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Urologists and LGBTQ Patients: A survey-based study of the practice patterns, attitudes, and knowledge base of urologists toward their LGBTQ Patients
To assess urologists’ attitudes toward treating LGBT patients and counseling practices during diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
Genital manifestations of physical abuse in male infants and children
We present three male patients with genital bruising due to physical abuse to improve recognition of genital trauma as a sentinel injury. In the absence of an underlying medical condition or a clear acceptable accidental mechanism for the genital injury, an evaluation for child abuse is recommended.
Novel Men’s Health Curriculum Increases Fraternity Members’ Knowledge, Confidence, and Willingness to Seek Help for Health Concerns
To evaluate fraternity members’ men’s health knowledge, confidence in understanding, and likelihood of seeking help for men’s health concerns and to assess the impact of a novel men’s health curriculum on each of these measures.
Glans adipodermal augmentation for management of neophallus fat atrophy after penile implant insertion: Surgical technique and outcomes
To describe our surgical technique and outcomes of glans augmentation with autologous adipodermal or acellular dermal matrix (ADM) interposition grafts for fat atrophy of the neophallus following penile implant insertion.
Response to Letter To the Editor: Ileal Ureter Utilization in Patients with Previous Urinary Diversions
Thank you for your interest in our article and your letter to the editor. You bring up an excellent point about the original bowel anastomosis. Of our 19 patients, only 2 had their previous anastomosis resected in the process of ileal ureter creation. We did not see any increased incidence in bowel obstruction or complications with these patients, and left 15 or more centimeters in distance between these two bowel anastomoses. Many of these patients had surgically difficult abdomens, and we therefore elected to use the most accessible piece of bowel.
Open label, pilot evaluation of the safety and efficacy of Intravesical sustained release system of lidocaine and oxybutynin (TRG-100) for patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), Overactive bladder (OAB) and patients with...
Intravesical instillation of analgesic and anticholinergic drugs have shown efficacy in the treatment of pain and voiding symptoms. Unfortunately, drug loss with urination and dilution in the bladder limit their durability and clinical usefulness. We have recently developed and tested In-Vitro, a sustained delivery system (TRG-100) of fixed-dose combination of lidocaine and oxybutynin designed to allow for a longer exposure of the urinary bladder to the drugs.This study assessed the safety and efficacy of TRG-100 in Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS), overactive bladder (OAB) and endourological intervention stented (EUI) patients in an open-label, prospective study.
Do Articles Shared by Academic Medicine Social Media Influencers Drive Future Citation Rates?
To assess the role of influential figures within social media (SoMe) in driving future citations.
Genitourinary Radiation Injury Following Prostate Cancer Treatment: Assessment of Cost and Health Care System Burden
To evaluate the healthcare resource impact of radiation injury following prostate cancer treatment.
Letter To the Editor: Ileal Ureter Utilization in Patients with Previous Urinary Diversions
The management of long segment proximal and panureteral stenosis is complicated with few options available in the surgical armamentarium. The ileal ureteral substitution technique is well established with proven safety and efficacy. The technique can be employed to manage unilateral and bilateral ureteral disease along with simultaneous ileocystoplasty in patients with concomitant bladder dysfunction. In this paper, Soyster et al., have reported on their experience with ileal ureteral substitution in a unique cohort of patients with challenging anatomy, namely urinary diversion and bladder augmentation.
Reply: The Revolving Door of Residency: Predictors of Residency Attrition for Urology Matriculants Between 2001 and 2016
Underrepresented-in-medicine (URM) students face significant challenges in pursuing a career in Urology, including a lack of representation and financial barriers. However, targeted mentorship programs have made a profound impact on URM students entering the field of Urology. The creation of the UnderRepresented Trainees Entering Residency and Urology Unbound mentorship programs has facilitated early connections between URM students and residents and faculty, creating a supportive network that can persist throughout their training.
Editorial Comment: The Revolving Door of Residency: Predictors of Residency Attrition for Urology Matriculants Between 2001 and 2016
I appreciate the authors’ timely and influential publication identifying demographic factors associated with Urology residency attrition. As Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts continue to expand within Urology, it is imperative to assess the attrition rates of residents. It is not enough to recruit residents underrepresented in Urology, but as educators, we must ensure the resources for success are available to retain residents at risk for attrition. Although there are limitations to the study as mentioned in the manuscript, I think this data lays out what many already suspected; underrepresented minorities (URM) and women representation in Urology is not only a pipeline issue, but also a retainment issue.
Editorial Comment Re: Development and Application of a Novel and Efficient Skills Assessment Tool: A Pilot Initiative to Measure Vasectomy Competency on a Smartphone by Langston, et al.
The authors describe an observational study to assess surgical proficiency for vasectomy and target areas of improvement. They utilized a standardized scoring system with a mobile-based app. They broke the vasectomy procedure down to 6 steps and gave a score of 1–5 for each step.
In the realm of surgical training, reliance on operative logs or number of hours worked is simply not adequate to assess and demonstrate competency. Indeed, a recent survey of US graduates of urology residency programs showed a perceived lack of confidence in several procedures that are commonly encountered in a general urologic practice.1
Pulsed-wave vs Continuous-wave Thulium Fiber Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (ThuFLEP): a comparison of perioperative outcomes
To compare intra and early postoperative outcomes between pulsed-wave and continuous-wave Thulium Fiber Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (PW-ThuFLEP vs CW-ThuFLEP) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Urologists today practice in a clinical environment that is awash in electronic health data. Sadly, much of these data are locked in the electronic medical record, unable to provide meaningful information for guiding patient care. Real-world evidence, such as data from the electronic medical record, can inform comparative effectiveness studies, pragmatic trials, and clinical prediction models, among other uses
Women who Avoid or Stop Exercise due to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Prevalence, Symptom Profile, and Associated Factors
To determine the prevalence of women who report avoiding exercise or stopping a workout due to lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in a community population, characterize symptoms in these women, and identify clinical and demographic factors associated with exercise cessation due to LUTS.
The Effect of Bike Seat Models on Perineal Pressure During Cycling: Implications for Patients After Lower Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery
To understand the effect of bicycle saddle shape and size on the pressure transmitted to the perineum, as prolonged perineal pressure and microtrauma amongst avid cyclists may increase the risk for complications following lower genitourinary surgery.
How Female Is the Future of Urology? Projecting Various Trajectories of the United States Urology Workforce
To project the number and proportion of women in the urology workforce using recent demographic trends and develop an app to explore updated projections using future data.
The long-term incidence and quality of life outcomes associated with treatment-related toxicities of external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer
To assess the long-term incidence of treatment-related toxicities and quality of life (QOL) outcomes associated with toxicity after external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for prostate cancer.
Clinical Challenge in Urology: Late Genitourinary Toxicity following Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)
Per the Editor’s recommendation, we are resubmitting this revised article as a “Clinical Challenges in Urology” article. Based on the Gold Journal guidelines, no abstract is required for this article type.