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Perioperative Outcomes Between Single-Port and “Multi-Port” Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Where do we stand?
To report the results of the first quantitative synthesis of literature data from studies comparing Single-Port Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy performed using the novel SP surgical platform (SP-RARP) versus RARP performed by using multi-arms robotic systems (MP-RARP).
To construct a risk prediction model to identify cases of difficult urethral catheterizations (DUC) in order to prevent complications from improper placement.
To determine the proportion of women who received awards from the American Urological Association (AUA) and evaluate whether this has changed over time as the proportion of practicing female urologists has increased.
Fat Necrosis Mimicking Renal Cell Carcinoma Recurrence Following Cryotherapy, Partial Nephrectomy, and Nephrectomy
To present our experience with three patients surgically treated for suspected recurrent renal cell carcinoma whose final pathology was consistent with tumefactive fat necrosis.
Correlative Analysis of Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake in Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
To investigate the influence of targeted serum vitamin-D level and omega-6:3 fatty-acid ratio on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level in men with prostate cancer managed with active surveillance by providing a nutritional intervention and vitamin supplementation.
A 44-year old man presented with gross hematuria and urinary retention. Initial attempts at catheterization were unsuccessful - cystoscopy was employed for catheter placement and demonstrated false passage in the bulbar urethra. Transrectal ultrasound was performed to determine prostate size and to assess for fluid extravasation. This demonstrated a prostate tumor with multiple cystic spaces. (figure 1A). Computed tomography revealed an intraprostatic space-occupying lesion but was otherwise inconclusive.
Reply to the Editorial Comment on: Using an Automated Electronic Health Record Score To Estimate Life Expectancy In Men Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer In The Veterans Health Administration. Urology. 2021
To determine if an automatically calculated electronic health record score can estimate intermediate-term life expectancy in men with prostate cancer to provide guideline concordant care.
Does gender matter in academic surgery? Author and mentor gender impact publication citations in surgical research
To examine female author representation within publications in the field of urology from the United States from 2000-2019.
To show different approaches for sexual-sparing robot assisted radical cystectomy in women.
Neurofibromatosis is a group of genetic disorders and consists of two forms: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). The most common is the NF1 which is also known as von Recklinghausen's disease. The presentation and clinical manifestations of this condition vary greatly. It is usually characterized by café-au-lait spots and neurofibromas. In this report, the case of a 12 year old boy with NF1 is presented. The boy has several café-au-lait spots along with inguinal and axillary freckles.
Adrenalectomy During Radical Nephrectomy- Incidence and Oncologic Outcomes from the Canadian Kidney Cancer Information System (CKCis) -A Modern Era, Nationwide, Multicenter Cohort
To characterize proportion of patients receiving adrenalectomy, adrenal involvement prevalence and oncologic outcomes of routine adrenalectomy in contemporary practice. Ipsilateral adrenalectomy was once standard during radical nephrectomy. However, benefit of routine adrenalectomy has been questioned because adrenal involvement of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is low.
Are Infertile Men Less Healthy Than Fertile Men? An Analysis of the National Survey for Family Growth
To characterize the general health status of infertile men in the United States using a nationally representative sample of men.
We present the case of a 22-year-old male that comes to the Urology clinic with the incidental finding of a testicular mass. Typical findings in echography will guide us towards the diagnosis of an epidermoid cyst.1,2 This type of infrequent benign tumor is responsible for only around 2% of all testicular tumors.1 Because of this low incidence literature regarding epidermoid cysts is scarce. Treatment has been susceptible to change throughout the years. 6 In this clinical case we challenge readers to review a rare tumor and to choose the most appropriate treatment for our patient.
5-ITEM MODIFIED FRAILTY INDEX AS A PREOPERATIVE PREDICTOR OF MORBIDITY FOLLOWING MINIMALLY INVASIVE PARTIAL NEPHRECTOMY
To apply the modified frailty index-5 (mFI-5) to those patients undergoing minimally invasive partial nephrectomy (MIPN) to examine the relationship between frailty and postoperative outcomes.
Trends in the uptake of diagnostic multi-parametric MRI of the prostate with Federal funding: Australia population data
In recent years, there has been an expanding role for multi-parametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI) in the workup of prostate cancer. There is growing evidence suggesting the utilisation of mpMRI increases clinically significant prostate cancer detection and reduces prostate biopsy rates1. Furthermore, there are suggestions that mpMRI may help guide the management of patients with prostate cancer 2, 3. In keeping with this, the European Association of Urology (EAU) prostate cancer guidelines now strongly recommend that mpMRI should be performed prior to biopsy 4.
One or Two Stage Buccal Augmented Urethroplasty has a High Success Rate in Treating Post Phalloplasty Anastomotic Urethral Stricture
: To describe the outcomes of single-stage and staged repairs in properly selected patients with phalloplasty anastomotic strictures.
Evaluation of the Cancer of Bladder Risk Assessment (COBRA) Score in the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Bladder Cancer Cohort
To evaluate the Cancer of the Bladder Risk Assessment (COBRA) score in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) bladder cancer cohort. Second, to investigate the utility of the COBRA score within each bladder cancer molecular subtype following radical cystectomy (RC) and determine if it can help identify candidates for adjuvant therapies and clinical trials.
Linguistic Differences in Personal Statements of Urology Residency Applicants by Self-Reported Race and Ethnicity
To assess a potential source of bias that could contribute to underrepresentation of minorities in urology, we analyzed differences in linguistic characteristics in personal statements between urology residency applicants of various racial and ethnic groups.
Association of Age with Risk of Adverse Pathological Findings in Men Undergoing Delayed Radical Prostatectomy Following Active Surveillance
To determine if older men with Gleason grade group (GG) 1 prostate cancer have a higher risk of having adverse pathology at radical prostatectomy after initially being managed with active surveillance (AS).
Current status of intravesical therapies for bladder pain syndrome (BPS): a narrative review of emerging evidence
Bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is a complex condition, which can have debilitating sequelae for patients. Many elements of BPS remain poorly understood including pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. Navigating patient care can therefore be challenging for the clinician. Management mandates a multidisciplinary and symptom-based approach. Intravesical treatments such as instillation therapies remain a cornerstone of most treatment algorithms and there are a range of agents that can be selected. This review offers an up-to-date evaluation of the evidence for these intravesical treatments.