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Comparison of Different Invasive Devices for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence after Radical Prostatectomy.

Adv Urol 2022 21;2022:8736249. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Maternal-Infant and Urologic Sciences, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Policlinico Umberto I Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Purpose: To compare different forms of invasive treatments for postradical prostatectomy (RP) urinary incontinence (UI) in terms of quantitative and qualitative parameters and continence recovery rate.

Methods: We distinguished five categories of treatment:  = bulking agents,  = fixed slings,  = adjustable slings,  = circumferential compressor devices (artificial sphincter), and  = noncircumferential compressor devices (ProACT). A literature search was performed following the PRISMA guidelines. Read More

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Contemporary trends in the surgical management of urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy in the United States.

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 2022 Jun 21. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Urology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

Purpose: To identify trends, costs, and predictors in the use of different surgical procedures for post-radical prostatectomy incontinence (PPI).

Materials And Methods: We identified 21,589 men who were diagnosed with localized prostate cancer (PCa) and treated with radical prostatectomy (RP) from 2003 to 2017. The primary outcome was the incontinence procedure performances. Read More

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Transcroporal Artificial Urinary Sphincter Placement With Closure of Corporal Bodies-A Long-Term Analysis of Functional Outcomes.

Front Surg 2022 1;9:918011. Epub 2022 Jun 1.

Department of Urology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.

Objectives: An artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is the gold standard for postoperative stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The transcorporal AUS (TC) placement constitutes the main salvage option in high-risk patients suffering from SUI with fragile urethras. The literature analyzing long-term outcomes with respect to explantation rates, continence, and erectile function is scarce. Read More

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Risk of Post-operative Thromboembolism in Men Undergoing Urologic Prosthetic Surgery: An Assessment of 21,413 Men.

J Urol 2022 Jun 10:101097JU0000000000002801. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Division of Urology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah USA.

Purpose: To assess venous thromboembolism (VTE) and associated risk factors following artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) and inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgery.

Materials And Methods: Using IBM MarketScan, a commercial claims database, patients undergoing AUS and IPP surgery were identified using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and ICD-10 procedure codes between 2008 and 2017. ICD-9 and 10 codes were used to identify healthcare visits associated with lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) within 90 days of surgery. Read More

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Adjustable continence balloons in postprostatectomy incontinence: Outcomes and complications.

Neurourol Urodyn 2022 Jun 10. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Department of Urology, Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, University of Nantes, Nantes, France.

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the mid-term efficacy and safety of adjustable continence therapy (ProACT™) for the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after radical prostatectomy (RP).

Patients And Methods: Single-center retrospective study including male patients implanted with ProACT™ periurethral balloons for SUI after RP between 2007 and 2017, mainly with flexible cystoscopic guidance. Efficacy was assessed using a composite endpoint with subjective (patient's impression of improvement (PII), using a 0-100 numeral rating scale) and objective outcomes (decrease in daily pad use). Read More

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Impact of artificial urinary sphincter erosion in the reimplantation of the device.

Int Braz J Urol 2022 Jul-Aug;48(4):686-687

Departamento de Cirurgia Geral e Especializada, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

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Delayed Sigmoid Colon Erosion by Artificial Urinary Sphincter Tubing.

Urology 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Electronic address:

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Extensive dystrophic calcification of eroded artificial urinary sphincter cuff-a rare cause of urethral obstruction: a case report.

Transl Androl Urol 2022 Apr;11(4):567-570

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Background: Despite a high technical success rate and satisfaction, complications of an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) can occasionally occur and vary in severity from transient urinary retention to unrecognized urethral injury or urethral erosion. Infection usually occurs when urine comes into contact with the device and necessitates explant of the cuff followed by delayed device replacement. In rare cases, however, the device can remain in contact with urine for long periods of time without the sequelae normally associated with acute infection. Read More

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Editorial Comment to Artificial urinary sphincter in congenital neuropathic bladder: Very long-term outcomes.

Takeya Kitta

Int J Urol 2022 May 10. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Renal and Urologic Surgery, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan.

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ASTRA - An alternative approach for the posterior urethra.

Int Braz J Urol 2022 May 10;48. Epub 2022 May 10.

Unidade de Pesquisa Urogenital, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Introduction: Access represents one of the main challenges in performing posterior urethroplasty (1, 2). Several approaches and tactics have been previously described (3). This video demonstrates the Anterior Sagittal Transrectal Approach (ASTRA), which allows better visualization of the deep perineum (4). Read More

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Presenting signs and symptoms of artificial urinary sphincter cuff erosion.

Int Braz J Urol 2022 Jul-Aug;48(4):679-685

Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Purpose: To characterize the most common presentation and clinical risk factors for artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) cuff erosion to distinguish the relative frequency of symptoms that should trigger further evaluation in these patients.

Materials And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed our tertiary center database to identify men who presented with AUS cuff erosion between 2007 - 2020. A similar cohort of men who underwent AUS placement without erosion were randomly selected from the same database for symptom comparison. Read More

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Intraoperative Modification of Artificial Urinary Sphincter Cuffs: Achieving Enhanced Cuff Fit.

J Urol 2022 May 2:101097JU0000000000002732. Epub 2022 May 2.

Department of Urology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York.

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Re: Efficacy and safety of intradetrusor botulinum toxin injections for idiopathic overactive bladder syndrome in patients with an artificial urinary sphincter.

World J Urol 2022 Jul 29;40(7):1893-1894. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Chengdu Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, 610041, China.

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Advances in Assistive Electronic Device Solutions for Urology.

Micromachines (Basel) 2022 Mar 30;13(4). Epub 2022 Mar 30.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, 75 Woodland Road, Bristol BS81UB, UK.

Recent technology advances have led urology to become one of the leading specialities to utilise novel electronic systems to manage urological ailments. Contemporary bladder management strategies such as urinary catheters can provide a solution but leave the user mentally and physically debilitated. The unique properties of modern electronic devices, i. Read More

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Current Concepts in Endoscopic Bladder Neck Injection: Combined Antegrade and Retrograde Endoscopic Injection of the Bladder Neck in Children with Neurogenic Bladder.

Children (Basel) 2022 Mar 23;9(4). Epub 2022 Mar 23.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital of Eastern Switzerland, 9006 St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Introduction: Urinary incontinence is common in patients with neurogenic bladder, and efficient management is an ongoing challenge. Besides open surgical procedures like bladder neck reconstruction, artificial sphincter implantation, or sling procedures, endoscopic bladder neck injections of bulking agents enable minimally invasive access with promising results. Several studies report on the effect of antegrade vs. Read More

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Diagnosis, management, and outcome of urethral obstruction secondary to the capsule associated with the artificial urethral sphincter device.

J Vet Intern Med 2022 May 8;36(3):1016-1023. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, California, USA.

Background: Urethral obstruction secondary to artificial urethral sphincter (AUS) implantation is a recognized complication in dogs. However, urethral obstruction secondary to AUS-associated capsule formation has been described rarely.

Hypothesis: Describe clinical and diagnostic findings, management, and outcome in 6 dogs with urethral obstruction secondary to AUS-associated capsule formation. Read More

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Prospective Evaluation of Prostate and Organs at Risk Segmentation Software for MRI-based Prostate Radiation Therapy.

Radiol Artif Intell 2022 Mar 26;4(2):e210151. Epub 2022 Jan 26.

Departments of Imaging Physics (J.W.S.), Radiation Physics (R.J.K.), Radiation Oncology (C.T., H.M., S.J.F.), Diagnostic Radiology (A.M.V.), and Biostatistics (H.D.T.), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030.

The segmentation of the prostate and surrounding organs at risk (OARs) is a necessary workflow step for performing dose-volume histogram analyses of prostate radiation therapy procedures. Low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (LDRPBT) is a curative prostate radiation therapy treatment that delivers a single fraction of radiation over a period of days. Prior studies have demonstrated the feasibility of fully convolutional networks to segment the prostate and surrounding OARs for LDRPBT dose-volume histogram analyses. Read More

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Artificial urinary sphincter in congenital neuropathic bladder: Very long-term outcomes.

Int J Urol 2022 Mar 26. Epub 2022 Mar 26.

Department of Pediatric Urology, La Paz Children's University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.

Objective: Artificial urinary sphincter has been used to treat urinary incontinence in children with neuropathic bladder, although there are few studies reporting very long-term results. We assess our experience over the last 27 years in the management of artificial urinary sphincter.

Methods: A retrospective study was performed in patients with neuropathic bladder in whom an artificial urinary sphincter was placed in our institution between 1994 and 2020. Read More

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A case report of the preferred indication for the Zephyr (ZSI 375) artificial urinary sphincter.

Urol Case Rep 2022 Jul 17;43:102058. Epub 2022 Mar 17.

Shahid Labbafinejad Hospital, Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Shahid Behehti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of one piece urinary sphincter (ZSI 375) in patients with history of multiple lower abdominal surgeries. A 26 year old man presented with severe stress urinary incontinence since 19 years ago. At the age of 7, he suffered severe pelvic injuries due to a car accident and underwent multiple surgeries and a very large skin graft in the lower abdominal area. Read More

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Cystoscopic-guided scissor transection of intramural ectopic ureters as a novel alternate minimally invasive treatment option to laser ablation in female dogs: 8 cases (2011-2020).

J Am Vet Med Assoc 2022 Mar 12:1-9. Epub 2022 Mar 12.

Internal Medicine Department, Veterinary Specialist Services, Underwood, QLD, Australia.

Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of cystoscopic-guided scissor transection of ectopic ureters (CST-EU) in female dogs.

Animals: 8 incontinent female dogs with intramural ectopic ureters.

Procedures: For this retrospective case series, data were collected from medical records of dogs that underwent CST-EU to relocate the ectopic ureteral orifice to an anatomically normal trigonal location between June 2011 and December 2020. Read More

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Pre-prostatectomy membranous urethral length as a predictive factor of post prostatectomy incontinence requiring surgical intervention with an artificial urinary sphincter or a male sling.

Neurourol Urodyn 2022 04 9;41(4):973-979. Epub 2022 Mar 9.

Department of Urology, Guy's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Aims: To ascertain whether the membranous urethral length (MUL) is predictive of postprostatectomy incontinence (PPI) that requires surgery such as artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) or male sling (MS).

Methods: Men who had undergone AUS or MS for PPI were identified from a prospectively maintained database and compared to a control group of men who were continent at 12 months after radical prostatectomy. MUL in sagittal and coronal planes, sphincter height and width were measured on prebiopsy T2-weighted MRI scans. Read More

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Risk Factors For Revision After Artificial Urinary Sphincter Implantation In Male Patients With Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Ten-Year Retrospective Study.

Int Neurourol J 2022 Mar 8. Epub 2022 Mar 8.

LYX Institute of Urology, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain.

Purpose: To evaluate the preoperative and intraoperative risk factors for revision after AUS implantation in male patients with stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Methods: A retrospective analysis from a prospectively maintained database was performed. Male patients, with moderate-to-severe SUI, undergoing AUS implantation were included. Read More

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Impact of Radiation Therapy on Outcomes of Artificial Urinary Sphincter: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Li Zhang Yanwen Xu

Front Surg 2022 14;9:825239. Epub 2022 Feb 14.

Department of Endocrine, Huzhou Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital Affiliated to Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Huzhou, China.

Background: To compare incontinence rates and complications in patients receiving artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) with or without radiotherapy (RT).

Methods: PubMed, Embase, ScienceDirect, CENTRAL, and Google Scholar databases were searched for studies comparing outcomes of AUS between patients with and without RT. Search limits were from 1st January 2002 to 15th September 2021. Read More

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February 2022

Artificial Urinary Sphincter Is Better Than Slings for Moderate Male Stress Urinary Incontinence With Acceptable Complication Rate: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Front Surg 2022 9;9:841555. Epub 2022 Feb 9.

Department of Urology, Institute of Urology (Laboratory of Reconstructive Urology), West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Background: This meta-analysis aimed to compare the efficacy of artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) and slings for the treatment of moderate male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) based on existing data.

Methods: The study was in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis. We searched the widely acknowledged database including PubMed, Embase (Ovid version), Medline (Ovid version), and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (till February 2021). Read More

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February 2022

Urethral Stricture Formation Following Cuff Erosion of AMS Artificial Urinary Sphincter Devices: Implication for a Less Invasive Explantation Approach.

Front Surg 2022 9;9:829517. Epub 2022 Feb 9.

Department of Urology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.

Objectives: The objective of this study is to describe a standardized less invasive approach in patients with artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) explantation due to cuff erosion and analyze success and urethral stricture rates out of a prospective database. Evidence regarding complication management is sparse with heterogenous results revealing high risk of urethral stricture formation despite simultaneous urethroplasty in case of AUS explantation.

Patients And Methods: Data of all patients undergoing AUS implantation due to stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in our tertiary center were prospectively collected from 2009 to 2015. Read More

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February 2022

[Artificial urinary sphincter from the "inside": a handful solution to urinary incontinence, but not without complications.]

Arch Esp Urol 2022 Jan;75(1):89-91

Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico. Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria. Málaga. España.

La incontinencia urinaria afecta negativamente a la calidad de vida de los pacientes. En casos moderados- severos, el esfínter de uretra artifi cial (EUA) se considera la mejor solución. Dicho dispositivo consta de un manguito de oclusión infl able, que se coloca en la uretra peneana proximal, y que se conecta a un globo regulador de presión situado a nivel intraabdominal paravesical izquierdo, así como a una bomba de control a nivel escrotal ipsilateral (1) (Figura 1 y 2). Read More

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January 2022

[Artificial urinary sphincter in patients with urinary incontinence after High Intensity Focused ultrasound].

Prog Urol 2022 Mar 4;32(4):284-290. Epub 2022 Feb 4.

Urologie, Clinique Pasteur, Royan, France.

Introduction: Urinary incontinence after High Intensity Focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a poorly documented issue. To our knowledge, no study has evaluated the outcomes of artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) after HIFU. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional outcomes of AUS for post-HIFU urinary incontinence. Read More

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Impact of Health Literacy on Satisfaction Following Male Prosthetic Surgery.

Urology 2022 Jun 1;164:255-261. Epub 2022 Feb 1.

Department of Urology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Objective: To determine whether a patient's health literacy impacts patient satisfaction following inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) or artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) placement.

Materials And Methods: A retrospective study of patients who underwent IPP or AUS between January 1, 2016 and July 31, 2020 was performed. A telephone questionnaire assessed overall satisfaction and if patients would undergo surgery again. Read More

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Peri-operative outcomes between primary and replacement artificial urinary sphincter surgery: An ACS-NSQIP analysis.

Turk J Urol 2021 09;47(5):427-435

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center-Urology Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Objective: To evaluate differences in perioperative clinical outcomes in men undergoing artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation in primary versus replacement settings. Secondarily, we aimed to identify patient-related factors contributing to complications associated with AUS placement.

Materials And Methods: A review of the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program was performed between 2010 and 2018 identifying males undergoing AUS implantation. Read More

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September 2021

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms are Common After Artificial Urinary Sphincter Implantation.

Urology 2022 Jan 31. Epub 2022 Jan 31.

Department of Urology and Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Severance Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Objective: To investigate lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) observed after artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation for post-radical prostatectomy urinary incontinence (PRPUI).

Materials And Methods: Cases of AUS for PRPUI were evaluated. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) was assessed using the Sandvik-incontinence severity index. Read More

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January 2022