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Ureterosigmoidostomy has largely been disregarded in recent times but has now seen a resurgence of interest because of its potential applicability to newer, minimally-invasive surgical techniques. The advantages of ureterosigmoidostomy over intestinal conduits are urinary continence (obviating the need for stoma and external appliances), ease and rapidity of performance as well as acceptance by patients. Ureterosigmoidostomy has been characterized by good continence outcomes and it offers good quality of life.
Re: Defining the Role of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography during Radical Nephrectomy with Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma
M. P. Kostibas, V. Arora, M. A. Gorin, M. W. Ball, P. M. Pierorazio, M. E. Allaf, D. Nyhan and M. B. Brady
Re: Impact of Diagnostic Ureteroscopy on Intravesical Recurrence in Patients Undergoing Radical Nephroureterectomy for Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
M. Marchioni, G. Primiceri, L. Cindolo, L. J. Hampton, M. B. Grob, G. Guruli, L. Schips, S. F. Shariat and R. Autorino
Re: A 22-Year Retrospective Study: Educational Update and New Referral Pattern of Age at Orchidopexy
Y. Wei, S. D. Wu, Y. C. Wang, T. Lin, D. W. He, X. L. Li, J. H. Liu, X. Liu, Y. Hua, P. Lu, D. Y. Zhang, S. Wen and G. H. Wei
T. W. Gaither and H. L. Copp
Re: Standardized Process to Improve Patient Flow from the Emergency Room to the Operating Room for Pediatric Patients with Testicular Torsion
C. E. Afsarlar, S. L. Ryan, E. Donel, T. H. Baccam, B. Jones, B. Chandwani, J. Au, G. O. Huang, E. T. Gonzales, N. Janzen, D. Tu, A. Seth, D. R. Roth and C. J. Koh
Re: Biometry of the Hypospadic Penis after Hormone Therapy (Testosterone and Estrogen): A Randomized, Double-Blind Controlled Trial
K. C. Paiva, A. N. Bastos, L. P. Miana, S. Barros Ede, P. S. Ramos, L. M. Miranda, N. M. Faria, A. Avarese de Figueiredo, J. de Bessa, Jr. and J. M. Netto
Re: Long-Term Functional Outcomes after Penoscrotal Hypospadias Repair: A Retrospective Comparative Study of Proximal TIP, Onlay, and Duckett
P. A. Hueber, M. Salgado Diaz, Y. Chaussy, J. Franc-Guimond, D. Barrieras and A. M. Houle
Re: Oxalobacter formigenes-Associated Host Features and Microbial Community Structures Examined Using the American Gut Project
M. Liu, H. Koh, Z. D. Kurtz, T. Battaglia, A. PeBenito, H. Li, L. Nazzal and M. J. Blaser
R. Gutjahr, C. Polster, A. Henning, S. Kappler, S. Leng, C. H. McCollough, M. U. Sedlmair, B. Schmidt, B. Krauss and T. G. Flohr
Re: Plasma Oxalate in Relation to eGFR in Patients with Primary Hyperoxaluria, Enteric Hyperoxaluria and Urinary Stone Disease
M. Perinpam, F. T. Enders, K. C. Mara, L. E. Vaughan, R. A. Mehta, N. Voskoboev, D. S. Milliner and J. C. Lieske
Re: Associating Mutations Causing Cystinuria with Disease Severity with the Aim of Providing Precision Medicine
H. J. Martell, K. A. Wong, J. F. Martin, Z. Kassam, K. Thomas and M. N. Wass
Although treatment options for localized prostate cancer have increased dramatically in the last decades with active surveillance and focal therapy added to the radical treatments, the accurate distinction between indolent and nonindolent disease has remained limited. Most of the debate has been focused on whether to diagnose prostate cancer but little progress has been made on the pretreatment risk evaluation.
Pinpointing wolves dressed in sheep's clothes is an unmet need in patients on AS, requiring novel techniques or markers. The current study confirms that the number of positive cores or the maximum cancer involvement of biopsy cores is a poor predictor of adverse pathology.
In this prospective multicenter trial the authors provide evidence that HIFU hemiablation is a safe procedure with acceptable oncologic results, has no adverse effects on patient quality of life and causes no postoperative anxiety or depression. Unfortunately the eligibility criteria for FT was a low volume of low or intermediate risk PC. As the initial diagnosis was only based on the results of TRUS biopsy, the risks of a misdiagnosis were increased. It needs to be emphasized that FT should be done mainly in patients with clinically significant, localized csPC.
Re: Cabazitaxel versus Docetaxel as First-Line Therapy for Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: A Randomized Phase III Trial—FIRSTANA
S. Oudard, K. Fizazi, L. Sengeløv, G. Daugaard, F. Saad, S. Hansen, M. Hjälm-Eriksson, J. Jassem, A. Thiery-Vuillemin, O. Caffo, D. Castellano, P. N. Mainwaring, J. Bernard, L. Shen, M. Chadjaa and O. Sartor
Re: Health-Related Quality of Life for Immediate versus Delayed Androgen-Deprivation Therapy in Patients with Asymptomatic, Non-Curable Prostate Cancer (TROG 03.06 and VCOG PR 01-03 [TOAD]): A Randomised, Multicentre, Non-Blinded, Phase 3 Trial
G. M. Duchesne, H. H. Woo, M. King, S. J. Bowe, M. R. Stockler, A. Ames, C. D’Este, M. Frydenberg, A. Loblaw, S. Malone, J. Millar, K. H. Tai and S. Turner
The number and quality of motor responses are important to successful therapy. The study should influence efforts toward obtaining ideal motor responses on all contacts during lead placement. The pattern of motor responses serves as a proxy for sensation, which is less practical to obtain with the patient under anesthesia. Based on my observation patients with a toe response are more likely to feel paresthesias in the genital/perineal area while the bellows response only correlates with anal sensation.
We assessed urodynamic parameters within the first 40 days after spinal cord injury (SCI) investigating whether the detrusor is acontractile during the acute phase of SCI.
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Suprapubic cystostomy is a straightforward urological procedure, which nevertheless may become complicated if the equipment needed to perform the operation is unavailable. Nowadays, in most operating rooms, control of urological instruments has been taken away from a small cadre of dedicated urology nurses, and instead is delegated to a central sterilization department or is even outsourced, leading to an increased rate of instrument misplacement or breakage. Disposable kits are useful, but may not be stocked at all facilities.