Category: Education, Simulation & Virtual Reality

MP19-4 - The value of free internet-based video tutorials for young urologists: A European multicentric evaluation of flexible ureteroscopy for proximal ureteric stone tutorials

Sat, Sep 22
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Introduction & Objective :

Internet based video tutorials for endourological procedures are getting popular for learning and training, especially for young trainee urologists. The goal of our study was to evaluate the role, content, educational value, satisfaction and feedback on free access tutorials of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) for proximal ureteric stone treatment.

Methods :

From hospitals located in 6 different European countries (Romania, Poland, France, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom) a total of 57 young urologists (less than 40 years old), either residents or specialists, were enrolled in this study. Three most commonly viewed YouTube video tutorials of FURS for proximal ureteric stones were selected for evaluation and feedback (Fig.1). The first tutorial belonged to the MAESTRO portal, the second to the Service d'Urologie CHU Henri Mondor - Université Paris-Est Créteil and the third to the UrologyBook portal.

All participants were requested to watch the videos and to fill a 17-question evaluation of each video (Fig.2). 1 to 5 five points were given for each question and tutorials were ranked based on the overall score. A separate question related analysis was also performed.

Results :

Based on the total score, the first ranked video was MAESTRO, the second CHU Mondor and the third UrologyBook (Fig.3).

UrologyBook scored less points at all the questions, compared to the other two portals. MAESTRO received better scores at all individual questions. Description of the proper usage and settings of instruments was rated almost equal for MAESTRO and CHU Mondor. The educational value scored the most points and the tips&tricks received the least points (Fig.4).

Conclusions :

The doctors in training appreciate free access portals like MAESTRO, with a well design educative content. In the age of digital media, the uptake of video-based learning is likely to increase in future.

Laurian B. Dragos

Consultant Urologist
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes, Timisoara, Romania
Timisoara, Timis, Romania

Sandra M. Martis

Timisoara, Timis, Romania

Bhaskar K. Somani

Consultant Urologist, Associate Professor
University Hospital Southampton , U.K
Southampton, England, United Kingdom

Bhaskar is an Endourologist and Associate Professor in Southampton, and is an active member of European School of Urology 'Training and Research group' and ESUT Endourology group. He has been teaching on EUREP hands-on-training for the last 5 years and is the senior author in the new ‘Endoscopic stone treatment (EST)’ curriculum established for training and examinations. He has performed live surgery in EAU with presentations and moderations in EULIS, WCE and SIU. He is also a member of EAU ‘Train the Trainer’ committee.

He is research active and has published more than 200 papers with over 300 published abstracts/presentations. He is on the editorial board of 3 journals, a reviewer for 14 journals and Investigator for 5 trials. He sits on the MCQ panel for FRCS examinations and is a ‘Specialist advisor’ to National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Interventional procedures and ‘Invited expert’ to NICE urological infections. He is an elected member of BAUS Academic section and was recently selected as a Fellow of Faculty of Surgical Trainers.

Ewa Bres-Niewada

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

Tarık Emre Sener

Marmara University, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Tarik Emre SENER, MD, FEBU
Marmara University, School of Medicine
Department of Urology
Istanbul / Turkey

Tarik Emre Sener, after graduating from French high school Lycée Saint-Joseph, Istanbul, studied Medicine between the years 2004-2010 in Marmara University, School of Medicine in Istanbul. He completed his residency training in Urology between the years 2011-2016 in Marmara University, School of Medicine, Department of Urology. During his residency, he completed 3 months of Endourology Fellowship in Tenon University Hospital, Paris alongside Professor Olivier Traxer. During his medical and residency training, he has presented several abstracts at international meetings and has authored many peer-reviewed articles covering a broad range of topics in Endourology, Pediatric Urology, Pharmacology and Physiology.
He is currently working in Marmara University, School of Medicine, where he is involved in all the medical and surgical management of patients as well as many scientific research projects.
He is the founder member and current general secretary of PETRA Urogroup, an international collaboration group dedicated to scientific and surgical activities on Endourology and Stone Diseases.

Address: Acıbadem Mahallesi Çeçen Sokak, Almondhill Konutları B8 blok Daire:6 Üsküdar İstanbul Türkiye 34660
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Esteban Emiliani

Department of Urology, Fundació Puigvert, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Esteban Emiliani
Endourolgist at Fundacion Puigvert, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.
Special Interest & Research: Endourologic treatment of stone disease and upper urinary tract urothelial tumors. Lasers basic and clinical research.

EUSP fellowship programme from the European Association of Urology. Endourological Society fellowship:
- Tenon Hospital, endourology department, Univérsité Pierre et Marrie Curie, Paris 20, France. (Prof. Oliver Traxer) and MPUH, Nadiad, India (Prof. Mahesh Desai)

Salvatore Buttice

Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy

Catalin Iacoboaie

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Etienne X. Keller

Fellow of the ES
Sorbonne Université, GRC n°20, Groupe de Recherche Clinique sur la Lithiase Urinaire, AP-HP, Hôpital Tenon, F-75020 Paris, France
Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Vincent De Coninck

AZ Klina
Brasschaat, Antwerpen, Belgium

Vincent De Coninck graduated as a medical doctor from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium (VUB) in 2011. He became a certified urologist in 2017 after a training at the University Hospital of Brussels (Prof. Dr. Dirk Michielsen) and OLV Aalst (Prof. Dr. Alex Mottrie), where he developed a special interest in the minimal invasive treatment of benign and malignant pathologies. In the same year, he became Fellow of the European Board of Urology.
In 2018, he completed a one-year fellowship program of the Endourological Society in Paris, France under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Olivier Traxer. During that fellowship, he also obtained a diploma in urolithiasis, organized by Dr. Michel Daudon at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. Afterwards, he was trained in HoLEP by Dr. Karin Lehrich in Berlin, Germany.
Currently, he is completing a three-month fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Guido Giusti in Milan, Italy. In December 2018, he will start working as an endourologist in AZ Klina, Brasschaat, Belgium. He will focus on the medical and surgical treatment of kidney stones and benign prostatic obstruction (HoLEP) and he will continue publishing articles relating to the management of patients with renal stone disease.

Maria Rodriguez-Monsalve Herrero

University Hospital Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda.
Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain

Livius Daminescu

Timisoara, Timis, Romania

Alin Cumpanas

Timisoara, Timis, Romania

Steeve S. Doizi

Sorbonne Université, GRC n°20, Groupe de Recherche Clinique sur la Lithiase Urinaire, AP-HP, Hôpital Tenon, F-75020 Paris, France
Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Olivier O. Traxer

Sorbonne Universite, GRC n020 Lithiase Renale, AP-HP, Hospital Tenon, F-75020 Paris, France
Paris, Ile-de-France, France