Hands On

Role of molecular biomarkers in localized prostate cancer
Radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: Tools vs. techniqueThe purpose of this article is to discuss important principles of radical cystectomy, whether performed using the open, laparoscopic, or robotic approach.
How I do it: Best urologic surgery articles of 2016In 2016, our "Hands On" section included articles about bulbomembranous urethroplasty, recurrent urinary tract infections, transgender surgery, and more.
Role of LND in patients undergoing radical nephroureterectomy
Management of the patient requesting transgender surgery
Management of the patient requesting transgender surgeryIn this article, we will provide an overview of the urologist’s role in caring for patients undergoing gender transition as well as urologic concerns of transgender men and women.
Pediatric urolithiasis: Update and practical pointers
Pediatric urolithiasis: Update and practical pointersThis article provides an update on the risk factors for stone disease and its presentation in children, and offers practical tips on its evaluation, treatment, and prevention.
How to manage recurrent UTIs in postmenopausal women
How to manage recurrent UTIs in postmenopausal womenAlthough there is no clear-cut solution to the problem of recurrent UTIs in postmenopausal women, "various strategies can be employed that have found success," write Wade Bushman, MD, PhD, and Brian V. Le, MD, MA.
Placement of a hydrogel rectal spacer before RT for prostate Ca
Placement of a hydrogel rectal spacer before RT for prostate CaMany approaches have been tried for reducing the rectal toxicity of radiotherapy (Radiat Oncol 2013; 8:96; Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2012; 82:1918-22; Radiat Oncol 2014; 9:96). This article discusses a newer therapy that involves the injection of a temporary hydrogel in the plane between the prostate and rectum.
Bulbomembranous urethroplasty: External sphincter-sparing approach
Bulbomembranous urethroplasty: External sphincter-sparing approach"This article describes the surgical steps in this new technique and our promising preliminary results," writes Reynaldo Gomez, MD.
Bulbomembranous urethroplasty: External sphincter-sparing approach