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Outcomes of Single-Staged Phalloplasty by Pedicled Anterolateral Thigh Flap versus Radial Forearm Free Flap in Gender-Confirming Surgery

Phalloplasty is a critical step in female-to-male (transmale) gender-confirming genital surgery. This study examines outcomes between transmales who had phalloplasty with vaginectomy and full-length urethroplasty utilizing the anterolateral thigh pedicled flap (pALT) or radial forearm free flap (RFFF).
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Prostate Cancer Screening in Early Medicaid Expansion States

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 included a provision to expand Medicaid by 2014. Six states and jurisdictions elected to expand Medicaid early, before 2012. This provided a natural experiment to test the association between expanded insurance coverage and preventive service utilization, including prostate cancer screening.
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5’-tRNA-halves are dysregulated in clear cell renal cell carcinoma

tRNA fragments are dysregulated in various malignancies. Our study was designed to determine the expression of four 5’-tRNA-halves in tissue and serum of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) patients.
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Development and Validation of Objective Performance Metrics for Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy – A Pilot Study

We explore and validate objective surgeon performance metrics using a novel recorder ("dVLogger") to directly capture surgeon manipulations on the da Vinci robot. We present the initial construct and concurrent validation study of objective metrics during pre-selected steps of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP).
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