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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908368/endoscopic-treatment-of-urethral-stenosis
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REVIEW
Brittney H Cotta, Jill C Buckley
Urethral stricture disease continues to be a common problem for patients and urologists alike. Endoscopic treatment offers a simple, potentially effective treatment of primary, short, urethral strictures. For patients who recur after endoscopic management, urethral or bladder neck reconstruction should be offered with an experienced urologic reconstructionist familiar with the complexity of the situation and subtleties of the surgery. With the advent of adjunctive antifibrotic agents the durability of endoscopic repair seems to improve, but their use requires continued research and longer follow-up to determine their efficacy...
February 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907939/intraoperative-intermittent-blocking-of-the-common-iliac-arteries-in-cases-of-placenta-percreta-without-the-use-of-fluoroscopy
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S Heinze, B Filsinger, G Kastenholz, R J Schröder
Background: The number of patients with placenta accreta, percreta and increta is increasing. The morbidity and mortality are higher mostly due to hemorrhage. Therefore, new methods to reduce the risk of severe bleeding are necessary. Methods: Three patients were treated in collaboration by obstetricians, urologists, anesthesiologists, and radiologists. An MRI of the pelvis was performed and the diameters and lengths of the iliac arteries were measured to avoid fluoroscopy during the preoperative placement of catheter balloons into the iliac arteries...
December 2016: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900213/adrenal-masses-a-urological-perspective
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REVIEW
Amr F Fergany
Adrenal masses have become increasingly common due to widespread use of sectional imaging. Urologists are commonly faced with management decisions in patients with adrenal masses. Systemic review of available literature related to surgical adrenal disease was performed to summarise the most pertinent information related to adrenal masses, diagnostic evaluation and surgical treatment. Detailed hormonal evaluation of adrenal disease was not included, being part of endocrinological rather than urological practice...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896392/tubular-and-genetic-disorders-associated-with-kidney-stones
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REVIEW
Nilufar Mohebbi, Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Giovanni Gambaro, Robert Unwin
This concise review summarizes our current understanding and the recent developments in genetics and related renal tubular disorders that have been linked with, or have been shown to be causal in, renal stone disease. The aim is to provide a readily accessible quick and easy update for urologists, nephrologists and endocrine or metabolic physicians whose practice involves the diagnosis and management of nephrolithiasis. An important message is to always consider a seemingly rare, and usually genetic, cause of kidney stones, since some of these are emerging as more common than originally thought, especially in adult clinical practice in which a family history of stones is a common finding...
November 28, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894765/outcome-in-adults-with-anorectal-malformations-in-relation-to-modern-classification-which-patients-do-we-need-to-follow-beyond-childhood
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Johan Danielson, Urban Karlbom, Wilhelm Graf, Tomas Wester
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Knowledge about the functional outcome in adults with anorectal malformations is essential to organize structured transition to adult care for this patient group. The aim of this study was to investigate the functional outcome and quality of life in adults with anorectal malformations characterized according to the Krickenbeck classification. METHODS: Of 256 patients diagnosed with anorectal malformations at our institution in 1961-1993, 203 patients could be traced and were invited to participate in the study...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890492/treatment-of-leydig-cell-tumours-of-the-testis-can-testis-sparing-surgery-replace-radical-orchidectomy-results-of-a-systematic-review
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G Bozzini, D Ratti, L Carmignani
INTRODUCTION: The gold standard for Leydig cell tumours (LCTs) is still considered radical orchidectomy, but testis sparing surgery (TSS) in conjunction with intraoperative frozen section (FSE) has been recently attempted with promising results. ACQUISITION OF EVIDENCE: Studies were identified by searching electronic databases. A bibliographic search covering the period from January 1980 to December 2012 was conducted using PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE database. Studies were excluded if they were single case reports, meeting abstracts and conference proceedings...
November 24, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889418/a-state-wide-intervention-improves-appropriate-imaging-in-localized-prostate-cancer
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Patrick Hurley, Apoorv Dhir, Yuqing Gao, Brian Drabik, Kenneth Lim, Jon Curry, Paul R Womble, Susan M Linsell, Andrew Brachulis, Donald W Sexton, Khurshid R Ghani, Brian T Denton, David C Miller, James E Montie
PURPOSE: We implemented a statewide intervention to improve imaging utilization for staging of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative, a quality improvement collaborative comprised of 42 diverse practices representing approximately 85% of the urologists in Michigan, has developed imaging appropriateness criteria (PSA > 20, Gleason score 7 or higher, clinical stage T3 or higher) that minimize unnecessary imaging with bone scan and computed tomography...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887913/prospective-assessment-of-cosmesis-before-and-after-genital-surgery
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N J Nokoff, B Palmer, A J Mullins, C E Aston, P Austin, L Baskin, K Bernabé, Y-M Chan, E Y Cheng, D A Diamond, A Fried, D Frimberger, D Galan, L Gonzalez, S Greenfield, T Kolon, B Kropp, Y Lakshmanan, S Meyer, T Meyer, L L Mullins, A Paradis, D Poppas, P Reddy, M Schulte, K J Scott Reyes, J M Swartz, C Wolfe-Christensen, E Yerkes, A B Wisniewski
INTRODUCTION: Little data exist about the surgical interventions taking place for children with disorders of sex development (DSD). Most studies that have evaluated cosmetic outcomes after genitoplasty have included retrospective ratings by a physician at a single center. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to: 1) describe frequency of sex assignment, and types of surgery performed in a cohort of patients with moderate-to-severe genital ambiguity; and 2) prospectively determine cosmesis ratings by parents and surgeons before and after genital surgery...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887912/application-of-the-strobe-statement-to-the-hypospadias-literature-report-of-the-international-pediatric-urology-task-force-on-hypospadias
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Luis H Braga, Armando J Lorenzo, Darius J Bagli, Joao L Pippi Salle, Anthony Caldamone
INTRODUCTION: Observational studies, particularly case series, represent the majority of the current hypospadias research. As a result, this literature lacks standardization of surgical techniques, uniform definitions of hypospadias complications, and consistency of outcome reporting, which may make it difficult to compare results across studies. A modified version of the STROBE statement, containing 20 items, was presented at the International Pediatric Urology Task Force on Hypospadias meeting to assist with clear and transparent reporting of hypospadias studies...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887718/novel-centrifugal-technology-for-measuring-sperm-concentration-in-the-home
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Ulrich Y Schaff, Laura L Fredriksen, Jon G Epperson, Tiffany R Quebral, Sara Naab, Mark J Sarno, Michael L Eisenberg, Greg J Sommer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the analytical performance and usability of the Trak Male Fertility Testing System, a semiquantitative (categorical) device recently US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared for measuring sperm concentration in the home by untrained users. DESIGN: A three-site clinical trial comparing self-reported lay user results versus reference results obtained by computer-aided semen analysis (CASA). SETTING: Simulated home use environments at fertility centers and urologist offices...
November 22, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885454/-the-urologist-eugen-joseph-and-his-suicide
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F H Moll, M Krischel
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November 24, 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884539/intravesical-chemotherapy-use-after-radical-nephroureterectomy-a-national-survey-of-urologic-oncologists
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Diane D Lu, Stephen A Boorjian, Jay D Raman
: To determine the use of prophylactic intravesical chemotherapy (pIVC) following radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) and barriers to utilization in a survey study of urologic oncologists. METHODS: A survey instrument was constructed, which queried respondents on professional experience, practice environment, pIVC use, and reasons for not recommending pIVC when applicable. The survey was electronically distributed to members of the Society of Urologic Oncology over an 8-week period...
November 21, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878338/reporting-standards-for-the-imaging-based-diagnosis-of-renal-masses-on-ct-and-mri-a-national-survey-of-academic-abdominal-radiologists-and-urologists
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Matthew S Davenport, Eric M Hu, Andrew D Smith, Hersh Chandarana, Khaled Hafez, Ganesh S Palapattu, J Stuart Wolf, Stuart G Silverman
PURPOSE: To define important elements of a structured radiology report of a CT or MRI performed to evaluate an indeterminate renal mass. METHODS: IRB approval was waived for this multi-site prospective quality improvement study. A 35-question survey investigating elements of a CT or MRI report describing a renal mass was created through an iterative process by the Society of Abdominal Radiology Disease-Focused Panel on renal cell carcinoma. Surveys were distributed to consenting abdominal radiologists and urologists at nine academic institutions...
November 22, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878111/increasing-the-reliability-of-the-grading-system-for-voiding-cystourethrograms-using-ultrasonography-an-inter-rater-comparison
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Seyithan Ozaydin, Suleyman Celebi, Ismail Caymaz, Cemile Besik, Birgul Karaaslan, Ozgur Kuzdan, Serdar Sander
BACKGROUND: To assess the effectiveness of the current vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) grading system according to the international classification of VUR (ICVUR) and to evaluate whether VUR grading accuracy could be improved by renal ultrasonography (RU) according to the Society for Fetal Urology (SFU) grading system. OBJECTIVES: Therefore, this study assessed the accuracy of the current VCUG staging system by assessing inter-rater reliability among pediatric radiologists and urologists; it also evaluated whether accuracy is increased by RU without consensus (with respect to VCUG grading)...
September 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876114/modified-platelet-rich-plasma-with-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-neutralization-antibody-injection-may-reduce-recurrence-rate-of-urethral-stricture
#15
Murat Gul
Urethral stricture is one of the most bothersome urologic disease among urologists and has a substantial impact on quality of life and healthcare costs. Although it can be cured with internal urethrotomy easily, post-surgery stricture recurrence is challenging. Several adjuvant therapies have been used in conjunction with internal urethrotomy but none of them are used routinely because the pathophysiology of the disease is still obscure. Fibrosis is the most accused hypothesis for the action. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous blood product containing a high concentration of platelets that is being used for a very wide range of clinical healing applications...
December 2016: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875175/proact-iterative-design-of-a-patient-centered-visualization-for-effective-prostate-cancer-health-risk-communication
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Anzu Hakone, Lane Harrison, Alvitta Ottley, Nathan Winters, Caitlin Gutheil, Paul K J Han, Remco Chang
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the US, and yet most cases represent localized cancer for which the optimal treatment is unclear. Accumulating evidence suggests that the available treatment options, including surgery and conservative treatment, result in a similar prognosis for most men with localized prostate cancer. However, approximately 90% of patients choose surgery over conservative treatment, despite the risk of severe side effects like erectile dysfunction and incontinence. Recent medical research suggests that a key reason is the lack of patient-centered tools that can effectively communicate personalized risk information and enable them to make better health decisions...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872026/male-and-female-sexual-dysfunction-in-a-rapidly-changing-cultural-environment-addressing-gender-equality-versus-equivalence-in-the-bedroom
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REVIEW
Marianne Brandon, Abraham Morgentaler
INTRODUCTION: The socio-sexual climate in Western cultures is changing at an astounding rate. Never before have societal expectations about gender roles shifted so radically, transforming our understanding of what it means to be a sexual man or woman today. We have observed that confusion regarding masculine and feminine roles within long-term committed relationships can represent challenges for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Despite the relevance to sexual medicine, sexual medicine specialists have largely avoided this controversial topic...
April 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871307/current-models-of-care-for-disorders-of-sex-development-results-from-an-international-survey-of-specialist-centres
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Andreas Kyriakou, Arianne Dessens, Jillian Bryce, Violeta Iotova, Anders Juul, Maciej Krawczynski, Agneta Nordenskjöld, Marta Rozas, Caroline Sanders, Olaf Hiort, S Faisal Ahmed
BACKGROUND: To explore the current models of practice in centres delivering specialist care for children with disorders of sex development (DSD), an international survey of 124 clinicians, identified through DSDnet and the I-DSD Registry, was performed in the last quarter of 2014. RESULTS: A total of 78 (63 %) clinicians, in 75 centres, from 38 countries responded to the survey. A formal national network for managing DSD was reported to exist in 12 (32 %) countries...
November 21, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868092/endourologic-diagnosis-and-robotic-treatment-of-a-giant-fibroepithelial-polyp-of-the-ureter
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Francesco Cattaneo, Fabio Zattoni, Luca Meggiato, Claudio Valotto, Fabrizio Dal Moro, Marina Paola Gardiman, Paolo Beltrami, Filiberto Zattoni
Background: Fibroepithelial polyps (FEPs) are a rare cause of ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction. Radiologists and urologists are not always confident with this disease because of its rarity, complex diagnosis, and heterogeneity of the available treatment options. Case Presentation: We present the endourologic diagnosis and the robotic management of a ureteral polyp close to the left UPJ. A 16-year-old woman with a 12 years history of left lumbar pain was referred to our Center. A computed tomography scan detected a left hydronephrosis with no signs of obstructions at MAG-3 scintigraphy...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867857/training-for-mis-in-pediatric-urology-proposition-of-a-structured-training-curriculum
#20
REVIEW
Maria Escolino, Francesco Turrà, Alessandro Settimi, Ciro Esposito
In Europe there are a lot of training centers for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) but a standardized MIS training program in pediatric urology doesn't exist at the moment. We performed a literature review with the last goals to propose a structured training curriculum in MIS urology for pediatric surgeons. Pediatric urologists have to obtain a valid MIS training curriculum completing the following 4 steps: (I) Theoretical part (theoretical courses, masterclass) to acquire theoretical knowledge; (II) experimental training (simulation on pelvic trainer, virtual reality simulators, animal models, 3-D ex-vivo models) to acquire basic laparoscopic skills; (III) stages in European centers of reference for pediatric MIS urology to learn all surgery aspects; (IV) personal operative experience...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
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