Ahmed A. Hussein

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OBJECTIVES To compare percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) tube vs JJ ureteric stenting as the initial urinary drainage method in children with obstructive calcular anuria (OCA) and post-renal acute renal failure (ARF) due to bilateral ureteric calculi, to identify the selection criteria for the initial urinary drainage method that will improve urinary drainage,(More)
Improvements in childhood cancer survival have allowed boys and their families to increasingly focus on quality of life after therapy, particularly their future ability to father children. Treatments should maintain comprehensive cancer care goals and consider the long-term quality of life of these children. While semen cryopreservation is a(More)
PURPOSE There is a paucity of data regarding the operative management of complications after robot-assisted radical cystectomy. We reviewed operative management of robot-assisted radical cystectomy specific complications during our 10-year experience with this procedure and assessed the feasibility, safety and outcomes of robot-assisted reoperations. (More)
STUDY DESIGN An unusual complication resulting from an artificial disc replacement for lumbar degenerative disc disease and its treatment are reported OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical circumstance, radiologic findings, treatment, and outcome of bilateral pedicle fractures associated with dislocation of the polyethylene inlay of a ProDisc replacement at(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of the lateral decubitus position, after a caudal epidural injection, on outcome. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Caudal epidural injections are used widely in the treatment of low back pain and radicular leg pain. Various measures have been used to improve the(More)
OBJECTIVES Patulous Eustachian tube (PET) is a challenging clinical problem with limited medical and surgical options. The current study systematically reviews the literature to determine the safety and efficacy of surgical treatments for PET. DATA SOURCES Medline, Google Scholar, and Cochrane databases. METHODS Studies evaluating the surgical(More)
Stem cells (SCs) are undifferentiated cells that are capable of self-renewal and differentiation and that therefore contribute to the renewal and repair of tissues. Their capacity for division, differentiation, and tissue regeneration is highly dependent on the surrounding environment. Several preclinical and clinical studies have utilized SCs in urological(More)
OBJECTIVES To design a data collection methodology to capture team activities during robot-assisted surgery (RAS) (team communications, surgical flow, and procedural interruptions), and use relevant disciplines of Industrial Engineering and Human Factors Engineering to uncover key issues impeding surgical flow and guide evidence-based strategic changes to(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop a scoring tool, Pelvic Lymphadenectomy Appropriateness and Completion Evaluation (PLACE), to assess the intraoperative completeness and appropriateness of pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) following robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC). PATIENTS, SUBJECTS AND METHODS A panel of 11 open and robotic surgeons developed the content(More)