“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

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 PubMed and other sources: 

Bladder cancer
• Maitre et al. ADAPT and Improvise: Overcoming Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Unresponsiveness in Non-muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer. European Urology Oncology vol 83, issue 6 pg 495 496 March 2023 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2023.02.018
• Cerrato et al. Results from HIVEC-II for Intermediate-risk Non-muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer: Is This a Dead End for Mitomycin C Hyperthermia? European Urology Oncology vol 83, issue 6 pg 505-507 June 2023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2023.03.004
• Laukhtina, E., Shariat, S.F. Smoking, ethnicity and bladder cancer – implications for public health and clinical practice. Nat Rev Urol July (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41585-023 00804-4
• Lichtbroun B et al. Restaging Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor Is Always Necessary For High-grade T1 Non-muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer. Eur Urol Focus. 2023 Jul;9(4):557-558. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euf.2023.05.010

Prostate cancer
• Arnold J. Improving a prostate cancer pathway with a nurse-led clinic. Br J Nurs. 2023 May 11;32(9):S4-S5. 32.9.S4. PMID: 37173083. https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/ abs/10.12968/bjon.2023.32.9.S4
• Feng G, Parthipan M, Breunis H, et al. Feasibility and acceptability of remote symptom monitoring (RSM) in older adults during treatment for metastatic prostate cancer. J Geriatr Oncol. 2023 Apr;14(3):101469. Epub 2023 Mar 12. PMID: 36917921. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2023.101469
• Pituskin E, Fairchild A. Prostate Cancer with Bone Metastases: Addressing Chronic Pain from the Perspective of the Radiation Oncology Nurse Practitioner. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2021 Aug;37(4):151175. Epub 2021 Jul 23. PMID: 34304921. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2021.151175
• Roberts NA, Dhillon HM, Paterson C, et al.; Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group. The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 on genitourinary and prostate cancer care and clinical trials: A qualitative exploration of the Australian and New Zealand experience. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2023 Jun;19(3):337-346. Epub 2022 Oct 25. PMID: 36281656; PMCID: PMC9874658. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajco.13847

• O’Connor EM, Croghan SM, Baird O et al. A Prospective Multi-institutional Study Using a Novel Safety Valve for the Prevention of Catheter Balloon Injury of the Urethra. J Urol. 2023;210:179-186. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000003449
• Soliman C, Thomas BC, Giannarini G, et al. Evolution and Implications of the Novel CAMUS Reporting and Classification System: From Rationale to End Product. Eur Urol Open Sci. 2023 Mar 14;50: 123-126. PMID: 36950475; PMCID: PMC10025126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euros.2023.02.007
• Lui JL, Shaw NM, Hakam N, et al. Foley Catheter Balloon Rupture and Risk of Free Fragment Formation. Urology. 2022 Jul;165:67-71. Epub 2022 Apr 3. PMID: 35385776. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2022.03.018
• Bianchi A, Leslie SW, Chesnut GT. Difficult Foley Catheterization. [Updated 2023 May 30]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/ NBK564404/

Sexual Health
• Schubach K, Niyonsenga T, Turner M, et al. Experiences of sexual well-being interventions in males affected by genitourinary cancers and their partners: an integrative systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2023 Apr 14;31(5):265. doi: 10.1007/s00520-023- 07712-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/ PMC10104925/
• El-Osta A, Kerr G, Alaa A, et al. Investigating self-reported efficacy of lifestyle medicine approaches to tackle erectile dysfunction: a cross-sectional eSurvey based study. BMC Urol. 2023 Feb 6;23(1):15. doi: 10.1186/ s12894-023-01180-2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/ PMC9901095/
• Dion J, Hamel C, Prévost B, et al. Stressed and distressed: how is the COVID-19 pandemic associated with sexual frequency, sexual satisfaction, and relationship satisfaction? J Sex Med. 2023;20(2):152-160. doi:10.1093/ jsxmed/qdac041 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36763935/
• Roadman D, Wang V, Langbo W, Paddock D, Levine L. Predictors of hinge effect in patients with Peyronie’s disease. J Sex Med. 2023;20(9):1222-1227. doi:10.1093/jsxmed/qdad087 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37460401/