Submited on: 04 Jun 2012 05:20:00 PM GMT
Published on: 05 Jun 2012 11:56:49 AM GMT
Urethral Caruncles
Posted by Dr. Emad Bakir on 17 Jun 2012 03:16:05 PM GMT

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    It is an interesting paper which adresses the importance of this entities and the differential diagnosis but also the management of this common post menopausal disease by women.

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.

    It is a very good paper in refreshing the minds of urologists and think about this disease , however the mostrecent finding is bySajedi where a urethral Caruncle has been found by a male,suggesting this disease might be underestimatet by males or may be asymptomatic.

    Interesting ould be the cadaver findings and if urethral caruncles are found bymales and females in equal numbers.

  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?

    yes, try to find out from cadaver species if urethral caruncles are equaly seen by males and females. 

  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    It is an exellent review paper,because it refreshes the minds to think about this disease by postmenopausal women as well as by males

  • Other Comments:

    Good paper, which helps understand disease and management and encourage further research in the sex distribution.

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  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    Consultant Radiologist/Uroradiologist

  • How to cite:  Bakir E .Urethral Caruncles[Review of the article 'Urethral Caruncles: A Review of the Literature ' by Venyo A].WebmedCentral 2012;3(6):WMCRW001935
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