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Unconventional Surgical Strategies for the Obstructed Megaureter: What Are the Options and When Should We Use Them?

Surgical treatment of the obstructed megaureter has classically consisted of open reconfiguration (excisional tapering or plication) of the enlarged ureter with subsequent reimplantation into the bladder in a nonrefluxing fashion. Hendren1 and others have championed this early complete definitive form of repair, citing the technical feasibility and high rate of success. When children are deemed to be significantly infected or too young or unstable to be an immediate candidate for early definitive repair, cutaneous ureterostomy has been the classic temporizing surgical option used.
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Re: Relationship between Sexual Position and Severity of Penile Fracture

R. Barros, L. Schulze, A. A. Ornellas, L. Koifman and L. A. Favorito
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Shy bladder: Causes and treatments

MedicalNewsToday - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:00
Shy bladder describes a condition where a person finds it difficult to urinate when there are other people nearby. It is usually caused by anxiety.
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Focal therapy eligibility determined by MRI/US fusion biopsy

To assess focal therapy (FT) eligibility among men receiving multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) and targeted biopsy, with correlation to whole mount histology after radical prostatectomy (RP).
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Bladder Reconstruction Rates Differ Among Centers Participating in National Spina Bifida Patient Registry

We performed an exploratory analysis of data from the National Spina Bifida Patient Registry (NSBPR) to assess variation in the frequency of bladder reconstruction surgeries among NSBPR centers.
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Re: Who Gets Testosterone? Patient Characteristics Associated with Testosterone Prescribing in the Veteran Affairs System: A Cross-Sectional Study

G. K. Jasuja, S. Bhasin, J. I. Reisman, J. T. Hanlon, D. R. Miller, A. P. Morreale, L. M. Pogach, F. E. Cunningham, A. Park, D. R. Berlowitz and A. J. Rose
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Re: The Near-Future Impact of Retirement on the Urologic Workforce: Results from the American Urological Association Census

T. W. Gaither, M. A. Awad, R. Fang, J. Q. Clemens, W. Meeks, S. Gulig, B. A. Erickson, P. H. McKenna, C. M. Gonzalez, E. C. Osterberg and B. N. Breyer
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Development of a Surgical Safety Training Program and Checklist for Conversion during Robotic Partial Nephrectomies

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:00
To evaluate the impact of standardized training and institutional checklists on improving teamwork during complications requiring open conversion (OC) from robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN).
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Impact of Regular Cannabis Use on Biomarkers of Lower Urinary Tract Function

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:00
To evaluate the differences in the composition and quantities of the urine peptides in regular cannabis users and non-users by LC-MS/MS analysis.
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Editorial Comment

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:00
On a yearly basis, urology residency program directors review hundreds of applications and interview dozens of applicants with the goal of selecting those applicants who will develop into excellent residents and urologists. This study identifies applicant features that predicted excellent residency performance at Mayo Clinic, including no negative interview comments, graduating from a lower ranked medical school, and obtaining honors in all core clerkships. Needless to say, each urology residency program may judge residency performance differently.
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Long Term PSA Stability and Predictive Factors of Failure after Permanent Seed Prostate Brachytherapy

Defining biochemical failure as nadir+2 may overestimate cure after radiotherapy. We assess long term PSA stability after low dose rate prostate brachytherapy and predictors of biochemical failure when the PSA is slowly rising below the nadir + 2 ng/ml threshold.
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Evaluation of Biofilm-Induced Urinary Infection Stone Formation in a Novel Laboratory Model System

Infection stones comprise approximately 15% of all urinary tract stones and are induced by infection with urease-positive pathogens. The bacteria within the stone matrix present significant treatment impediments compared to metabolic kidney stones. While much is known about how urinary composition regulates metabolic stone formation, there is a general lack of knowledge around which urinary factors regulate the rate of infection stone formation. Unfortunately, more in-depth research into infection stones is limited by the lack of suitable models for the real-time study of bacterial biofilm formation and stone formation under varying conditions.
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