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Letter-to-the-Editor: Re: Boydston K, Terry R, Winship B, Davis L, Yttri S, Carlos E, Scales C, Lipkin M, Preminger GM. The impact of alternative alkalinizing agents on 24-hour urine parameters. Urology 2020 Apr 21;S0090-4295(20)30428-3. doi: 10.1016/j...
We congratulate the authors for sharing their results with the use of sodium bicarbonate (NAB) (n=65) and potassium bicarbonate (KB) (n=5) in patients with nephrolithiasis who on metabolic evaluation were found to have urinary pH of < 6 or hypocitraturia (<450 mg in men, <550 mg in women).1 The authors evaluated the pre-therapy urinary parameters and compared those with post-therapy parameters after at least 3-months of therapy. The data was compared to cohort of patients who received potassium citrate (KCIT).
Reninoma, or juxtaglomerular cell tumor, is a benign neoplasm which causes severe hypertension with elevated plasma renin activity.1,2,3 Usually, it is well localized on CT-scan or MRI images, and complete resection of the tumor with renal function preservation is the optimal treatment.2,3,4
Treatment Outcomes in Patients with Symptomatic Lymphoceles Following Radical Prostatectomy Depend Upon Size and Presence of Infection
There is a paucity of data to guide treatment decisions for symptomatic lymphoceles after radical prostatectomy. We examined our experience to create a treatment algorithm.
To evaluate urology applicants’ opinions about the interview process during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robot-assisted Synchronous Bilateral Nephrectomy for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: a Stepwise Description of Technique
: To describe our technique of robot-assisted synchronous bilateral nephrectomy (RASBN) for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).
Iliac Fossa Muscle Splitting Incision in Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy: A comparison with the suprapubic approach
: To compare the outcomes of a transverse suprapubic incision with peritoneal access through the midline (SPM) and an iliac fossa muscle splitting (IFMS) incision for kidney retrieval during laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN).
Urethroplasty for failed hypospadias repair related strictures in adults: a retrospective analysis with long-term follow-up
To report long-term surgical outcomes after urethroplasty for failed hypospadias repair (FHR) related strictures in adults.
Gender Differences in Incidence, Diagnosis, Treatments, and Outcomes in Clinically Localized Bladder and Renal Cancer
: To review differences in bladder and renal cell cancer (RCC) incidence, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes between men and women, and to summarize the evidence that explains these differences.
Robot-assisted Pyeloureterostomy in the Treatment of the Lower Pole Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction in an Incomplete Duplicated System
To describe the surgical treatment of a patient harboring a ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) in the lower unit of an incomplete duplicated collecting system.
To gain insight into the causes of infertility in Prune Belly Syndrome (PBS) by evaluating reproductive system anatomy and gonadal function in a cohort of post pubertal PBS patients.
The purview of the urologist is the collecting system, while that of the nephrologist is the nephron. Jean Redman Oliver (Figure 1, b. 8/19/1889, d. 11/19/1976), a pathologist, was able to bridge this gap through meticulous dissections, hand drawn illustrations, and experiments which underpin our current understanding of renal anatomy and physiology. The work of Jean Oliver has popularized the contemporary understanding of the nephron as a three-dimensional structure spanning superficial cortex to the tip of the papilla.
: To investigate abnormal intrinsic connectivity of striatum in lifelong premature ejaculation (PE) patients compared with healthy controls (HCs)
To describe the associations between elevated urinary ammonium and clinical characteristics of kidney stone formers. A 24-hour urine test is recommended in high-risk patients to identify urinary abnormalities and select interventions to reduce the recurrence risk. While elevations in urine ammonium may be seen in acidosis, diarrhea, high protein diets or due to pathogenic bacteria, the clinical characteristics of these patients has not been previously described.
The Association Between 24-Hour Urine and Stone Recurrence Among High Risk Kidney Stone Formers: A Population Level Assessment
To determine if obtaining a 24-hour urine collection (24HU) in stone formers is associated with decreased recurrent stone episodes.
Switching to single-use flexible ureteroscopes for stones management: financial impact and solutions to reduce the cost over a 5-year period
To assess the financial impact of switching to single-use ureteroscopes (sURS) in urolithiasis management for a hospital, over a 5-year period, and to identify possible solutions to contain or reduce it.
Gender-Based Differences in Career Plans, Salary Expectations, and Business Preparedness Among Urology Residents
To characterize gender-related differences between the values and salary expectations of US urology residents.
Chemoablation is an emerging treatment for urothelial carcinomas. This review provides an overview of the evidence for intracavitary chemoablation in the treatment of urothelial carcinomas. The benefits of such agents include a reduction in morbidity and diseased organ preservation. While numerous agents have shown promise, research is limited due to small patient cohorts, varying follow-up, and no standardized methodology to assess response. Therefore, to date, chemoablation has not been widely adopted.
Sex differences in prevalence and patient behavior regarding lower urinary tract symptoms among Japanese medical checkup examinees
To evaluate the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and patient behavior regarding LUTS and to reveal sex differences among medical checkup examinees.
3D Printing, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality for the Assessment and Management of Kidney and Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review
Three-dimensional (3D) printing, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) technologies have an increasing presence in the management of prostate and kidney cancer. To assess the utility of 3D printing, AR, and VR for 1) quantitative outcomes, 2) surgical planning, 3) intra-operative guidance, 4) training and simulation, and 5) patient education for patients with kidney and prostate cancer a systematic literature review was performed. Existing evidence demonstrates improvement in clinical outcomes, surgical planning and intra-operative guidance, as well as training.
Direct-to-consumer internet prescription platforms overlook crucial pathology found during traditional office evaluation of young men with erectile dysfunction
To determine comorbidities in young men with erectile dysfunction (ED) who are increasingly targeted by direct-to-consumer (DTC) internet platforms that sell phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors without comprehensive clinical evaluation; and, further, to characterize the portrayal of DTC platforms by popular news media.