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Diagnostic properties of total and free prostate-specific antigen to predict overall and clinically significant prostate cancer among men with low testosterone and prior negative biopsy
To evaluate whether total serum PSA, free-PSA ratio and PSA density have similar diagnostic properties for detecting prostate cancer (PCa) and clinically-significant (cs) PCa in men with normal testosterone compared to men with low testosterone with a prior negative biopsy.
Comparison of Open and Robot Assisted Radical Nephrectomy with Level I and II Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombus: The Mayo Clinic Experience
To compare the perioperative and oncologic outcomes associated with open vs. robot assisted radical nephrectomy with tumor thrombus (RNTT). Renal cell carcinoma with venous tumor thrombus has traditionally been managed through an open surgical approach.. The robot assisted approach may offer improved perioperative outcomes compared to open, but there are few studies comparing these two.
This book is written as a comprehensive technical reference for urologists performing microsurgical vasectomy reversals. The author seeks to provide an extensive reference on those microsurgical techniques by expanding upon the various scenarios and complications urologists may encounter in their operational decision-making through an entire text based on the literature and his vast personal experience. The book is organized into 3 sections focused on presurgical considerations, specific surgical techniques and intraoperative challenges, including with decision-making, and postreversal care and potential complications.
A 73-year-old male Jehovah's Witness who declined blood transfusions was referred for 2cm of distal ureteral stones and massive prostate (Figure 1A). During cystoscopy, the ureters were not visualized. There was concern that retrograde access to the ureter might not be possible, which would necessitate a percutaneous antegrade approach.
Utility of Skin Grafting and Tissue Expansion in Penile Reconstruction for the Exstrophy-Epispadias Complex
To describe the use of additional tissue recruited for coverage after penile lengthening in male exstrophy-epispadias complex (EEC) patients using either local skin from tissue expansion (TE) or extra-genital with a skin graft (SG) and report their respective outcomes.
To provide the anatomy of the puboprostatic ligament and related structures to save urogenital competence after prostatectomy.
Corrigendum to ‘Plaque calcification: An important predictor of collagenase clostridium histolyticum treatment outcomes for men with Peyronie's Disease’
The authors regret that a version of table 1 was erroneously published in the above manuscript that did not accurately reflect the most updated data.
State of the art of Thulium laser enucleation and vapoenucleation of the prostate: a systematic review
Tm:YAG laser operates at a wavelength of 1940-2013 nm in a continuous wave mode, which enables smooth incision and rapid vaporization of prostatic tissue, with a shallow penetration of only 0.2 mm. These characteristics make Tm:YAG a versatile laser, allowing the surgeon to perform resection, vaporization, and vapoenucleation. This systematic review aims to summarize the current evidence of safety and efficacy, long-term durability, impact on sexual function following Tm:YAG laser enucleation and vapoenucleation of the prostate and to compare the outcomes of these procedures versus other surgical treatments of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
A prospective comparative study of the feasibility and reliability of telephone follow-up in female urology: the Patient Home Office Novel Evaluation (PHONE) Study
To determinate the feasibility, reliability, and patient satisfaction of telephonic follow-up in women treated for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP): Patient-Home-Office-Novel-Evaluation (PHONE) study.
The Role of Cytoreductive Nephrectomy for Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma: A 29-year Institutional Experience
To assess which patients respond best following cytoreductive nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with sarcomatoid dedifferentiation (sRCC) and whether outcomes are improving over time.
As gender-affirming genital surgery for transgender men becomes more common, general urologists may be confronted with unfamiliar anatomy and complications. We describe the use of voiding cystourethrogram and retrograde urethrogram in a transgender man in demonstrating the anatomy of the urethra, urethrocutaneous fistula, and a vaginal remnant after phalloplasty.
A 24-year-old male presented to the emergency department with a purpuric rash that started a week prior on the arms, trunk, and legs, along with acute onset testicular pain radiating to the lower abdomen. Ultrasound performed during that ED visit showed bilateral testicular solid masses, hypovascular or avascular, and a hypervascular left testicle and epididymis (Figure 1). Differential based on ultrasound findings included: testicular carcinoma, granulomatous epididymoorchitis such as sarcoidosis or tuberculosis, adrenal rests, lymphoma, or metastases.
To assess the risk of biochemical recurrence (BCR) in small low-grade prostate tumours following radical prostatectomy (RP), which are defined as clinically insignificant based on the existing criteria developed by Stamey and Epstein.
MULTIPLEX PCR BASED URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI) ANALYSIS COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL URINE CULTURE IN IDENTIFYING SIGNIFICANT PATHOGENS IN SYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS
To evaluate whether multiplex PCR-based molecular testing is non-inferior to urine culture for detection of bacterial infections in symptomatic patients.
To evaluate temporal trends in prescriptions for extended-duration pharmacologic prophylaxis (EDPP) intended to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) following radical cystectomy (RC).
PROSTATIC DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA CONTROLLED FOR CANCER GRADE AND TUMOR VOLUME DOES NOT HAVE AN INDEPENDENT EFFECT ON ADVERSE RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY OUTCOMES COMPARED TO USUAL ACINAR PROSTATIC ADENOCARCINOMA
To study if prostatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) controlled by Grade Group (GG), PSA, and tumor volume (TV) is an independent predictor of adverse radical prostatectomy (RP) outcomes.
Severe infectious complications of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin: a case series of 10 patients
To investigate severe infectious complications after intravesical treatment with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). We examine a retrospective case series of ten patients between 2006 and 2018 with severe cystitis or systemic infection after BCG.
Questioning the status quo: Should Gleason Grade Group 1 prostate cancer be considered a “negative core” in pre-radical prostatectomy risk nomograms? An international multicenter analysis
To assess the impact of excluding Gleason Grade Group 1 (GG1) prostate cancer (PCa) cores from current pre-radical prostatectomy (RP) nomograms.
UK multicentre prospective evaluation of the Leibovich score in localised renal cell carcinoma: performance has altered over time
To examine changes in outcome by the Leibovich score using contemporary and historic cohorts of patients presenting with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)
Rectal swabs for detecting multidrug resistant bacteria prior to transrectal prostate fusion biopsy: A prospective evaluation of risk factor screening and microbiologic findings.
To assess the prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistant (QR) bacteria, multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria and Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis) in rectal swabs of patients undergoing transrectal prostate biopsy and for evaluating if risk factor assessment is reliable for prediction of QR bacteria, MDR bacteria or E. faecalis.