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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 143

Primary care urology and andrology

Department of Urology, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, New Taipei; School of Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Date of Submission29-Jun-2019
Date of Web Publication29-Jul-2019

Correspondence Address:
Stephen Shei-Dei Yang
Department of Urology, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, New Taipei; School of Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/UROS.UROS_47_19

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How to cite this article:
Yang SS. Primary care urology and andrology. Urol Sci 2019;30:143

How to cite this URL:
Yang SS. Primary care urology and andrology. Urol Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 23];30:143. Available from: http://www.e-urol-sci.com/text.asp?2019/30/4/143/263650

Primary care urology is important for urologists and non-urologists. We, urologists, need to know the limitations of non-urologists and learn how to teach them to be competent for the common and “minor” urological procedures. In this issue, Chen CA, et al. reported how to do “Sonography- Assisted Seldinger Wire Technique: A Safe Way of a Suprapubic Catheterization Training Program for Rotating Staff”. This is a must-read for health care centers where urologists may be not available all the time. Tay CL, et al. from Malaysia reported the unsatisfactory “Knowledge, Attitude, Confidence, and Barriers in the Practice of Erectile Dysfunction Screening among Primary Health-Care Providers in Taiping Perak, Malaysia”. Urologists are required to “equip health-care professionals with adequate training on ED screening, assessment, and management for early prevention of cardiovascular disease and improvement of men's quality of life”. Hayashi K et al. from Japan summarized the “Effect of Long-term Administration of Tadalafil on Arteriosclerosis: A Prospective Cohort Study” and concluded that the long-term administration of tadalafil (5 mg/d) might inhibit the progression of arteriosclerosis or prevent its future development. Male infertility is also a key part of office urology. Chen YA, et al. retrospectively reviewed infertile patients who visited NTUH and seasonal and regional change of air pollution, they concluded that there is a trend of a negative association between exposure to PM2.5 and sperm concentration and total sperm count in infertile Taiwanese men.

Basic and translation science are the future of primary care urology. Nassir AM, et al. from Saudi Arabia reported the results of “Olea europaea subsp. Cuspidata and Juniperus procera Hydroalcoholic Leaves' Extracts Modulate Stress Hormones in Stress-Induced Cystitis in Rats”. This is an interesting experiment for functional urology and shed lights on the treatment of brain related cystitis. García-Perdomo HA, et al. from Colombia reviewed “Metabolic Profiling Based on Nuclear Magnetic ResonanceSpectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for Clinical Application”. Metabolic profiling of an organism may be used as biomarker for a wide varieties of health care.

Finally, Romagnoli D, et al., from Italy reported a challenge operation: “Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy with Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion: A Feasible Option for Elderly Patients? Results from a Single High-Volume Center”. In 3.5 years and 29 elderly patients, the Italian group showed that this challenging operation could be safely performed in experienced hands and resulted in good outcomes.


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