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Re: Multi-Institutional Outcomes and Associations after Excision and Primary Anastomosis for Radiotherapy-Associated Bulbomembranous Urethral Stenoses Following Prostate Cancer Treatment
Refractory radiation induced urethral stenosis (RIUS) is a reconstructive challenge. Fortunately, meaningful data on this subject is now beginning to appear in the literature. Our recent series describes a 137 patient multi-institutional analysis of excision and primary anastomosis (EPA) for radiation induced urethral stenosis with an 86.9% success rate at a mean follow-up 32.3 months.
In response to Voelzke et al. Multi-institutional Outcomes and Associations After Excision and Primary Anastomosis for Radiotherapy-associated Bulbomembranous Urethral Stenoses Following Prostate Cancer Treatment. Urology. 2021.
Postoperative infection of male posterior urethral stenosis with pelvic fracture: A retrospective study from a Chinese tertiary referral center
To investigate the risk factors for postoperative infection, including systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis and surgical site infection, after posterior urethral anastomosis for the treatment of male posterior urethral stenosis with pelvic fractures.
Patient preferences and treatment decisions for prostate cancer: Results from a statewide urological quality improvement collaborative
To examine the relationship between influential factors and treatment decisions among men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer (PCa).
Comparison of long-term effect and complications between holmium laser enucleation and transurethral resection of prostate: Nations-wide health insurance study
To investigate and compare the postoperative efficacy and complications of the transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) and holmium laser enucleation (HoLEP) using the nationwide insurance database of Korea.
Use of Pre-Operative Pharmacologic Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
To determine whether a single dose of pre-operative enoxaparin for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis impacts rates of thrombotic and bleeding events after robotic partial nephrectomy (RPNx).
To conduct a systematic review of self-reported experiences of sexual function and dysfunction in individuals with spina bifida (SB).
Minimally invasive laparoscopic technique for lymph node dissection in penile cancer: the Pelvic and Inguinal Single-site Approach: PISA technique
: Lymph node dissection(LND) remains the gold standard in the staging and treatment of locally advanced penile cancer(PC)1.
To determine whether ejaculatory dysfunction (EjD) and post-void dribbling (PVD) after urethroplasty are associated, providing evidence for a common etiology.
To evaluate if question phrasing and patient numeracy impact estimation of urinary frequency.
To identify factors associated with opioid use after pediatric urologic surgery, use this data to educate our patients and colleagues on decreasing post-operative opioid use, and assess the effectiveness of this approach.
Moving urologic disparities research from evidence synthesis to translational research: a dynamic, multidisciplinary approach to tackling inequalities in urology
Disparities in urology are well-documented but less is known about the role of translational research within existing interventional models to address inequalities. In this narrative review, we utilize an accepted framework of the process of translational research in mitigating disparities to investigate current translational and interventional urologic programs that bridge the gap. Three established, disparity-focused urologic interventional programs were identified and are highlighted in depth.
Comorbidities in a Nationwide, Heterogenous Population of Veterans with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome
To examine the prevalence of comorbid conditions in a nationwide population of men and women with IC/BPS utilizing a more heterogeneous sample than most studies to date.
Laboratory Reporting Parameters of Microhematuria: Implications for Interpreting the 2020 AUA Guideline
To explore how laboratories in the United States (U.S.) report red blood cell per high powered field (RBC/HPF) counts on urinalysis and to evaluate whether this methodology permits effective risk stratification in accordance with the 2020 AUA/SUFU microhematuria guidelines.
Machine Learning Models for Predicting Stone-Free Status after Shockwave Lithotripsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the use of machine learning techniques for predicting stone-free rates following Shockwave Lithotripsy (SWL). Eight papers (3264 patients) were included. Two studies used decision-tree approaches, five studies utilised Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), and one study combined a variety of approaches. The summary true positive rate was 79%, summary false positive rate was 14%, and Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) was 0.90 for machine learning approaches.
Comparison of Oncologic Outcomes Following Open and Robotic-assisted Radical Cystectomy with both Extracorporeal and Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion
To compare oncologic endpoints between open radical cystectomy (ORC) and robotic-assisted radical cystectomy with extracorporeal urinary diversion (eRARC) or intracorporeal urinary diversion (iRARC).
Characterizing the Epidemiology and Provider Landscape of Male Infertility Care in the United States
To characterize the epidemiology of male factor infertility and identify which types of providers are treating infertile men in the United States.
Enucleation vs. Resection: A matched-pair analysis of TURP, HoLEP and bipolar TUEP in medium-sized prostates
To evaluate efficacy and safety of holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), bipolar enucleation of the prostate (bTUEP) and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in medium-sized prostates (50cc).
Safety and Outcomes of using ureteric access sheath (UAS) for treatment of Paediatric renal stones: Outcomes from 2 tertiary endourology centres
To look at the safety and outcomes of using ureteral access sheath (UAS) for paediatric renal stones. The use of UAS is variable in urological practice with very little clinical work on their use in paediatric kidney stone disease.
Oncocytic Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma (OPRCC) is a rare variant of renal cell carcinoma with overlapping characteristics type 1 and 2 of papillary renal carcinoma. Based on the literature, OPRCC is predominantly present in adult males. OPRCC has a specific genetic affiliation with the Fumarate Hydratase gene requiring all patients diagnosed with OPRCC to undergo genetic testing. There isn't any agreement for the treatment of OPRCC due to the rarity of the disease; however, a radical nephrectomy poses as a possible modality.