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The 3-D volumetric measurement including resected specimen for predicting renal function after robot-assisted partial nephrectomy
To investigate the relationship between postoperative renal function and resected cortex margin volume calculated by a 3-dimensional reconstruction technique based on the resected specimen, and to determine predictors of renal function after robot-assisted partial nephrectomy.
Although it was first reported by Fallopius in 1561, Peyronie's disease (PD) bears the name of Francois de la Peyronie who reported a case in 1743.1 PD is characterized by penile induration, nodule, or plaque resulting in erectile deformity. Although PD is frequently linked to erectile dysfunction (ED), it is not clear how often it is or which comes first. Mulhall states “Elucidating the role preexisting ED plays in the development of PD remains a difficult task, as ED is also a known sequel of PD.
Failure of angiographic management in cases of post renal intervention bleed: Risk factors and management approach
To evaluate the factors predicting the risk for failed angiographic management (AM), we retrospectively studied cases of Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) and super-selective angiography (SSA) to control severe/delayed bleeding following renal interventions, which may otherwise be life threatening and often require nephrectomy.
Non-closure versus closure of buccal mucosal graft harvest site: A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient-reported outcomes
To compare the post-procedural oral pain scale and other patient reported oral morbidities for non-closure versus closure of buccal mucosal graft (BMG) harvest sites through systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative studies.
Cost Effectiveness of the Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score for Guiding Treatment Decisions in Patients With Early Stage Prostate Cancer
To determine the cost-effectiveness of using the Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score (GPS), a 17-gene expression assay that can be used to inform decisions regarding active surveillance (AS) versus immediate treatment.
MANAGEMENT OF RECURRENT PELVIC FLUID COLLECTIONS IN ADULT MALE BLADDER EXSTROPHY PATIENTS WITH MAINTAINANCE OF ERECTILE FUNCTION
“To describe management options for pelvic fluid collections in adult patients with classic bladder exstrophy.”
EDITORIAL COMMENT for manuscript: “Variant Presentations of the Exstrophy-Epispadias Complex: A 40 Year Experience” Manuscript Number: URL-D-18-01394R1
This manuscript is extremely valuable as it brings this unique cohort to the rest of the pediatric urology community. It is unlikely this type of experience will be replicated.
Proper patient selection and meticulous suturing were the keys to success in my experience with pyeloplasty. The attraction of the present publication is the presentation of both aspects. Are there good reasons to treat uretero pelvic obstruction (UPJO) different from what is proposed by the authors?
We greatly appreciate the thoughtful comments in regards to our manuscript, which highlight a number of important issues about the use of PSMA-PET. It should be noted at the outset that PSMA-PET should not be considered a standard imaging modality. In the United States, PSMA-PET is investigational and is not FDA approved. Although PSMA-PET may be considered standard of care in a few countries, its use in the United States is limited to clinical trials. Nonetheless, the prevalence of PSMA-PET is likely to increase the next few years, as we should be close to approval of this agent in the coming year.
Impact of Staging 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET scans on radiation treatment plans in patients with prostate cancer by Thomas Hope et al.
Hope et al.1 report on the impact of pre-treatment 68Ga-PSMA-PET/CT or PET/MRI in the management of 45 patients with high risk prostate cancer (PCA). Results of PSMA-PET/CTs were compared to the findings of CT scans and skeletal scintigraphy. Based on their data, PSMA-PET imaging resulted in changes of radiation therapy (RT) dose and volumes in 47% of the patients due to newly diagnosed N1/M1a disease. RT changes resulted in the extension of CTV covering the small pelvis and even the retroperitoneum or a RT boost to avid lymph nodes.
To evaluate the use of a new single port robotic system, da Vinci SP ® (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) in performing retzius-sparing radical prostatectomy in a cadaveric model.
MRI-Defined PSA Density Significantly Improves the Risk Prediction for Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer on Biopsy
To evaluate the predictive value of MRI-defined prostate-specific antigen (PSA) density and MRI interpretation for the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer (PCa).
Evaluation of Generic Versus Condition-Specific Quality of Life Indicators for Successful Urethral Stricture Surgery
To compare the utility of generic health quality of life (QOL) and disease-specific indicators as patient reported outcomes measures (PROM) for urethral stricture surgery.
Impact of staging 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET scans on radiation treatment plans in patients with prostate cancer
To evaluate the impact of staging 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET imaging on radiotherapy (RT) dose and volumes in patients with prostate cancer.
A bowel obstruction occurs when something blocks part of the small or large intestine. This blockage can be a serious problem if it is left untreated, so a person should speak to a doctor if they experience any of the symptoms. Learn more about these symptoms, the causes, treatment options, and diet tips here.
In the study “Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Influences Physical Health Related Quality of Life and Urinary Incontinence, [insert first author name] and colleagues examine patient-reported quality of life and urinary incontinence outcomes associated with the diagnosis and management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. The study is based on SEER cancer registry data linked to patient-reported outcomes (PROs) data collected as part of the Medical Health Outcomes Survey (SEER-MHOS), which allowed the authors to not only evaluate patient-reported outcomes in a representative sample of bladder cancer patients managed with endoscopic and intravesical treatments, but also benchmark those outcomes to surveys taken from non-cancer controls who participated in MHOS as part of their Medicare Advantage plan.
To investigate the diagnosis, surgical management and outcomes in patients with variant EEC. Variant presentations of the exstrophy-epispadias complex (EEC) span a wide range of abnormalities. The rarity and diversity of EEC variants can lead to challenges in the diagnosis and subsequent management of this population.
We would like to thank [insert name of reviewer] for [his/her] thoughtful examination of this manuscript. As outlined, a major finding of this work is that patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) as defined by the European Urological Association and American Urological Association [ref] had significantly worse patient reported outcomes compared to those with non-high-risk disease. The survey tools utilized for the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS) are not cancer specific instruments, yet still demonstrated statistically and clinically significant decreases in physical and mental health-related quality of life.
To describe the presentation of a rare isolated ureteropelvic junction injury resulting from a mechanical fall on ice.
Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Influences Physical Health Related Quality of Life and Urinary Incontinence
To evaluate the effects of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and urinary function within patients diagnosed with NMIBC as compared to the general population.