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Amyloid of the ureter is a rare disease with less than 25 cases reported in the literature. Despite being rare it remains an important entity as it is typically confused with a primary neoplastic process of the urinary system. We report a case of a 68 year old male with a history of cutaneous amyloid with late presentation of bilateral ureteral involvement.
ANalogical UroFlowmetry (ANUF): correspondence between this new visual pictogram and uroflowmetry in men with lower urinary tract symptoms.
To study the correlation between a new visual tool (ANalogical UroFlowmetry (ANUF)) and uroflowmetry (UF) parameters when performed to assess male lower urinary tract symptoms (MLUTS).
Trends in Treatment Strategies and Comparison of Outcomes in Lymph Node Positive Bladder Cancer: An Analysis of the National Cancer Database
To utilize a national dataset to compare outcomes and demonstrate trends in treatment for lymph node positive bladder cancer (N+ BC).
Dihydrotestosterone synthesis in prostate cancer from adrenal DHEA/DHEA-sulfate requires enzymatic conversion in tumor tissues. 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-1 (3β-HSD1) is an absolutely necessary enzyme for such dihydrotestosterone synthesis and is encoded by the gene HSD3B1 which comes in two functional inherited forms described in 2013. The adrenal-permissive HSD3B1(1245C) allele allows for rapid dihydrotestosterone synthesis. The adrenal-restrictive HSD3B1(1245A) allele limits androgen synthesis.
Symptomatic nephrolithiasis affects less than 1% of all pregnancies but poses unique risks to both mother and fetus. Diagnostic imaging in this population is challenging due to physiologic changes of pregnancy and concerns regarding fetal ionizing radiation exposure. Ultrasound remains the imaging modality of choice. Most patients can be managed with expectant management, but percutaneous nephrostomy or ureteral stent placement are options if intervention is warranted. Growing evidence also supports the safety and efficacy of definitive stone treatment.
Author Reply: 3D Printing, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality for the Assessment and Management of Kidney and Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review
We thank the authors for their perceptive comments regarding why three-dimensional (3D) imaging adds value in these situations and agree that is it is worth examining the human visual processing system, especially since the system is highly dependent on visualizing spatial relationships in 3D. Conventional two-dimensional (2D) images, typically viewed slice by slice on a 2D display, do not provide stereopsis, so indirect visual cues including shadows, textures, and gray scale intensity differences must be used to extract depth information.
Lymphedema is the result of altered lymphatic drainage. Primary lymphedema is a rare condition with a reported incidence of only 0.6%. Most cases in children are caused by congenital factors. We report a 4-year-old child with primary penile scrotal lymphedema combined with bilateral hydrocele, and satisfactory therapeutic and aesthetic results were obtained through surgical resection and genital reconstruction.
Simultaneous hand-assisted laparoscopic bilateral native nephrectomy and kidney transplantation for patients with large polycystic kidneys.
To describe our technique of simultaneous hand-assisted laparoscopic bilateral native nephrectomy (BNN) and kidney transplantation (KT) in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and present our experience.
Understanding psychosocial and sexual health concerns among women with bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy
To better understand the physical and psychosocial components of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) among women undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer (BCa).
To explore the perspectives of normal bladder function among women with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).
Survivorship in bladder cancer has improved in terms of lower morbidity, mortality and improved oncological outcomes. However, there is a dearth of research on women's quality of life, specifically, on the effect of radical cystectomy on women's sexual function and sexual experience. This narrative literature review focuses on the current state of knowledge about women's sexual function after cystectomy, identifies patient and provider-related factors that have contributed to the lack of research and sexual health support in clinical practice, and proposes a model for sexual rehabilitation as well as future areas for research.
Impact of cold indoor temperatures on overactive bladder: a nationwide epidemiological study in Japan
To assess the relationship between overactive bladder (OAB) and indoor temperatures in the living room and bedroom.
Study of variations in axial pattern vessels of penile dartos in hypospadias and implied surgical significance
To report the anatomical variations in axial pattern vessels of penile dartos in hypospadias
Morphologic Factors Associated with Open Conversion During Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate
To determine if there is an association between patient body habitus as measured by body mass index (BMI), body surface area (BSA), preoperative prostate volume, postoperative specimen weight, and open conversion with cystotomy or perineal urethrotomy (PU) during holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). We attempt to provide meaningful criteria to assist in preoperative patient counseling.
Hip joint pathology among men referred to urology for chronic orchialgia: A source for misdiagnosis and opportunity for quality improvement
To evaluate the findings of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the ipsilateral hip(s) as part of the workup of men with chronic orchialgia (CO).
Feasibility and Safety of Robotic Excision of Ipsilateral Retroperitoneal Recurrence after Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma
To determine feasibility and safety of robotic excision of local ipsilateral recurrences after nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Surgical resection is an option for treatment of low burden locally recurrent RCC, potentially delaying the use of systemic therapy. This has historically been performed by open technique, which can impart significant morbidity. We present our experience with robotic excision.
Anterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse Repair and the Rise and Fall of Transvaginal Mesh. Did We Come Full Circle? A Historical Perspective
To present a brief historical review of treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse with a focus on anterior vaginal wall defects and highlight changing practice patterns in the era of synthetic mesh controversy.
Evaluating the Quality of Overactive Bladder Patient Education Material on YouTube: A Pilot Study Using the Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool
To assess the characteristics and quality of patient education content for overactive bladder (OAB) on YouTube.
A 75-year-old Caucasian West Texas man presented with a history of night sweats, fatigue, and a 40-pound unintentional weight loss for 2 months accompanied by urinary frequency and urgency. Urinalysis was positive for microscopic hematuria. He was referred to the urology clinic and underwent cystoscopy that revealed two small right lateral wall bladder tumors – together 2.5 cm in size – and moderate enlargement of the prostate. Transurethral resection of bladder tumors was performed without complications.
To better understand why children born with cloacal anomalies are at a high risk of renal insufficiency, this study aims to determine baseline renal volume in children with cloacal anomalies compared to controls. We hypothesized children with cloacal anomalies would be born with less renal volume.