Development of a prospective data registry system for retrograde intrarenal surgery in renal stones: Turkish academy of urology prospective study group (ACUP study)

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Akand M., Sarıca K., Kiremit M. C., Soytaş M., Güven S.

Turkish Journal of Urology, vol.46, no.1, pp.57-62, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tud.2019.19143
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Urology
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-62
  • Keywords: Minimally invasive surgery, registry, retrograde intrarenal surgery, stone management, urinary stone disease
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: We aimed to report the development of a prospective data registry by generating a retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS)-specific electronic case report form (eCRF), which can be used by multiple centers in Turkey. Material and methods: The Stone Disease Study Group of Turkish Urology Academy developed a template for the necessary data to be collected, which was then implemented within a dedicated server. Urologists from different universities, research and training centers, and private hospitals were invited to participate in this data registry. Each urologist was provided with a unique username and password after they agreed to participate in the study. Results: In March 2015, the development of the eCRF was completed, and the server was opened for data input in April 2015. We started a prospective clinical data registry for all patients undergoing RIRS for renal stone(s) in 15 participating hospitals. Until the end of June 2016, 1112 RIRSs on 1264 patients have been included in the dataset. Conclusion: The easy-to-use eCRF specifically developed for RIRS was first of its kind in Turkey. This prospective data registry harvests important data that will be used to identify real-world demographic, clinical and operative data of patients with renal stone who undergo RIRS in various urology departments throughout Turkey. The results of this dataset will be presented in various papers.