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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505039/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-urology
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Gopal L Narang, Stephanie C Pannell, Aaron A Laviana, Kathy H Y Huen, Jason Izard, Angela B Smith, Jonathan Bergman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Many urologic treatments have similar clinical outcomes, necessitating alternative methods to discriminate between options. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have become the new standard for evaluating the patient experience, and their use has drastically increased over the past decade. The purpose of this review is to discuss the status of PROMs in urology, highlight commonly used tools and address their future direction. RECENT FINDINGS: An increasing number of urology-specific PROMs tools have been developed and validated...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445934/jarid2-is-essential-for-the-maintenance-of-tumor-initiating-cells-in-bladder-cancer
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Xin-Xing Zhu, Ya-Wei Yan, Chun-Zhi Ai, Shan Jiang, Shan-Shan Xu, Min Niu, Xiang-Zhen Wang, Gen-Shen Zhong, Xi-Feng Lu, Yu Xue, Shaoqi Tian, Guangyao Li, Shaojun Tang, Yi-Zhou Jiang
Bladder cancer is the most common urologic malignancy in China, with an increase of the incidence and mortality rates over past decades. Recent studies suggest that bladder tumors are maintained by a rare fraction of cells with stem cell proprieties. Targeting these bladder tumor initiating cell (TICs) population can overcome the drug-resistance of bladder cancer. However, the molecular and genetic mechanisms regulating TICs in bladder cancer remain poorly defined. Jarid2 is implicated in signaling pathways regulating cancer cell epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and stem cell maintenance...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441271/alternative-payment-models-and-urology
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Deborah R Kaye, David C Miller, Chad Ellimoottil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is a historic bill that was recently passed that establishes how quality measurement and practice patterns will affect physician reimbursement. Alternative payment models (APMs) are an essential component of MACRA and Medicare's vision of paying for high-value care. This review describes APMs in the context of MACRA and their impact on urology. RECENT FINDINGS: The majority of urologists will be affected by MACRA...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439350/transgender-related-education-in-plastic-surgery-and-urology-residency-programs
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Shane D Morrison, Geolani W Dy, H Jonathan Chong, Sarah K Holt, Nicholas B Vedder, Mathew D Sorensen, Byron D Joyner, Jeffrey B Friedrich
BACKGROUND: With increasing public awareness of and greater coverage for gender-confirming surgery by insurers, more transgender patients are likely to seek surgical transition. The degree to which plastic surgery and urology trainees are prepared to treat transgender patients is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the number of hours dedicated to transgender-oriented education in plastic surgery and urology residencies, and the impact of program director (PD) attitudes on provision of such training...
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430640/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-prostate-cancer-an-overview
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REVIEW
Micaela Montanari, Sabrina Rossetti, Carla Cavaliere, Carmine D'Aniello, Maria Gabriella Malzone, Daniela Vanacore, Rossella Di Franco, Elvira La Mantia, Gelsomina Iovane, Raffaele Piscitelli, Raffaele Muscariello, Massimiliano Berretta, Sisto Perdonà, Paolo Muto, Gerardo Botti, Attilio Antonio Montano Bianchi, Bianca Maria Veneziani, Gaetano Facchini
Prostate cancer is a main urological disease associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Radical prostatectomy and radiotherapy are potentially curative for localized prostate cancer, while androgen deprivation therapy is the initial systemic therapy for metastatic prostate disease. However, despite temporary response, most patients relapse and evolve into castration resistant cancer.Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a complex gradual process that occurs during embryonic development and/or tumor progression...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417194/impact-of-bcl2-polymorphisms-on-survival-in-transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
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Jochen Hess, Patrick Stelmach, Andreas Eisenhardt, Herbert Rübben, Henning Reis, Kurt Werner Schmid, Hagen Sjard Bachmann
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of three BCL2 single-nucleotide polymorphisms, i.e., c.-938C>A (rs2279115), c.21G>A (rs1801018), and c.*2203A>G (rs4987853) on survival in patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. METHODS: We analyzed 179 patients who underwent surgical treatment for bladder cancer at the Clinic of Urology, University Hospital Essen, Germany. Genomic DNA was extracted and genotyped for the polymorphisms. For all polymorphisms, linkage analysis was performed...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406341/outcomes-of-haematuria-referrals-two-year-data-from-a-single-large-university-hospital-in-denmark
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Muhammad Elmussareh, Matthew Young, Maria Ordell Sundelin, Camilla Brinkmann Bak-Ipsen, Ole Graumann, Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review haematuria referrals to a large university hospital in Denmark, based on the previous Danish guidelines for haematuria referral (before January 2016), to evaluate the pattern of referrals and the cancer detection rates and compare these with the current guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was undertaken of all patients referred from primary care for the evaluation of haematuria from January 2013 to December 2014...
April 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394518/-the-study-of-effectiveness-of-polyhydroxyalkanoates-based-biodegradable-stents-in-ureteropelvic-segment-pyeloplasty
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M P Myltygashev, A N Boyandin, A A Shumilova, F P Kapsargin, E I Shishatskaya, A K Kirichenko, T G Volova
INTRODUCTION: Among urologic diseases, ureteropelvic segment stenosis with hydronephrosis is a common indication for instrumental or surgical correction. The restriction of urine flow with dilatation proximal to obstruction develops in 6.5-37% of cases at different times after the ureteral reconstruction. All this urges to develop and improve stents and search for effective ways to place stents and control their function. AIM: To investigate the effectiveness of polyhydroxyalkanoates based biodegradable stent compared with a commercial analogue in upper urinary tract drainage after ureteropelvic segment pyeloplasty...
April 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369535/the-production-of-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-by-human-sertoli-cells-is-substantially-reduced-in-sertoli-cell-only-testes
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D Singh, D A Paduch, P N Schlegel, K E Orwig, A Mielnik, A Bolyakov, W W Wright
STUDY QUESTION: Do human Sertoli cells in testes that exhibit the Sertoli cell-only (SCO) phenotype produce substantially less glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) than Sertoli cells in normal testes? SUMMARY ANSWER: In human SCO testes, both the amounts of GDNF mRNA per testis and the concentration of GDNF protein per Sertoli cell are markedly reduced as compared to normal testes. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In vivo, GDNF is required to sustain the numbers and function of mouse spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) and their immediate progeny, transit-amplifying progenitor spermatogonia...
May 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345835/evolution-of-the-histo-epidemiological-profile-of-urological-cancers-in-togo
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Tchin Darré, Koué Folligan, Tchilabalo Matchonna Kpatcha, Kokou Kanassoua, Edoe Sewa, Sassil Daré, Kodjo Tengue, Koffi Amégbor, Gado Napo Koura
Background: Urological cancers are an important public health issue and pose problems with diagnosis and adequate management in developing countries. Our aim was to determine and report epidemiological and histological features of urological cancers in Togo. Materials and methods: A retrospective descriptive study was conducted of cases of urological cancers observed in the laboratory of pathological anatomy of the CHU Tokoin over the last 4 years (2012-2016). The parameters studied were frequency, age, sex, sites of development and histological type...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269753/lncrna-neat1-is-a-prognosis-biomarker-and-regulates-cancer-progression-via-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Li Ning, Zhiguo Li, Dianjun Wei, Haiyan Chen, Chao Yang
BACKGROUND: The long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as important regulators in cancer progression. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is one of the most common urological cancers with poor prognosis. In this study, we examined the functional role of the lncRNA, nuclear enriched abundant transcript 1 (NEAT1) in ccRCC progression. METHODS: We performed quantitative real time PCR and western blotting assays to measure mRNA and protein expression levels, respectively...
2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265329/the-transition-process-of-spina-bifida-patients-to-adult-centred-care-an-assessment-of-the-canadian-urology-landscape
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Amy Wajchendler, Peter Anderson, Martin A Koyle
INTRODUCTION: Due to medical advances over the past three decades, the vast majority of children with spina bifida (SB) now survive into adulthood. As a result, there is a need to implement a well-defined urological transition process for these patients from the pediatric to adult environment. The objective of this study was to identify and analyze the current medical practices employed and the attitudes regarding transition by Canadian pediatric urologists caring for the SB population...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258630/everolimus-suppresses-invasion-and-migration-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-by-inhibiting-fak-activity-and-reversing-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Sheng-Wen Wu, Pei-Ni Chen, Chin-Yin Lin, Yih-Shou Hsieh, Horng-Rong Chang
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults and the major cause of mortality in urological cancer. Most patients with RCC are asymptomatic until the disease is advanced and unresectable. In this situation, systemic therapy with immunotherapy or molecularly targeted therapy agents play an important role in therapeutic strategy. Everolimus (EVE), an m-TOR inhibitor, has the potential to inhibit tumor progression at multiple levels and is indicated for the treatment of advanced RCC in patients whose disease has metastasis...
March 4, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251485/endoscopic-treatment-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Daniel P Verges, Costas D Lallas, Scott G Hubosky, Demetrius H Bagley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aims to make the reader be aware of recent trends regarding the endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) via review of the urologic literature over the past 5 years. Given the rare incidence of this disease, and the lack of level 1 evidence, systematic reviews and meta-analyses were also evaluated. Studies of importance are also considered and outlined in the annotated reference section. RECENT FINDINGS: The PubMed database was queried using the following medical subject headings (MeSH terms): "carcinoma, transitional cell," "ureter," "ureteral neoplasms," "kidney pelvis," "endoscopy," "laser therapy," "ureteroscopy," "urologic surgical procedures," and "ureteroscopes...
April 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216943/non-transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-a-case-series-among-305-cases-at-a-tertiary-urology-institute
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Mohamed Mohamed Elawdy, Diaa-Eldin Taha, Yasser Osman, Mohamed Abd El-Hamid, Mohsen El-Mekresh
Non-transitional cell carcinomas (non-TCC) of the upper urinary tract as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), adenocarcinoma, and small cell carcinoma (SmCC) are rare with few case reports in the literature. We retrospectively reviewed our patients who surgically treated for upper tract urothelial carcinoma from 1983 to 2013 for non-TCC pathological cancer characteristics and survival. Among 305 patients, only 5 (1.6%) cases were found: One case of SmCC, another had adenocarcinoma, and 3 SCC cases. None of them had intravesical recurrence and the cancer-specific survival for non-TCC cohort is markedly decreased (log-rank = 0...
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163084/research-needs-for-effective-transition-in-lifelong-care-of-congenital-genitourinary-conditions-a-workshop-sponsored-by-the-national-institute-of-diabetes-and-digestive-and-kidney-diseases
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REVIEW
Michael H Hsieh, Hadley M Wood, Brad E Dicianno, Nienke P Dosa, Veronica Gomez-Lobo, Tej K Mattoo, Rosalia Misseri, Jenna M Norton, Kathleen J Sawin, Peter Scal, James E Wright, Robert A Star, Tamara Bavendam
Over the last 5 decades, health-care advances have yielded quantum improvements in the life expectancy of individuals with congenital genitourinary conditions (CGCs), leading to a crisis of care. Many individuals with CGC enter adulthood unprepared to manage their condition. Pediatric CGC specialists lack training to manage adulthood-related health-care issues, whereas adult genitourinary specialists lack training within the context of CGCs. To address these challenges, the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases convened individuals with CGCs and experts from a variety of fields to identify research needs to improve transitional urology care...
May 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093163/re-adolescent-urology-and-transitional-care
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Alan J Wein
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February 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004432/role-of-coagulation-factors-in-urological-malignancy-a-prospective-controlled-study-on-prostate-renal-and-bladder-cancer
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Aristeidis Alevizopoulos, Stavros Tyritzis, Ioannis Leotsakos, Ioanna Anastasopoulou, Christos Pournaras, Paraskevi Kotsis, Olga Katsarou, Christos Alamanis, Konstantinos Stravodimos, Constantinos Constantinides
OBJECTIVES: To study the behavior of specific coagulation factors in different types of non-metastatic urological cancers, and to identify their possible role as diagnostic and prognostic markers. METHODS: This was a prospective controlled study, which included three cancer patient groups and a control group of healthy individuals. The cancer subgroups consisted of renal (n = 44), prostate (n = 56) and bladder cancer (n = 47). We excluded patients receiving anticoagulant therapy, or with significant comorbidity...
February 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986531/patient-function-and-the-value-of-surgical-care-for-kidney-cancer
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Hung-Jui Tan, Joseph D Shirk, Karim Chamie, Mark S Litwin, Jim C Hu
PURPOSE: Frailty and functional status have emerged as significant predictors of morbidity and mortality for patients undergoing cancer surgery. To articulate the impact on value (ie quality per cost), we compared perioperative outcomes and expenditures according to patient function for older adults undergoing kidney cancer surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using linked SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results)-Medicare data, we identified 19,129 elderly patients with kidney cancer treated with nonablative surgery from 2000 to 2009...
May 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979598/how-successful-is-the-transition-to-adult-urology-care-in-spina-bifida-a-single-center-7-year-experience
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Konrad M Szymanski, Mark P Cain, Thomas J Hardacker, Rosalia Misseri
INTRODUCTION: Rates of successful transition from adolescent to adult spina bifida (SB) care are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess rates and predictors of successful transition from a multidisciplinary SB clinic to a transitional urology clinic (TUC), or a pediatric or adult urologist. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed patients discharged from a multidisciplinary SB clinic (2006-2012), collecting demographic and clinical data...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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