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Urologic Education in the Era of COVID-19: Results from a Webinar-Based Reconstructive Urology Lecture Series
To determine the response to a virtual educational curriculum in reconstructive urology presented during the COVID-19 pandemic. To assess learner satisfaction with the format and content of the curriculum, including relevance to learners’ education and practice.
The consequences of inadvertent radical nephrectomy in the treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma
To determine factors associated with performing inadvertent radical nephrectomy (RN) for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC), and to assess the impact of radical nephrectomy on overall survival (OS) compared to radical nephroureterectomy (NU).
A rare, unusual presentation of newberyite urolithiasis in adolescent female -A case report and review of literature
We report a rare case of newberyite (magnesium monohydrate phosphate trihydrate) urolithiasis in a young female with a past medical history significant for longstanding autoimmune hepatitis. She presented to the emergency department with newly diagnosed nephrolithiasis. Over the next 2 years, she had recurrent renal calculi and 3 urologic procedures. Notably, she did not have any history of urinary tract infections (UTI) or genitourinary abnormalities. Her last stone analysis revealed the unusual combination of newberyite and ammonium acid urate (AAU).
A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Modified Cystoscopy Technique using the Peak-End Rule in order to Improve Pain and Anxiety
To determine if a modified cystoscopy technique utilizing the peak-end rule cognitive bias decreases pain and anxiety during flexible cystoscopy in patients who undergo cystoscopy.
To characterize the timing and effectiveness of medical management in resolving stent-dependent ureteral compression secondary to idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF), the long-term relevant outcomes, and the side effects of treatment.
A Systematic Review of Literature Regarding Whether Immediate Preoperative Hemoglobin A1c or Serum Glucose Are Risk Factors for Infection Following Penile Prosthesis Implantation
Defining risks associated with diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients undergoing penile prosthesis (PP) implantation remains controversial. This systematic review seeks to assess whether preoperative hemoglobin a1c (HbA1c) or serum glucose have been shown to predict infection following PP implantation in diabetic men.A stepwise literature search was performed. Eight and four studies assessing HbA1c and serum glucose respectively were included. Overall, data exploring HbA1c and serum glucose on PP infection were heterogeneous in time period, study design, and patient populations.
Bladder agenesis and bilateral ectopic ureters in an infant male with cystic renal dysplasia, imperforate anus, and penoscrotal transposition
Bladder agenesis is a rare congenital anomaly infrequently reported in the literature, with an incidence of 1/600,000 patients.1 Commonly associated with other fatal malformations, the condition is often incompatible with life. Prior reports estimate that over 90% of living children born with this malformation are female, owing to renal preservation resulting from low pressure drainage of urine into the vagina, uterus, and vestibule.2,3 Herein we report a rare case of an infant male born with penoscrotal transposition and end stage renal disease secondary to bilateral cystic renal dysplasia found to have concurrent bladder agenesis and bilateral ureteral ectopia.
To evaluate smartphone thermal imaging as a point of care test in the detection of testicular ischemia. Thermal imaging detects the infrared (heat) pattern of an object and the technology is now available as an inexpensive attachment to smartphones.
Adrenocortical tumors in children are rare, with approximately 90% of children presenting with endocrine syndromes, most commonly virilization. The standard treatment remains an open resection, although there is increasing use of the minimally invasive approach. With the advent of robotic surgery, its advantages over open and conventional laparoscopy make it a viable option in select patients. Despite the adoption of robot-assisted surgery in pediatric urology, limited literature regarding robotic pediatric adrenal surgery exists, with only a few small case series.
INFLAMMATORY MYOFIBROBLASTIC TUMOR PRESENTING AS GROSS HEMATURIA IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT WITH VACTERL SYNDROME FOLLOWING BLADDER AUGMENTATION
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMT) are rare and poorly understood inflammatory neoplasms. Most commonly occurring in the liver and gastrointestinal tract, cases of bladder involvement have been rarely reported. Bladder IMT (IMTB) generally presents with gross hematuria and can be differentiated from other bladder tumors by expression of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK1). We report the occurrence of an IMTB detected following lower urinary tract reconstruction with bladder augmentation.
To evaluate the urodynamics (UDS) of patients with PoTS (Postural Tachycardia Syndrome).
Therapeutic Consequences of Omitting a Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection at Radical Prostatectomy when Grade and/or Stage Increase
To analyze the effect on biochemical recurrence (BCR) of omitting PLND in subsequently upgraded/upstaged patients (pNx regret). Using nomograms, patients with low to intermediate-risk prostate cancer can be selected to omit a pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) at the time of a radical prostatectomy (RP). However, some patients will experience upgraded pathology and/or stage.
: To study patterns and factors associated with female representation in the American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines.
Patient attitudes towards surgical management of Peyronie's disease prior to men's health consultation
To evaluate clinical characteristics associated with patient attitudes towards surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease (PD) prior to consultation in a high-volume male sexual health clinic.
To evaluate the risk of repeat surgery and stone-related events after flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) for renal stones, and to identify their predictive factors.
PREGNANCY IN PATIENTS WITH EXSTROPHY-EPISPADIAS COMPLEX: ARE HIGHER RATES OF COMPLICATIONS AND SPONTANEOUS ABORTION INEVITABLE?
to report on the characteristics of pregnancy in female patients with EEC (exstrophy-epispadias complex), determining in particular whether they are at higher risk of spontaneous abortion or complications.
To characterize post-orchiectomy treatment trends in prepubescent and adolescent patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCT) and identify patient and hospital factors associated with receiving surveillance or treatment (chemotherapy or RPLND) after orchiectomy.
To characterize afferent nipple valve obstruction in Kock diversions presenting with hydronephrosis and discuss appropriate work-up and management.
To explore the feasibility of the penile afferent pathway by the cutaneous branch of the genitofemoral nerve to the dorsal nerve of penile transfer in rats.
Outcomes of Alternative Reservoir Placement in the Lateral Retroperitoneum During Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Placement
To describe outcomes of reservoir placement, exchange, and extraction from the lateral retroperitoneum (LR) in complex patients with a three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP).