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To determine contemporary costs of preparing for and applying for a urology residency position for the 2019-2020 American Urological Association Match.
To evaluate the geographic impact of away rotations on regional interview invitations and matching.
Program Directors’ Perspectives of ACGME Requirements and Effectiveness of Training Urology Residents: A National Survey in the Era of the Next Accreditation System
To qualitatively assess Urology program directors’ perspectives on the effectiveness of training residents after implementation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) 2011 Next Accreditation System, and identify differences in current perspectives and prior surveyed perspectives toward the ACGME Outcome Project.
Single-Stage Reconstruction of Fossa Navicularis Strictures Using A “Sliding-T” Dorsal Inlay Urethroplasty With Buccal Mucosal Graft
To describe a single-stage urethroplasty for fossa navicularis strictures using a “sliding-T” dorsal inlay technique with buccal mucosa. Strictures of the fossa navicularis are challenging. Endoscopic treatments typically offer only temporary relief and necessitate lifelong instrumentation. Reconstruction should provide an unobstructed urethra, slit-like meatus, preserve sexual function and create a cosmetically appealing glans. The ideal urethroplasty technique has not yet been elucidated despite various described single-stage and multi-staged approaches.
Renal transplants due to congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) have better graft survival than non-CAKUT controls: analysis of over 10,000 patients
To determine whether graft survival for patients with congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) is impaired compared to non-CAKUT counterparts.
Clinical characteristics, ultrasonographic findings and treatment of pediatric transverse testicular ectopia: A 10-year retrospective review
To evaluate the clinical data, ultrasonic features, treatment, and long-term outcome of transverse testicular ectopia (TTE) in children.
THE EFFECT OF A SHARP INCREASE IN ESTROGEN LEVELS ON OVERACTIVE BLADDER SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN UNDERGOING OVULATION INDUCTION
AUTHOR REPLY TO LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Groutz A, Gold R, Gordon D, Azem F, Shimonov M, Amir H. The Effect of a Sharp Increase in Estrogen Levels on Overactive Bladder Symptoms in Women Undergoing Ovulation Induction. Urology. 2020;140:34-7.
We read the article entitled ‘The Effect of a Sharp Increase in Estrogen Levels on Overactive Bladder Symptoms in Women Undergoing Ovulation Induction’ by Groutz A et al1 with great interest. We would like to state that this study has a very interesting hypothesis and also we would like to highlight some issues.
Patient satisfaction with telemedicine appointments in an academic Andrology-focused urology practice during the COVID-19 pandemic
To evaluate patient satisfaction with telemedicine appointments as an alternative to in-person appointments at an Andrology-focused academic urology practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To assess the prevalence and correlates of successful smoking cessation in bladder cancer survivors.
Letter-to-the-Editor: Re: Sturm, R. M., Cantrell, A. B., Durbin-Johnson, B., et. al.: Use of a Closed Diurnal Indwelling Catheter for Patients With Spinal Cord Disorders: A Pilot Study. Urology 2020; 142: pp. 237-242. https://doi:10.1016/j.urology.2020...
We read with great interest the article by Sturm et al and congratulate the authors for the study.1 This was a pilot study of role of a "closed diurnal indwelling catheter" (CDIC) in 11 children and young adults with neurogenic urinary bladder (NGB). In this study authors have suggested that combining CIC and a closed indwelling catheter for daytime use may be safe and subjectively improve QoL in select patients for short-term use. CDIC involves capped indwelling urethral catheter placed in the morning and uncapped periodically throughout a maximum of 8 hours for drainage.
Author Reply to Letter-to-the-Editor regarding “Use of a Closed Diurnal Indwelling Catheter for Patients With Spinal Cord Disorders: A Pilot Study”
We appreciate the thoughtful response to this initial study of closed diurnal catheterization in a select population of youth with neurogenic bladder. All patients were using a daytime CIC regimen q2 to q4 hours at time of enrollment; their baseline frequency of bladder drainage was continued during the CDIC trial. Inclusion of patients was limited to those with a history of compliance with prescribed therapies. Additionally, during weekly screening calls the study coordinator verified that bladder drainage frequency was maintained.
To present the results of Koyanagi-Snow-Hayashi urethroplasty in severe hypospadias repair.
The Feasibility and Efficacy of a Multi-Institutional Urology Boot Camp for Incoming Urology Residents
To determine the feasibility and perceived usefulness of a pre-residency urology boot camp for first and second year urology residents.
Urology Residency Training in Medically Underserved Areas through the Integration of a Federally Qualified Health Center Rotation
To identify workforce related barriers to urologic care in Medically Underserved Areas (MUA) and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are community-based organizations that aim to close gaps, but little is known about exposure to underserved areas during residency training.
We describe our experience in two institutions handling bladder prolapse through a patent urachus, together with a brief review of published literature. Case 1: A term neonate with congenital prolapsed bladder via patent urachus. Ultrasound at 21 weeks gestation revealed a male fetus with a large midline pelvic cyst communicating with the bladder which disappeared on subsequent 27 weeks ultrasound. Case 2: A term female neonate with congenital prolapsed bladder via patent urachus with no prenatal diagnosis.
Cystinuria is an autosomal recessive genetic defect characterised by the defective reabsorption of essential dimer form of amino acids cystine, ornithine, lysine and arginine (COLA) in the brush border membrane of the proximal renal tubule (S3 segment) and in the epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract. Cystine is relatively insoluble in the urine while the other amino acids are soluble.
Non-Transecting Anastomotic Urethroplasty Via Ventral Approach Without Full Mobilization of the Corpus Spongiosum Dorsal Semicircumference.
To present a novel surgical approach to performing bulbar urethroplasty and to assess its initial outcomes and safety.
Effect of active aspiration and sheath location on intrapelvic pressure during miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy
To evaluate the effects of location of the tip of percutaneous sheath and nephroscope in the collecting system together with active aspiration on the Intra-pelvic pressure measurements (IPP) during miniPNL.
Early Experience with Salvage Retzius-Sparing Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Oncologic and Functional Outcomes
To report on feasibility, safety, and continence outcomes using the Retzius-sparing approach in the salvage setting (sRS-RARP).