David R Roth

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PURPOSE Hypospadias has no known single etiology but it has been linked to androgen insensitivity caused by mutations of the androgen receptor gene. The purpose of this study was to search for such mutations in cases of various degrees of isolated hypospadias to determine whether such an association exists and, if so, with any particular anatomical(More)
PURPOSE We assessed outcomes in children with ureterocele after transurethral incision at our institution between 2001 and 2014, focusing on end points of vesicoureteral reflux, improvement of hydronephrosis and need for second surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed chart reviews of 83 patients, collecting information including age at transurethral(More)
PURPOSE The rapidly growing field of molecular biology has caused exponential growth in our knowledge of the processes of embryogenesis. Since the cloning of the androgen receptor gene in 1988, investigators have been able to clarify many of the molecular events of male sexual differentiation that are mediated through the androgen receptor. We reviewed the(More)
PURPOSE Renal anatomy and function are usually monitored in the myelomeningocele population using routine ultrasound as the child grows. Clinical questions arise when a renal unit is of marginal size when evaluated with nomograms derived from normal patient populations. Our goal was to construct a renal size nomogram using ultrasound for the(More)
PURPOSE Cryptorchidism is the most common congenital abnormality of the genitalia. However, its exact etiology remains to be defined. Homeobox (HOX) containing genes have a key role in the morphogenesis of segmental structures along the primary body axis, including the urogenital mesenchyma. In male mice with a targeted deletion of the HOXA10 gene(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the current indications for cutaneous ureterostomy in children. METHOD A total of 32 children underwent cutaneous ureterostomy at Texas Children's Hospital from 1975 to 1990. Medical records were reviewed to determine the urologic diagnosis, the indication for urinary diversion, the type of ureterostomy performed, and the outcome for(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic injection of nonanimal stabilized hyaluronic acid/dextranomer gel is an increasingly recognized treatment option for vesicoureteral reflux. The procedure is minor compared with open surgery and, when successful, avoids the need for long-term antibiotic prophylaxis. We present data from our first 18 months using nonanimal stabilized(More)
We reviewed 52 children with ureteroceles in an effort to evaluate the various facets of this disorder that influenced our surgical management. There were 12 single system ureteroceles and 40 duplex system ureteroceles. Total reconstruction was performed in 16 duplex system and 8 single system ureteroceles, of which 88 per cent required no further surgery.(More)
PURPOSE We explored the psychological adjustment of children with bladder or cloacal exstrophy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We assessed 29 subjects with a mean age plus or minus standard deviation of 7.8 +/- 3.97 years using age appropriate standard psychological instruments. Psychological adjustment scores in the exstrophy group were compared to the norms of(More)