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Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 00:00
This is an interesting study that assessed the feasibility of using fitness trackers to measure sleep patterns in Urology residents taking “home” call. While such measurements are subject to device limitations, the data presented for on call versus no call (either post-call or off call) is informative, especially since the cited comparison of Fitbit® to polysomnogram measurements suggest the wearable devices overestimate total sleep time a little more than 1 hour. Without taking overestimation into account, residents in this study reportedly slept about 2.8 hours on call, compared to 4.0-4.2 hours off call.
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Research provides new insights into the cause of urinary dysfunction in Parkinson's disease

MedicalNewsToday - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 02:00
A new study from the University of Hertfordshire, published in the journal PLOS ONE, has found that urinary dysfunction and incontinence observed among Parkinson's disease sufferers may start at the...
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Kidney graft success - does age and sex matter?

MedicalNewsToday - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 02:00
New study hints at the role of estrogen in graft success and suggests that patients could benefit from personalized immunosuppression strategies.
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Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose (Fibrillar™) Reduces Risk of Postoperative Corporal Bleeding Following Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Surgery

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 00:00
To report our initial experience with oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC; Surgicel Fibrillar™) as a hemostatic adjunct during inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgery.
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Primary Realignment for Pelvic Fracture Urethral Injury is Associated with Prolonged Time to Urethroplasty and Increased Stenosis Complexity

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 00:00
To compare the clinical courses of patients with pelvic fracture urethral injury (PFUI) according to initial management strategy.
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Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Radical Nephroureterectomy and Lymph Node Dissection in Modified Supine Position

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 00:00
ObjectiveTo explore the feasibilty of extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) and lymph node dissection in modified supine position for managing urothelial carcinomas in renal pelvis or upper 2/3 ureter.Subjects / Patients and MethodsConsecutively from January 2014 to October 2015, 15 patients with high-risk urothelial carcinoma in renal pelvis or upper 2/3 ureter underwent extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (EL-RNU) and extraperitoneal laparoscopic lymph node dissection (EL-LND).
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Re: Office-Based Ultrasound-Guided Renal Core Biopsy is Safe and Efficacious in the Management of Small Renal Masses

C. N. Dave, B. Seifman, A. Chennamsetty, R. Frontera, K. Faraj, R. Nelson, C. Lucido and E. W. Schervish
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Re: Formalin Disinfection of Prostate Biopsy Needles May Reduce Post-Biopsy Infectious Complications

N. Singla, J. Walker, S. L. Woldu, N. M. Passoni, K. de la Fuente and C. G. Roehrborn
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Re: Calcification Score Evaluation in Patients Listed for Renal Transplantation

J. Kahn, L. M. Ram, K. Eberhard, A. Groselj-Strele, B. Obermayer-Pietsch and H. Müller
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Double J stenting prior to cystectomy is an independent risk factor for upper urinary tract recurrence

Bladder cancer patients presenting with hydronephrosis may require drainage of the affected kidney before receiving further cancer treatment. Drainage can be done by retrograde stenting or percutaneously. Retrograde stenting, however, bears the risk of tumour cell spillage to the upper urinary tract. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether bladder cancer patients are at higher risk of upper urinary tract recurrence if retrograde stenting has been performed prior to radical cystectomy.
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One in seven American adults estimated to have chronic kidney disease

MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:00
The number of Americans affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher than previously estimated and affects 15% of the U.S.
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Patterns of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia Based on Magnetic Resonance Imaging are Correlated with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Continence in Men Undergoing a Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:00
To investigate the association between benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patterns, classified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) or continence, preoperatively and after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP).
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The 3DBiopsy Prostate Biopsy System: Preclinical Investigation of a Needle, Actuator and Specimen Collection Device Allowing Sampling of Individualized Prostate Lengths between 20 and 60 mm

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:00
To increase the likelihood of detecting anterior cancers within the prostate and provide a specimen that spans the length of the gland. Newly designed 17- and 15-gauge (G) biopsy needles, a variable actuator and integrated pathology system intended for the longer cores were developed and tested for this purpose.
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Adding abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival by 40 per cent

MedicalNewsToday - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 08:00
Adding abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment for prostate cancer improves survival by 37 per cent, according to the results of one of the largest ever clinical trials for prostate...
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Secular Trends in Prostate Biopsy Criteria and Outcomes: the Dartmouth Experience

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 00:00
To evaluate trends in prostate biopsy and prostate cancer diagnosis at a center with conservative baseline screening practices in the pre- and post-2012 era. More restrictive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening guidelines have led to lower rates of screening, biopsy and diagnosis of prostate cancer post-2012. It is not clear, however, how regions with low baseline screening rates (e.g. the Lebanon, NH hospital referral region centered on Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, with the lowest rate of screening among Medicare patients in 2012) have responded these guidelines.
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The Peak Site of Stone Distribution in the Upper Ureter is Unlikely the Ureteropelvic Junction: CT Analysis of Stone Lodging Site with Respect to a Newly Identified Area of Constriction

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 00:00
To investigate the relationship between the upper urinary stone distribution and the “crossing point”; an area of relative fixation within the upper ureter at approximately the level where the ureter crosses the gonadal vein.
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