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To determine whether bladder neck size is associated with incontinence scores after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP).
Variation in the diagnostic evaluation among persons with hematuria: influence of gender, race, and risk factors for bladder cancer
To determine whether race, gender, and number of bladder cancer risk factors are significant predictors of hematuria evaluation.
Tremendous interest and need lie in the intersection of telemedicine and minimally invasive surgery. Robotics provides an ideal environment for surgical telementoring and telesurgery, given its endoscopic optics and mechanized instrument movement. We review the current status, challenges and future promise of telemedicine in endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, with particular focus on urologic applications.
TW2003, the 3rd Italian prospective study on Wilms tumor (WT), aimed to improve survival in patients with stage III-IV tumors, de-escalate therapy for stage I-II non-anaplastic tumors, refine the risk stratification of therapy, and develop a national infrastructure for biobanking and central pathology review.
Changes in Adenosine Triphosphate and Nitric Oxide in the Urothelium of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia in Patients with Detrusor Underactivity
We investigated changes in the levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and nitric oxide (NO) in the urothelium of detrusor underactivity (DU) with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Navigating the transition from a fee for service to a value based reimbursement system is bound to be fraught with challenges for all parties involved, including payers, providers and patients. More than just a means to rein in superfluous health care expenditures, these changes also seek to improve the quality of the medical care being delivered.
Accurate assessment of surgical risk is an important component of patient counseling and shared clinical decision making. Risk calculators are readily available to many of our patients. In addition, they are being used with increasing frequency by payers. Therefore, the accessible information needs to be accurate and reproducible.
Ureterocalicostomy for reconstruction of complicated ureteropelvic junction obstruction in adults: Long term outcome & Factors predicting its failure in contemporary cohort
Ureterocalicostomy (UC) is a well-established treatment option for patients with recurrent ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) with postoperative fibrosis and a relatively inaccessible renal pelvis. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term outcome of UC and factors predicting its failure.
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Radio-recurrent Prostate Cancer: A North American Clinical Trial
To determine the safety and efficacy of whole-gland HIFU in men with radio-recurrent prostate cancer (CaP).
Predictors of Hospital Admission and Urologic Intervention in Adult Emergency Department Patients with CT-confirmed Ureteral Stones
Over one million patients seek care in an Emergency Department (ED) for kidney stones annually, but a minority require admission or urologic procedure. We aim to describe predictors of hospital admission or urologic intervention.
Delay to Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection Greater than 3 months Predicts Poorer Recurrence Free Survival for Penile Cancer Patients
It is unknown if concomitant inguinal lymph node dissection (ILND) at time of penectomy improves outcomes for penile cancer patients. We analyzed predictors for regional recurrence as well as recurrence free (RFS) and disease specific (DSS) survival based on time of ILND, and determine an optimal time for performance of ILND.
To evaluate predictive factors for compensatory hypertrophy and renal outcomes in a large cohort of patients with multicystic dysplastic kidneys (MCDK).
To use functional magnetic resonance imaging(fMRI) for identifying changes in brain activity during sacral neuromodulation(SNM) in women with overactive bladder(OAB) who were responsive to therapy.
Re: Sperm Concentration and Forward Motility Are Not Correlated with Age in Adolescents with an Idiopathic Varicocele and Symmetrical Testicular Volumes
D. J. Keene, C. T. Fitzgerald and R. M. Cervellione
J. Hart, G. Pastore, M. Jones, A. Barker, J. Khosa and N. Samnakay
Re: Peristeen® Transanal Irrigation in Paediatric Patients with Anorectal Malformations and Spinal Cord Lesions: A Multicentre Italian Study
P. Midrio, G. Mosiello, E. Ausili, P. Gamba, A. Marte, L. Lombardi, B. D. Iacobelli, E. Caponcelli, S. Marrello, M. Meroni, G. Brisighelli, E. Leva and C. Rendeli
Re: Outcome in Adults with Anorectal Malformations in Relation to Modern Classification—Which Patients do we Need to Follow Beyond Childhood?
J. Danielson, U. Karlbom, W. Graf and T. Wester
Childhood voiding dysfunction or bowel-bladder dysfunction in the absence of an underlying neurological condition is characterized by a heterogeneous collection of symptoms, including fecal and urinary frequency/urgency and incontinence, urinary retention and chronic constipation. Historically treatment options have included behavioral modification (timed voiding, biofeedback), oral pharmacological agents (alpha blockers, anticholinergics, stool softeners) and surgical intervention for patients with severe/refractory dysfunction.
Surgical treatments for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) using transvaginal mesh kits have provoked debates, controversies, strong opinions and class action liability lawsuits against mesh kit manufacturers. While the use of transvaginal mesh for POP reconstruction has waned considerably, using mesh slings (via the midurethral retropubic and midurethral transobturator approaches) for SUI remains popular. AUGS (American Urogynecologic Society) and SUFU (Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction) issued a joint position statement in January 2014 supporting midurethral mesh slings as the gold standard for surgical treatment of SUI.
We absolutely agree that Ho:YAG lithotripsy is most efficient when stones are targeted directly with the laser fiber. Nevertheless the presence of multiple calyceal stones often presents a particular challenge, especially with hard stones such as CaOx monohydrate. Direct fragmentation will produce fragments exponentially. Targeting each stone separately may not always be easy due to kidney movement or retropulsion at high energy and short pulse fragmentation settings (reference 10 in article). Also, fragmentation and extraction may be time-consuming.