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Crossing into the unknown. A peculiar cause of ureteropelvic junction obstruction in a 14-year-old boy
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is a common cause of upper urinary tract obstruction and consequent hydronephrosis. We present a case of right UPJO caused by a crossing vessel suspected to be the right second lumbar vein. While crossing vessels are a common cause of UPJO in older children and adults, they are usually attributed to lower pole vessels. We believe that this is the first case report of UPJO caused by a lumbar vein. Recognition of crossing vessels requires knowledge of variant vasculature anatomy around the kidneys.
Comparison of Voiding Dysfunction Phenotypes in Women with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain and Myofascial Pelvic Pain: Results from the ICEPAC Trial
To evaluate whether voiding parameters differ in patients with the common overlapping pelvic pain disorders, interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and myofascial pelvic pain (MPP).
To assess the predictors of recurrence and complications, we retrospectively analyzed our experience in primary pediatric pyeloplasty. Management of pyeloplasty failure is challenging both for patients and for surgeons, especially in pediatric cases. Early detection of recurrence and early manipulation may help preserving renal function.
To evaluate the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which modifies reimbursement for office evaluation and management (E&M) visits. This policy moves payment to a single rate for levels 2 through 4 office E&M visits, regardless of complexity.
Management of symptom flares and patient-reported flare triggers in interstitial cystitis/ bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) – Findings from one site of the MAPP Research Network
To document patient-reported interstitial cystitis/ bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) flare management strategies and triggers.
To investigate the rate of bladder cancer in patients undergoing cystoscopic evaluation for AMH in order to identify groups at sufficiently low risk for bladder cancer in whom invasive testing may be avoided.
Rezūm Water Vapor Thermal Therapy For Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Associated With Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: 4-Year Results From Randomized Controlled Study
To report 4-year outcomes of the randomized controlled trial of water vapor thermal therapy for treatment of moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
To assess functional outcomes after surgical correction of congenital and acquired penile curvatures using Yachia technique (YT) with degloving (DG) and without degloving (WDG) of the penis.
To characterize demographic features, clinical characteristics, and oncologic outcomes of mesothelioma of the testis.
Time to PSA Nadir and the Risk of Death from Prostate Cancer following Radiation and Androgen Deprivation Therapy
To assess whether the time to PSA nadir (TTN) has differential prognostic value in men who reach an undetectable versus detectable PSA nadir.
Dual Prosthetic Implantation After Radical Cystoprostatectomy and Neobladder: Outcomes of the Inflatable Penile Prosthesis and Artificial Urinary Sphincter in Bladder Cancer Survivors
To determine the impact of radical cystectomy and orthotopic neobladder (NB) diversion on device-related outcomes in patients who undergo subsequent placement of both an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) and 3-piece inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP).
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.
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.
METACHRONOUS ISOLATED SPLENIC METASTASIS IN A YOUNG PATIENT WITH RENAL CELL CARCINOMA: CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW
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.
USE OF MRI-GUIDED BIOPSY FOR SELECTION AND FOLLOW-UP OF MEN UNDERGOING HEMI-GLAND CRYOABLATION OF PROSTATE CANCER
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.
A new Technique: Laparoscopic Resection of Fibrous Ring and Placing Extravascular Stent in Patients with Nutcracker Syndrome: a report of 5 cases
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).
Are emergently placed nephrostomy tubes suitable for subsequent percutaneous endoscopic renal surgery?
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.
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.
To prospectively evaluated the utility of UDS ordered in a tertiary referral center as part of a quality improvement project
To describe our experience using percutaneous nephroureteral (PCNU) tube placement for the management of intractable gross hematuria.