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EDITORIAL
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 199

Urological science going south


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

Date of Submission03-Oct-2019
Date of Web Publication24-Oct-2019

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


DOI: 10.4103/UROS.UROS_74_19

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How to cite this article:
Yang SS. Urological science going south. Urol Sci 2019;30:199

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Yang SS. Urological science going south. Urol Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 22];30:199. Available from: http://www.e-urol-sci.com/text.asp?2019/30/5/199/269890



Embracing the world, particularly the Southeast Asia, has been one of the missions of Urological Science. In this issue, more than 50% of the articles are from abroad and most are from Indonesia. We thank Professor Lukman Hakim, the guest editor, who wrote letters to all Indonesian urologists to submit original articles to Urological Science. After a double-blinded peer review, three high-quality original articles from Indonesia were accepted for publication. The three articles are: “Characteristics of bacterial colonization after indwelling ureteral stents in urinary stones patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease” by the team of Gede Duarsa, “The Effect of Dutasteride and Tomato Extract Combination on Reducing Blood Loss after Transurethral Resection of The Prostate” by the team of Eriawan Nugroho, and “The role of c-myc and adiponectin receptors in prostate cancer metastases” led by Ferry Safriadi. Through the three articles, one may know the current advancement of urology in Indonesia.

Does Randall's plaque lead to renal stone? Dr. Tsai et al. made a good review on this issue: “Randall's plaque, the origin of nephrolithiasis: where do we stand now?” Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the trend of managing big renal stone. Chang SK's team experience on “Presence of residual stones is not a contraindication for tubeless PCNL” is educating to all urologists.

Toxics to urological systems are hot topics in this issue. Chlorpyrifos, a pesticide that has the potential causing acute or chronic renal damage, was investigated by the Indian team lead by Jyoti Upadhyay who studied “the chlorpyrifos exposed kidney of neonates of pregnant rats exposed during gestation period.” Although chlorpyrifos is not popular in Taiwan, it is still used in many countries. The results may help clinicians at some corner of the world to best care of patients living in an area using chlorpyrifos. Ketamine cystitis had been a social and scientific hot topic. It seemed that the heatwave using ketamine has gone, but actually it is not. There is still large amount of ketamine caught by the police. The use of ketamine persists. Lin CM's team reported their experience of bladder augmentation in ketamine cystitis. This is not only a memory of those sad days but also reminds us the difficulty in the management and follow-up of these patients.






 

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