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Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 05:00
The main objective of this video was to illustrate a step-by-step combined 1-section approach. We believe that it is very useful for endourologists who are starting their experience with encrusted ureteral catheters. In our service, we also remove encrusted ureteral stents in 1 single procedure when patient's condition allows it. However, in some cases, the large amount of encrusted stones precludes a single successful surgery. According to Borboroglu and Kane,1 multiple procedures (average of 4.2 procedures per patient) are necessary to remove severely encrusted ureteral stents.
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Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 05:00
This is a case report with a short video describing one-step removal of a retained, calcified ureteral stent. There are numerous articles in the literature relating similar methods,1-4 and the techniques in this article are routinely employed at many tertiary referral institutions including the one at which I practice. Although there is a diagram with 5 gradations of stent encrustation, the urologist not accustomed to removing retained stents might find it helpful if there was a clear explanation as-to when one would make a cystotomy to remove the lower stent portion, when one can disintegrate the bladder portion of the encrustation trans-urethrally, when a ureteroscopic or shock wave lithotripsy would be likely to succeed for removal of the upper portion of the stent, and when a percutaneous approach would be best (for the upper portion).
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Multicenter Analysis of Patient Reported Outcomes Following Artificial Urinary Sphincter Placement for Male Stress Urinary Incontinence

Patient-centered data regarding functional and quality of life improvements after AUS placement is lacking. We analyzed the degree of benefit from AUS placement utilizing the ISI, a validated patient reported outcome measure assessing severity and bother of urinary incontinence and the IIQ-7, a validated patient reported outcome measure assessing the impact and emotional distress of urinary incontinence.
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Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph-node dissection (L-RPLND) in clinical stage I non-seminomatous germ-cell tumors of the testis (NSGCTT): safety and efficacy analyses in a high-volume center

Prognosis of stage I NSGCTT is very favorable. Early and late side effects of treatment may condition quality of life and survival. We determine tolerability, safety and efficacy of L-RPLND in stage I NSGCTT in a high-volume center.
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A Thematic Analysis of Online Discussion Boards for Vasectomy

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 05:00
To examine posts on Internet discussion groups related to vasectomies, and identify common ideas through a structured theme analysis.
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Effect of Stone Size and Composition on Ultrasonic Propulsion Ex Vivo

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 05:00
To evaluate in more detail the effectiveness of a new designed more efficient ultrasonic propulsion for large stones and specific stone compositions in a tissue phantom model. In the first clinical trial of noninvasive ultrasonic propulsion, urinary stones of unknown compositions and sizes up to 10 mm were successfully repositioned.
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Evaluating the Role of Postoperative Oral Antibiotic Administration in Artificial Urinary Sphincter and Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Explantation: a Nationwide Analysis

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 05:00
To determine whether postoperative oral antibiotics are associated with decreased risk of explantation following artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) or inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) placement.Although frequently prescribed, the role of postoperative oral antibiotics in preventing AUS or IPP explantation is unknown.
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