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Curr Opin Urol ; 32(2): 141-145, 2022 03 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1592072

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has caused a crisis in the entire healthcare system since its emergence. The urgency and priority of various diseases have impacted the medical and surgical treatment in this period. We aim to review the impact of COVID-19 on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and management. RECENT FINDINGS: There may be a relationship between COVID-19 and de novo or increased LUTS. Patients with LUTS should also be evaluated for COVID-19. Management of diseases has varied during the COVID-19 due to the density of the pandemic. Virtual consultations can mitigate patients who are postponed or cancelled, such as patients with LUTS. Patients suffering voiding dysfunction may manage with oral medications such as alpha blocker and 5-alpha reductase inhibitor via telemedicine. Minimally invasive procedures with a low risk of complications and a short hospitalization time should be considered in complicated cases such as the inability to catheterize. SUMMARY: Telemedicine should be implemented on managements of noncomplicated LUTS and voiding dysfunction. Each centre can schedule its LUTS management approach according to the density of pandemic. Virtual consultations need to be developed to compete with face-to-face consultations.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms , Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists , Humans , Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/diagnosis , Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/epidemiology , Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/etiology , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2
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BMJ Case Rep ; 14(3)2021 Mar 02.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1115111

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We describe a case of retrovesical liposarcoma in a male patient with concurrent COVID-19. A 50-year-old man had lower urinary tract symptoms and dull pain along his right gluteus. Due to COVID-19 infection, management was delayed. During self-isolation, the patient developed urinary retention and his pain level was an eight on the Visual Analogue Scale. A urinary catheter and an epidural catheter were inserted without any difficulty. Abdominal-pelvic MRI revealed a retrovesical mass suspected of liposarcoma with clear borders from surrounding organs. Following two consecutive negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests, we proceeded with surgery. Histopathology was dedifferentiated liposarcoma. Postoperatively, the patient suffered reactivation of COVID-19, and he was eventually discharged after two consecutive negative results on the PCR test on Post Operative Day (POD)-10. Retrovesical dedifferentiated liposarcoma is rare and considered as high-grade liposarcoma. Although surgery may exacerbate COVID-19 infection, surgical resection of symptomatic high-grade sarcoma is prioritised and performed as soon as no infection detected.


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COVID-19/diagnosis , Liposarcoma , Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms , Pelvic Neoplasms , SARS-CoV-2/isolation & purification , Surgical Procedures, Operative/methods , Urinary Retention , COVID-19/therapy , Chemoradiotherapy, Adjuvant/methods , Dissection/methods , Humans , Liposarcoma/pathology , Liposarcoma/physiopathology , Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/diagnosis , Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/etiology , Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods , Male , Middle Aged , Neoplasm Grading , Pelvic Neoplasms/pathology , Pelvic Neoplasms/physiopathology , Time-to-Treatment , Treatment Outcome , Urinary Retention/diagnosis , Urinary Retention/etiology
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Int J Clin Pract ; 75(3): e13850, 2021 Mar.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-939744

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AIM: To show if lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) could be symptoms of COVID-19 with validated questionnaires. METHODS: The 96 COVID-19 patients who were hospitalised at a tertiary centre were collected retrospectively. After the exclusion criteria, 46 patients consisted the study population. All patients then fill formed the International Prostate Symptom Score and Urinary Symptom Profile respectively. All patients responded to these questions for the three period. RESULTS: Twenty-seven female (58.6%) and 19 male (41.4%) COVID-19 patients answered the questions. In the male patients, while there were no statistically significant differences in the total IPSS, the voiding IPSS score, and quality of life between the three periods (P = .148; P = .933, P = .079, respectively), the storage IPSS scores had a significant difference between the three periods (P = .05). In female patients, low stream scores were similar between the three periods (P = .368). The scores of stress incontinence and an overactive bladder had a significant difference between the three periods (P = .05 and P = .05). CONCLUSION: LUTS, especially storage symptoms, might be one of the initial symptoms of COVID-19 and the clinicians should evaluate LUTS with other known symptoms of the virus when a patient is suspected of having COVID-19.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms , Female , Humans , Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/diagnosis , Male , Quality of Life , Retrospective Studies , SARS-CoV-2
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Eur Urol Focus ; 6(5): 1049-1057, 2020 Sep 15.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-597672

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CONTEXT: Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has changed standard urology practice around the world. The situation is affecting not only uro-oncological patients but also patients with benign and disabling conditions who are suffering delays in medical attention that impact their quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To propose, based on expert advice and current evidence where available, a strategy to reorganize female and functional urological (FFU) activity (diagnosis and treatment). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The present document is based on a narrative review of the limited data available in the urological literature on SARS-Cov-2 and the experience of FFU experts from several countries around the world. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: In all the treatment schemes proposed in the literature on the COVID-19 pandemic, FFU surgery is not adequately covered and usually grouped into the category that is not urgent or can be delayed, but in a sustained pandemic scenario there are cases that cannot be delayed that should be considered for surgery as a priority. The aim of this document is to provide a detailed management plan for noninvasive and invasive FFU consultations, investigations, and operations. A classification of FFU surgical activity by indication and urgency is proposed, as well as recommendations adopted from the literature for good surgical practice and by surgical approach in FFU in the COVID-19 era. CONCLUSIONS: Functional, benign, and pelvic floor conditions have often been considered suitable for delay in challenging times. The long-term implications of this reduction in functional urology clinical activity are currently unknown. This document will help functional urology departments to reorganize their activity to best serve their patients. PATIENT SUMMARY: Many patients will suffer delays in urology treatment because of COVID-19, with consequent impairment of their physical and psychological health and deterioration of their quality of life. Efforts should be made to minimize the burden for this patient group, without endangering patients and health care workers.


Subject(s)
Coronavirus Infections/prevention & control , Pandemics/prevention & control , Personal Protective Equipment , Pneumonia, Viral/prevention & control , Telemedicine , Urologic Diseases/diagnosis , Urologic Diseases/therapy , Urology/methods , Ambulatory Care , Betacoronavirus , COVID-19 , Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology , Coronavirus Infections/transmission , Cystitis, Interstitial/diagnosis , Cystitis, Interstitial/therapy , Disease Management , Female , Humans , Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/diagnosis , Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/therapy , Male , Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology , Pneumonia, Viral/transmission , SARS-CoV-2 , Urinary Incontinence/diagnosis , Urinary Incontinence/therapy , Urinary Retention/diagnosis , Urinary Retention/therapy , Urinary Tract Infections/diagnosis , Urinary Tract Infections/therapy , Urologic Surgical Procedures , Vesicovaginal Fistula/diagnosis , Vesicovaginal Fistula/therapy
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