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Herman Louis Kretschmer was born on April 22, 1879, in Chicago, Illinois, where he would spend most of his life.1 He graduated from the Northwestern University School of Pharmacy in 1900 and magna cum laude from Northwestern University Medical School in 1904. Kretschmer completed his internship at Alexian Brothers Hospital.2
Imaging after Ureteroscopy: Practice Patterns, Patient Adherence and Impact on Subsequent Management in an Urban Academic Hospital System
To evaluate practice patterns of post-ureteroscopy (URS) imaging, to assess predictors of imaging order, type and completion, and to analyze impact on patient management.
To characterize stone-related financial toxicity among U.S. adults with kidney stones through validated questionnaires for financial toxicity and disease-specific health-related quality of life.
Characteristics of Medical Schools in the United States Associated with Successful Match into Urology Residency Programs: Analysis of the 2016-2021 Urology Resident Cohort
: To determine the characteristics of US medical schools associated with successful urology match applicants.
Single-port Extraperitoneal and Transperitoneal Radical Prostatectomy: A Multi-Institutional Propensity-Score Matched Study
To compare the perioperative and early postoperative outcomes between single-port (SP) extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy (EPRP) and SP transperitoneal radical prostatectomy (TPRP), in a multi-institutional setting.
Congenital anterior urethral diverticulum (CAUD) is an uncommon abnormality of the male urethra. In the literature, cases of CAUD affecting both children within a set of identical twins or presenting concomitantly with another urethral condition are exceedingly rare. We describe two cases of CAUD in identical twins: a pair of newborns in which Twin 1A and Twin 1B both present with CAUD, and a second pair of newborns in which only Twin 2A presents with CAUD along with a partial collateral urethral duplication.
Although teratomas are the most common tumors in the testes of prepubertal children, prenatally detected testicular teratomas are extremely rare. To date, only six cases of prenatally detected testicular teratomas have been reported in the English literature. An intra-abdominal mass and an ipsilateral undescended testis were confirmed after birth in all six cases. Preservation of testicular tissue was not performed in any case. Herein, we report the first case of prenatally diagnosed intrascrotal testicular teratoma in an infant who underwent testis sparing surgery.
Aesthetic and Functional Results after Single- and Two-Stage Resection and Reconstruction of Penile Paraffinomas – Experience from Two Tertiary Centers and a Surgical Management Algorithm
The treatment of choice of penile paraffinoma (PP) is surgical resection. Penile soft tissue coverage in a combined Urology/Plastic Surgery procedure, is often needed.Objective: To describe the surgical techniques, aesthetics and functionals outcomes, and to provide a practical algorithm for the surgical management of symptomatic PP.Methods: We retrospectively recruited PP patients treated with surgical resection, from 2004 to 2020, in the Reina Sofia Hospital of Murcia (Spain) and Sourasky Medical Center (Israel).
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Free-Hand and Fixed-Arm Spatial Tracking Methodologies in Software-Guided MRI-TRUS Fusion Prostate Biopsy Platforms
To evaluate the cancer detection rate (CDR) between the two dominant spatial tracking methodologies in software-guided MRI-transrectal ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy (SGF-Bx) platforms: fixed-arm and free-hand.
Less is More: Fulfillment of Opioid Prescriptions Before and After Implementation of a Modifier 22 Based Quality Incentive for Opioid-Free Vasectomies
To examine the percentage of patients who filled peri-procedural opioid prescriptions before and after Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) launched a modifier 22 payment incentive for opioid-sparing vasectomies in Michigan on 7/1/19.
To identify trends in complications following robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) using a multi-institutional database, the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium (IRCC).
– To i) identify a novel risk stratification for patients complaining of haemospermia; and, ii) compare its predictive ability to select high-risk patients by retrospectively validating the EAU guidelines classification.
To report outcomes of a novel collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) injection protocol.
To assess the risk of azoospermia development and the value of sperm retrieval in post-pubertal testicular torsion (TT).
To analyze de novo graft carcinoma characteristics from our updated national multicentric retrospective cohort.
Efficacy and safety of robot-assisted AUS implantation surgery in treating severe stress urinary incontinence: A systematic review and meta-analysis
To investigate the effectiveness and safety of robot-assisted artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation surgery for female patients with severe stress urinary incontinences (SUI) by performing a systematic literature review.
Catheterization Before Transperineal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Biopsy and the Risk of Urethrorrhagia
To investigate the efficacy of catheterization before transperineal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy in reducing risk of urethrorrhagia. Currently, transperineal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy (TPPB) is one of the most commonly used measures to help diagnose prostate cancer. However, whether the retention of catheterization before transperineal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy is associated with the reduced risk of urethrorrhagia remains uncertain.
To examine the comparative effectiveness of MRI-U/S fusion biopsy and in-bore MRI-targeted biopsy.
Simplified PADUA REnal (SPARE) nephrometry system can describe the surgical difficulty of renal masses with high accuracy even without 3D renal models
To evaluate whether a 2-dimensional(2D) model describes the surgical difficulty of a renal mass accurately comparable to that obtained using a 3D model with the Simplified PADUA REnal nephrometry system (SPARE).
To describe surgical techniques for the management of localized penile cancer concurrent with adult acquired buried penis. Penile cancer, while rare, invariably impacts quality of life as the primary surgical management ranges from local excision to total penectomy. Penile cancer has recently been linked to adult acquired buried penis (AABP) with the hypothesis that chronic inflammation of the penis contributes to risk of penile malignancy. Buried penis reconstruction is now a well-described procedure involving escutcheonectomy and split thickness skin grafting which has been shown to improve quality of life in individuals with adult acquired buried penis.