David E. McGinnis

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This article assesses the reliability and validity of the Cocaine Selective Severity Assessment (CSSA), a measure of cocaine abstinence signs and symptoms. Interrater reliability and scale internal consistency were high. Initial CSSA scores were significantly higher in cocaine-dependent subjects than in alcohol-dependent subjects. Initial CSSA scores were(More)
Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) is being used increasingly in urologic laparoscopy, particularly for laparoscopic nephrectomy. Hand-assist devices (HADs) facilitate the intra-abdominal placement of the hand during laparoscopy. There are currently three HADs available in the United States: the Pneumo Sleeve, the Handport, and the Intromit. The(More)
Lyme disease, which is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, is associated with a variety of neurological sequelae. We describe 7 patients with neuro-borreliosis who also had lower urinary tract dysfunction. Urodynamic evaluation revealed detrusor hyperreflexia in 5 patients and detrusor areflexia in 2. Detrusor external sphincter dyssynergia was(More)
PURPOSE The minimally invasive treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction has evolved during the last decade from endoscopic to laparoscopic and robotic. We review our 10-year experience with ureteropelvic junction obstruction, and report on our experience and followup. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed all patients treated during the last 10 years.(More)
PURPOSE We describe our technique of a 3 port approach for transperitoneal laparoscopic pyeloplasty and its evolution. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between August 1999 and February 2003, 56 patients underwent laparoscopic transperitoneal pyeloplasty. The operative procedure, including patient positioning, surgical technique and postoperative care, is described(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Laparoscopic pyeloplasty has evolved into the procedure of choice when definitive repair of the obstructed ureteropelvic junction is contemplated. Its main advantage over the gold standard of open pyeloplasty is decreased morbidity. We have utilized only three 5-mm ports in our last 15 pyeloplasties in an effort to further reduce(More)
The objective of the study was to compare the perioperative complication rates of our initial 60 laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) patients and our most recent 60 sequential open radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) patients. Sixty sequential LRP and 60 sequential RRP patients treated between March 2000 and March 2002 were retrospectively(More)
Purpose: The quest for prognostic molecular markers in prostatic carcinoma is still in progress. Many proteins have already been screened by immunohistochemistry with the aim to find the most reliable indicator of progressive disease. In this study, we evaluated the expression of pRb2/ p130, p107, p27, p53, mdm-2, and Ki-67 (MIB-1) by immunohistochemistry(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the outcomes of hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in patients with significant complicating clinical factors. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 322 hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy cases that were completed at a single institution from 1998 to 2004. Patients with a history of extensive abdominal surgery or(More)