Journal Club

Journal Club is an important component of the residency training program in the Department of Urology. Each month, staff and residents meet to discuss two journal articles that are of clinical or experimental significance. Topics of discussion are based on a urologic subspecialty that changes on a rotating basis. Chosen articles adhere to one of four study types (e.g., diagnostic tests, observational studies, RCTs, or systematic reviews) and are critiqued following the respective JAMA guidelines. The JAMA guidelines for each study type can be found at the bottom of the page.

Journal Clubs are held in-person in the urology boardroom on the first Monday of every month. Any changes to the time, date or location will be communicated directly and updated on the website. 

Below is the schedule for the 2023/2024 academic year (articles will be updated closer to the actual date):

September 18, 2023
Oncology-Observational Studies

Upfront Cytoreductive Nephrectomy for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Treated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors or Targeted Therapy: An Observational Study from the International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium

A Healthy Lifestyle in Men at Increased Genetic Risk for Prostate Cancer
October 16, 2023
Pediatrics-Systematic reviews/meta-analysis

The role of circumcision in preventing urinary tract infections in children with antenatal hydronephrosis: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Systematic review and meta-analysis to study the outcomes of proactive versus delayed management in children with a congenital neurogenic bladder
November 6, 2023
General urology/transplant--RCTs

Normothermic machine perfusion versus static cold storage in donation after circulatory death kidney transplantation: a randomized controlled trial

Removal of Small, Asymptomatic Kidney Stones and Incidence of Relapse
December 4, 2023
Female/functional/reconstruction--Diagnostic Testing

Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections

Effect of bladder outlet procedures on urodynamic assessments in men with an acontractile or underactive detrusor: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
January 8, 2024
Men's health/infertility--Observational studies

Cardiovascular safety of testosterone-replacement therapy

Prostate Safety Events During Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism A Randomized Clinical Trial
February 5, 2024

Selenium and Vitamin E for Prevention of Non–Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Recurrence and Progression

Nivolumab plus gemcitabine–cisplatin in advanced urothelial carcinoma
March 4, 2024
Pediatrics--Observational studies

Evaluating the utility of routine urine culture and antibiotic treatment in children with neurogenic bladder undergoing intradetrusor OnabotulinumtoxinA injection

Supranormal differential renal function on MAG3 scan in children with ureteropelvic junction obstruction-Prevalence and pyeloplasty during follow-up
April 8, 2024
General urology/transplant--Systematic reviews/meta-analysis

The role of bariatric surgery on kidney transplantation: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Risk Factors for Urosepsis After Ureteroscopy for Stone Disease: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
May 13, 2024
Men's health/infertility--Diagnostic tests

The Long-Term Effect of Doxazosin, Finasteride, and Combination Therapy on the Clinical Progression of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Age, Sperm Retrieval, and Testicular Histology in Klinefelter Syndrome

June 3, 2024
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA)--no specific study type

Sex and Gender Equity in Research: rationale for the SAGER guidelines and recommended use

Surgeon Sex and Health Care Costs for Patients Undergoing Common Surgical Procedures

JAMA Articles