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Re: Primary SWL is an Efficient and Cost-Effective Treatment for Lower Pole Renal Stones between 10 and 20 mm in Size: A Large Single Center Study

L. H. Chan, D. W. Good, K. Laing, S. Phipps, B. G. Thomas, J. Y. Keanie, D. A. Tolley and M. L. Cutress
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This Month in Adult Urology

Executive summaries of AUA guidelines are published in The Journal of Urology and are among the most clinically useful and frequently cited articles. They are the product of an intensive and objective process that relies upon published evidence. The conclusions are sometimes restricted simply because evidence does not exist to support but they allow clinicians to make treatment decisions based on solid evidence.
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Hypermagnesemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 05:00
In this article, find out about the blood condition hypermagnesemia, the possible causes and symptoms of this condition, and how it is treated.
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Eight reasons why coffee is good for you

MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 02:00
Learn about eight possible reasons why drinking coffee could benefit your health, including how it might boost your mood or protect against diabetes.
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Everything you need to know about water retention

MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 02:00
Find out all you need to know about water retention and what you can do to relieve this common health issue with home remedies or simple lifestyle changes.
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New way of predicting kidney function could improve chemotherapy dosing

MedicalNewsToday - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 02:00
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new statistical model which estimates kidney function in patients with cancer.
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Editorial Comment

In this preplanned secondary analysis of the ROSETTA trial1 Richter et al state that higher age and a higher comorbidity index were associated with a decreased response rate to onabotulinumtoxinA injections on multivariable analysis. This relatively new finding again raises the issue of patient selection when considering second line management of overactive bladder.
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Waves of Change: National Trends in Surgical Management of Male Stress Incontinence

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 00:00
To determine the national trend in surgical management of male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in the context of the rate of radical prostatectomy (RP) as reported by a national database. Traditionally the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) has been the gold standard of surgical management, but the male sling represents a newer and popular alternative. Refinements in prostate surgery may reduce the incidence and degree of subsequent SUI.
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Frequency and prognostic value of PTEN loss in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma treated with radical nephroureterectomy

The frequency and prognostic significance of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) protein expression in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) have not been investigated yet in large studies. To analyze PTEN protein status and its association with disease recurrence and survival outcomes in a large, multi-institutional UTUC cohort.
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Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI Improves Classification of Prostate Lesions: A Study of Pathologic Outcomes on Targeted Prostate Biopsy

PIRADSv2 stipulates that dynamic-contrast-enhanced-imaging (DCE) be used to classify diffusion-weighted-imaging (DWI) score 3 (DWI3) peripheral-zone (PZ) lesions as PIRADS score 3 (PIRADS3; DCE-) or PIRADS4 (DCE+). However, it is unknown if DCE separates lesions into clinically-meaningful pathologic groups. We examined whether use of DCE improves detection of clinically-significant cancer.
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Five Year Follow-up Results of a Prospective, Multicenter Study in Overactive Bladder Subjects Treated with Sacral Neuromodulation

To evaluate therapeutic success rate, changes in quality of life (QOL) and safety with sacral neuromodulation (SNM) at 5 years after InterStim™ implant. Subjects with bothersome symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) including urinary urge incontinence (UI) and/or urgency-frequency (UF), who had failed at least 1 anticholinergic medication and had at least 1 medication untried were included.
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Biopsy-Detected Gleason Pattern 5 is Associated with Recurrence, Metastasis, and Mortality in a Cohort of Men with High-Risk Prostate Cancer

To evaluate the relative risk of biochemical recurrence (BCR), metastasis, and death from prostate cancer contributed by biopsy Gleason pattern 5 among high-risk men with Gleason 8–10 disease in the Shared Equal Access Regional Cancer Hospital (SEARCH) cohort.
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Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer

MedicalNewsToday - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 02:00
Scientists have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.
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National Guidelines Can Have Divergent Regional Implications

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 00:00
The authors have reported on their prostate biopsy experience since the 2012 United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations. Despite having a pre-2012 pattern of low initial screening in their region, the authors still found significant differences in their outcomes by the most recent time period, with a rise in PSA at biopsy, a decrease in the diagnosis of low-grade disease, and an increase in the diagnosis of high-grade disease, all with a stable rate of benign biopsies.
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Cloacal Duplication: Single Center Experience in the Management of a Rare Anomaly

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 00:00
Cloacal duplication is an exceedingly rare group of anomalies with a limited number of cases reported so far. The anomaly may be confined to partial bladder duplication or it may involve complete duplication of the urogenital tract, hindgut, spine, lower limbs and vascular structures. Every case is unique and ought to be approached individually. By means of imaging studies and endoscopy, anatomic details should be carefully defined before endorsing surgical correction. A satisfactory outcome can be achieved in the majority of cases.
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Melamine Poisoning Pediatric Urolithiasis Treatment in Gansu, China 5-Yrfollow-Up Analysis

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 00:00
To investigate the clinical characteristics of urolithiasis children retrospectively who ingested melamine-poisoned formula as infants and report a five-year follow-up analysis.
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The Effects Of Neoadjuvant Axitinib On Anthropometric Parameters In Patients With Locally Advanced Non-Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 00:00
To examine the effect that neoadjuvant axitinib for the treatment of localized renal cell carcinoma has on body compartment composition.
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Pelvic Fracture Urethral Injuries

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 00:00
Pelvic fracture urethral injuries (PFUI) are devastating lesions leading to fibrosis and urethral disruption resulting in recurrent strictures, urinary incontinence, fistulae and even erectile dysfunction, representing a management problem for the urologist. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be a valuable tool in establishing or confirming the diagnosis by providing detailed anatomy and estimating disease extent. We present a comprehensive review of the current literature on the role of MRI on diagnostic evaluation and surgical management of these patients.
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Comparative Evaluation of Bladder Specific Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) Instruments for Bladder Cancer

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 00:00
To compare two bladder cancer specific health related quality of life instruments (HRQOL) in the same patient population. Previous HRQOL studies in cystectomy patients have yielded conflicting results. Using a cross sectional study design we examined the only two validated Bladder Cancer Specific (HRQOL) measures.
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Can a Simplified 12-Hour Night Time Urine Collection Predict Urinary Stone Risk?

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 00:00
To determine if there is correlation between night time 12-hour and traditional 24-hour urine collection in regards to chemistry values and the super-saturations of calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, and uric acid for the metabolic evaluation of nephrolithiasis.
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