Antimicrobial selection for transurethral procedures across the United States: a state-by-state antibiogram evaluation
: To evaluate optimal regimens for perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis in transurethral procedures by examining antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in the United States. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 26, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Geoffrey H Rosen, Shubham Kanake, Mojgan Golzy, Elizabeth Malm-Buatsi, Katie S Murray Source Type: research

Real-world global outcomes of RIRS in anomalous kidneys: A high volume international multicenter study
To analyse the trends and outcomes of RIRS (retrograde intrarenal surgery) for treatment of urolithiasis in anomalous kidneys in a large international multicentre series. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 26, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Esther Garc ía Rojo, Jeremy Yuen-Chun Teoh, Daniele Castellani, Ricardo Brime Menéndez, Yiloren Tanidir, Andrea Benedetto Galosi, Tanuj Pal Bhatia, Boyke Soebhali, Vikram Sridharan, Mariela Corrales, Chandra Mohan Vaddi, Anil Shrestha, Abhishek Singh, M Tags: Endourology and Stones Source Type: research

Intracorporeal versus Extracorporeal Neobladder after Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy: Results from the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium
To compare perioperative and oncologic outcomes of intracorporeal (ICNB) and extracorporeal neobladder (ECNB) following robot assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) from a multi-institutional, prospectively maintained database, the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium (IRCC). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 25, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Zafardjan Dalimov, Umar Iqbal, Zhe Jing, Peter Wiklund, Jihad Kaouk, Eric Kim, Carl Wijburg, Andrew A. Wagner, Morgan Roupret, Prokar Dasgupta, Franco Gaboardi, Lee Richstone, Ahmed Aboumohamed, Ahmed A. Hussein, Khurshid A. Guru Source Type: research

Single-Port Mini-Pfannenstiel Robotic Pyeloplasty: Establishing a Non-Narcotic Pathway Along with A Same-Day Discharge Protocol
To analyze the feasibility of a same day discharge protocol following SP robotic pyeloplasty. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 25, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alp Tuna Beksac, Clark A. Wilson, Louis Lenfant, Soodong Kim, Ali Aminsharifi, Mahmoud Abou Zeinab, Jihad Kaouk Source Type: research

Development and Usability Testing of a Mobile Application to Monitor Patient-Reported Outcomes after Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery
To develop and perform a usability testing of a mobile application (app) with representative users of surgeons and female patients undergoing stress urinary incontinence (SUI) surgery. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 24, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Bilal Chughtai, Ahra Cho, Vahan Simonyan, Jialin Mao, Charles Viviano, Danica Marinac-Dabic, Shawn Menafee, Charles Rardin, Art Sedrakyan Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor-Active Surveillance for Biopsy Proven Renal Oncocytomas: Outcomes and Feasibility
We welcome this contribution to the growing body of evidence demonstrating the safety of active surveillance (AS) for biopsy-proven renal oncocytomas. The low median growth rate of 2.4 mm/year reported in this work is in keeping with our own series1 and that of others,2,3 in which no patient has developed metastases or disease-related mortality during median follow up of 29-34 months. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 23, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Adio Kokayi, Hannah Warren, Maxine Tran Tags: Letters from the editor Source Type: research

Postoperative pain relief following lumbar Erector Spinae Plane Block in patients undergoing Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: A randomized controlled trial
To test whether lumbar Erector Spinae Plane Block (ESPB) provides superior analgesia compared to placebo in patients undergoing Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL), using reduction in postoperative opioid consumption, delay in rescue analgesia demand and reduction of pain scores as outcome measures. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 21, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Satyaki Sarkar, Sritam Swarup Jena, Prasant Nayak, Jayanta Kumar Mitra Source Type: research

The Urologist and the Appendix: A Review of Appendiceal Use in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery
Recently, genitourinary reconstruction has experienced a renaissance. Over the past several years, there has been an expansion of the literature regarding the use of buccal mucosa for the repair of complex ureteral strictures and other pathologies. The appendix has been an available graft utilized for the repair of ureteral stricture disease and has been infrequently reported since the early 1900s. This review serves to highlight the use of the appendix for reconstruction in urology, particularly focusing on the anatomy and physiology of the appendix, historical use, and current applications, particularly in robotic upper ...
Source: Urology - October 21, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Timothy K. O'Rourke, Martus Gn, Hiren V. Patel, Christina Fakes, Nyasia Jones, Madeline Cancian, Sammy E. Elsamra Source Type: research

A Scoping Review of the Economic Burden of Non-Cancerous Genitourinary Conditions
: To provide a scoping review of the economic burden of non-cancerous genitourinary conditions (NCGUCs). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 21, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Michelle Kim, Joshua Harvey, Andrew Gusev, Jenna M. Norton, Saadia Miran, Tamara Bavendam Source Type: research

Thalamocortical dysconnectivity in lifelong premature ejaculation: a functional MRI study
Objectives: To detect seed-based functional connectivity (FC) between various cortical sub-regions and the thalamus in lifelong premature ejaculation (LPE) patients and explore whether specific thalamocortical networks are significantly altered in PE patients compared to healthy controls (HCs)Methods: Fifty non-medicated LPE patients and 40 age-matched HCs underwent a resting-state functional MRI. FC was adopted to identify specific thalamocortical connectivity between the thalamus and six cortical regions of interest (i.e. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 21, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ming Gao, Bowen Geng, Tommaso B. Jannini, Jiayu Wu, Yanzhu Wang, Yuntao Zhang, Jianlin Yuan, Emmanuele A. Jannini, Peng Liu, Chuanmin Yin Source Type: research

Twenty-four hour urine testing and urinary stone disease recurrence in Veterans
To determine whether 24-hour urine testing in Veterans with USD (urinary stone disease) reduces or delays urinary stone recurrence. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 21, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shen Song, I-Chun Thomas, Calyani Ganesan, Kyla N. Velaer, Glenn M. Chertow, Alan C. Pao, John T. Leppert Tags: Endourology and Stones Source Type: research

NCCN Risk Reclassification in Black men with low and intermediate risk Prostate Cancer after genomic testing.
Prostate cancer (PCa) in Black men has been shown to transform to clinically significant cancer earlier1, grow at a faster rate, and metastasize more often than PCa in White men2. Black men also have higher incidence, risk of biochemical recurrence, and PCa-specific mortality than men of other races. Whether this disparity in PCa outcomes is driven by molecular differences, or by other modifiable socioeconomic factors is unclear. While some studies suggest that equal-access medical care systems such as the Veterans Health Administration lessen the racial disparities in PCa1, 3, there remains a need for longer-term follow-u...
Source: Urology - October 21, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Benjamin Seiden, Stanley Weng, Natalie Sun, Danielle Gordon, William N. Harris, Jack Barnett, Akya Myrie, Tashzna Jones, So Yeon Pak, Ahd Fudl, John Shields, Brian K McNeil, Jeffrey P Weiss, Matthew T. Smith, Ashanda R Esdaille, Andrew G. Winer Source Type: research

Whole Exome Sequencing Identifies a Rare Mutation in NACAD as a Possible Cause of COVID Orchitis in Brothers
COVID orchitis (testicular pain) is reported in 10-15% of men with long COVID. We identified two siblings with COVID orchitis and hypothesized that genetic mutations are associated with susceptibility. Blood samples from five COVID-19 (+) men, three of whom had orchitis were evaluated by whole-exome-sequencing. A rare deletion on chromosome 7 was found in NACAD among the three men with orchitis. Interestingly, circulating ACE2 levels was decreased in men with COVID orchitis. This pilot study generated the hypothesis that men who develop COVID orchitis could have underlying genetic variants and altered levels in circulating...
Source: Urology - October 19, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Rohit Reddy, Iakov Efimenko, Willy Chertman, Taylor Kohn, Parris Diaz, Deepa Seetharam, Kajal Khodamoradi, Eliyahu Kresch, Ranjith Ramasamy Source Type: research

Large Variation in International Prescribing Rates of Opioids After Robotic Prostatectomy
To compare international opioid prescribing patterns for patients undergoing robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). To our knowledge, this is the first study to assess international opioid prescribing trends among urologists. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 19, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Emily C. Hacker, Maria M. Pere, Michelle Yu, Zeynep G. Gul, Bruce L. Jacobs, Benjamin J. Davies Source Type: research

Novel antibiotic-irrigating wound protector reduces infectious complications in robot-assisted radical cystectomy with extracorporeal urinary diversion
To determine whether use of an antibiotic-irrigating wound protector (AWP) reduces infectious complications after robotic radical cystectomy with extracorporeal urinary diversion (RCUD). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 19, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Albert H. Kim, Nora H. Ruel, Jonathan Yamzon, Ali-Ashgar Zhumkhawala, Clayton S. Lau, Bertram E. Yuh, Kevin G. Chan Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

Corrigendum to ‘Opioid Free Ureteroscopy: What is the True Failure Rate?’ [Urology Vol. 154 (2021) pp. 89-95]
The authors regret that there is a typo in the Results section of the Abstract. “In the total cohort, benzodiazepine users had a lower risk of OF-URS failure on multivariate analysis” should read “benzodiazepine users had a higher risk of OF-URS failure”. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 17, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Matthew S. Lee, Mark Assmus, Deepak Agarwal, Marcelino E. Rivera, Tim Large, Amy E. Krambeck Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

The R Frank Jones Urology Interest Group: An Intentional and Strategic Pipeline Program to Increase Diversity in Urology
Objective: To address the low numbers of urologists who are ethnically and racially underrepresented in medicine (URiM), the nonprofit organization Urology Unbound developed the R. Frank Jones Urology Interest Group (RFJUIG), a pipeline program that provides mentorship, research opportunities, and professional development for URiM students.Methods: Students complete a questionnaire as part of the registration process for the RFJUIG. This questionnaire collects demographic information and asks about their experience pursuing urology and goals for participation in the program. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 16, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Niurka O. Wallace, Ashley B. Pittman, Shenelle N. Wilson Source Type: research

Development of new comorbidities in patients awaiting urinary incontinence surgery following radical prostatectomy
To examine the incidence and factors associated with the development of new comorbidities in men undergoing anti-incontinence surgery after prostate cancer (PCa) surgery. Post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI) may deter men from engaging in physical activities and increase the risk of developing comorbidities after prostatectomy. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 12, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Elaine J. Redmond, R. Christopher Doiron, Keith F. Rourke Source Type: research

Stones and Moans: Higher number of nephrolithiasis related encounters increases the odds of opioid misuse
To evaluate the association between kidney stones and risk of subsequent opioid misuse. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 12, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Molly E DeWitt-Foy, Molly DeWitt-Foy, Tianming Gao, Jesse Schold, Robert Abouassaly Source Type: research

Extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical cystectomy with preservation of fertility for the treatment of Ewing sarcoma: the first report of a reliable surgical method
To improve the complications of traditional laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC), a novel technique of extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical cystectomy (ELRC) with preservation of fertility was described. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 12, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Han Yang, Zongliang Zhang, Kai Zhao, Yulian Zhang, Xinbao Yin, Guanqun Zhu, Chunhua Lin, Liqiang Zhong, Zhenlin Wang, Yuanming Sui, Xueyu Li, Chen Li, Ke Wang Source Type: research

A male with a “uterus-like” mass in pelvic cavity
A 65-year-old man presented to our clinic for physical examination. He reported no obvious symptoms. Abdominal examination revealed a well-defined mass in the pelvic area, approximately 12cm  × 8cm in size. During the digital rectal examination, the upper boundary of the prostate cannot be touched clearly. Laboratory tests showed slightly elevated levels of testosterone(13.00ng/mL) and carbohydrate antigen 19-9(35.40U/mL). The free prostate specific antigen and total prostate speci fic antigen is 0.26ng/mL and 1.12ng/ml, both in the normal range. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 9, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yuxi Tao, Hao Zheng, Peixin Qin, Ye Liu, Yaqin Zhang Source Type: research

The Association of Physical Activity and Urinary Incontinence in US Women: Results from a Multi-Year National Survey
: To evaluate the relationships between physical activity, both work and recreational, and urinary incontinence among women. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 9, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Michelle M. Kim, Seyedeh-Sanam Ladi-Seyedian, David A Ginsberg, Evgeniy I. Kreydin Source Type: research

Outcomes of the Supris ® Sling in an Urban Latina Population
: To analyze patient reported outcomes, safety, and efficacy of the Supris ® mid-urethral sling in a diverse population. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 9, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Gabriela Gonzalez, Aman Arora, Eunice Choi, Catherine Bresee, Jonathan Perley, Jennifer T. Anger Source Type: research

Twitter and Instagram Use in the Urology Residency Application Process
: To define urology applicant attitudes and usage trends of social media (SM) during the 2021 urology match cycle. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 9, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Gianpaolo P. Carpinito, Kelly M. Caldwell, Alexander P. Kenigsberg, Vishnu Ganesan, Roger K. Khouri, Amy Kuprasertkul, Steven J. Hudak, Gary E. Lemack Source Type: research

Robotic-Assisted Testicular Autotransplantation
Silber and Kelly first described the successful autotransplantation of an intra-abdominal testis in 1976. Subsequent authors incorporated laparoscopy and demonstrated the viability of transplanted testes based on serial postoperative exams. We sought to extend this experience with use of the da Vinci surgical robot, thereby demonstrating a novel robotic technique for the management of cryptorchidism. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 7, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Brian W Chao, Nabeel A Shakir, Grace S Hyun, Jamie P Levine, Lee C Zhao Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Female Pelvic Floor Disorders
Numerous studies have investigated the influence of health disparities among women with pelvic floor disorders with varied results. Racial/ethnic disparities, in particular, inconsistently indicate differences in prevalence of disease, disease severity, and treatment outcomes. We aim to review the body of literature examining racial/ethnic disparities in pelvic floor disorders, including overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and interstitial cystitis. A better understanding of these disparities may help guide clinicians, researchers, and advocates in providing improved education, outreach ...
Source: Urology - October 7, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Daniel C. Gonzalez, Shayan Khorsandi, Megan Mathew, Ekene Enemchukwu, Raveen Syan Tags: Review Source Type: research

Resolution of Hydronephrosis and Pain to Predict Stone Passage for Patients with Acute Renal Colic
To study patients who presented to the Emergency Department with acute renal colic to determine if resolution of hydronephrosis and pain accurately predicts stone passage on follow-up CT. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 7, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Stephen V. Jackman, Avinash Maganty, Allan B. Wolfson, Pamela K. Burrows, Cora MacPherson, Nataly Montano Vargas, Ziya Kirkali, Andrew C. Meltzer Source Type: research

Variation of Serum PSA Levels in COVID-19 Infected Male Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): A Prospective Cohort Study
To investigate the effect of SARS CoV-2 on serum total PSA levels in men with BPH diagnosed with COVID-19. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 6, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ahmet Emre Cinislioglu, Saban Oguz Demirdogen, Nazan Cinislioglu, Mehmet Sefa Altay, Emre Sam, Fatih Akkas, Ibrahim Hakki Tor, Hasan Riza Aydin, Ibrahim Karabulut, Isa Ozbey Source Type: research

Naming the Problem: Publishing Trends within in Urology on Race, Health Disparities and Structural Racism
To assess publishing trends regarding the contribution of societal systems on health disparities within the urology literature. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 5, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Adrien N. Bernstein, Ruchika Talwar, Cheyenne Williams, Andres Correa, Brandon Mahal Source Type: research

Ring Flap Metoidioplasty
To describe our technique for performing ring flap metoidioplasty in transgender men. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 5, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alysen Demzik, Liem Snyder, Solomon Hayon, Mang Chen, Bradley D. Figler Source Type: research

Impact of Pulse Mode on Dusting Effect for Holmium Laser Lithotripsy: In Vitro Evaluation with Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Stones
To assess the distribution of stone fragments (2 mm) after in vitro dusting laser lithotripsy with varying pulse modes using canine calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) stones. Recent work demonstrates that fragments (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 5, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nikta R. Khajeh, Kristian M. Black, Stephanie Daignault-Newton, Tim L. Hall, William W. Roberts, Khurshid R. Ghani Source Type: research

Single-Port Robotic Posterior Urethroplasty Using Buccal Mucosa Grafts: Technique and Outcomes
To describe the technique, feasibility and short-term outcomes of buccal mucosa grafts in robotic lower urinary tract reconstruction. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 5, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Wen Liu, Nabeel Shakir, Lee Cheng Zhao Source Type: research

Increased Nephrolithiasis Prevalence in People with Disabilities: A National Health and Nutrition Survey Analysis
: To estimate the prevalence of nephrolithiasis in people with disabilities (PWD), while accounting for known kidney stone disease risk factors. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 4, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marlie Elia, Manoj Monga, Smita De Source Type: research

Metastatic penile adenocarcinoma in the context of rectal cancer
A 49-year-old man was referred to the urology clinic due to the incidental finding of an 18 mm x 17 mm x 17 mm-penile mass located in the left root of the corpus cavernosum and peripheral enhancement on a computer tomography scan. (Figure 1). He had a two-year history of rectal cancer with unresectable pulmonary metastases, clinical stage IVA (T4a, N1, M1a G2). Initial treatment included loop colostomy, four cycles of capecitabine plus oxaliplatin (1700 mg/m2) as first-line chemotherapy and palliative radiotherapy (20 Gy in 5 sessions). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 1, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Rigoberto Pallares-Mendez, Daniel Cervantes-Miranda, Jos é Gustavo Arrambide-Gutierrez, Adrian Gutierrez-Gonzalez, Odilón Suarez-Alfaro, Raquel Garza-Guajardo, Luis Miguel Mireles-Lira Source Type: research

Pediatric Penile Non-Involuting Congenital Hemangioma with an Associated Pyogenic Granuloma: Surgical Management of a Rare Vascular Anomaly
Vascular anomalies include both tumors and malformations. Infantile hemangiomas are the most common benign vascular tumor of infancy that proliferate after birth and eventually involute. By contrast, congenital hemangiomas are formed at birth and are categorized into three groups: rapidly involuting, partially-involuting, and non-involuting congenital hemangiomas (NICH).1 NICH do not regress and grow with age.1,2 Pyogenic granulomas, another acquired vascular tumor, develop over vascular lesions and cause bleeding. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 1, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: M. Movassaghi, J.K. Wu, C.P. Carpenter Source Type: research

Fluorescent guided lymph node harvest in laparoscopic Wilms nephroureterectomy
Lymph node harvest is an integral part of Wilms tumor surgery with both SIOP and COG protocols asking for more than 6 lymph nodes to best evaluate for nodal spread and a subsequent need for intensification of treatment. The majority of studies show that in both open and minimally invasive resections the median number of nodes removed is 4.Indocyanine green and near infrared fluorescence may be the key to solving this problem. In adult gynaecology, colorectal and breast cancers, ICG is used to identify sentinel nodes and facilitate nodal retrieval. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 1, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Max Pachl Source Type: research

Parenchymal Volume Replacement by Renal Cell Carcinoma Prior to Intervention: Predictive Factors and Functional Implications
To analyze predictors, extent and functional implications associated with renal parenchymal volume replacement (PVR) by renal cell carcinoma (RCC) prior to intervention. This phenomenon is well-recognized yet not adequately studied, and, if severe, can influence management. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 1, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Diego Aguilar Palacios, Rebecca A. Campbell, Yosuke Yasuda, Gustavo Roversia Carlos Munoz-Lopez, Emily Abramczyk, Maureen Kelly, Elvis R. Caraballo, Chalairat Suk-Ouichai, Lin Lin, Chris Weight, Robert Abouassaly, Steven C. Campbell Source Type: research

Misdiagnosis of congenital posterior urethroperineal fistula and comparison with urethral duplications and rectourethral fistula
Congenital posterior urethroperineal fistula (CUPF) is a urothelium-lined tract between the posterior urethra and perineum. This condition is rare and has been proposed to be a urethral duplication variant. A case of CUPF that was misdiagnosed and surgically treated as a rectourethral fistula is presented. The clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of CUPF are discussed and compared with those of Y-type urethral duplications and H-type rectourethral fistulas. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 1, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Julie W Cheng, Jennifer J Ahn, Mark P Cain, Jamie E Anderson, Caitlin A Smith, Samuel E Rice-Townsend Source Type: research

Perspectives of Residency Applicants and Program Directors on the Role of Social Media in the 2021 Urology Residency Match
To perform a survey assessing the use of, attitudes towards, and perceived utility of social media (SoMe) in the 2021 urology residency match. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - October 1, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: John R. Heard, W. Austin Wyant, Stacy Loeb, Robert Marcovich, Justin M. Dubin Source Type: research

Association between surgical volume and survival among patients with variant histologies of bladder cancer
: To examine the relationship between hospital volume and the management of bladder cancer variant histology. Variant histologies of bladder cancer are rare which limits the ability for providers to develop expertise however there is a clear hospital/surgeon-volume relationship for management of rare or complex surgical/medical diseases. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - September 30, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Wilson Sui, Mary E. Hall, Daniel A. Barocas, Sam S. Chang, Amy N. Luckenbaugh, Kelvin A. Moses, David F. Penson, Christopher J.D. Wallis, Aaron A. Laviana Source Type: research

Access and Representation: A Narrative Review of the Disparities in Access to Clinical Trials and Precision Oncology in Black men with Prostate Cancer
Objective:To provide commentary on the disparities in access to clinical trials and precision oncology specific to Black men with Prostate Cancer (PCa) in the United States and lend a general framework to aid in closing these gaps.Materials and Methods: The ideas, commentaries and data presented in this narrative review were synthesized by utilizing qualitative and quantitative studies, reviews, and randomized control trials performed between 2010 and 2021. We searched PubMed using the key words “Medicaid”, “Medicare”, “clinical trials”, “African Americans”, “Black&rdqu...
Source: Urology - September 25, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ashanda R. Esdaille, Christine Ibilibor, Arturo Holmes II, Nynikka R. Palmer, Adam B. Murphy Source Type: research

Longitudinal Outcomes from Conservative Management of Cervical Cancer Associated Ureteral Obstruction
: To identify predictors of hydronephrosis (HN) resolution and HN treatment failure. HN is a common comorbid condition with cervical cancer (CCa). Treatments for CCa continue to improve and long-term management strategies of HN are becoming increasingly necessary. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - September 24, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hannah E. Botkin, Kathryn N. Faidley, Bradley T. Loeffler, Sarah L Mott, Emily K. Hill, Bradley A. Erickson Source Type: research

Effect of metabolic syndrome on anatomy and function of the lower urinary tract assessed on MRI
To investigate the relationship between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) with functional and anatomic changes of the lower urinary tract with MRI. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - September 23, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alex P. Tannenbaum, Matthew D. Grimes, Christopher L. Brace, Cody J. Johnson, Samuel D. Koebe, Lucille E. Anzia, Lu Mao, William A. Ricke, Diego Hernando, Alejandro Roldan-Alzate, Shane A. Wells Tags: Prostatic Diseases and Male Voiding Dysfunction Source Type: research

Bladder neck angle associated with lower urinary tract symptoms and urinary flow rate in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia
: To evaluate the effect of the funnel-shaped structure of the bladder neck in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), we investigated the correlation of the bladder neck angle (BNA) with the urinary flow rate and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - September 23, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yi Li, Zheng Chen, Rui Zeng, Jun Huang, Yu-Min Zhuo, Yu-Hang Wang Tags: Prostatic Diseases and Male Voiding Dysfunction Source Type: research

Characterizing Standardized Letters of Recommendation in Urology Residency Applications
To identify the current formats of standardized letters of recommendation (SLORs) and evaluate their characteristics, the distribution of applicants ’ ratings, correlation between SLOR domain ratings and conventional application metrics, and potential biases. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - September 18, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Behnam Nabavizadeh, Nizar Hakam, Michael J. Sadighian, Jordan T. Holler, Gregory M. Amend, Lindsay A. Hampson, David F. Penson, Benjamin N. Breyer Tags: Education Source Type: research

Dorsal onlay oral mucosa graft urethroplasty for female urethral stricture
To describe and assess the outcomes of dorsal onlay oral mucosa graft urethroplasty for female urethral stricture. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - September 16, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Claire Richard, Benoit Peyronnet, Alice Drain, Nirit Rosenblum, Juliette Hascoet, Rachael D. Sussman, Lucas Freton, Lee C Zhao, Victor W Nitti, Benjamin M Brucker Source Type: research

Anterior urethroplasty for the management of urethral strictures in males: a systematic review
To identify the currently utilised techniques of anterior urethroplasty described in literature for treatment of urethral strictures, assess the effectiveness of the identified techniques based on re-stricture and complication rates, evaluate, and suggest treatment options based on current evidence for urethral strictures at different locations and of different lengths. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - September 16, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Dr Sara Jasionowska, Dr Antoni Bochinski, Vishal Shiatis, Sobha Singh, Mr Oliver Brunckhorst, Mr Rowland W. Rees, Mr Kamran Ahmed Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes of Robotic Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for Pathologic T3a Renal Masses with Venous Tumor Thrombus
To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and early oncologic outcomes of pT3a renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with venous involvement treated with robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN), given that experience and outcomes in this group is limited. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - September 16, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tara N. Morgan, Jessica C. Dai, Sam Kusin, Vineeth Kommidi, Alaina Garbens, Jeffrey Gahan, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Wesley M. White Source Type: research

Perceptions of Infertility and Semen Analysis Testing Among American Men Without Children
To determine whether health-conscious men are more likely to be concerned about infertility and self-initiate semen analysis at a laboratory/clinic or through a direct-to-consumer at-home product without a health care provider recommendation. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - September 15, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Matthew T. Hudnall, Lisa I. Greene, Minh N. Pham, Jeremy D. Lai, Richard J. Fantus, Mary Kate Keeter, James Wren, Nelson E. Bennett, Robert E. Brannigan, Joshua A. Halpern Source Type: research

Noncancerous Genitourinary Conditions as a Public Health Priority: Conceptualizing the Hidden Burden
To provide a conceptual framework to guide investigations into burdens of noncancerous genitourinary conditions (NCGUCs), which are extensive and poorly understood. (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - September 15, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sonya S. Brady, Tamara G. Bavendam, Christine K. Bradway, Britt Conroy, Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo, C. Neill Epperson, Adonis K. Hijaz, Ryan S. Hsi, Karen Huss, Michelle Kim, Jason Lazar, Richard K. Lee, Christine K. Liu, Christine N. Loizou, Saadia Mir Source Type: research