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Three dimensional texture analysis with machine learning provides incremental predictive information for successful shock wave lithotripsy in patients with kidney stones

To determine the predictive value of three-dimensional texture analysis (3D-TA) in computed tomography (CT) images for successful shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in patients with kidney stones.
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Subtyping the Risk of Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer for Active Surveillance Based on Adverse Pathology at Radical Prostatectomy

Intermediate-risk (IR) prostate cancer is a heterogenous classification with favorable criteria proposed based on men treated with radiation therapy but uncertain application to active surveillance. We quantified the rate of adverse surgical pathology and implications for survival for patients with favorable IR (FIR) compared to low-risk (LR) prostate cancer.
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Liver Disease in Men Undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Androgen deprivation therapy is associated with development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Its effect on developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition frequently co-occuring with metabolic syndrome, and other subsequent liver conditions (liver cirrhosis, hepatic necrosis, any liver disease) has not been investigated.

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Why does my urine smell like coffee?

MedicalNewsToday - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:00
A person’s health and diet can impact the smell of their urine. Urine that smells like coffee can be caused by a person drinking too much coffee. Dehydration and pregnancy can also heighten the smell of urine. In this article, we discuss the range of causes for urine that smells like coffee, as well as treatments.
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Despite tremendous improvements in the design of penile implants as well as the surgical techniques used to deploy them, infections invariably develop in a small percent of patients. The urologist is then faced with the decision to remove the device in its entirety or salvage it.
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Editorial Comment

The age-old dictum of explanting an infected penile prosthesis has been challenged in the last 2 decades by the seminal work of Mulcahy (reference 12 in article). Historically the infected penile prosthesis was removed and a second surgery, usually 6 to 12 weeks later, was required to implant a new penile prosthesis. Often the penis was shortened as a result of the fibrosis induced by prosthesis removal.
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Evaluation of an Epigenetic Assay for Predicting Repeat Prostate Biopsy Outcome in African American Men

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:00
To evaluate an epigenetic assay performed on tissue from negative prostate biopsies in a group of African American (AA) men undergoing repeat biopsy, and to compare accuracy for predicting repeat biopsy outcome to prior studies conducted in predominantly Caucasian populations.
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Reply by Authors

Despite tremendous improvements in the design of penile implants as well as the surgical techniques used to deploy them, infections invariably develop in a small percent of patients. The urologist is then faced with the decision to remove the device in its entirety or salvage it.
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Editorial Comment

The age-old dictum of explanting an infected penile prosthesis has been challenged in the last 2 decades by the seminal work of Mulcahy (reference 12 in article). Historically the infected penile prosthesis was removed and a second surgery, usually 6 to 12 weeks later, was required to implant a new penile prosthesis. Often the penis was shortened as a result of the fibrosis induced by prosthesis removal.
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Evaluation of an Epigenetic Assay for Predicting Repeat Prostate Biopsy Outcome in African American Men

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:00
To evaluate an epigenetic assay performed on tissue from negative prostate biopsies in a group of African American (AA) men undergoing repeat biopsy, and to compare accuracy for predicting repeat biopsy outcome to prior studies conducted in predominantly Caucasian populations.
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Why does my urine smell like fish?

MedicalNewsToday - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:00
A person’s urine can smell like fish if they take certain medications or supplements. Some diets and pregnancy can also cause this symptom. However, it may instead indicate a bacterial infection such as cystitis, or kidney or liver damage. In this article, we cover the causes, prevention, and treatment of this symptom.
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A Prospective Study of Patient-Reported Pain after Bulbar Urethroplasty

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00
To understand the prevalence of chronic perineal pain, activity limitations, and patient satisfaction after urethroplasty.
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The Clinical Course of Patients with PSA≥100 Ng/mL: Insight Into a Potential Population for Targeted PSA Screening

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00
To characterize men presenting to a tertiary care safety-net hospital with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) values ≥100 ng/mL and identify a potential population for targeted PSA screening.
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Penile Prosthesis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients – a Matched Cohort Study

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00
To determine whether solid organ transplant (SOT) patients are at higher risk of developing complications after inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) implantation.
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Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00
As the number of women entering urology increases, it is apparent that the differences in male and female urologists are more complex than just gender of the physician. Rotker et al. demonstrated that traditional urogynecology cases represented a significantly greater percentage of the total cased logged by non-fellowship trained female general urologists compared to male general urologists. These differences held true regardless of the region of the country, the type of employment and the status of employment, full vs.
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Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00
This retrospective study addresses the incidence of developing hypertension following renal trauma. This is an important issue which has been the subject of sustained debate in the renal trauma literature. The authors have provided a valuable addition to our knowledge of this phenomenon through a well-planned and carefully performed retrospective review of renal injury at their institution, with a minimum of 1-year of follow-up.
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A Prospective Study of Patient-Reported Pain after Bulbar Urethroplasty

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00
To understand the prevalence of chronic perineal pain, activity limitations, and patient satisfaction after urethroplasty.
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The Clinical Course of Patients with PSA≥100 Ng/mL: Insight Into a Potential Population for Targeted PSA Screening

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00
To characterize men presenting to a tertiary care safety-net hospital with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) values ≥100 ng/mL and identify a potential population for targeted PSA screening.
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Penile Prosthesis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients – a Matched Cohort Study

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00
To determine whether solid organ transplant (SOT) patients are at higher risk of developing complications after inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) implantation.
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Editorial Comment

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00
As the number of women entering urology increases, it is apparent that the differences in male and female urologists are more complex than just gender of the physician. Rotker et al. demonstrated that traditional urogynecology cases represented a significantly greater percentage of the total cased logged by non-fellowship trained female general urologists compared to male general urologists. These differences held true regardless of the region of the country, the type of employment and the status of employment, full vs.
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