Objective: To discuss the impact of COVID-19 vaccines on the urological field and to review the available data in the literature. Material and Methods: All the related reports and original articles discussing COVID-19 vaccines and their impact on the urological field were searched in PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science. Results: There are few published articles discussing the COVID-19 vaccine impact on urology. Vaccine safety was confirmed in this field as no major side effects were described. AKI (Acute Kidney Injury) was reported in selected populations. However, about 1% of the side effects was urological. Rare genital complications, low urinary tract symptoms, and occasional gross hematuria were reported. Fertility seems to be not impaired after vaccination. A potential misinterpretation of radiological findings in the oncological field has been reported. Conclusions: In the literature, there are few studies regarding COVID-19 vaccines and their impact on the urological and andrological fields. We need more studies and extended follow-ups after repeated vaccinations in order to have more corroborating data particularly in selected populations, such as kidney transplant recipients and oncological patients.

Foschi, N., Santoro, P., Borrelli, I., Gavi, F., Amantea, C., Russo, P., Moscato, U., Urological Safety and COVID-19 Vaccinations, <<VACCINES>>, 11; 2022 (10): 1887-N/A. [doi:10.3390/vaccines10111887] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/218507]

Urological Safety and COVID-19 Vaccinations

Foschi, Nazario
Primo
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Santoro, Paolo
Secondo
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Borrelli, Ivan;Gavi, Filippo
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Amantea, Carlotta;Russo, Pierluigi
Penultimo
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Moscato, Umberto
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

Objective: To discuss the impact of COVID-19 vaccines on the urological field and to review the available data in the literature. Material and Methods: All the related reports and original articles discussing COVID-19 vaccines and their impact on the urological field were searched in PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science. Results: There are few published articles discussing the COVID-19 vaccine impact on urology. Vaccine safety was confirmed in this field as no major side effects were described. AKI (Acute Kidney Injury) was reported in selected populations. However, about 1% of the side effects was urological. Rare genital complications, low urinary tract symptoms, and occasional gross hematuria were reported. Fertility seems to be not impaired after vaccination. A potential misinterpretation of radiological findings in the oncological field has been reported. Conclusions: In the literature, there are few studies regarding COVID-19 vaccines and their impact on the urological and andrological fields. We need more studies and extended follow-ups after repeated vaccinations in order to have more corroborating data particularly in selected populations, such as kidney transplant recipients and oncological patients.
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Foschi, N., Santoro, P., Borrelli, I., Gavi, F., Amantea, C., Russo, P., Moscato, U., Urological Safety and COVID-19 Vaccinations, <<VACCINES>>, 11; 2022 (10): 1887-N/A. [doi:10.3390/vaccines10111887] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/218507]
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