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Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a necrotizing renal infection that results in the presence of gas in renal parenchyma, collecting system, and surrounding tissues. Ninety-five percent of the patients have underlying uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, but non-diabetic patients may be affected due to ureteral obstruction and infection with gas forming pathogens. Several poor prognostic factors have been described, such as thrombocytopenia, acute kidney failure, impaired consciousness, and shock. We present a case of a 41-year-old female who attends to the emergency department with signs of septic shock and diffuse abdominal pain.
Ultrasonographic detection of retrorenal colon in prone position: An alternative to computed tomography
To evaluate the correlation between ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) in prone position to detect retrorenal colon (RRC).
Management of Bladder Bowel Dysfunction in Children by Pelvic Floor Interferential Electrical Stimulation and Muscle Exercises: A Randomized Clinical Trial
To assess efficacy of combined pelvic floor interferential (IF) electrical stimulation and muscle exercises on bladder bowel dysfunction (BBD) in children.
The number of practicing female urologists has increased from < 2% in 1980 to 9.2% in 2018. Despite this increase, urology trails far behind medical fields overall, and surgical subspecialties, in achieving gender parity. Barriers, such as pervasive biases and institutional policies, exist at the medical student, resident, and practicing urologist levels. Once recognized as detrimental, action can be taken to combat these forces to allow for advancement of women in the field of urology. This will result in a richer workforce better able to serve its patient population and advance the field.
To explore associations between dietary habits and erectile dysfunction (ED) in a cohort of patients presenting to a high-volume men's health clinic.
Urethral multiplicity is a rare congenital anomaly that may be associated with lower urinary symptoms, whereas congenital urethral diverticulum is even more rare and may predispose to obstructive uropathy and urinary sepsis. We report two cases of boys with urethral multiplicity, to include urethral duplication associated with duplicated urethral diverticula and a case of urethral triplication.
Increased Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Treatment Intensity Associated With Improved Outcomes in Elderly Patients With Non–Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer in US Clinical Practice
Most newly diagnosed bladder cancers (75%-85%) are not muscle invasive (stages Ta, T1, Tis).1 Successful treatment of early disease may offer promising outcomes2; however, non–muscle-invasive bladder cancers (NMIBCs) have higher recurrence rates (50%-70%) than other solid cancers, and up to 20% will progress to muscle-invasive disease.3,4 Risk stratification is essential in NMIBC treatment decisions based on known risk factors for recurrence or progression, including tumor characteristics, previous recurrence, prostatic urethral involvement, and timing of and response to Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) treatment.
To present details of two living-related donors and our fusion division technique, where half of the horseshoe kidney (HSK) was retrieved and transplanted.
A novel approach for repairing superior mesenteric artery injury during left nephrectomy — 6-year follow-up
To describe a novel approach for reconstructing the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) during left nephrectomy and review the literature.
To evaluate the evolving role of gender in invited authorship and editorial positions in the Journal of Pediatric Urology.
THE IMPACT OF PERFORMING A 3D MAPPING BIOPSY PRIOR TO PRIMARY CRYOTHERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER
to study the implications of adding a 3D mapping biopsy (3DMB) prior to prostatecryotherapy(PCT) for the treatment of prostate cancer (PCa) on the following outcomes: recurrence and biochemical failure (BCF), quality of life outcomes, and complication rates.
Ejaculatory Hood-Sparing Vaporization of the Prostate and its Impact on Erectile, Ejaculatory, and Sexual Function
Objective: To assess the impact of Ejaculatory Hood (EH)-sparing TUVP on sexual function, with a specific focus on erectile and ejaculatory function.Methods: We studied 25 patients who underwent EH-sparing Photo Selective Vaporization of the Prostate using the Greenlight Laser (PVP) or Bipolar Button Plasma Vaporization of the Prostate (BPVP) from August 2016 – March 2018. All patients were sexually active with anterograde ejaculation prior to treatment. Patients completed the Male Sexual Health Questionnaire (MSHQ) and AUA Symptom Score pre- and post-operatively.
To present the surgical technique and initial outcomes for a novel lattice-work technique, developed to increase the durability of the native tissue repair.
Clinical frailty scale in predicting postoperative outcomes in older patients undergoing curative surgery for urologic malignancies: a prospective observational cohort study
To examine the utility of the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) in predicting outcomes in older adults with urologic malignancies undergoing curative surgeries.
Development and Validation of a Deep-Learning Model to Assist with Renal Cell Carcinoma Histopathologic Interpretation
To develop and test the ability of a convolutional neural network (CNN) to accurately identify the presence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) on histopathology specimens, as well as differentiate RCC histologic subtype and grade.
Stakeholder Perspective on Opioid Stewardship after Prostatectomy: Evaluating Barriers and Facilitators from the Pennsylvania Urology Regional Collaborative
To evaluate existing practice patterns and potential barriers to implementing opioid stewardship protocols after robot-assisted prostatectomies among providers in the Pennsylvania Urology Regional Collaborative.
To present a technical tip to be incorporated in the first stage of a two-stage graft repair of proximal hypospadias associated with curvature, aiming at widening the graft bed and enhancing mobility of the lateral portions of the graft for subsequent urethroplasty.
How to discuss sexual health with girls and young women with spina bifida: a practical guide for the urologist
To provide urologists with a practical guide for how to provide sexual health counseling to girls and women with spina bifida.
Gender Disparities in Bladder Cancer Specific Survival in High Poverty Areas Utilizing Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS)
To better understand the interplay of socioeconomic and demographic traits on bladder cancer outcomes utilizing the Ohio state cancer registry, Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS).
A histomorphological study of the divergent corpus spongiosum surrounding the urethral plate in hypospadias
To investigate the histomorphological changes of the divergent corpus spongiosum surrounding the urethral plate in hypospadias.