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To query a cohort of program directors to better understand the contemporary landscape of parental leave for urology trainees. The American Board of Urology mandates that a resident must work 46 weeks annually in order to not extend residency. We hypothesize that formal parental leave policies may vary by institution and may not be easily accessible.
To demonstrate a technique for performing orchidopexy and split-thickness skin graft for patients with deficient scrotal skin after debridement for Fournier's gangrene. This is an alternative strategy to healing by secondary intention, flaps, or testicular thigh pouches.
Impact of Age, Education level and Occupation on the ability to use the ICIQ-bladder diary: results from a community cohort study using a predefined clinical history
To assess difficulties in filling the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Bladder Diary (ICIQ-BD), determining the most troublesome items and patients’ characteristics (age, education level and professional activity) related to these difficulties.
An identifiable genetic malformation or predisposition syndrome is present in 18% of Wilms tumor cases. Given this, children with conditions associated with a greater than 1% risk of developing Wilms tumor are recommended to have regular surveillance imaging with renal ultrasound until age 7. Seven years is the recommended screening duration because 95% of cases will occur by this age. We present a case of a child with isolated hemihypertrophy, associated with 5% risk of Wilms tumor, who presented with a tumor after the recommended screening, at age 9, brining into question the age cutoffs currently used.
Real-World Compliance with Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation Maintenance Therapy in an American Population
: To evaluate percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) maintenance therapy dropout rates and identify factors associated with compliance in an American population.
To report a contemporary series of Miami pouch (MP) enriched with a full technical description and step-by-step video to contribute to wider use.
Nowadays, short bulbar strictures refractory to one endoscopic treatment attempt could be managed with non-transecting urethroplasty technique as a first option1. Jordan et al2 and Bugeja et al3 described a dorsal approach, sparing vessels and spongiosum in the hope of a decrease of surgical side effects.
Influence of Sociodemographic Factors on Definitive Intervention Among Low-Risk Active Surveillance Patients
To investigate sociodemographic factors influencing decision of initially active surveillance (AS) prostate cancer (PCa) patients to opt for definitive therapy, and, specifically, choice of radical prostatectomy (RP) versus radiation therapy (XRT).
Population-level assessment of smoking-related beliefs and behaviors among survivors of genitourinary cancers: an application of the theory of planned behavior
To describe attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs related to smoking and smoking cessation among survivors of genitourinary cancers using a theory-based framework.
Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy of Valveless and Standard Insufflation During Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: A Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Institutional Trial
To use a randomized, prospective, multi-institutional study to compare the safety and efficacy of conventional insufflation (CIS) and valveless insufflation (AirSeal Insufflation – AIS) at the conventional pressure of 15 mmHg in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy – a surgery where AIS has gained popularity for maintaining visualization despite suction. This study was also powered to evaluate the effect of decreasing pneumoperitoneum by 20% in the valveless system.
DICER1 syndrome is a rare hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome that has relevance to pediatric urology providers due to its association with many various pediatric genitourinary malignancies. We describe the case of a pediatric patient who was eventually diagnosed with a pathogenic DICER1 germline variant after undergoing resection of a cystic nephroma and pleuropulmonary blastoma.
Bladder duplication is a rare anomaly classified as sagittal or coronal, depending on the axis of the septum. VACTER association involves congenital anomalies affecting the vertebrae, anus, heart, trachea, esophagus, kidney and genitourinary system. This is the first description of a case of coronal bladder duplication in a patient that also presented with anomalies on the foregut and other organs that correspond to VACTER association. Pertinent literature is systematically reviewed and compared with our case.
To determine the impact of transitioning from opioid to non-opioid analgesia post-vasectomy on unplanned opioid prescriptions and health encounters.
Will ‘Hybrid’ meetings replace face-to-face meetings post COVID-19 era? Perceptions and views from the urological community
To understand the preference and role of ‘hybrid’ urological meetings compared to face-to-face and online meetings during and after COVID-19 pandemic. The secondary outcome was finding out the most preferable webinar setting.
Challenging Case of Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate after Prior Prostatic Focal Laser Ablations and Rezum
Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is an effective, size independent procedure for management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)1. Additionally, HoLEP is able to be performed successfully after prior surgical BPH treatments without complication and a low rate of long term retreatment2.
To describe opioid prescribing patterns for patients undergoing kidney cancer surgery and evaluate associations with medical resource utilization in the postoperative setting.
The Sustained Therapeutic Effects of Percutaneous Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation in the Treatment of Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in patients with Parkinson's Disease: 24-Months Clinical and Urodynamic Results.
To determine the sustained therapeutic effect of percutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) treatment in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with detrusor activity (DA) during 24 months.
Interactive Virtual Reality Renal Models as an Educational and Preoperative Planning Tool for Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
To evaluate the efficacy of interactive virtual reality (iVR) in providing a three-dimensional (3D) experience with the donor's anatomy for surgeons and patients, we present a retrospective, case-controlled study assessing the impact of iVR renal models prior to LDN on both surgical outcomes and patients’ understanding of the procedure.
The Effect of Sacral Neuromodulation in Ambulatory Spina Bifida Patients with Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction
To assess the effect of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) in ambulatory spina bifida patients with neurogenic bladder and bowel dysfunction.
Multi-Institutional Outcomes and Associations after Excision and Primary Anastomosis for Radiotherapy-Associated Bulbomembranous Urethral Stenoses Following Prostate Cancer Treatment
To evaluate the outcomes of excision and primary anastomosis (EPA) for radiation-associated bulbomembranous stenoses using a multi-institutional analysis. The treatment of radiation-associated urethral stenosis is typically complex owing to the adverse impact of radiation on adjacent tissue.