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To determine whether implicit gender bias exists in the urology residency application process, we compared linguistic differences in letters of recommendation submitted for male and female applicants.
Age differences in patient-reported psychological and physical distress symptoms in bladder cancer patients – A Cross Sectional Study
To assess age-based differences in psychological and physical symptoms of bladder cancer (BC) patients at different disease stages.
To analyze the outcomes of upper pole access during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), an option pole often avoided due to the concern for pleural injury.
The LACE+ Index as a Predictor of 30 Day Patient Outcomes in a Urologic Surgery Population: A Coarsened Exact Match Study
To examine the potential of LACE+ scores, in patients undergoing urologic surgery, to predict short-term undesirable outcomes.
A new technique in fresh prostate cancer tissue biobanking based on MRI-transrectal ultrasound fusion biopsy
To present and validate a new technique for biobanking fresh-frozen prostate cancer tissue based on MRI-transrectal ultrasound fusion biopsy.
To assess the symptoms associated with long-term Double-J ureteral stenting including the influence of biofilms on ureteral stents.
Systematic biopsy does not contribute to disease upgrading in patients undergoing targeted biopsy for PI-RADS 5 lesions identified on magnetic resonance imaging in the course of active surveillance for prostate cancer
To compare the utility of the systematic 12-core prostate biopsy (SB) combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-targeted lesion biopsy (MRI-TB) versus MRI-TB alone in the diagnosis of high PI-RADS lesions.
Are we cutting ourselves short? Laser lithotripsy performance based on differences in fiber-tip preparation
To better understand the impact of laser fiber-tip configuration on lithotripsy performance, we undertook an in vitro study comparing three fiber-tip configurations: 1) new (single-use), 2) cleaved (re-usable) and 3) coated (cut with scissors).
To investigate the relationship between the upregulated expression of sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) in the corpus cavernosum and erectile function in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs).
Endoscopic Combined Intrarenal Surgery (ECIRS) can accurately predict high stone clearance rates on postoperative CT
To determine stone clearance rates using endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery (ECIRS) and assess the accuracy of intraoperative prediction of stone-free status compared to postoperative CT scan.
A 54-year-old male presented with one month of right side scrotal swelling. The patient was seen as an outpatient for the swelling and treated with a course of antibiotics for presumed orchitis-epididymitis. At the time of presentation he reported discomfort due to the size of testicle but denied any tenderness to palpation. Review of all other urologic or constitutional symptoms was negative. The patient had no history of previous radiation or steroid use.
To present a rare case of "huge" hydronephrosis causing distortion of large vessels and formation of a thrombus in the inferior vena cava. Multidisciplinary treatment was applied with particular focus on pyeloplasty utilizing a robot-assisted laparoscopic approach.
Development of a risk-stratified approach for follow-up imaging after percutaneous thermal ablation of sporadic stage one renal cell carcinoma
To analyze risk factors and patterns of RCC recurrence following percutaneous ablation for stage 1 tumors and develop risk-stratified follow-up imaging protocols.
Successful ejaculatory sperm cryopreservation after cessation of long-term estrogen therapy in a transgender female
A 26 year old healthy transgender female with gender dysphoria presented for consideration of gender-affirming vaginoplasty with simultaneous orchiectomy. She had been living as a female for 19 months and started hormone treatment with estrogen injections and oral spironolactone 16 months prior to presentation. After discussion of gender-affirming surgery (GAS) including bilateral orchiectomy, the patient endorsed interest in sperm cryopreservation. Approximately 2 months prior to surgery, she stopped her estrogen and spironolactone.
Randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of high concentration intraurethral lidocaine on urodynamic voiding parameters
To assess whether intraurethral anesthesia decreased voiding efficiency (VE), reduced catheterization pain, and impacted urodynamic parameters in healthy adult females.
A 24-hour-old male presented with bruising and swelling of the right hemiscrotum and groin. Testicular torsion was ruled out in a doppler sonography, signs of an evolving right adrenal hemorrhage was demonstrated in the abdominal ultrasound. The imaging follow-up proved the disappearance of both scrotal and adrenal hematomas. Including the adrenal hemorrhage of the newborn in the differential diagnosis of an acute scrotum can prevent unnecessary surgical explorations.
To elucidate the effect of the biallelic somatic TSC2 mutations, identified in one adolescent patient, in renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
Reproductive Urologist and Gynecologist Involvement in Post-Vasectomy Sperm Retrieval Procedures at American Fertility Clinics
To evaluate reproductive urologist and reproductive endocrinologist practice patterns for post-vasectomy surgical sperm retrieval at American private practice fertility clinics.
We report a case of primary angiomatosis of the bladder. To our knowledge, angiomatosis has never been reported in the genitourinary tract.
We present an interesting complication following the Urolift procedure: the development of a pelvic hematoma. This patient presented to the emergency department with pelvic pain, penile ecchymosis and edema on postoperative day 4 following his Urolift procedure. A CT scan revealed that his symptoms were due to the formation of a large pelvic hematoma. To our knowledge, pelvic hematoma formation following Urolift is a unique complication not previously described in the literature.