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To evaluate the clinical features, pathologic features, and prevalence of human papilloma virus (HPV) in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the bladder. SCC of the bladder is known to be associated with conditions that cause chronic inflammation/irritation. The literature is inconsistent regarding the association of HPV with pure SCC of the bladder.
Multiphoton Microscopic Study of the Renal Cell Carcinoma Pseudocapsule: Implications for Tumour Enucleation
To utilise Multiphoton Microscopy as a novel imaging technique to characterize and quantify collagen at the Renal Cell Carcinoma Pseudocapsule, to assess for both intra-tumoral and inter-tumoral variation of collagen characteristics. MPM combines Second Harmonic Generation and Two Photon Excitation Fluorescence to image extracellular matrix architecture.
To assess the efficacy, safety, and outcomes of sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) for Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients with overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms.
To report a multi-institutional experience with robotic appendiceal ureteroplasty.
School toileting environment, bullying, and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in a population of adolescent and young adult girls: Preventing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Consortium (PLUS) analysis of Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children ...
To examine whether the school toilet environment at age 13, including bullying at toilets, is associated with female LUTS at ages 13 and 19, as little is known about the association among school toilet environment, voiding behaviors, and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in adolescent girls.
Combined MRI-targeted plus systematic confirmatory biopsy improves risk stratification for patients enrolling on active surveillance for prostate cancer
To evaluate the efficacy of combined MRI-targeted plus systematic 12-core biopsy (Cbx) to aid in the selection of patients for active surveillance (AS).
Associations Between Female Sex and Treatment Patterns and Outcomes for Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer
To investigate the association of female sex with the selected treatment for patients with nonmetastatic muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Sex is a known independent predictor of death from bladder cancer. A potential explanation for this survival disparity is difference in treatment pattern and stage presentation among males and females.
Management of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women: How Providers Can Improve the Patient Experience
To provide guidance to providers on how to improve the patient experience for women with recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTIs).
To evaluate pain resolution and recurrent prolapse following removal of painful pelvic organ prolapse (POP) mesh.
FEMALE LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOM PREVENTION AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES ON SOCIAL MEDIA: MIXED CORRELATION WITH EVIDENCE
To evaluate the level of evidence behind recommendations on social media for disease prevention in five lower urinary tract symptoms.
Chronic pelvic pain patients demonstrate higher catastrophizing in association with pelvic symptoms and comorbid pain diagnoses
To elucidate the relationship between catastrophization and pelvic pain symptomatology in chronic pelvic pain (CPP) patients using standardized questionnaires.
To assess the character and prevalence of female pelvic pain in a general urology population presenting for evaluation of unrelated non-painful complaints.
Trends of Mesh Utilization for Stress Urinary Incontinence Before and After the 2011 Food and Drug Administration Notification Between FPMRS-certified and Non-FPMRS-certified physicians: a Statewide All-payer Database Analysis
To investigate the utilization of mesh slings for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) across time – before and after the 2011 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public health notification regarding an increase in adverse events related to transvaginal mesh (TVM) for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair – and among FPMRS-certified urologists and gynecologists and non-FPMRS counterparts using a statewide database.
To determine risk factors for continued smoking following a diagnosis of a genitourinary (GU) malignancy. Smoking is a well established risk factor in the development of cancers involving the GU tract. Unfortunately, a large percentage of patients continue to smoke or relapse after cancer diagnosis; by doing so, there is an increased risk of recurrence, poor survival rates, treatment complications, secondary primary cancers, and other chronic smoking related illnesses.
Uretero-Enteric Anastomotic Stricture Following Radical Cystectomy: A Comparison of Open, Robotic Extracorporeal, And Robotic Intracorporeal Approaches
To compare the incidence of benign uretero-enteric anastomotic strictures between open cystectomy, robotic cystectomy with extracorporeal urinary diversion, and robotic cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion. The effect of surgeon learning curve on stricture incidence following intracorporeal diversion was investigated as a secondary outcome.
To apply the American Urogynecological Society (AUGS)/American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommendations of foregoing workup in patients under 50 years of age with less than 25 red cells per high-powered field, to a cohort of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (AMH) patients, and assess diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value compared to the American Urologic Association (AUA) guidelines.
To evaluate the number of PubMed-indexed research projects of medical students matching at top-ranked urology programs as compared to the average publications reported in the Electronic Residency Applicant Service (ERAS).
In the United States (US), 54% of hospitalizations for COVID-19 are among men.1 In Italy, men represent 70% of COVID-19-related deaths.2 Additionally, there is a relative lack of pre-pubertal infection.3 The reason for these higher rates of infection and mortality in men, and the correspondingly low rates in pre-pubertal children remains unknown. It is possible that an androgen-dependent process may help account for these epidemiological findings, which is a topic of intense focus currently.4–6
A 12 year-old otherwise healthy boy presents to a local emergency room with sudden onset, sharp, continuous left testicular pain for 9 hours, associated with nausea and vomiting. Exam and ultrasound is consistent with testicular torsion. During scrotal exploration, a Bell-Clapper deformity of the left testicle is appreciated, with a normal gubernacular attachment of the right testicle. Bell-Clapper deformity is a congenital failure of the posterior attachment of the gubernaculum to the testis, which increases testicular mobility within the tunica vaginalis and predisposes individuals to testicular torsion.
DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF UROLUME URETHRAL STENT COMPLICATIONS USING ULTRASONOGRAPHY AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING.
The UroLume urethral stent (American Medical Systems) was introduced to the market in 1988 for management of male urethral stricture and benign prostatic hyperplasia . However, recent reports in the literature showed long-term complications, including: urethral restenosis, urethral pain, recurrent urinary tract infections and stent migration. Therefore, UroLume's efficacy in managing bladder outlet obstruction had to be weighed against an alarmingly high rate of long-term complications [2,3].