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“The back-up vasectomy reversal.” Simultaneous sperm retrieval and vasectomy reversal in the couple with advanced maternal age: a cost-effectiveness analysis
To determine the cost-effectiveness of different fertility options in men who have undergone vasectomy in couples with a female of advanced maternal age (AMA). The options include vasectomy reversal (VR), sperm retrieval (SR) with in vitro fertilization (IVF), and the combination of VR and SR with IVF, which is a treatment pathway that has been understudied.
1) To identify baseline characteristics of caregivers of school-aged children with spina bifida; 2) To identify independent predictors of caregiver burden in this population.
Surgical outcomes of glansectomy and split thickness skin graft reconstruction for localized penile cancer
The management of localized penile cancer is based on organ-sparing approaches. Our aim is to report surgical outcomes of glansectomy (GS) and split thickness skin graft (STSG) reconstruction in a consecutive series of penile cancers.
To examine admission and transfer patterns of isolated low-grade renal trauma given lack of evidenced based guidelines.
Equations estimating the glomerular filtration rate are important clinical tools in detecting and managing kidney disease. Urologists extensively use these equations in clinical decision making. For example, the estimated glomerular function rate is used when considering the type of urinary diversion following cystectomy, selecting systemic chemotherapy in managing urologic cancers, and deciding the type of cross-sectional imaging in diagnosing or staging urologic conditions. However, these equations, while widely accepted, are imprecise and adjust for race which is a social, not a biologic construct.
Health-related quality of life in testicular cancer survivors in Japan: A multi-institutional, cross-sectional study using the EORTC QLQ-TC26
To evaluate the health-related quality of life (QOL) of testicular cancer (TC) survivors using the Japanese version of the EORTC QLQ-TC26 questionnaire in a multi-institutional, cross-sectional study.
Multi-factorial analysis of recurrence and complications of lingual mucosa graft urethroplasty for anterior urethral stricture: Experience from a Chinese referral center
To evaluate the risk factors that pertain to stricture recurrence and oral complications.
To analyze the chemical composition of the surgical smoke and the outflow irrigation fluid produced during a common endourological surgical procedure to treat benign prostatic obstruction (BPO).
Playground Equipment-related Genital Injuries in Children: An Analysis of United States Emergency Departments Visits, 2010–2019
To evaluate the demographics, epidemiology, and common mechanisms associated with playground equipment-related genital injuries in children.
Neoadjuvant therapy for cisplatin ineligible muscle invasive bladder cancer patients: A review of available evidence
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical cystectomy is the standard of care for muscle invasive non-metastatic bladder cancer patients. While cisplatin based neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been recommended, systemic therapy in a neoadjuvant setting for cisplatin ineligible patients still needs to be addressed. Various strategies like split dosing cisplatin chemotherapy, carboplatin based chemotherapy and taxanes based chemotherapy have been tried as neoadjuvant therapy for cisplatin ineligible patients.
Integration of a Robotic Platform for Sacrocolpopexy in Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery: A Novel Surgical Technique
To demonstrate the feasibility and the simplified surgical techniques of intraabdominal suturing and knot-tying in robotic transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (RV-NOTES) sacrocolpopexy.
To evaluate the readability, quality, and accuracy of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) YouTube transcripts.
To determine the true failure rate of opioid free ureteroscopy (OF-URS) and rates of new-persistent opioid use utilizing a national prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP).
A helpful tool in the renal surgery armamentarium: Dorsal lumbotomy nephrectomy for tumor in patients with end-stage renal disease
To compare operative outcomes between the dorsal lumbotomy (DL) and laparoscopic (LN) approaches for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing nephrectomy. DL operative technique is also described.
Nedosiran dramatically reduces serum oxalate in dialysis-dependent primary hyperoxaluria 1: a compassionate use case report
Primary hyperoxaluria 1 (PH1) is a devastating condition involving recurrent urolithiasis, early end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and multisystemic deposition of calcium oxalate crystals. Treatment options for PH1 are limited, inevitably requiring transplantation, usually combined kidney and liver transplant. Here we report successful compassionate use of Nedosiran, an RNA interference (RNAi) targeting lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), in an index patient. Monthly Nedosiran injections led to dramatically decreased plasma oxalate levels, decreased frequency of weekly hemodialysis sessions from six to three, and deferral of combined kidney and liver transplant.
Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in patients under Sacral Neuromodulation with an InterStimTM Neuromodulator
To retrospectively investigate the safety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients under sacral neuromodulation (InterStimTM II).
Testicular tumors are rare in the prepubertal population and often are germ cell tumors. Myofibroma is a rare spindle cell neoplasm composed of myofibroblasts, which are intermediate cells between fibroblasts and smooth muscle cells. Only two prepubertal testicular myofibromas have been previously reported. While cryptorchidism is a risk factor for testicular germ cell tumors, the exact etiology of testicular myofibroma is unknown. We report a case of testicular myofibroma in a 6-year-old male with a history of undescended testes, as well as a review of the literature.
Transurethral incision with transverse mucosal realignment for the management of bladder neck contracture and vesicourethral anastomotic stenosis
To assess efficacy and safety of a novel cystoscopic technique for definitive repair of bladder neck contracture (BNC) and vesicourethral anastomotic stenosis (VUAS).
To determine the current landscape of international medical volunteerism (IMV) in pediatric urology.
Prevalence of Hyperprolactinemia and Clinically Apparent Prolactinomas in Men Undergoing Fertility Evaluation
To determine prevalence of hyperprolactinemia and prolactinoma among men presenting for initial fertility evaluation.