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To investigate the relationship between the upregulated expression of sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) in the corpus cavernosum and erectile function in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs).
Endoscopic Combined Intrarenal Surgery (ECIRS) can accurately predict high stone clearance rates on postoperative CT
To determine stone clearance rates using endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery (ECIRS) and assess the accuracy of intraoperative prediction of stone-free status compared to postoperative CT scan.
A 54-year-old male presented with one month of right side scrotal swelling. The patient was seen as an outpatient for the swelling and treated with a course of antibiotics for presumed orchitis-epididymitis. At the time of presentation he reported discomfort due to the size of testicle but denied any tenderness to palpation. Review of all other urologic or constitutional symptoms was negative. The patient had no history of previous radiation or steroid use.
To present a rare case of "huge" hydronephrosis causing distortion of large vessels and formation of a thrombus in the inferior vena cava. Multidisciplinary treatment was applied with particular focus on pyeloplasty utilizing a robot-assisted laparoscopic approach.
Development of a risk-stratified approach for follow-up imaging after percutaneous thermal ablation of sporadic stage one renal cell carcinoma
To analyze risk factors and patterns of RCC recurrence following percutaneous ablation for stage 1 tumors and develop risk-stratified follow-up imaging protocols.
Successful ejaculatory sperm cryopreservation after cessation of long-term estrogen therapy in a transgender female
A 26 year old healthy transgender female with gender dysphoria presented for consideration of gender-affirming vaginoplasty with simultaneous orchiectomy. She had been living as a female for 19 months and started hormone treatment with estrogen injections and oral spironolactone 16 months prior to presentation. After discussion of gender-affirming surgery (GAS) including bilateral orchiectomy, the patient endorsed interest in sperm cryopreservation. Approximately 2 months prior to surgery, she stopped her estrogen and spironolactone.
Randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of high concentration intraurethral lidocaine on urodynamic voiding parameters
To assess whether intraurethral anesthesia decreased voiding efficiency (VE), reduced catheterization pain, and impacted urodynamic parameters in healthy adult females.
A 24-hour-old male presented with bruising and swelling of the right hemiscrotum and groin. Testicular torsion was ruled out in a doppler sonography, signs of an evolving right adrenal hemorrhage was demonstrated in the abdominal ultrasound. The imaging follow-up proved the disappearance of both scrotal and adrenal hematomas. Including the adrenal hemorrhage of the newborn in the differential diagnosis of an acute scrotum can prevent unnecessary surgical explorations.
To elucidate the effect of the biallelic somatic TSC2 mutations, identified in one adolescent patient, in renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
Reproductive Urologist and Gynecologist Involvement in Post-Vasectomy Sperm Retrieval Procedures at American Fertility Clinics
To evaluate reproductive urologist and reproductive endocrinologist practice patterns for post-vasectomy surgical sperm retrieval at American private practice fertility clinics.
We report a case of primary angiomatosis of the bladder. To our knowledge, angiomatosis has never been reported in the genitourinary tract.
We present an interesting complication following the Urolift procedure: the development of a pelvic hematoma. This patient presented to the emergency department with pelvic pain, penile ecchymosis and edema on postoperative day 4 following his Urolift procedure. A CT scan revealed that his symptoms were due to the formation of a large pelvic hematoma. To our knowledge, pelvic hematoma formation following Urolift is a unique complication not previously described in the literature.
Analysis of Spatial Dose-Volume Relationships and Decline in Sexual Function Following Permanent Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer
To explore relationships between dose to periprostatic anatomic structures and erectile dysfunction (ED) outcomes in an institutional cohort treated with prostate brachytherapy.
To investigate the role of albuminuria as a clinical marker of early renal disease in children with neurogenic bladder (NGB) in association with commonly used predictors of renal risk.
Focal high-intensity focussed ultrasound partial gland ablation for the treatment of localised prostate cancer: a report of medium-term outcomes from a single-centre in the United Kingdom
To report our intermediate outcomes of the use of focal ablation for treating significant unilateral prostate cancer. This technique was adopted in our centre ten years ago. With improving diagnostic accuracy of index prostate cancer lesions and a low side-effect profile, use of focal HIFU ablation is increasing.
To describe a stepwise management of patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) with Hunner's lesions and present single institution long-term outcomes.
The list of unmet clinical needs in prostate cancer is long. Although the problems of overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer are increasingly acknowledged by the medical community, the fact remains that this disease is still the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men. Nevertheless, significant progress has been made toward characterizing the complex biology of this disease, and advances in imaging techniques that improve the detection of clinically significant cancers have occurred in recent years.
To determine the long-term rate of posterior compartment prolapse (PCP) occurrence after native tissue repair of the anterior compartment with anterior vaginal wall suspension (AVWS) procedure.
To determine if the timing of radical cystectomy for variant histology of urothelial carcinoma has an impact on survival. Variant histology has been associated with aberrant behavior compared to pure urothelial carcinoma, however the timing of surgery for these patients has not been studied.
A 38-year-old Caucasian male was referred to our emergency service complaining of acute pain in the left side of the scrotum. Medical history revealed that the patient felt a sudden sharp scrotal pain that begun 72 hours before admission. It was spreading to the ipsilateral side of the lower abdomen. The intensity of pain was not alleviated over time. There was no history of recent trauma, previous inguinoscrotal surgery nor cryptorchidism. At the presentation, he was febrile up to 38o C. Physical examination revealed the swollen, erythematous left side of the scrotum with painful tumefaction above the testicle (Figure 1).