The ESPU Research Committee was formed in the fall of 2016. The committee’s vision statement is, “To improve the urological health of children through the advancement of medical research”.
June 2018 - Harper L, Herbst KW, Kalfa N.
Feb. 2018 - Beckers GMA, Fossum M, Kaefer M.
This template is applicable to most studies, including observational studies, pre/post-intervention studies, case/control studies, biological sample collection, qualitative studies, cross-sectional studies, and studies that randomized into standard of care treatment. This template should NOT be used for studies which involve new investigative drugs or devices. These types of studies require an expanded protocol with additional detail such as dosing, reporting of adverse events, etc.
Andrew Vickers and Daniel Sjoherg published an excellent set of guidelines to follow when reporting statistics in European Urology.
Nov. 2018 - Harper L, Castagnetti M, Herbst K, Bagli D, Kaefer M, Beckers G, Fossum M, Kalfa N.
Jaykavan Charan published this informative paper in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Results. The paper discusses types and distribution of data as well as the aim of the study. The paper also includes a handy diagram on which statistical test to use based on data type/distribution.
The ESPU Research Committee will endeavor to assist in the distribution of surveys created by ESPU members for research purposes promoting the advancement of knowledge related to pediatric urology. The Research Committee will consider the following points before agreeing to distribute surveys on behalf of member survey authors to the ESPU membership.