Peri-Operative Complications and Adverse Events in Urological Surgery: How to Assess, Prevent, and Manage Them

A special issue of Complications (ISSN 2813-4966).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 136

Special Issue Editors

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Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA
Interests: surgery; complications reporting; bladder cancer; artificial intelligence; patients safety; urology; minimally invasive surgery; adverse events; evidence-based medicine; quality reporting improvement
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Department of Urology, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, 20162 Milan, Italy
Interests: prostate cancer; kidney cancer; bladder cancer; robotic surgery; minimally invasive surgery; image-guided surgery; benign prostatic hyperplasia

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1. Department of Urology, Solothurner Spitäler AG, Kantonsspital Olten Bürgerspital Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland
2. Department of Urology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Interests: uro-oncology; reconstructive urology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, titled “Peri-Operative Complications and Adverse Events in Urological Surgery: How to Assess, Prevent, and Manage Them”, is a comprehensive compendium focused on enhancing patient care through a critical examination of safety and outcomes in urologic surgeries. It invites contributions across four distinct but interrelated article types (see below).

Contributors to this Special Issue will play a pivotal role in advancing our understanding of peri-operative complications in urological surgery, ultimately steering the field towards safer, more effective patient care practices.

The following articles will be welcome:

  • Case Series (comparative and non-comparative): A Case Series in this context would detail a group of patients who experienced similar surgical complications or adverse events. The article should provide in-depth analyses of the patients’ preoperative conditions, the surgical procedures performed, the nature of the complications, the clinical management that followed, and the outcomes. The emphasis is on revealing patterns that could guide future surgical practice to mitigate such risks.
  • How to avoid and manage complications: This type of article is usually practical in nature, offering clinicians strategies and guidelines for preventing and handling complications related to specific medical procedures or conditions. It combines evidence-based practices with expert opinions to furnish a comprehensive guide on the subject. Such articles should be grounded in recent research and include case examples where appropriate. Algorithms on how to avoid and/or manage the complications are suggested.
  • Systematic reviews: Systematic Reviews are exhaustive summaries of the literature on a particular topic. They follow a rigorous methodology to search for, appraise, and synthesize research evidence. Articles of this nature should focus on a clearly formulated question and use explicit methods to identify, select, and critically appraise relevant research, as well as collect and analyze data from the studies that are included in the review.
  • Perspective Pieces: Perspective Pieces would offer expert opinions on the broader aspects of surgical complications and adverse events. Authors might discuss the ethical considerations of surgical risk, the impact of new technologies on patient safety, the systems-based approaches to improving surgical outcomes, or the socio-economic implications of complication management. These articles should stimulate thoughtful discussion and provide insights that extend beyond the individual case level to the system as a whole.

Dr. Giovanni E. Cacciamani
Dr. Paolo Dell'Oglio
Dr. Marc Alain Furrer
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Complications is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • complications
  • adverse events
  • surgical complications
  • urological surgery

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