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To survey the characteristics, career goals, and practice preferences of current urology applicants.
Psychiatric Diagnoses and Other Factors Associated with Emergency Department Return within 30 Days of Ureteroscopy
Emergency department(ED) visits after ureteroscopy(URS) are costly and inconvenient. To better understand those at risk, we aim to identify patient demographic, medical and surgical factors associated with 30-day ED presentation following URS for urolithiasis with particular attention paid to those with a history of a psychiatric diagnosis(PD).
Intravesical gentamicin treatment for recurrent urinary tract infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria
Antimicrobial resistance leads to complications in the management of recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTIs). In some rUTI patients with limited treatment options, intravenous therapy with reserve antibiotics is often required. In this study we aimed to assess the effectiveness, safety, and feasibility of prophylactic treatment with intravesical gentamicin in patients with refractory rUTI caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) microorganisms.
Effect of Lesion Location on Prostate Cancer Detection Rate with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Targeted Biopsy in African Americans
The updated Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System version 2 (PI-RADSTM v2) defines different grading parameters for lesions located in the peripheral zone (PZ) versus the transitional zone (TZ) and has contributed to the implementation of magnetic resonance imaging targeted biopsy (MRI-TB). This study evaluated the efficacy of MRI-TB between African American patients with additional consideration for lesion location on MRI.
Imaging following surgical intervention for nephrolithiasis is important to define surgical success as well as to ensure no silent obstruction. We assessed nationwide post-surgical imaging patterns in children undergoing ureteroscopy (URS) and shock wave lithotripsy (SWL).
Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer: An ASTRO, ASCO, and AUA Evidence-Based Guideline
The aim of this guideline is to present recommendations regarding moderately hypofractionated (240-340 cGy per fraction) and ultrahypofractionated (500 cGy or more per fraction) radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer.
MicroRNA expression profiles in upper tract urothelial carcinoma differentiate tumor grade, stage and survival: implications for clinical decision-making
To evaluate microRNA biomarkers for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) to improve risk stratification.
A 65-year-old male adult foster care patient presented to the emergency room with altered mental status and respiratory depression which required intubation. The patient was also found to be hypoglycemic and hypertensive. He was admitted to the medical intensive care unit where a chronic type B aortic dissection and an exophytic superior pole right renal mass measuring 4.5 × 5.5 cm were discovered on CT scan (Figure 1). He continued experiencing recurrent episodes of hypoglycemia during his admission and was placed on double portion meals and intravenous glucose with dextrose 10% (D10) in water.
To report on the semen quality parameters in transgender women who pursued semen cryopreservation either in the presence or absence of gender affirming hormonal medication.
To develop a novel device for cryobiopsy of the upper urinary tract (UUT) and to evaluate its feasibility in a standardized preclinical setting.
To demonstrate the safety and feasibility of outpatient surgical management for patients with acquired buried penis.
Clinical proof-of-concept of a novel platform utilizing biopsy-derived live single cells, phenotypic biomarkers, and machine learning toward a precision risk stratification test for Prostate Cancer Grade Groups 1 and 2 (Gleason 3+3 and 3+4)
To examine the ability of a novel live primary-cell phenotypic (LPCP) test to predict post-surgical adverse pathology (AP) features and risk stratify patients based on surgical adverse pathology features in a blinded study utilizing radical prostatectomy (RP) surgical specimens.
To present a simplified technique for GreenLight laser enucleation of the prostate (GreenLEP), designed to reduce the learning curve commonly associated with endoscopic prostate enucleation.
Urinary bladder hemangiomas are rare, especially in children and adolescents. We present a case of a 17-year-old young man with persistent gross hematuria for 1 month. Computed tomography revealed a 3.6-cm mass on the superior anterior wall of the urinary bladder, which was highly suspected as a urachal tumor. We carried out an en bloc resection of the urachus and bladder tumor. The pathological report indicated a cavernous hemangioma of the urinary bladder. No tumor recurrence or bleeding was found during the 2-year follow-up.
Live Surgery for Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy – does it worsen the outcomes? A single-center experience
To compare outcomes of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) performed in live surgery vs daily routine LRP.
Recovery of Voiding Efficiency and Bladder Function in Male Patients with Non-neurogenic Detrusor Underactivity after Transurethral Bladder Outlet Surgery
To investigated the treatment outcome in this group of men with detrusor underactivity (DU) and voiding dysfunction who underwent transurethral resection or incision of the prostate (TURP or TUIP). DU usually affects decision making whether bladder outlet surgery is necessary.
Postoperative incisional hernia is a relatively common complication following abdominal surgery. Herniation of the kidney is a less common entity and typically occurs as a congenital or acquired diaphragmatic defect, and rare case reports have demonstrated partial flank or lumbar herniation of the kidney. Herein we present a unique case of a postoperative incisional hernia containing the entire right kidney.
Since its advent in 2001, robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy has become the gold standard treatment for the management of localised prostate cancer.Pelvic lymphocoele is most commonly found after gynaecological or renal transplant surgery or following extensive pelvic lymphadenectomy. Its formation following prostatectomy is not uncommon1 but it seldom causes major complications or morbidity.2We present a case of a 66-year-old man who presented with left sided abdominal pain, a palpable infra-umbilical mass, and renal failure.
Racial and Sociodemographic Differences of Semen Parameters among US Men Undergoing a Semen Analysis
To characterize sociodemographic differences in semen parameters among US undergoing a semen analysis.
Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Is routine urinary catheterization still mandatory in the era of enhanced recovery?
To assess the benefits and safety of non-catheterization during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy within an enhanced recovery protocol.