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Comparison of Adjuvant Radiation Therapy before or after Artificial Urinary Sphincter Placement: a Multi-Institutional, Retrospective Analysis
To determine if the timing of radiation therapy on artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) impacts complication rates, revision rates, and number of pads per day after placement.
For any urologist performing radical cystectomy with an ileal conduit PSH is a common complication. Hernias are difficult to manage and can be particularly bothersome to patients. Hussein et al confirm that the rate of PSH following robotic cystectomy parallels rates described for open cystectomy. A PSH developed in approximately 20% of patients and at least a third were symptomatic. While some of them can be managed conservatively, others require surgery. This begs the question of whether prophylactic mesh during stoma formation is warranted.
Many urological societies have provided evidence-based guidelines to help the urologist in making therapeutic choices. However, the recommendations given by these guidelines may be heterogeneous because they have been developed using a variety of methods. The objective of this study was to review key guidelines on the surgical management of urinary stones to provide practical guidance for clinical application.
Urethral Rest with Suprapubic Cystostomy in Obliterative or Nearly Obliterative Urethral Strictures: Urethrographic Changes and Implications for Management
Precise pre-operative urethral stricture characterization is important for surgical planning. A period of urethral rest by suprapubic cystostomy tube may aid in stricture characterization and may affect the surgical approach. We compare the radiographic characterization of anterior urethral strictures by fellowship-trained reconstructive urologists before and after a period of urethral rest. We then determine how this changed the planned operative approach.
Prostate Magnetic Resonance Imaging Provides Limited Incremental Value Over the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Pre-Radical Prostatectomy Nomogram
To examine the incremental value of prostate MRI when used in combination with the currently available preoperative risk stratification tool the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Pre-Radical Prostatectomy Nomogram (MSKCC).
To evaluate the presence and content of policies on posthumous sperm retrieval at 75 major academic medical centers in the U.S.
We thank Reynaldo Gomez for the editorial and positive comments toward our work. We have had a unique experience with early endoscopic realignment (EER) at our institution and appreciate the opportunity to share our results. We agree that the management of a pelvic fracture urethral injury (PFUI) may be selective with the option for EER if open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is considered mandatory and the option for immediate suprapubic tube (SPT) placement with delayed urethroplasty for the remaining patients.
Early management of pelvic fracture urethral injuries (PFUIs) continues to be a controversy between basically 2 treatment strategies. Strategy 1 (S1) is early endoscopic realignment (EER) passing a catheter across the injury that is left for 3-6 weeks allowing the tear to heal. The other strategy (S2) is immediate placement of a suprapubic cystostomy (SPT) leaving the urethra untouched, for a subsequent delayed perineal urethroplasty. Despite many publications, this is an unresolved dilemma because of the lack of prospective comparative studies and because of selection bias and variable definitions of success.
Re: da Vinci Xi and Si Platforms Have Equivalent Perioperative Outcomes during Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Preliminary Experience
A. Abdel Raheem, A. Sheikh, D. K. Kim, A. Alatawi, I. Alabdulaali, W. K. Han, Y. D. Choi and K. H. Rha
Re: Analysis of the RENAL and mRENAL Scores and the Relative Importance of Their Components in the Prediction of Complications and Local Progression after Percutaneous Renal Cryoablation
S. K. Mouli, J. L. McDevitt, Y. K. Su, A. B. Ragin, Y. Gao, A. A. Nemcek, Jr., R. J. Lewandowski, R. Salem and K. T. Sato
Re: Socioeconomic Status is Associated with Urinary Diversion Utilization after Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
M. J. Maurice, S. P. Kim and R. Abouassaly
Re: Causes of Avascular Hypoechoic Testicular Lesions Detected at Scrotal Ultrasound: Can They be Considered Benign?
W. Ma, D. Sarasohn, J. Zheng, H. A. Vargas and A. Bach
B. W. Cunitz, J. D. Harper, M. D. Sorensen, Y. A. Haider, J. Thiel, P. C. May, Z. Liu, M. R. Bailey, B. Dunmire and M. Bruce
T. Zee, N. Bose, J. Zee, J. N. Beck, S. Yang, J. Parihar, M. Yang, S. Damodar, D. Hall, M. N. O’Leary, A. Ramanathan, R. R. Gerona, D. W. Killilea, T. Chi, J. Tischfield, A. Sahota, A. Kahn, M. L. Stoller and P. Kapahi
Z. Q. Guo, T. Zheng, B. Chen, C. Luo, S. Ouyang, S. Gong, J. Li, L. L. Mao, F. Lian, Y. Yang, Y. Huang, L. Li, J. Lu, B. Zhang, L. Zhou, H. Ding, Z. Gao, L. Zhou, G. Li, R. Zhou, K. Chen, J. Liu, Y. Wen, L. Gong, Y. Ke, S. D. Yang, X. B. Qiu, N. Zhang, J. Ren, D. Zhong, C. G. Yang, J. Liu and H. Jiang
Re: SOX2 Promotes Lineage Plasticity and Antiandrogen Resistance in TP53- and RB1-Deficient Prostate Cancer
P. Mu, Z. Zhang, M. Benelli, W. R. Karthaus, E. Hoover, C. C. Chen, J. Wongvipat, S. Y. Ku, D. Gao, Z. Cao, N. Shah, E. J. Adams, W. Abida, P. A. Watson, D. Prandi, C. H. Huang, E. de Stanchina, S. W. Lowe, L. Ellis, H. Beltran, M. A. Rubin, D. W. Goodrich, F. Demichelis and C. L. Sawyers
Re: Evaluation of Kidney Stones with Reduced-Radiation Dose CT: Progress from 2011-2012 to 2015-2016—Not There Yet
K. Weisenthal, P. Karthik, M. Shaw, D. Sengupta, M. Bhargavan-Chatfield, J. Burleson, A. Mustafa, M. Kalra and C. Moore
Re: Ureteroscopic Urinary Stone Treatment among Patients with Renal Anomalies: Patient Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes
J. D. Legemate, B. Baseskioglu, J. Dobruch, J. Gutierrez-Aceves, O. Negrete, C. Rioja Sanz, M. M. Yildiz and J. J. M. C. H. de la Rosette
J. Yu and B. Yin
Re: The Induction of Oxalate Metabolism In Vivo is More Effective with Functional Microbial Communities than with Functional Microbial Species
A. W. Miller, C. Dale and M. D. Dearing