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Kidney stone prevalence based on self-report and Electronic Health Records: insight into the prevalence of active medical care for kidney stones
To compare rates of patient-reported kidney stone disease to Electronic Health Records (EHR) kidney stone diagnosis using a common dataset to evaluate for socio-demographic differences, including between those with and without active care.
National Trends in Third-Line Treatment for Overactive Bladder Among Commercially Insured Women, 2010-2019
To investigate whether the 2010 introduction of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation and the 2013 introduction of intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA were associated with an increase in overall utilization of third-line treatments.
Metabolic syndrome and nephrolithiasis; a cross sectional population-based study on the baseline data of the PERSIAN Kavar cohort study
To explore the relationship between metabolic syndrome and its components with nephrolithiasis.
To identify key articles about OAB using citation number and bibliometric analysis.
To determine if cystoscopy could be safely performed without a urine culture by analyzing two prospectively cohorts of patients undergoing outpatient cystoscopy, one without urine culture and the other cohort screened and treated for ASB as per protocol. We aim to report the rate of symptomatic UTI and the rate of urinary sepsis within 30 days of cystoscopy.
Effect of Surgeon and Facility Volume on Outcomes of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Surgery: Implications of Disparities in Access to Care at High-Volume Centers
To report the effect of surgeon and facility volume on outcomes of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and laser treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We also investigate disparities by identifying demographic predictors of receipt of treatment at high-volume facilities.
Perioperative Nephrectomy Outcomes for Patients with Liver Disease: Implications for Liver Transplant Candidates
To improve the management of cirrhotic patients diagnosed with new renal masses, we used a nationally representative cohort to assess the perioperative outcomes of nephrectomy in the setting of liver disease. The incidences of liver disease and renal masses are both rising in the US. Delaying liver transplantation to address other health concerns may have life changing consequences in these patients, thus these results help to guide treatment decisions at this critical junction in care.
To report the preliminary surgical outcomes for single incision robotic cystectomy (SIRC). Robotic cystectomy is associated with low utilization rates of orthotopic neobladders due to challenges related to intracorporeal sowing and configuration. A new technique that shortens the learning curve and reduces the incisional footprint may improve outcomes and lead to greater utilization of neobladders.
Chemotherapy Refractory Spindle-Cell Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Bladder Treated with Consolidative Ovarian-Sparing Radical Surgery
We present a case of chemotherapy refractory spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma of the lower urinary tract in a 15-month-old female that ultimately required consolidative surgery with cystectomy, urethrectomy, ovarian-sparing hysterectomy, bilateral salpingectomy, anterior vaginal wall resection, and bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection. Genitourinary reconstruction was performed by ileal conduit creation and vaginoplasty. After completion of her maintenance postoperative chemotherapy regimen, the patient has remained disease-free for approximately 27 months.
To describe a method for replacement of a dislodged critical urethral foley catheter following a robotic- assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.
Applying Representation Quotient Methodology to Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Trends of Applicants and Matriculants to Urology Residency Programs from 2010–2018
To accurately examine the trends in the racial and gender composition of medical students applying and matriculating to urology residency programs.
Change is difficult.
In the August issue of Urology, Martin et al. outlined the racist legacy of Anders and Gustaf Retzius, principal engineers of the pseudo-science of racial biology.1 At the Karolinska Institute, their study of racial biology led to named buildings. In Urology, Ander's description of the “Space of Retzius” has been perpetuated by urologists, current authors included. It is time to erase the Retzius eponym from our field.
Opioid Use and Associated Patient Satisfaction with Pain Control After Endoscopic Surgery and Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy
To evaluate patient reported measures in patients undergoing endourologic procedures and robotic assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) to demonstrate the efficacy of non-opioid postoperative pain management strategies.
Impact of Comprehensive Health Insurance on Quality of Life in Low-Income Hispanic Men with Prostate Cancer
To evaluate the effect of the transition from IMPACT, a disease-focused treatment program, to comprehensive health insurance under Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on general and prostate cancer-specific quality of life (QoL) on a cohort of previously uninsured low-income men. We hypothesize that general QoL would improve and prostate cancer-specific QoL would remain the same after the transition to comprehensive health insurance.
To determine if same day catheter removal is feasible in a population of HoLEP patients who received paralysis and if bladder pressure monitoring could predict successful catheter removal.
To compare the maintenance costs of digital flexible ureteroscopes (DFU) versus fiberoptic flexible ureteroscopes (FFU) to understand the long-term financial impact associated with breakage in a flexible ureteroscopy (f-URS) program.
Comparison of Empower and M-arm for one-surgeon basketing in ureteroscopic lithotripsy: a simulator study by non-doctors
To compare the Empower and M-arm for stone retrieval during ureteroscopic lithotripsy in a simulator.
Initial experience with extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical cystectomy with pelvic organ-preserving and orthotopic neobladder techniques for bladder cancer in female patients
To present the extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical cystectomy (ELRC) technique, and initial outcomes of organ-preserving and orthotopic neobladder (ONB) techniques for bladder cancer in selected females.
Extrarenal Wilms’ tumors (ERWT) are exceedingly rare with an estimated occurrence of 0.5-1% of all Wilms’ tumors.1 ERWT was first described by Moyson et al in 1961 with the most commonly reported extrarenal sites in the retroperitoneum, inguinal region, uterus and ovaries.2 Here we detail a patient who presented to our institution with a blunt scrotal trauma that was later diagnosed with primary paratesticular ERWT.