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Ex-vivo Imaging of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma Using Novel ICG-Var3 pHLIP Imaging Agent

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:00
To improve visualization of upper tract urothelial carcinomas (UTUC). Previous studies using the novel pH low insertion peptide (pHLIP) variant 3 (Var3) conjugated to indocyanine green (ICG) have demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity for imaging of bladder urothelial carcinoma. Here, we describe a novel approach for the imaging of UTUC using ICG-Var3 pHLIP.
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Comparing Off-Clamp and On-Clamp Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: A Prospective Randomized Trial

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:00
To determine whether performing robot-assisted partial nephrectomy without warm ischemia “off-clamp” results in favorable postoperative renal functional outcomes compared with the on-clamp method.
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METACHRONOUS ISOLATED SPLENIC METASTASIS IN A YOUNG PATIENT WITH RENAL CELL CARCINOMA: CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:00
Splenic metastasis is uncommon and is usually associated with widespread disease.1,2 Isolated splenic metastases from renal cancer are also rarer and are often an incidental finding. This eventuality may turn into a dangerous scenario due to a spontaneous splenic rupture leading to sudden death.2,3 At the best of our knowledge only few cases of metastasis from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have been documented in the literature.4-11 We hereby present a literature review of these cases and report a case of isolated splenic metastasis in a young man on active follow-up for a clear cell ccRCC.
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USE OF MRI-GUIDED BIOPSY FOR SELECTION AND FOLLOW-UP OF MEN UNDERGOING HEMI-GLAND CRYOABLATION OF PROSTATE CANCER

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:00
To investigate safety, efficacy, and quality of life impact of hemi-gland cryotherapy for clinically-significant prostate cancer, when patient selection and follow-up includes MRI-guided biopsy.
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A new Technique: Laparoscopic Resection of Fibrous Ring and Placing Extravascular Stent in Patients with Nutcracker Syndrome: a report of 5 cases

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:00
To evaluate the feasibility and safety of a new laparoscopic technique for resection of a fibrous ring and extravascular stent implantation in patients with nutcracker syndrome (NCS).
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Are emergently placed nephrostomy tubes suitable for subsequent percutaneous endoscopic renal surgery?

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:00
To determine the percentage of emergently placed nephrostomy tubes (NT) that were subsequently deemed usable for definitive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) or percutaneous antegrade ureteroscopy in patients presenting with nephrolithiasis.
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Uncovering a Novel Stone in 27 Patients: Calcium Tartrate Tetrahydrate

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00
To further analyze calcium tartrate tetrahydrate stones after a recent case report described this novel stone. Prior to this, there was only one previously reported occurrence of this stone in a human. This unusual stone composition is not tested for routinely. True prevalence and possible causes of this stone are unknown.
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Prospective Evaluation of Urodynamic Utility in a Subspecialty Tertiary Practice

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00
To prospectively evaluated the utility of UDS ordered in a tertiary referral center as part of a quality improvement project
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Percutaneous Nephroureteral Tube: A Useful Tool for Management of Intractable Hematuria

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00
To describe our experience using percutaneous nephroureteral (PCNU) tube placement for the management of intractable gross hematuria.
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Minimally-Invasive Ureteral Reconstruction for Ureteral Complications of Kidney Transplants

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00
To present the technique, feasibility and results of minimally-invasive reconstruction of the transplanted ureter using the native ipsilateral ureter in post-transplant ureteral strictures and vesicoureteral reflux causing graft pyelonephritis. Ureteral complications after kidney transplantation represent a significant cause of morbidity potentially leading to graft dysfunction or loss.
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Frequency and Predictors of Renal Transplantation Among Patients Rendered Surgically Anephric for Sporadic Renal Cancer

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00
To assess the frequency of renal transplantation in patients rendered surgically anephric during treatment of renal cancers as well as the clinicopathologic factors associated with receipt of transplantation.
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Analysis of the Completely Dry Rate over Time after Mid-Urethral Sling in a Real-World Clinical Setting

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 00:00
To improve patient counseling regarding mid-urethral slings (MUS), we performed an analysis of MUS patients dry at initial follow up to evaluate probability of remaining dry over time, and analyzed clinical factors potentially influencing the probability of remaining dry.
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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS A PROTECTIVE FACTOR FOR LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS IN MALE PATIENTS: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT ANALYSIS

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 00:00
To assess the association between physical activity, evaluated by the Physical activity scale for elderly (PASE) questionnaire and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in male patients.
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Combined Dorsal Plus Ventral Double Tunica Vaginalis Graft Urethroplasty: An Experimental Study in Rabbits

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 00:00
To investigate the efficacy of a combined dorsal plus ventral double tunica vaginalis graft for urethral reconstruction in a rabbit model through radiology and histopathology.
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Medical treatments of Peyronie's disease: past, present and future

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 00:00
Peyronie's disease (PD) is a benign fibroproliferative disorder, which causes the formation of plaque in the tunica albuginea of the corpora cavernosa in the penis. The disease is named after François Gigot de la Peyronie (1678-1747), although Fallopius and Vesalius had already described the disorder in 1561.1
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Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) simulation: analysis of realism and level of difficulty by HoLEP-naïve urologists

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:00
To evaluate the opinion of HoLEP-naïve urologists about a surgical simulator and the level of difficulty at each step.
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The Urinary Microbiome: Implications in Bladder Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapeutics

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:00
Recent investigation has proven that the bladder is not sterile. However, the implications of this finding in the pathophysiology and management of urothelial cell carcinoma have not been fully described. In this review, we summarize the literature relating to the urinary and gastrointestinal microbiomes in the context of urothelial cell carcinoma. The bladder microbiome may relate to urothelial cell carcinoma pathogenesis/progression, act as a non-invasive and modifiable urinary biomarker and have implications in treatment using immunotherapy agents such as intravesical Bacillus Calmette Guerin.
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IN SITU GONADAL VEIN VALVULOTOMY AND SIDE-TO-SIDE GONADO-ILIAC BYPASS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF NUTCRACKER SYNDROME IN AN ADOLESCENT WITH A SOLITARY KIDNEY AND ABSENCE OF PELVIC CONGESTION

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:00
Herein we present the first case report of laparoscopic exploration, endovascular valvulotomy, and open side-to-side bypass of a gonadal vein into the ipsilateral external iliac vein for Nutcracker syndrome in an adolescent patient with solitary kidney without pelvic congestion. Though prior management has included various large open surgeries or endovascular or extravascular approaches with the use of stents and shields, this case offers an expanded novel approach to weigh the unique challenges of the patient's age and solitary renal status.
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Testicular Torsion Post-Orchiopexy: A Case of Twisted Hammock

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 00:00
We herein report an unusual case of testicular torsion a decade after orchiopexy. An occurrence of post-orchiopexy testicular torsion is an exceedingly rare event, infrequently reported in literature. Previously placed anchoring sutures in the inferior pole resulted in a “hammock” testicular torsion, resulting in twisting of cord with involvement of the sutures themselves.
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Endoscopic Transvesical Adenomectomy of the Prostate (ETAP), a new minimal invasive approach for large BPH. A description of the technique and the results of the first 40 patients

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 00:00
To present the results in the first 40 patients treated with a new minimal invasive technique in the treatment of large-volume BPH: the endoscopic transvesical adenomectomy of the prostate (ETAP).
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