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Shorter hospital stay and fewer hospitalisations in patients with visible haematuria on direct oral anticoagulants compared to on vitamin K antagonists
To investigate the influence of type of anticoagulation - direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) vs. vitamin K antagonists (VKA) – on length of hospital stay (LOS) and hospitalisation rates in patients with visible haematuria, as visible haematuria in anticoagulated patients can be distressing, difficult to control and even life-threatening.
Incidence of port site metastasis in laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy: Single-institution experience
To address the incidence and potential risk factors of port site metastasis (PSM) in patients who underwent laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC).
Impact of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy on Concordance of PD-L1 Staining Fidelity between the Primary Tumor and Lymph Node Metastases in Bladder Cancer
To evaluate programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) staining fidelity between the primary tumor and associated lymph node metastases in bladder cancer. To secondarily evaluate whether neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) affects this relationship.
To determine if reported incidence rates of hemorrhagic cystitis after radiation therapy for prostate cancer are accurate, to investigate the effect of different radiation modalities on the development of hemorrhagic cystitis and to assess its morbidity and treatment.
A PROSPECTIVE STUDY TO EVALUATE EFFICACY USING THE NURO™ PERCUTANEOUS TIBIAL NEUROMODULATION SYSTEM IN DRUG-NAÏVE PATIENTS WITH OVERACTIVE BLADDER SYNDROME (OAB)
To evaluate changes from baseline in urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) episodes, urinary frequency (UF) and quality of life through 12 weeks of percutaneous tibial neuromodulation (PTNM) therapy using NURO in drug-naïve OAB subjects.
Survival Benefit Persists with Delayed Initiation of Adjuvant Chemotherapy following Radical Cystectomy for Locally Advanced Bladder Cancer
To determine if delaying the initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy following radical cystectomy for locally advanced bladder cancer worsens overall survival.
Letter-to-the-Editor Reply: "The Impact of 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT and PET/MRI on the Management of Prostate Cancer"
Eric A. Klein, MD Editor in Chief
To determine the prevalence of burnout in urology trainees and examine the influence of personal, programmatic, and institutional factors on burnout rates.
Resident Impact on Patient & Surgeon Satisfaction and Outcomes: Evidence for Health System Support for Urology Education.
To assess the effect of resident involvement on patient and physician satisfaction, we evaluated the outcomes from a private urology group both prior to and after initiation of resident coverage.
Eric A. Klein, MD
Sowing the Seeds: Metastatic Implants Along a Cryoprobe Tract; A rare complication of percutaneous renal cryoablation
Needle tract metastases can be a rare complication following percutaneous procedures for renal malignancies. We report a case of cryoprobe tract tumor seeding following cryoablation of a small biopsy proven renal cell carcinoma.
To demonstrate the substantial litigious risks associated with vasectomy, a common urological procedure. We examined the risk factors and types of negligence involved in vasectomy cases that go to trial and their associated outcomes.
A 72-year-old man presented with pain and swelling in the penis, indicating penile infection or abscess. An ultrasound was performed but unable to lead to a diagnosis of abscess. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) was strongly suggestive of penile abscess. The puncture of the abscess was unsuccessful. However, pus was drained spontaneously via the urethra, and the symptoms disappeared eventually. Although ultrasound can be useful, sometimes it might be difficult to distinguish between inflammatory tissue and abscess containing necrotic tissue.
Clinical characteristics and surgical management of adult adrenal teratoma: a 15-year experience and systematic review of the literature
To summarize the clinical characteristics and surgical management of adrenal teratoma in adults.
To determine if urinary microbial communities similar to those described in adults exist in children and to profile the urinary and gastrointestinal microbiome in children presenting to urology for both routine and complex urologic procedures.
Long term functional success after pyeloplasty for pelvi-ureteral junction obstruction in unilateral poorly functioning kidney in exclusively adults population
To assess long term clinical and functional outcomes post pyeloplasty in unilateral UPJO in poorly functioning kidneys in exclusive adult population.
To examine the relationship between treatment and subsequent functional status among prostate cancer patients.
Oncological outcome of cytoreductive radical prostatectomy in prostate cancer patients with bone oligometastases
To explore the role of cytoreductive radical prostatectomy (CRP) for locally resectable and distant oligometastatic prostate cancer (PCa).
Duplicated bladder exstrophy is an extremely rare variant of the exstrophy/epispadias complex. Duplicated exstrophy defines an exstrophic mucosal plate in hypogastric area with a normal closed bladder. We present a unique case of an anteroposterior duplicated exstrophy in a female newborn.
Exploration of Practice Patterns in Exstrophy Closures: A Comparison between Surgical Specialties using a National and Institutional Database
To compare the surgical subspecialties performing bladder exstrophy (BE) closures and characterize their practice patterns using both a national and institutional database.