EDITORIAL COMMENTWe would like to thank the editors for their comment on “Preventing prostate biopsy complications: to Augment or to Swab”. They present some of the challenges to implementing a rectal swab prior to transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) biopsy, and offer an alternative using the transperineal (TP) biopsy approach.
Laboratory Reporting Parameters of Microhematuria: Implications for Interpreting the 2020 AUA GuidelineTo explore how laboratories in the United States (U.S.) report red blood cell per high powered field (RBC/HPF) counts on urinalysis and to evaluate whether this methodology permits effective risk stratification in accordance with the 2020 AUA/SUFU microhematuria guidelines.
Preventing Prostate Biopsy Complications: to Augment or to Swab?To use data from a large, prospectively- acquired regional collaborative database to compare the risk of infectious complications associated with three American Urologic Association- recommended antibiotic prophylaxis pathways, including culture-directed or augmented antibiotics, following prostate biopsy.
The Consequences of Inadvertent Radical Nephrectomy in the Treatment of Upper Tract Urothelial CarcinomaTo determine factors associated with performing inadvertent radical nephrectomy (RN) for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC), and to assess the impact of radical nephrectomy on overall survival (OS) compared to radical nephroureterectomy (NU).