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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

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 00:00
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.
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The Null Effect of Bladder Neck Size on Incontinence Outcomes After Radical Prostatectomy

To determine whether bladder neck size is associated with incontinence scores after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP).
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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.
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Telementoring and Telesurgery for Minimally Invasive Surgery

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.
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Results of the 3 (AIEOP) cooperative protocol on Wilms tumor (TW2003) and related considerations

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.
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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).
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Reply by Authors

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.
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Editorial Comment

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.
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Same-Session Bilateral Ureteroscopy: Safety and Outcomes

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:00
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.
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Skin-to-Tumor Distance Predicts Treatment Failure of T1a Renal Cell Carcinoma Following Percutaneous Cryoablation

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:00
To determine the impact of skin-to-tumor (STT) distance on the risk for treatment failure following PCA.
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Effects of Urinary Incontinence Subtypes on Women's Sexual Function and Quality of Life

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:00
To evaluate the effects of different subtypes of UI on sexual function and quality of life (QoL).
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Holding Strength of a Hem-O-Lok / Lapra-Ty Clip Combination on Sutures Used during Partial Nephrectomy

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:00
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.
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The Surgical Management of Bladder Polyps in the Setting of Exstrophy Epispadias Complex (EEC)

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:00
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.
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Health-Related Quality of Life after Radical Cystectomy: A Cross Sectional Study with Matched Pair Analysis on Ileal Conduit Versus Ileal Orthotopic Neobladder Diversion

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:00
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.
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Schistosoma Haematobium: a Delayed Cause of Hematuria.

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:00
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.
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Establishment of a Web-Based System for Collection of Patient-Reported Outcomes after Radical Prostatectomy in a Statewide Quality Improvement Collaborative

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:00
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.
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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

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:00
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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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