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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).
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.
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.
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).