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Population-Based Semen Analysis Results and Fertility among Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Results From Subfertility Health Assisted Reproduction and the Environment (SHARE) Study
To evaluate male fertility in Crohn's Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC) by examining semen analysis results and paternity from the SHARE study (subfertility health assisted reproduction and the environment), a population-based cohort of semen analysis results from Utah men.
To assess the complications and outcomes associated with same-session bilateral ureteroscopy in a tertiary referral center, as same-session bilateral ureteroscopy for stone disease has been critiqued for the theoretical risk of injury to both ureters with subsequent risk to renal function.
Skin-to-Tumor Distance Predicts Treatment Failure of T1a Renal Cell Carcinoma Following Percutaneous Cryoablation
To determine the impact of skin-to-tumor (STT) distance on the risk for treatment failure following PCA.
To evaluate the effects of different subtypes of UI on sexual function and quality of life (QoL).
Holding Strength of a Hem-O-Lok / Lapra-Ty Clip Combination on Sutures Used during Partial Nephrectomy
To investigate the anti-slip strength of closing systems employing sutures terminated with a Hem-o-Lok®/Lapra-Ty® clip combination to determine which sutures perform best for this application. Partial nephrectomy (PN) is the reference standard for treatment of small renal masses. The main disadvantage of PN is the risk of technical complications, including renorrhaphy site bleeding and urine leak.
To investigate the surgical course for treating bladder polyps in patients with Exstrophy Epispadias Complex (EEC). EEC bladder polyps are unique pathological entities, with a distinct difference between polyps discovered at birth and polyps developed after failed exstrophy closure.
Health-Related Quality of Life after Radical Cystectomy: A Cross Sectional Study with Matched Pair Analysis on Ileal Conduit Versus Ileal Orthotopic Neobladder Diversion
To examine the different and Health-Related Quality of Life (HR-QoL) outcomes between ileal conduit (IC) vs. ileal-orthotopic-neobladder (IONB) in patients who underwent RC for primary BC, by using validated self-reported cancer-specific instruments.
A 22-year-old African-American man with recurrent episodes of gross hematuria for 6 months presented to the clinic for evaluation. A thorough history revealed that the patient emigrated from Mozambique to the United States 12 years ago. Urine culture was negative for a urinary tract infection. Cystoscopy revealed 4 lesions in the bladder. Biopsy of the bladder lesion revealed severe cystitis and Schistosoma Haematobium. The patient later confirmed that he used to swim in rivers and streams back in Africa.
Establishment of a Web-Based System for Collection of Patient-Reported Outcomes after Radical Prostatectomy in a Statewide Quality Improvement Collaborative
ObjectiveTo report on the establishment of a unified, electronic PRO infrastructure and pilot results from the first 5 practices enrolled in the web-based collection system developed by the Michigan Urologic Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC).MethodsEligible patients were those undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) of 5 academic and community practices. PRO was obtained using a validated 21-item web-based questionnaire, regarding urinary function, erection function, and sexual interest and satisfaction.
Multilingual Self-Management Resources for Prostate Cancer Survivors and Their Partners: Results of a Long-Term Academic-State Health Department Partnership to Promote Survivorship Care
There is increasing need for innovative, sustainable ways to provide evidence-based self-management information and supportive care for prostate cancer survivors and their partners. For these reasons, we describe how an academic-public partnership facilitated the broad dissemination of evidence-based, multilingual survivorship educational materials via a state-managed prostate cancer website.
It is difficult for many of us to comprehend that we have been flying in space for over 50 years, and except for a one-year gap between the Russian Mir Station and the International Space Stations (ISS), most of the past 28 years have seen a continual human presence in low Earth orbit. Aside from the risks associated with leaving the planet and the remoteness of spacecraft, human health and performance in space is dominated by the condition of weightlessness. The removal of the gravity-driven hydrostatic gradient along with predictable anthropomorphic changes drives a set of global adaptive responses in nearly every physiologic system.
In this issue of Urology, the Soria et al report an intriguing study describing late recurrences following radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer.1 A total of 1652 mostly muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) patients undergoing RC were evaluated in this large, multicenter, retrospective study. Of these, 548 (33.2%) patients recurred with a median time to recurrence of 1 year. Late recurrences defined as those occurring >5 years after RC occurred in 67 patients, i.e. 12.2% of recurrences and 4.1% of all patients who underwent RC.
To examine possible etiology and treatment outcomes in 21 patients with glans necrosis following penile prosthesis implantation.
Ultra-Low Radiation Exposure during Flexible Ureteroscopy in Nephrolithiasis Patients – How Far Can We Go?
To evaluate the feasibility and clinical performance of a novel surgeon technique and protocol targeting ultra-low fluoroscopy usage in retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS).
Post-Operative Complications of Spina Bifida Patients Undergoing Urological Laparotomy: a Multi-Institutional Analysis
To characterize peri-operative morbidity and mortality of adult spina bifida patients undergoing laparotomy.
In Vitro Comparison of Holmium Lasers: Evidence for Shorter Fragmentation Time and Decreased Retropulsion Using a Modern Variable Pulse Laser
To compare the performance of variable and fixed pulse lasers on stone phantoms in vitro.
Prostate Cancer Local Recurrence Detected with Both F-Fluciclovine and PSMA-Targeted F-DCFPyL PET/CT
We present the case of a 79-year-old man with an elevated post-prostatectomy PSA level who was sequentially imaged with PET/CT using 18F-fluciclovine followed by PSMA-targeted 18F-DCFPyL. Although both imaging tests successfully identified the same pelvic recurrence, each radiotracer had its relative merits. This case highlights the differences between these two PET radiotracers which are increasingly being used to image men with recurrent prostate cancer.
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Puncture and Tract Dilation: Evidence on the Safety of Approaches to the Infundibulum of the Middle Renal Calyx
To investigate the anatomical relations of the papillary, infundibular and pelvic approach to percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and evaluate the amount of vascularization at the respective sites.
Prognostic Significance of a Negative Confirmatory Biopsy on Reclassification among Men on Active Surveillance
To examine the association between absence of disease on confirmatory biopsy and risk of pathologic reclassification in men on active surveillance (AS).