“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

Jeannette Verkerk, Chair
EAUN Special Interest Group – Sexual Health


Selected from PubMed and other sources: 

Bladder cancer
• Farling KB. Bladder cancer: Risk factors, diagnosis, and management. Nurse Pract. 2017;42(3):26-33. doi:10.1097/01.NPR.0000512251.61454.5c https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28169964/
• Contieri R, Lazzeri M, Hurle R. When and How To Perform Active Surveillance for Low-risk Non muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer. Eur Urol Focus. 2023;9(4):564-566. doi:10.1016/j.euf.2023.03.025 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37059619/
• Mohamed NE, Shah QN, Kata HE, Sfakianos J, Given B. Dealing With the Unthinkable: Bladder and Colorectal Cancer Patients’ and Informal Caregivers’ Unmet Needs and Challenges in Life After Ostomies. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2021;37(1):151111. doi:10.1016/j. soncn.2020.151111 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33423864/
• Schubach K, Diocera M, Lauridsen SV. Bladder Cancer Nursing Updates (EAUN BC SIG and ANZUP BC SIG): Global Updates and Future Joint Directions. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2021;37(1):151115. doi:10.1016/j. soncn.2020.151115 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3348573
• Chatterton K, Bugeja P, Benjain Challacombe B, Anderson P, Costello A. Nurses’ experience establishing a nurse led bladder cancer surveillance flexible cystoscopy service. AJAN Australian journal of advanced nursing, 2011, Vol.28 (4), p.53-59 https://www.ajan.com.au/archive/Vol28/28-4_ Chatterton.pdf

Prostate cancer
• Pfisterer KJ, Lohani R, Janes E, et al. An Actionable Expert-System Algorithm to Support Nurse-Led Cancer Survivorship Care: Algorithm Development Study. JMIR Cancer. 2023;9:e44332. Published 2023 Oct 4. doi:10.2196/44332 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37792435/
• Spitz A, Floyd R, Sutton J, Gardner L. Practical Guidance on [177Lu]Lu-PSMA-617 Treatment, Including Radiation Safety, Adverse Event Monitoring, and Patient Counseling. Clin J Oncol https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37729454/
• Saab MM, McCarthy M, Murphy M, et al. Supportive care interventions for men with urological cancers: a scoping review. Support Care Cancer. 2023;31(9):530. Published 2023 Aug 21. doi:10.1007/s00520-023-07984-0. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37603072/
• Baguley B, Smith-Gillis C, Porter J, Kiss N, Ugalde A. Nutrition services during prostate cancer androgen deprivation therapy [published online ahead of print, 2023 Jul 4]. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023;spcare-2023 004304. doi:10.1136/ spcare-2023-004304. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37402540/
• Winters DA, Mehmi A, Odedra A, et al. Developing and centralising a nurse-led local anaesthetic transperineal biopsy service during COVID. BJUI Compass. 2023;4(6):715-721. Published 2023 May 31. doi:10.1002/bco2.251. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37818022/
• Gebrael G, Sahu KK, Chigarira B, et al. Enhancing Triage Efficiency and Accuracy in Emergency Rooms for Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Retrospective Analysis of Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Triage Using ChatGPT 4.0. Cancers (Basel). 2023;15(14):3717. Published 2023 Jul 22. doi:10.3390/cancers15143717. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37509379/

Sexual Health
• Nik-Ahd F, Shindel AW. Pharmacotherapy for Erectile Dysfunction in 2021 and Beyond. Urol Clin North Am. 2022;49(2):209-217. doi:10.1016/j.ucl.2021.12.002 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35428427/
• Henry AJ, Holler JT, Lui J, et al. Do patients with Peyronie’s disease perceive penile curvature in adults and children differently than the general population?. J Sex Med. 2023;20(7):998-1003. doi:10.1093/jsxmed/ qdad073. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37279444/
• Preto M, Falcone M, Plamadeala N, et al. Risk of unfavorable outcomes after penile prosthesis implantation – results from a national registry (INSIST-ED) [published online ahead of print, 2023 Oct 31]. Int J Impot Res. 2023;10.1038/ s41443-023-00784-4. doi:10.1038/s41443-023- 00784-4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37907669/
• Schmid FA, Mergen V, Bärlocher T, et al. Atherosclerosis of the iliac arteries for the prediction of erectile dysfunction and epistaxis in men undergoing abdominal CT scan. BMC Urol. 2023;23(1):173. Published 2023 Oct 27. doi:10.1186/s12894-023- 01340-4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37891557/
• Graziani A, Grande G, Ferlin A. The complex relation between obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, hypogonadism and testosterone replacement therapy. Front Reprod Health. 2023;5:1219239. Published 2023 Oct 10. doi:10.3389/ frph.2023.1219239. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37881222/