14 - sep. - 2021
The European Association of Urology (EAU) has recently published its new clinical practice guidelines (EAU Guidelines). For the first time, a specific guideline on urethral strictures has been included with the participation of Dr. Campos-Juanatey, from the Urology Department of the Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla.
These EAU Guidelines are the result of an extensive bibliographic search and a rigorous synthesis of evidence that makes them a fundamental reference document for urological clinical practice, having been adopted by most of the urologists' associations in the world -the Spanish Urology Association among them-.
The EAU Guidelines on Urethral Strictures are accessible as a complete publication at https://uroweb.org/guideline/urethral-strictures/- . In addition, and given their relevance - there was no clinical guideline available at European level for this pathology - they have been published in several chapters in European Urology, the journal with the highest impact factor in the urological literature (IF: 20,096). Additionally, another section has been published in European Urology Focus (IF: 5,996).
Currently, the HUMV's Reconstructive Urology and Andrology Unit leads several national multicentre projects, and participates in two European clinical trials, all of them aimed at increasing the available knowledge on the management of urethral stenotic pathology.
- EAU Guidelines on Urethral Stricture. N. Lumen, F. Campos-Juanatey, K. Dimitropoulos, T. Greenwell, F.E. Martins, N. Osman, S. Riechardt, M. Waterloos, R. Barratt, G. Chan, F. Esperto, R. La Rocca, A. Ploumidis, W. Verla. ISBN 978-94-92671-13-4. EAU Guidelines Office, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
- European Association of Urology Guidelines on Urethral Stricture Disease (Part 1): Management of Male Urethral Stricture Disease. Lumen N, Campos-Juanatey F, Greenwell T, Martins FE, Osman NI, Riechardt S, Waterloos M, Barratt R, Chan G, Esperto F, Ploumidis A, Verla W, Dimitropoulos K. Eur Urol. 2021 Aug;80(2):190-200.
- European Association of Urology Guidelines on Urethral Stricture Disease (Part 2): Diagnosis, Perioperative Management, and Follow-up in Males. Campos-Juanatey F, Osman NI, Greenwell T, Martins FE, Riechardt S, Waterloos M, Barratt R, Chan G, Esperto F, Ploumidis A, Verla W, Dimitropoulos K, Lumen N. Eur Urol. 2021 Aug;80(2):201-212.
- European Association of Urology Guidelines on Urethral Stricture Disease Part 3): Management of Strictures in Females and Transgender Patients. Riechardt S, Waterloos M, Lumen N, Campos-Juanatey F, Dimitropoulos K, Martins FE, Osman NI, Barratt R, Chan G, Esperto F, Ploumidis A, Verla W, Greenwell T. Eur Urol Focus. 2021 Aug 12:S2405-4569(21)00193-0.