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The effect of a sharp increase in estrogen levels on OVERACTIVE BLADDER symptoms in women undergoing ovulation induction
To assess the effect of a sharp increase in estrogen levels on overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms among women undergoing ovulation induction.
To describe patients presenting with urologic complications following pelvic radiation therapy and estimate the financial costs incurred in their treatment.
Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) also termed as “ creeping eruption”, is a parasitic infestation produced by burrowing of the larva of Ancylostoma braziliense. The larva enters intact or abraded skin following exposure with soil contaminated with faeces. Solitary tracts involving feet, hands, buttocks, and genitalia are usually encountered. Although CLM is an endemic tropical disease; in this era of global migration, physicians worldwide should promptly diagnose and treat the condition.
The proposed image reports the case of penile calciphylaxis. Calciphylaxis is a rare obliterative small vessel vasculopathy associated with diabetes mellitus, end-stage renal disease. Penile involvement is even rarer with only 50 cases reported, and agreement on appropriate diagnosis and management is unclear. This rarity exposes, as in our situation, to misdiagnosis, with possible iatrogeny (dermocorticoides in the case of balanitis). As the biopsy of the glans is not recommended, the clinical diagnosis is essential.
To explore the current practice patterns for the management of renal cysts internationally among pediatric urologists and nephrologists.
A New Simplified Biplanar (0-90°) Fluoroscopic Puncture Technique for Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. Reducing Fluoroscopy without Ultrasound. Initial Experience and Outcomes
To present our simplified bi-planar fluoroscopic puncture technique, its reduction in the fluoroscopic screening time as well as outcomes and the initial experience for percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
To treat mild to moderate apical compartment prolapse while preserving the uterus, our extraperitoneal uterosacral ligament hysteropexy repair technique was developed. Hysterectomy for prolapse accounted for 13% of all benign hysterectomies, which is the third most common reason . Although concomitant hysterectomy risks at time of prolapse surgery are not well defined, risks associated with hysterectomy have been well described in the literature. Additionally, it is well known that anterior compartment prolapse often has an apical component .
Metanephric adenoma (MA) describes a rare renal tumor and is generally considered a benign lesion. However, there are cases with regional lymphogenic and distant metastases. Non-invasive diagnosis of MA using conventional imaging remains challenging. Here, we describe a case of histologically verified MA with additional advanced molecular imaging consisting of 18F-PSMA-1007 PET/CT, 99mTc-Sestamibi SPECT and contrast-enhanced ultrasound.
Single-Port Percutaneous Transvesical Simple Prostatectomy Using the SP® Robotic System: Initial Clinical Experience
To present our initial experience with single-port percutaneous transvesical simple prostatectomy using the novel SP ® robotic surgical system.
A 74-year-old woman presented to the urology clinic with a protruding mass in her urinary bladder detected by ultrasonography. She had no symptoms. Cystoscopy revealed a 1-cm lesion with a lock of 1-cm-long white hair-like structures on the right side of the bladder. White plaques were also noted covering some areas of the bladder. Transurethral resection of the lesion and biopsy of the white plaques were performed. Pathological examination confirmed a diagnosis of keratinizing squamous metaplasia of the bladder with no evidence of malignancy.
To determine caregiver-reported reasons for delay of desired neonatal circumcision.
Strong Conflict of Interest Policies are not Associated with Decreased Industry Payments to Academic Urology Departments
To identify whether institutions with strong Conflicts of Interest (COI) policies receive less industry payments than those with weaker policies. While industry-physician interactions can have collaborative benefits, financial COI can undermine preservation of the integrity of professional judgment and public trust. To address this concern, academic institutions have adopted COI policies. It is unclear whether the strength of COI policy correlates with industry payments in urology.
To evaluate the patterns of financial transaction between industry and urologists in the first five years of reporting in the Open Payments Program (OPP) by comparing transactions over time, between academic and non-academic urologists, and by provider characteristics among academic urologists.
Besides renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with increased risk reported in the dialysis population, other unusual types of renal tumors should also be considered. However, To the best of our knowledge, renal sarcomas have never been reported among end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing dialysis in the literature. In this study, we present the first case of a primary renal malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH, also called undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma) in a 41-year-old woman with ESRD.
Metabolic syndrome predicts worse perioperative outcomes in patients treated with partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma
To test the association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components (high blood pressure, BMI ≥ 30, altered fasting glucose, low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides) on perioperative outcomes after partial nephrectomy (PN).
Resident-Driven Holistic Lean Daily Management System to Enhance Care Experience at a Safety Net Hospital
To describe the use of Lean in urology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG), a community safety-net and trauma hospital that serves as a major teaching site for the University of California San Francisco.
Emulating Target Clinical Trials of Radical Nephrectomy with or without Lymph Node Dissection for Renal Cell Carcinoma
To emulate two target clinical trials of radical nephrectomy (RN) with lymph node dissection (LND) versus RN alone.
Single-port robotic urological surgery using Purpose-built Single-port Surgical System: Single-institutional experience with the first 100 cases
To present a comprehensive report regarding our experience with single-port robotic surgery in our first 100 consecutive patients. We describe the diversity of procedures that can be performed with this platform as well as the challenges and complications we had with the application of this novel technology.
To assess whether the beneficial perioperative effects of alvimopan differ with surgical approach for patients who undergo open radical cystectomy (ORC) vs robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC).
To assess the current practice of routine preoperative testing before urethroplasty and to determine if the results are clinically significant.