“Spot on” evidence-based urological nursing care

The growing evidence in urology nursing care is amazing!

With this column, the EAUN SIG Groups want to put the spotlight on recent publications in their field of interest. This month’s articles have been carefully chosen because of the scientific value from PubMed and other sources and represent different methods and approaches in research and development in urological nursing care.

We hope this initiative will have your attention and continuously provide information on “spot-on” urological nursing care. If you would like to inform us and your colleagues about new initiatives or exiting developments in one of the special interest fields you can contact us using the email addresses below.

Best regards

Anna Mohammed, Chair
EAUN Special Interest Group – Endourology

Bente Thoft Jensen, Chair
EAUN Special Interest Group – Bladder Cancer

Louisa Fleure, Chair
EAUN Special Interest Group – Prostate Cancer

Stefano Terzoni, Chair
EAUN Special Interest Group – Continence

Jeannette Verkerk, Chair
EAUN Special Interest Group – Sexual Health

Selected from Scientific Sources


  • Giancarlo Marra, Marco Agnello, Andrea Giordano, Francesco Soria, Marco Oderda, Charles Dariane, Marc-Olivier Timsit, Julien Branchereau, Oussama Hedli, Benoit Mesnard, Derya Tilki, Jonathon Olsburgh, Meghana Kulkarni, Veeru Kasivisvanathan, Alberto Breda, Luigi Biancone, Paolo Gontero. Robotic Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer in Renal Transplant Recipients: Results from a Multicenter Series. European Urology 2022;(82)6:639-645
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2022.05.024 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35750583/
  • Eugenio Ventimiglia, Christian Corsini, Francesco Montorsi, Andrea Salonia, Ioannis Kartalas Goumas. A Randomized, Single-blind Clinical Trial Comparing Robotic assisted Fluoroscopic-guided with Ultrasound guided Renal Access for Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. European Urology. 2022;82(6):660-661
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2022.08.021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36163307/
  • James W. F. Catto, Pramit Khetrapal, Frederico Ricciardi, et al (2022) Effect of Robot- Assisted Radical Cystectomy with Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion vs Open Radical Cystectomy on 90 – day Morbidity and Mortality Among Patients with Bladder Cancer – A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2022;327(21):2092
    2103. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.7393. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35569079/
  • Nottingham CU, Large T, Agarwal DK, Rivera ME, Krambeck AE. Comparison of Newly Optimized Moses Technology vs Standard Holmium:YAG for Endoscopic Laser Enucleation of the Prostate. J Endourol. 2021 Sep;35(9):1393-1399. doi: 10.1089/end.2020.0996. Epub 2021 Jul 15. PMID: 33813861 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33813861/

Bladder cancer

  • Lobo et al. Epidemiology, Screening, and Prevention of Bladder Cancer. European Urology Oncology vol 5, issue 6 pg 628-639 Dec 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euo.2022.10.003
  • Bacon et al. Somatic Features of Response and Relapse in Non–muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer Treated with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Immunotherapy. European Urology Oncology vol 5, issue 6 pg 677-686 Dec 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euo.2021.11.002
  • Puffelen et al. Intravesical BCG in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer induces trained immunity and decreases respiratory infections. Journal for immunotherapy of Cancer. 2023;11:e005518 https://jitc.bmj.com/content/11/1/e005518
  • Angulo et al. Hyperthermic Mitomycin C in Intermediate risk Non–muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer: Results of the HIVEC-1 Trial. European Urology Oncology vol 6, issue 1 pg 58-66 Feb 2023 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euo.2022.10.008
  • Srihar et al. Predictive Biomarkers in Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: Are We There Yet? European Urology. Vol 83. No.4 pg 318-319 April 2023 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2022.07.023
  • Time to Rethink Quality of Life Assessment in Patients with Urothelial Cancer in the Current Therapeutic Era? European Urology. Vol 83. No.4 pg 329-330 April 2023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2022.04.016
  • Chan et al. Blue light transurethral resection and biopsy of bladder cancer with examinolevulinate: Histopathological characteristics and recurrence rates in a single UK centre study. British Journal of Urology International. BJUI Compass. 2023;1–7 https://doi.org/10.1002/bco2.250

Prostate cancer

  • Chen W, Li H, Qin N, Zhou J, Ou-Yang J, Wang KY. Effectiveness of couple-based interventions for prostate cancer patients and their spouses on their quality of life: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Dec 15;31(1):34. PMID: 36517615. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-022-07532-2
  • KcM, Oral E, Rung AL, Trapido E, Rozek LS, Fontham ETH, Bensen JT, Farnan L, Steck SE, Song L, Mohler JL, Khan S, Vohra S, Peters ES. Prostate cancer aggressiveness and financial toxicity among prostate cancer patients. Prostate. 2023 Jan;83(1):44-55. Epub 2022 Sep 5. PMID: 36063402; PMCID: PMC10087487. https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.24434
  • Østergaard, LD, Poulsen, MH, Jensen, ME, Lund, L, Hildebrandt, MG, Nørgaard, B. Health-related quality of life the first year after a prostate cancer diagnosis a systematic review. Int J Urol Nurs. 2023; 17) 1): 15- 28 https://doi.org/10.1111/ijun.12340
  • Wittmann D, Mehta A, McCaughan E, Faraday M, Duby A, Matthew A, Incrocci L, Burnett A, Nelson CJ, Elliott S, Koontz BF, Bober SL, McLeod D, Capogrosso P, Yap T, Higano C, Loeb S, Capellari E, Glodé M, Goltz H, Howell D, Kirby M, Bennett N, Trost L, Odiyo Ouma P, Wang R, Salter C, Skolarus TA, McPhail J, McPhail S, Brandon J, Northouse LL, Paich K, Pollack CE, Shifferd J, Erickson K, Mulhall JP. Guidelines for Sexual Health Care for Prostate Cancer Patients: Recommendations of an International Panel. J Sex Med. 2022 Nov;19(11):1655-1669. Epub 2022 Oct 1. PMID: 36192299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2022.08.197
  • Gabriela Ilie, Ricardo Rendon, Ross Mason, Cody MacDonald, Michael J. Kucharczyk, Nikhilesh Patil, David Bowes, Greg Bailly, David Bell, Joseph Lawen, Michael Ha, Derek Wilke, Peter Massaro, Jeffery Zahavich, George Kephart, Robert David Harold Rutledge. A Comprehensive 6-mo Prostate Cancer Patient Empowerment Program Decreases Psychological Distress Among Men Undergoing Curative Prostate Cancer Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial. European Urology, Volume 83, Issue 6, 2023, Pages 561-570, ISSN 0302-2838 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2023.02.009
  • Sara SAM, Chambers SK, Briggs R, Heneka N, Dunn J. A Vanguard Approach to the Design and Delivery of Nurse-Led Survivorship Care. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2023 Feb;39(1):151366. Epub 2022 Nov 18. PMID: 36411123 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2022.151366
  • Paterson C, Roberts C, Kozlovskaia M, Nahon I, Schubach K, Sara S, Sayner AM, De Abreu Lourenco R, Turner M, Chan RJ, Lam T, Woo H, Toohey K. The Effects of Multimodal Prehabilitation Interventions in Men Affected by Prostate Cancer on Physical, Clinical and Patient Reported Outcome Measures: A Systematic Review. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2022 Oct;38(5):151333. Epub 2022 Aug 20. PMID: 35999090. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2022.151333
  • Gaillard V, Tricard T, Rebel S, Schumacher C, Saussine C, Somme G, Lang H. Primary care-based follow-up for prostate and kidney cancer survivors: a retrospective monocentric study. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Sep;30(9):7293-7302. Epub 2022 May 23. PMID: 35604498. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-022-07151-x
  • Alcorn, J. SHARING THE CARE: A project to enable prostate cancer care to be delivered in the community. Int J Urol Nurs. 2023; 1- 6.
  • Vodermaier, A., Kazanjian, A., Soheilipour, S. et al. Prostate cancer peer navigation: an observational study on navigators’ well-being, benefit finding, and program satisfaction. Support Care Cancer 31, 225 (2023).


  • Young C, Cooper D, Mostafa A, Abdel-Fattah M. The “Aberdeen Home Continence Stress Test”: a novel objective assessment tool for female stress urinary incontinence. Int Urogynecol J. 2023 Apr 13. doi: 10.1007/s00192-023-05530-4. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37052645. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37052645/
  • Drahman A, Ngee-Soon SL, Crawford M. Prophylactic alpha-blockade for prevention of post-operative urinary retention after inguinal hernia repair: a systematic review and meta analysis. Hernia. 2023 Mar 23. doi: 10.1007/s10029-023-02764-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36952050. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36952050/
  • Pavarini N, Valadares ALR, Varella GM, Brito LGO, Juliato CRT, Costa-Paiva L. Sexual function after energy-based treatments of women with urinary incontinence. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int Urogynecol J. 2023 Jan 21. doi: 10.1007/s00192-022-05419-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36680596 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36680596/
  • Gözlersüzer Ö, Yalvaç B, Çakıroğlu B. Investigation of the effectiveness of magnetic field therapy in women with urinary incontinence: Literature review. Urologia. 2023 Feb;90(1):51-57. doi: 10.1177/03915603211069010. PMID: 35001756 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/35001756/
  • Shah GS, Phillips C. What women want now! Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2023 May 16;286:118-120. doi: 10.1016/j. ejogrb.2023.05.014. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37244000.
  • Pan J, Jin S, Xie Q, Wang Y, Wu Z, Sun J, Guo TP, Zhang D. Acupuncture for Chronic Prostatitis or Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Pain Res Manag. 2023 Mar 14;2023:7754876. doi: 10.1155/2023/7754876. PMID: 36960418; PMCID: PMC10030225. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36960418/

Sexual Health

  • M. Huijben et al. Clomophene citrate : A potential alternative for testosterone therapy in hypogonadal males. Endocrinology, Diabetes & metabolism, vol 4, issue 2, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1002/edm2.416 and Patient Reported Outcome Measures: A Systematic Review. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2022 Oct;38(5):151333. Epub 2022 Aug 20. PMID:35999090. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j. soncn.2022.151333
  • Geelhoed et al. Improvement in the ability to have sex in patients with Peyronie’s disease treated with Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum. BJUI Compass 2023;4:66–73. https://doi.org/10.1002/bco2.185
  • Teunissen et al. Advances in erectile function–preserving radiotherapy for prostate cancer. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2023, 20, 121–123 https://doi.org/10.1093/jsxmed/qdac015
  • Nicolai et al. Penile Rehabilitation and Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction Following Radical Prostatectomy and Radiotherapy: A Systematic Review. Front. Surg. 8:636974. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2021.636974
  • Ibrahim et al. The Change of Erectile Function Post Recovery from COVID-19 Infection Urol Int . 2023 May 30;1-5 https://doi.org/10.1159/000530212