Daniel Faaborg

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PURPOSE Various cleave techniques have recently been shown to significantly impact initial laser fiber power output during holmium laser lithotripsy. The impact of cleave technique on long-term power output has not been well characterized. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of laser cleave technique on power output over time. MATERIALS(More)
PURPOSE Percutaneous nephrolithotomy access may be technically challenging and result in significant radiation exposure. In an attempt to reduce percutaneous nephrolithotomy radiation exposure, a novel technique combining ultrasound and direct ureteroscopic visualization was developed and reviewed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ureteroscopy without fluoroscopy(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcomes between laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) and a novel percutaneous externally assembled laparoscopic (PEAL) nephrectomy in an in vivo porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten female farm pigs were randomized to LESS nephrectomy (5) or PEAL nephrectomy (5). Operative times, estimated blood loss, and intraoperative and(More)
OBJECTIVE Equipment and personnel contribute to the overall noise level in the operating room (OR). This study aims to determine intraoperative noise levels during percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) and the effects of this noise upon intraoperative communication. METHODS A PCNL benchtop model was used to measure intraoperative noise and determine its(More)
PURPOSE Previous benchtop studies have shown that robotic bulldog clamps provide incomplete vascular control of a Penrose drain. We determined the efficacy of robotic and laparoscopic bulldog clamps to ensure hemostasis on the human renal artery. The effect of clamp position on vascular control was also examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fresh human(More)
OBJECTIVES Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) produce excellent cosmetic outcomes, but are technically challenging. The objective of this study was to test the functionality and feasibility of a novel minimally invasive surgical paradigm, which maintains triangulation but uses special(More)
AIMS Translabial ultrasound (TUS) is a useful tool for identifying and assessing synthetic slings. This study evaluates the ability of urology trainees to learn basic pelvic anatomy and sling assessment on TUS. METHODS Eight urology trainees (six residents and two medical students) received a lecture reviewing basic anatomy and sling assessment on TUS(More)
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