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Re: Renal Functional Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Cryoablation or Partial Nephrectomy for a Solitary Renal Mass
R. J. Mason, T. D. Atwell, C. Lohse, B. Bhindi, A. Weisbrod, S. A. Boorjian, B. C. Leibovich, G. D. Schmit and R. H. Thompson
P. P. Reese, M. N. Harhay, P. L. Abt, M. H. Levine and S. D. Halpern
Acute kidney injury is a growing problem in the United States. According to the latest study, it may also increase the risk of heart failure.
Inhibition of Jun N-Terminal Kinase (JNK) Improves Erectile Function by Alleviation of Cavernosal Apoptosis in a Rat Model of Cavernous Nerve Injury
To determine whether JNK inhibition could alleviate erectile dysfunction (ED) through suppressing cavernosal apoptosis in a rat model of carvernosal nerve crush injury (CNCI), thereby providing potential therapeutic strategy for alleviating post-radical prostatectomy (RP) ED.
A Novel Modification of Transurethral Enucleation and Resection of the Prostate in Patients with Prostate Glands Larger Than 80 Ml: Surgical Procedures and Clinical Outcomes
To evaluate efficacy and safety of the modified transurethral enucleation and resection of the prostate (M-TUERP) versus conventional bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (B-TURP) for the treatment of prostates larger than 80 ml.
A man with left scrotal swelling felt to represent inguinal hernia underwent CT scan for reported bleeding after prostate biopsy. CT scan revealed a 15 cm extratesticular left scrotal mass containing both fat and soft tissue components, raising concern for dedifferentiated liposarcoma. At surgery and pathology, the mass was separate from the left testis, epididymis, and spermatic cord. Histopathologic findings were consistent with paratesticular dedifferentiated liposarcoma.
To identify the rate at which testicular torsion occurs in a lateral direction and identify any predictors of direction of testicular rotation and orchiectomy
Urethral adenocarcinoma of males is a rare disease with limited prospective data to define optimal treatment. Surgical excision remains the primary treatment for early stage disease. Multimodality therapy with a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery has been explored in patients with locally advanced disease. We present the case of a 45-year-old-man with a locally recurrent urethral adenocarcinoma after initial surgical resection managed successfully with combined weekly cisplatinum and radiation therapy.
We describe the imaging findings of a 19 year female who presented with recurrent urinary tract infections and pain abdomen which was diagnosed to be due to a left sided focal segmental megaureter with a calculus. The highlights of the case are functioning moiety with no other associated anomalies like VUR, Duplex system etc.
To create a simple neobladder and determine whether the double limb U-Pouch (DLUP) has the same capacity and compliance as a Studer or Camey I neobladder. To develop an orthotopic diversion that can be applied to robotic surgery with laboratory data supporting the concept.
ObjectiveTo evaluate the effect of conservative management of high-grade renal trauma on length of hospitalization, we aim to describe characteristics of patients with high-grade renal trauma that are associated with an increased length of stay (LOS) and the effect of conservative versus surgical management on hospital LOS.MethodsA retrospective review of all patients who suffered unilateral high-grade renal trauma (grade 3 or higher) from 9/1977 to 8/2012 at San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, CA was performed.
Efficacy and Safety of Blue Light Flexible Cystoscopy With Hexaminolevulinate (Hal) in the Surveillance of Bladder Cancer: A Phase Iii, Comparative, Multi-Center Study
To compare blue light flexible cystoscopy (BLFC) with white light flexible cystoscopy (WLFC) in the detection of bladder cancer during surveillance.
This guideline is structured to provide a clinical framework stratified by cancer severity to facilitate care decisions and guide the specifics of implementing the selected management options. The summary presented herein represents Part I of the two-part series dedicated to Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: AUA/ASTRO/SUO Guideline discussing risk stratification and care options by cancer severity. Please refer to Part II for discussion of specific care options and outcome expectations and management.
To develop recombinant lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains that express oxalate-degrading enzymes through biotechnology-based approach for the treatment of hyperoxaluria by oral administration.
Safety and Efficacy of en Bloc Transurethral Resection with 1.9Μm Vela Laser for Treatment of Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of 1.9µm Vela laser in treating of primary non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
The RIVUR trial showed a 50% reduction in the risk for urinary tract infection (UTI) recurrence in children receiving continuous antibiotic prophylaxis (CAP). We reanalyzed the RIVUR data with the purpose of using a risk classification system to identify children who are more likely to benefit from CAP.
Research needs to understand self-management in men with LUTS: a review and summary of an NIDDK workshop
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common in men and impose significant economic, health and quality of life burdens. Despite an expanding view of LUTS etiology and challenges with medical and surgical treatments, LUTS research has continued to focus primarily on surgical or pharmaceutical treatment of urinary tract dysfunction, with little attention to behavioral, cognitive, or social factors. Further, self-management research is relatively underdeveloped in urology, despite its potential to support behavioral, pharmacologic, and surgical treatments for LUTS.
Patients with failed hypospadias repair are a challenging population for both pediatric and reconstructive urologists. In this study, we describe our long-term outcomes and factors associated with complications in repeat hypospadias repairs.
Society For Fetal Urology Classification Versus Urinary Tract Dilation Grading Systems For Prognostication In Prenatal Hydronephrosis: A Time To Resolution Analysis
The Urinary Tract Dilation (UTD) grading system for prenatal hydronephrosis (HN) was introduced to address potential shortcomings of the SFU classification. HN resolution is an important patient outcome and frequently discussed during family counselling. Herein we compare these two grading systems and their ability to predict time to HN resolution.
Urinary Bladder Versus Gastrointestinal Tissue: a Comparative Study of Their Biomechanical Properties for Urinary Tract Reconstruction
ObjectiveTo evaluate the mechanical properties of gastrointestinal (GI) tissue segments and to compare them with the urinary bladder for urinary tract reconstruction.MethodsUrinary bladders and GI tissue segments were sourced from porcine models (n=6, 7 months old [5 male; 1 female]). Uniaxial planar tension tests were performed on bladder tissue and Cauchy stress-stretch ratio responses were compared with stomach, jejunum, ileum and colonic GI tissue.ResultsThe biomechanical properties of the bladder differed significantly to jejunum, ileum and colonic GI tissue.