“Spot-on” evidence-based nursing care – New research and developments

Dear EAUN members,

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 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

Anna Mohammed
Chair, EAUN Special Interest Group – Endourology

Stefano Terzoni
Chair, EAUN Special Interest Group – Continence

Selected from PubMed


  • Lachance CC, Grobelna A. Management of Patients with Long-Term Indwelling Urinary Catheters: A Review of Guidelines [Internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2019 May 14. PMID:31449368. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31449368/
  • Davis NF, Bhatt NR, MacCraith E, Flood HD, Mooney R, Leonard G, Walsh MT. Long-term outcomes of urethral catheterisation injuries: a prospective multi-institutional study. World J Urol.  2020 Feb;38(2):473-480. doi: 10.1007/s00345-019-02775-x. Epub 2019 Apr 24. PMID: 31020421. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31020421/
  • Zavodnick J, Harley C, Zabriskie K, Brahmbhatt Y. Effect of a Female External Urinary Catheter on Incidence of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection. Cureus. 2020 Oct 23;12(10):e11113.  doi: 10.7759/cureus.11113. PMID:33240709; PMCID: PMC7682542. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33240709/
  • Jin Y, Jin T, Lee SM. Development and Evaluation of the Automated Risk Assessment System for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection. Comput Inform Nurs. 2019;37(9):463-472.  doi:10.1097/CIN.0000000000000506. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30807296/
  • Kranz J, Schmidt S, Wagenlehner F, Schneidewind L. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Adult Patients. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2020;117(6):83-88. doi:10.3238/ arztebl.2020.0083. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32102727/
  • Schmudde Y, Olson-Sitki K, Bond J, Chamberlain J. Navel to Knees With Chlorhexidine Gluconate: Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections. Dimens Crit Care Nurs.  2019;38(5):236-240. doi:10.1097/ DCC.0000000000000371. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31369441.
  • Hariati H, Suza DE, Tarigan R. Risk Factors Analysis for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Medan, Indonesia. Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2019;7(19):3189-3194. Published 2019 Sep 12. doi:10.3889/oamjms.2019.798. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31949514/
  • Meddings J, Manojlovich M, Fowler KE, et al. A Tiered Approach for Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection. Ann Intern Med. 2019;171(7_ Suppl):S30-S37. doi:10.7326/M18-3471. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31569226/
  • Tyson AF, Campbell EF, Spangler LR, et al. Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Protocol for Catheter Removal to Decrease Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Rate in a Surgical Trauma  ICU. J Intensive Care Med. 2020;35(8):738-744. doi:10.1177/0885066618781304. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29886788/


  • Farinha R, Rosiello G, Paludo AO, et al. Selective Suturing or Sutureless Technique in Robot-assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Results from a Propensity-score Matched Analysis. Eur Urol Focus.  2021 Mar 25:S2405- 4569(21)00098-5. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2021.03.019. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33775611., https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33775611/
  • Piazza P, Rosiello G, Chacon VT, et al. Robot-assisted Cystectomy with Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion After Pelvic Irradiation for Prostate Cancer: Technique and Results from a Single High-volume Center. Eur Urol. 2021 Apr 7:S0302-2838(21)00229-3. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2021.03.023. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33838960. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33838960/
  • Geraghty RM, Cook P, Roderick P, Somani B. Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Kidney Stone Formers: A Comparative Cohort Study with a Median Follow-Up of 19 Years. J Clin Med. 2021 Mar  2;10(5):978. doi: 10.3390/ jcm10050978. PMID: 33801183; PMCID: PMC7957897. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33801183/
  • Reesink DJ, Gerritsen SL, Kelder H, van Melick HHE, Stijns PEF. Evaluation of Ureteroenteric Anastomotic Strictures after the Introduction of Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy with Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion: Results from a Large Tertiary Referral Center. J Urol. 2021 Apr;205(4):1119-1125. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000001518. Epub 2020 Nov 30. PMID: 33249976. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33249976/
  • Batagello CA, Vicentini FC, Monga M, et al. Tranexamic acid in patients with complex stones undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial.  BJU Int. 2021 Feb 25. doi: 10.1111/bju.15378. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33630393. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33630393/

Bladder cancer

  • McConkey R & Dowling M. Supportive Care Needs of Patients on Surveillance and Treatment for Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. Seminars in Oncology Nursing vol 37, issue 1, Feb 2021. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33431233/
  • Bente Thoft Jensen. Organization Factors in the ERAS Bladder Cancer Pathway: The Multifarious Role of the ERAS Nurse, Why and What Is Important? Seminars in Oncology Nursing Vol 37,  issue 1 feb 2021. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33431234/
  • Mostafid et al. Best Practices to Optimise Quality and Outcomes of Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumours. European Urology Oncology vol 4, issue 1 pg 12-19 Feb 2021.
  • Sari Motlagh R, Mori K, Laukhtina E, et al. Impact of enhanced optical techniques at time of TURBT with or without single immediate intravesical chemotherapy on recurrence rate of NMIBC, a  systematic review andnetwork meta-analysis of randomized trials. BJU Int. 2021 Mar 8. doi: 10.1111/bju.15383. Epub ahead of print. PMID:33683778.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33683778/
  • Valenberg et al. Validation of an mRNA-based Urine Test for the Detection of Bladder Cancer in Patients with Haematuria. European Urology Oncology vol 4, issue 1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33004290/