Gino J. Vricella

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether the trend in patient selection or perioperative parameters were associated with treatment outcomes after percutaneous cryoablation (PCA) of renal masses. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed our urological oncology database and identified 52 patients treated for a total of 54 renal masses. Univariate analysis was performed to(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated our long-term experience with intrasphincteric botulinum toxin A injection in children with dysfunctional voiding. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2006 through July 2012 we saw 2,172 neurologically normal children due to dysfunctional voiding. Of patients who presented to these visits we retrospectively identified the charts of 12(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of GreenLight HPS™ laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in patients with different prostate volumes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between July 2006 and February 2011, 207 consecutive patients were identified from a prospectively maintained(More)
AIMS The vaginal distention (VD) translational model for postpartum stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is potentially biased for use in evaluating animals with increasing phenotypic size (obesity) due to a fixed VD volume. Our study had three principle and two secondary aims. First, to examine both ex vivo and in vivo catheter pressure changes during volume(More)
INTRODUCTION Contrast-enhanced cross-sectional imaging is essential to the urologist's practice. Traditionally, patients with impaired renal function could not be imaged with a computed tomography (CT) scan with contrast due to the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). These patients could alternatively be imaged by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)(More)
OBJECTIVE The 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines address imaging after initial febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) in infants >2 months of age. We sought to determine the frequency of upper urinary tract anomalies (hydronephrosis and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)) in hospitalized premature infants with UTI. STUDY DESIGN We(More)
INTRODUCTION In the era of prostate-specific antigen screening and frequent cross-sectional abdominal imaging, concurrent prostate cancer and renal masses are being identified and treated. Minimizing patient morbidity and cost by avoiding separate surgical procedures is advantageous, provided technical feasibility, and safety data. Our goal was to assess(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of obesity on simulated birth trauma in leptin-deficient obese mice as measured by relative monocyte chemotactic protein 3 (MCP-3) expression. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 25 wild-type and 25 obese C57BL/6 virgin female mice underwent 1 hour of vaginal distension (VD), sham VD, or anesthesia without VD. Pelvic organ(More)
Transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) is the standard of care for initial bladder tumor management. In response to its shortcomings, we propose an alternative technique for tumor resection and retrieval: The endoscopic snare resection of bladder tumor (ESRBT). Eleven tumors managed by ESRBT were reviewed retrospectively. Via cystoscopy, tumors(More)
OBJECTIVE We report two cases of penile fracture; one case with associated rupture of the corpus spongiosum and complete urethral section, and the other presenting a second cavernous fracture three years after a first episode. METHODS The first patient, 32-years-old, suffered the fracture of the right corpus cavernosum during intercourse three years after(More)