Benjamin N Breyer

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BACKGROUND Bone morphogenic proteins (BMPs) are known to promote osteogenesis, and clinical trials are currently underway to evaluate the ability of certain BMPs to promote fracture-healing and spinal fusion. The optimal BMPs to be used in different clinical applications have not been elucidated, and a comprehensive evaluation of the relative osteogenic(More)
Endocrine disruptors, such as environmental compounds with endocrine-altering properties, may cause hypospadias and cryptorchidism in several species, including humans. Anogenital distance is sexually dimorphic in many mammals, with males having longer anogenital distance on average than females. Animal models of proposed endocrine disruptors have(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence and risk factors for bladder neck contracture (BNC) in men treated with robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) and open radical prostatectomy (ORP), as BNC is a well-described complication of ORP and may be partially attributable to technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS The University of California San(More)
4 cases (2 males and 2 females) of mucinous tubular and spindle-cell carcinoma of the kidney were studied. The patients' age was 43 to 87 years. Microscopically, this tumor comprised two major cell populations. One of them involved spindle cells with a sparse cytoplasm, which were arranged in the fascicular pattern, often resembling low-grade smooth muscle(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether Internet search volume for kidney stones has seasonal and geographic distributions similar to known kidney stone incidence. MATERIAL AND METHODS Google Insights for Search analyzes a portion of Google web searches from all Google domains to compute how many searches are performed for a given term relative to the total number(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the effectiveness of endovascular therapy for severe renal hemorrhage. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed cases compiled from the trauma database, billing records and interventional radiology logs at our institution from 1990 to 2007. Technical success was defined as the cessation of bleeding after angiographic(More)
PURPOSE We studied the patient risk factors that promote urethroplasty failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS Records of patients who underwent urethroplasty at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center between 1995 and 2004 were reviewed. Cox proportional hazards regression analysis was used to identify multivariate predictors of urethroplasty(More)
PURPOSE Male urethral stricture disease accounts for a significant number of hospital admissions and health care expenditures. Although much research has been completed on treatment for urethral strictures, fewer studies have addressed the treatment of strictures in men with recurrent stricture disease after failed prior urethroplasty. We examined outcome(More)
OBJECTIVE To report urethroplasty outcomes in men who developed urethral stricture after undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer. METHODS Our urethroplasty database was reviewed for cases of urethral stricture after radiation therapy for prostate cancer between June 2004 and May 2010. Patient demographics, prostate cancer therapy type, stricture(More)
Male urethral stricture disease is prevalent and has a substantial impact on quality of life and health-care costs. Management of urethral strictures is complex and depends on the characteristics of the stricture. Data show that there is no difference between urethral dilation and internal urethrotomy in terms of long-term outcomes; success rates range(More)