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PURPOSE Urethroplasty remains the gold standard for the management of urethral stricture disease with acceptable long-term success. However, the standard by which stricture recurrence is defined and evaluated after urethral reconstruction remains widely variable. We conducted a systematic review of the urological literature to determine how stricture(More)
PURPOSE Anterior urethroplasty has been shown to negatively impact erectile function. Recovery of function is common but the likelihood and extent of recovery have not been fully elucidated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between October 2006 and May 2008 men undergoing anterior urethroplasty were enrolled in a prospective study to evaluate the effects of(More)
PURPOSE Scholarly research is considered by many to be an important component of residency training but little is known about the quantity and types of publications produced by urology residents. To our knowledge whether publication efforts during residency predict future academic publication performance is also unknown. We evaluated resident productivity,(More)
PURPOSE The authors of this guideline reviewed the urologic trauma literature to guide clinicians in the appropriate methods of evaluation and management of genitourinary injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic review of the literature using the MEDLINE® and EMBASE databases (search dates 1/1/90-9/19/12) was conducted to identify peer-reviewed(More)
PURPOSE Prostate cancer treatment has the potential to lead to posterior urethral stricture. These strictures are sometimes recalcitrant to dilation and urethrotomy alone. We present our experience with the Urolume® stent for prostate cancer treatment related stricture. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 38 men with posterior urethral stricture secondary to(More)
PURPOSE We present a single institutional experience over 6 years of intra and postoperative complications following urethral reconstructive surgery, and the impact of these complications on overall results. MATERIALS AND METHODS From June 2000 through May 2006, 153 consecutive urethral reconstructive procedures were performed on 128 patients by one(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)
Anecdotal and preliminary evidence suggests that Soldiers returning from a combat deployment engage in an increased number of health risk behaviors. Three potential factors driving this change were examined in this study; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI), and perceived invincibility. We studied members of a(More)
PURPOSE We examine the association among depression, suicidal ideation and self-reported lower urinary tract symptoms using a large, cross-sectional, population based study. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 2,890 men from the 2005-2006 or 2007-2008 cycles of the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) who were 40 years old or(More)