Two large Congresses that we do not attend but are rapidly changing our knowledge and treatment of patients with Urological Cancer. Two colleague Urologists are presenting us with the most important data that have emerged and that are highly useful for our daily practice.
Twenty (20) questions divided into 3 categories: a) basic knowledge, b) specific knowledge and c) specialized knowledge. Participants answer electronically and, within 1 minute, the correct answer is provided based on evidence (1-2 slides).
Functional Urology covers the biggest part of our practice in the office, and the new data on the field can be of great help. The same goes for the news regarding men trying to conceive or cope with difficulties in their sex lives.
It is an autoimmune disease. We wait until it gets stable and then we operate. However, this approach -that is unfortunately the rule- is wrong. The disease has two clearly distinct stages that are distinguished based on the formation of fibrotic plaque.
PSA levels are high and, before undergoing a biopsy, the patient does a multi-parametric MRI. And we receive the results. What do we do with a patient with PIRADS 2? Would it make any difference if it were PIRADS 3?
Hormone therapy has been here for decades and the problem of intolerance to the treatment is diachronic. The solution is obviously not asking for the patient's “patience” –something that we usually rely on. But do we actually know what to do?
Articles published during the last 12 months demonstrating that technology is changing data in Endourology. How far are we from the day when prostate and prostate stones will be treated on a one-day clinic basis? And what new is there to use tomorrow in our office?
Significant progress has been made in renal cancer over the past decade, but was then lost sight of. And yet there are data and, above all, the experience to make clinical decisions. A series of cases will take us on a journey to new knowledge.
Every day we see patients with renal failure. Many times the slight increase in creatinine levels passes by without any recommendations given by the Urologist -mostly because it is an issue we don't know much about.
What is cancer, after all? For the Urologist, it is the ‘Pathology Report’. Though, how many of us have ever seen with our own eyes even one histology slide? And how many of us discuss the result with the Pathologist?
We have a patient with moderate obstruction shown by uroflowmetry that could questionably be treated with surgery, but the irritating symptoms are still there. Will we operate and still have the symptoms remain? And what if we treat urinary frequency but nocturia still persists?
A difficult case that puzzles us. He is a young man, interested in both his survival and quality of life. The metastatic burden is limited, but still inclusive to describe metatastic cancer. Are there really only 2 bone metastases? Does that really matter in how to differentiate the treatment?
For many years we have been relying on extracorporeal lithotripsy and classical percutaneous lithotripsy.Then came the flexible ureteroscope, a digital disposable tool to access the upper urinary tract. Very soon the mini PCNL replaced the classical PCNL.