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Social and Clinical Correlates of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Medicare Beneficiaries with Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer from 2004-2015
To asses social and clinical correlates of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) utilization among Medicare beneficiaries.
Delaying urgent exploration in neonatal testicular torsion may have significant consequences for the contralateral testis: A critical literature review
To assess the optimal management strategy for boys with neonatal testicular torsion in the first 30 days of life, and to stratify outcomes for prenatal, postnatal, unilateral, synchronous and asynchronous events
The iTind Temporarily Implanted Nitinol Device for the Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Secondary to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial
To report the results of a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial with a temporarily implanted nitinol device (iTind; Medi-Tate Ltd, Hadera, Israel) compared to sham for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Parecoxib vs Paracetamol for Treatment of Acute Renal Colic due to Ureteric Calculi: A Randomized Controlled Trial
To compare efficacy and safety of parecoxib and paracetamol for treatment of acute renal colic due to ureteric stones.
Renal urothelial carcinoma complicated by inferior vena cava tumor thrombus and acute pyelonephritis
Renal urothelial carcinoma (UC) with inferior vena cava (IVC) tumor thrombus is rare, especially when it is concomitant with acute pyelonephritis. In this report, a 70-year-old diabetic man with right flank pain, intermittent painless gross hematuria and recurrent high fever was described. On the basis of the symptoms, physical examination, cytology and imaging results, renal UC with extension into IVC and acute pyelonephritis was established. The patient was unresponsive to antimicrobial chemotherapy.
Simple Nephrectomy in a Tertiary Care Safety Net Hospital – Patient Characteristics, Causes, Cost, and Renal Function Implications
To evaluate factors associated with simple nephrectomy at a safety net hospital with a diverse patient population and large catchment area. Simple nephrectomy is an underreported surgery. Performance of simple nephrectomy may represent a failure of management of underlying causes.
Glans preservation in surgical treatment of distal urethral strictures with dorsal buccal mucosa graft onlay by subcoronal approach
to describe dorsal onlay buccal mucosa graft (BMG) urethroplasty technique by subcoronal approach and glans preservation in distal penile urethral strictures with fossa navicularis involvement (DUS+FN) and to report safety, effectiveness and cosmetic outcomes.
Patient satisfaction and regret after Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: A Decision Regret Analysis
To assess treatment satisfaction and decision regret post robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) and correlate these with clinical, demographic and quality of life indicators. Our study took place at a high-volume UK centre and patients were assessed at a minimum of 18 months post-surgery.
Long term outcome of Yang-Monti ileal replacement of the ureter: a technique suitable for mild, moderate loss of kidney function and solitary kidney
To present long-term outcome of Yang-Monti ileal ureter, with a focus on patients with mild/moderate loss of kidney function and solitary kidney.
Re-comment on “Total glans resurfacing for the management of superficial penile cancer: a retrospective cohort analysis in a tertiary referral center”
We read with great interest the comment by xxx et al. on our recently published article on the outcomes of total glans resurfacing in the management of superficial penile cancer1.
“Re: Falcone M, Preto M, Oderda M, et al. Total glans resurfacing for the management of superficial penile cancer: a retrospective cohort analysis in a tertiary referral center. Urology 2020;145:281-286.”
Falcone et al.  reported a large series of total glans resurfacing after excision of the superficial layer (epithelium and subepithelial tissue) for non-invasive penile cancer. Malignant lesions of pTa and G1/G2 can be treated with minimally invasive surgery, including superficial glans excision and coverage with free grafts, which generally include skin or buccal mucosa . The authors described a classical technique based on the harvesting of a skin graft using air dermatome, which obtains a split thickness graft of 0.016 inches thick .
A new combined laparoscopic-vaginal lateral suspension procedure for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse
To show an original technique of a new combined vaginal-laparoscopic lateral suspension in Hysteropexy with cistocele and rectocele. In recent years, changes in attitudes toward sexuality, psychological value of reproductive organs and the desire to preserve fertility have led to a growing interest in uterine-preserving surgery for Pelvic Organ prolapse (POP). Minimally invasive procedures derived from sacrocolpopexy are considered the gold standard in the treatment of apical POP. However, dissection at the level of the promontory may be challenging, particularly in obese women and when an anatomical variation exists.
Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis. However, evidence regarding prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) among patients with gout is limited. This review summarizes the evidence of significant association between gout and ED and evaluates possible underlying pathways that may explain this relationship. Pathophysiology of ED in gout involves hyperuricemia, increased reactive oxygen species, decreased nitric oxide synthesis, and low-grade inflammation. The findings of this review suggest that effect of urate lowering therapy on the incidence of ED in gout patients should be studied.
Persistence in percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation treatment for overactive bladder syndrome is best predicted by patient global impression of improvement rather than symptom-specific improvement
To evaluate whether progression to maintenance percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) was related to perceived global impression of improvement (PGII) rather than symptom-specific improvement in patient with overactive bladder (OAB). We hypothesize that PGII will predict continuation of PTNS long-term.
5-year long-term outcome of live-donor renal transplant recipients with enterocystoplasty and ureterocystoplasty: An age– and sex-matched pair analysis
To assess surgical complications, febrile UTI, graft function and 5-year graft survival after renal transplantation (RT) in patients with augmentation cytsoplasty (AC) and to compare them to RT patients with normal lower urinary tract.
Comparison of Selective Versus Empiric Pharmacologic Preventative Therapy with Kidney Stone Recurrence
To assess the effectiveness of an empiric approach to metabolic stone prevention.
To determine whether patient-reported health status, more so than comorbidity, influences treatment in men with localized prostate cancer.
Author Reply to Letter-to-the-Editor on: Providing a fossa navicularis in reconstruction of hypospadias
Numerous ingenious methods have been introduced for hypospadias repair. There is no ideal repair method that will cover all different types hypospadias. Understanding of the normal anatomy of the penis is essential for the reconstruction of hypospadiac penis.
I read with great interest the article titled “Tubularized Reconstructed Plate Urethroplasty: An Alternative Technique for Distal Hypospadias
A novel technique for management of simultaneous fibro-epithelial polyp and blind-ending branch in a duplicated ureter: A case report with 23-year follow-up
Ureteral duplication with a blind-ending branch (BEB) is rare anomaly. The presence of fibro-epithelial polyps (FEP) in duplicated ureters is also infrequent. Despite the noticeability of endoscopic polypectomy, further recurrence of polyps and persistence of pain increase the probability of further ureteral resection with surgical procedures. In such cases, BEB of duplicated ureter is an excellent reservoir to save the function of the kidney. This is the first case with concomitant presence of FEP and BEB in duplicated ureter managed with novel surgical technique of uretero-pelvic junction and BEB branch anastomosis.