“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

Selected from PubMed


  • Nathan A, Hanna N, Rashid A et al. New recommendations to reduce unnecessary blood tests after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. BJU Int. 2021 Dec;128(6):681-684. doi: 10.1111/bju.15511. Epub 2021 Jul 6. PMID:34110673. https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.15511 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34110673/
  • Rahota RG, Salin A, Gautier JR et al. A prehabilitation programme implemented before robot-assisted radical prostatectomy improves peri-operative outcomes and continence recovery. BJU Int. 2021 Dec 1. doi:10.1111/bju.15666. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34854212. https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.15666 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34854212/
  • West A, Hayes J, Bernstein DE et al. Clinical outcomes of low-pressure pneumoperitoneum in minimally invasive urological surgery. J Robot Surg. 2022 Jan 30:1–10. doi:10.1007/s11701-021-01349-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID:35094219. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35094219/
  • Hayes J, Vasdev N and Dasgupta P Has robotic prostatectomy determined the fall of the laparoscopic approach? Mini-invasive Surg 2021:5:56. https://doi.org/10.20517/2574-1225.2021.126 https://misjournal.net/article/view/4469
  • Noël J, Spencer NH, Lodia S et al. Neurovascular structureadjacent frozen-section examination robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: outcomes from 500 consecutive cases in the UK. J Robot Surg. 2021 Oct 30. doi: 10.1007/s11701-021-01324-2. Epub ahead of print. Erratum in: J Robot Surg. 2021 Nov27;: PMID: 34716876. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34716876/
  • Flitcroft JG, Verheyen J, Vemulkar T et al. Early detection of kidney cancer using urinary proteins: a  truly non-invasive strategy. BJU Int. 2022 Mar;129(3):290-303. doi: 10.1111/bju.15601. Epub 2021 Nov 3. PMID: 34570419. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34570419/
  • Jour I, Lam A, Turney B. Urological stone disease: A Five-year update of stone management using hospital episode statistics. BJU Int. 2022 Mar 20. doi:10.1111/bju.15728. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35306719. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35306719/
  • Johnson BA, Akhtar A, Crivelli J et al. Impact of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol on  unplanned Patient Encounters in the Early Postoperative Period After Ureteroscopy. J Endourol. 2022 Mar;36(3):298-302. doi: 10.1089/end.2021.0435. Epub 2021 Oct 14. PMID: 34569278. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34569278/
  • Margolin EJ, Wallace BK, Ha AS et al. Impact of an Acute Care Urology Service on Timelines and Quality of Care in the Management of Nephrolithiasis. J Endourol. 2022 Mar;36(3):351-359. doi:10.1089/end.2021.0506. Epub 2021 Nov 16. PMID: 34693737. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34693737/
  • Develtere D, Mazzone E, Berquin C et al. Transvesical Approach in Robot-Assisted Bladder  diverticulectomy: Surgical Technique and Outcome. J Endourol. 2022 Mar;36(3):313-316. doi:10.1089/end.2021.0366. Epub 2021 Dec 6. PMID: 34693723. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34693723/

Bladder cancer

  • Hodgson D, McGrath J, O’Flynn K et al. Urology: Towards better care for patients with bladder cancer A  practical guide to improving bladder cancer management. Jan 2022. https://www.gettingitrightfirsttime.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Urology_2022-01-12_Guidance_Bladdercancer.pdf
  • Laukhtina E, Shim SR, Mori K et al. European Association of Urology–Young Academic Urologists  EAU-YAU): Urothelial Carcinoma Working Group. Diagnostic Accuracy of Novel Urinary Biomarker Tests in Non-muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis. Eur Urol Oncol. 2021 Dec;4(6):927-942. doi: 10.1016/j.euo.2021.10.003. Epub 2021 Nov 6. Erratum in: Eur Urol Oncol. 2022 Jan 19;: PMID: 34753702. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34753702/
  • Harvey M, Chislett B, Perera M et al. Critical shortage in BCGH immunotherapy: How did we get here and where will it take us? Urol Oncol. 2022 Jan;40(1):1-3. doi:10.1016/j.urolonc.2021.09.022. Epub 2021 Nov 5. PMID: 34750053. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34750053/
  • Goltz HH, Major JE, Goffney J et al. Collaboration Between Oncology Social Workers and Nurses: A Patient-Centered Interdisciplinary Model of Bladder Cancer Care. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2021 Feb;37(1):151114. doi:10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151114. Epub 2021 Jan 8. PMID: 33431236. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33431236/
  • Paterson C, Jensen BT, Jensen JB et al. informational and supportive care needs of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: A systematic review of the evidence. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Aug;35:92-101. doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2018.05.006. Epub 2018 Jun 30. PMID: 30057091. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30057091/
  • Catto JWF, Gordon K, Collinson M et al. BRAVO study group. Radical Cystectomy Against Intravesical BCG for High-Risk High-Grade Nonmuscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: Results From the Randomized Controlled BRAVO-Feasibility Study. J Clin Oncol. 2021 Jan 20;39(3):202-214. doi:10.1200/JCO.20.01665. Epub 2020 Dec 17. PMID: 33332191; PMCID: PMC8078404. http://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.20.01665
  • Clements MB, Atkinson TM, Dalbagni GM et al. Health-related Quality of Life for Patients Undergoing  Radical Cystectomy: Results of a Large Prospective Cohort. Eur Urol. 2022 Mar;81(3):294-304. doi:10.1016/j.eururo.2021.09.018. Epub 2021 Oct 8. PMID: 34629182; PMCID: PMC8891075. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2021.09.018 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34629182/
  • Catto JWF, Downing A, Mason S et al. Quality of Life After Bladder Cancer: A Cross-sectional Survey of  Patient-reported Outcomes. Eur Urol. 2021 May;79(5):621-632. doi:10.1016/j.eururo.2021.01.032. Epub 2021 Feb 10. PMID: 33581875; PMCID: PMC8082273.