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To examine the readability of postoperative urology handouts and assess for areas of improvement. We hypothesize that the majority of provider handouts exceed the National Institutes of Health recommendation of writing at a sixth-grade reading level.
We present a clinical imaging question focusing on a patient with a history of gross hematuria and an enhancing mass abutting the left renal collecting system. In patients with nondiagnostic cytology and imaging, upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) should be explored as a potential etiology prior to definitive surgical management.
To evaluate gender differences in the management of clinical T1a (cT1a) renal cell carcinoma (RCC) before and after release of the AUA guidelines for management in 2009, which prioritized nephron-sparing approaches.
To evaluate trends in female authorship in the recent urologic literature.
Rating of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Mobile Applications for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women
To identify pelvic floor muscle therapy (PFMT) mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps) targeting women with urinary incontinence (UI), and evaluate them in a standardized fashion.
Performance of multi-parametric MRI of the prostate in biopsy naïve men: A meta-analysis of prospective studies
To assess the outcomes through systematic review and metanalysis of Multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) of the prostate in biopsy naïve men.
The patient is a 28-year-old male referred to our GU Reconstruction Center due to a slowly growing ventral penile mass. The patient described the mass as slowly growing over 2 years with recent development of urinary symptoms including weak stream, post void dribbling and urine splaying. Work up with a pelvic MRI showed an oval enhancing nodule in the distal aspect of penile urethra measuring 2.4 × 1.3 × 1.4cm with apparent involvement of the spongiosum. It did not appear to be involving the corpora and no pelvic lymphadenopathy was noted (Figure 1).
THE ROLE OF EDUCATIONAL LEVEL AND COGNITIVE STATUS IN MEN UNDERGOING ARTIFICIAL URINARY SPHINCTER IMPLANTATION
To examine the relationship between education level, cognitive function of patients and the success/ revision rates of artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation in men with post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI)
To better understand the time-course in which major complications occur after radical cystectomy and to describe associations with complications at 30 and 90 days.
The aim of the study is to evaluate how individual and couple's sexuality had changed during the COVID-19 pandemic related quarantine.
To present a novel urethral catheter design with a pilot balloon to reduce intraurethral retention balloon inflation pressures and to provide a visual alert during catheter placement.
The incidence of renal tumor on the allograft kidney is relatively rare. There is no standard treatment available for the management of such cases. However, if technically feasible nephron-sparing surgical approaches, whether open or minimally invasive, should be preferred for the management of these challenging cases. To our knowledge, there is no pure laparoscopic technique reported in the literature but only three cases of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RPN). In this article, we aimed to present the application of pure transperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for the management of a renal mass on the allograft kidney.
We describe a rare case of gummatous syphilis of the penis with urethrocutaneous fistula mimicking penile carcinoma causing a diagnostic dilemma. Patient was managed with partial penectomy in view of erosive growth giving rise to a urethrocutenous fistula. The characteristic histopathological features helped in clinching the diagnosis in this case.
Algorithms to Enhance Empiric Antimicrobial Choice for Outpatients with Afebrile Complicated Cystitis Reflects Importance of Status of the Urinary Tract and Patient Place of Residence
To determine predictive factors for antimicrobial resistance patterns and to develop an antimicrobial treatment algorithm for afebrile outpatients presenting with a complicated cystitis.
Publication bias is a well-established phenomenon in scientific literature. Indirect evidence of publication bias can be assessed by observation of a disproportionately high percentage of positive studies within the published literature. We assessed rates of positive publications within the urologic literature, comparing the years 2012 and 2017.
Crizotinib Associated Renal Cyst Formation in a Pediatric Patient with ALK+ Epithelioid Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Sarcoma
Crizotinib is a first-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor used for anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive cancers. Simple and complex renal cyst formation is a rare complication of Crizotinib use that has been reported previously in the adult population. We report a case of a right renal mass in a 17-year-old with ALK-positive epithelioid inflammatory myofibroblastic sarcoma treated with Crizotinib. After cessation of Crizotinib and initiating Alectenib, a second generation ALK inhibitor, the mass decreased in size and the patient remained asymptomatic without evidence of recurrence at three months of follow-up.
“Beyond the bump” – Insight into the postpartum women's experience of pelvic organ prolapse as expressed on Reddit
To qualitatively analyze the biopsychological experiences of postpartum women regarding pelvic organ prolapse (POP) as expressed on Reddit, a widely used internet platform for anonymous discussion and information sharing. POP is a prevalent condition in postpartum women, yet personal experiences are often not discussed due to social stigma.
USMLE Step 1 Scoring Changes and the Urology Residency Application Process: Program Directors’ Perspectives
To capture the perspectives of urology program directors (PDs) regarding the change in USMLE Step 1 scoring to pass/fail (binary) and the impact of this change on the urology residency application process.
Sub-optimal Prediction of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer in Radical Prostatectomy Specimens by mpMRI-Targeted Biopsy
To investigate the correlation of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging targeted (TBx) and/or systematic prostate biopsy (SBx) in predicting the presence of clinically significant (cs) prostate cancer (PCa) in radical prostatectomy (RP) specimens. Concordance of mpMRI and RP specimen lesions was also investigated in terms of tumor localization and histopathological features.
Favorable Outcomes of Repeat Electrofulguration Procedures in Women with Antibiotic-Refractory Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
To evaluate the efficacy of repeat endoscopic electrofulguration in women with antibiotic-refractory, recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs) with persistent symptoms after one electrofulguration.