Danielle D Sweeney

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This article is a comprehensive review of the current indications and recent literature pertaining to laparoscopic techniques in pediatric urology. Basic concepts such as instrumentation, anesthetic considerations, and complications are reviewed. Specific techniques and indications are also explored. As the field of pediatric urology continues to expand, it(More)
Persistent postoperative voiding dysfunction is a known complication following female stress incontinence surgery. Although many variations on surgical technique exist, the most common cause remains attributable to hypersuspension of the urethra. The diagnosis of postoperative voiding dysfunction in this setting can be challenging due to the lack of(More)
OBJECTIVE To create and evaluate the functional effects of a tissue-engineered sling in an animal model of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four equal groups: a control group (C) had no intervention before the leak-point pressure (LPP) was measured; a denervated group (D) had(More)
PURPOSE Our urethrolysis cohort demonstrated an unusual delay time to surgical treatment of bladder outlet obstruction. We determined whether urethrolysis outcomes, ie persistent bladder symptoms, were associated with time between sling and urethrolysis surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent urethrolysis for(More)
PURPOSE To examine our experience of laparoscopic pyeloplasty for the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) in the pediatric population. METHODS From November 2001 to June 2009, 112 patients underwent transperitoneal laparoscopic pyeloplasty for the treatment of symptomatic or radiographic UPJO. Data were collected retrospectively.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) is recommended in children 10 years or older with paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma (PTRMS). Primary tumors >5 cm are an additional risk factor for disease recurrence in the retroperitoneum. We report our experience with laparoscopic RPLND (LRPLND) in high-risk pediatric patients with PTRMS.(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the effects of consuming carbohydrate-electrolyte sports beverages (Gatorade((R))) on urinary stone risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve normal subjects (5 men, 7 women) and 12 hypercalciuric stone formers (2 men, 10 women) participated in a 4-week prospective, crossover study consisting of 3 study phases. In phase 1 subjects(More)
PURPOSE Undescended testicle after groin surgery is a condition traditionally approached through an inguinal incision with en bloc mobilization of the spermatic cord and external oblique fascia, and extensive dissection of the proximal spermatic vessels. We report on a single surgeon series of orchiopexies after prior inguinal surgery approached through a(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the likelihood of finding vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs), accompanied by fever or dysfunctional elimination syndrome (DES). MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred consecutive voiding cystourethrograms performed in 1997-2002 for a diagnosis of UTI were reviewed. Fever, DES, and the grade and(More)
The spectrum of laparoscopic surgery in children has developed dramatically; what was initially used as a diagnostic method to identify an impalpable testis is now commonly used for complex reconstructive procedures such as pyeloplasty. Laparoscopic orchidopexy and nephrectomy are well established and are used at many centres. Laparoscopic partial(More)