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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 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 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 Injection of mitomycin C may increase the success of transurethral incision of the bladder neck for the treatment of bladder neck contracture. We evaluated the efficacy of mitomycin C injection across multiple institutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data on all patients who underwent transurethral incision of the bladder neck with mitomycin C from(More)
PURPOSE Urethral reconstruction may improve ejaculatory function by relieving urethral obstruction but could worsen it by disrupting the bulbocavernosus muscle. We prospectively evaluated the effects of urethral reconstruction on ejaculatory function. MATERIALS AND METHODS All men who underwent anterior urethroplasty from September 2006 to June 2009 were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of urethral reconstructive surgery on sexual drive, erectile function and ejaculation. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 52 men with a median (range) age of 44 (18-79) years who underwent 59 urethral reconstructive procedures for anterior urethral stricture disease between 2001 and 2004. We evaluated sexual(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare postoperative intraoral morbidity after mucosal graft harvesting from the lower lip and inner cheek in men undergoing substitution urethroplasty. METHODS From 2000 to 2004, 40 patients underwent oral mucosal graft harvesting for urethral reconstruction. Of the 40 patients, 17 underwent harvest from the lower lip (group 1), 19 from(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)