reform occurring in the world of medical education centers around the concept of competence and pushes educators to ensure that residency produces graduates who meet a minimum standard of technical and non-technical ability. When relating these concepts to procedural skills, there are a number of ways in which this standard can be defined. One way that continues to grow in popularity amongst program directors and academics is the idea of ‘entrustability’, that is, the concept that newly qualified physicians and surgeons should be viewed as trustworthy in their execution of necessary clinical and surgical skills. In this study, we used a traditional standard setting method to determine entrustability standards for a core procedural skill amongst urologists, flexible ureteroscopy (fURS). We approached graduating urology residents and asked them to complete a series of straightforward, simulation-based ureteroscopic tasks, and scored their endoscopic skills using both a global rating scale (GRS) and a simple categorization based on how ‘entrustable’ they are based on said performance (entrustable, borderline, not entrustable). Ratings were completed by both expert surgeons and crowd-workers, using the CSATS© platform.

The utility of intravenous ketamine for the management of intraoperative penile erection: a retrospective single-center analysis of endourological surgeries over a 4-year.

To assess the prevalence of intraoperative penile erection in our endourology practice and the utility of intravenous ketamine in the management of the condition.

Of 402 endoscopic urological procedures performed in our clinic over a 4-year (2015-2019) period, a total of 9 cases with intraoperative penile erection impeding instrumentation during endourological surgery were included.

The cost of operating room delays in an endourology center.

This study sought to characterize delays and estimate resulting costs during nephrolithiasis surgery.

Independent observers documented delays during ureteroscopy (URS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedures.

Objective Assessment and Standard Setting for Basic Flexible Ureterorenoscopy Skills among Urology Trainees using Simulation-based Methods.

To objectively assess the performance of graduating urology residents performing flexible ureterorenoscopy (fURS) using a simulation-based model and to set an entrustibility standard or benchmark for use across the educational spectrum.

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