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Optimal method of urgent decompression of the collecting system for obstruction and infection due to ureteral calculi.
PURPOSE We compare the efficacy of percutaneous nephrostomy with retrograde ureteral catheterization for renal drainage in cases of obstruction and infection associated with ureteral calculi. Expand
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Outcomes of contemporary percutaneous nephrostolithotomy in morbidly obese patients.
PURPOSE The surgical management of renal and ureteral calculi presents unique challenges in the obese patient. We reviewed our recent experience with percutaneous nephrostolithotomy in patients withExpand
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A simplified technique of upper pole heminephrectomy for duplex kidney.
PURPOSE We describe a simplified technique of upper pole heminephrectomy in cases of duplex kidney. MATERIALS AND METHODS The upper pole collecting system is entered and the upper pole is excised.Expand
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Surgical management of urinary incontinence in children with neurogenic sphincteric incompetence.
PURPOSE There are many alternatives for the surgical treatment of children with neurogenic sphincteric incompetence. However, there is no consensus regarding appropriate evaluation and long-termExpand
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Bladder cancer screening.
Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder possesses several features that make it an ideal candidate for screening: metastases rarely occur before tumors invade the muscularis propria; superficialExpand
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Vaginal mucosal immunization for recurrent urinary tract infection: extended phase II clinical trial.
Many women remain susceptible to ascending urinary tract infections (UTIs) despite the absence of a demonstrable anatomic abnormality [1]. Repeated treatment with antibiotics is often necessary forExpand
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Urinary continence is well preserved after total urogenital mobilization.
PURPOSE Total urogenital sinus mobilization (TUM) has been advocated as a successful technique in the repair of common urogenital sinus anomalies. To our knowledge the long-term effects onExpand
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Short-term outcomes of the multi-institutional bladder exstrophy consortium: Successes and complications in the first two years of collaboration.
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND Bladder exstrophy is a rare diagnosis that presents major reconstructive challenges. To increase experience and proficiency in the care of bladder exstrophy (BE), theExpand
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An initial report of a novel multi-institutional bladder exstrophy consortium: a collaboration focused on primary surgery and subsequent care.
PURPOSE For bladder exstrophy repair it is universally accepted that successful initial surgery is paramount to achieve the optimal outcome. Gaining the necessary surgical experience is challengingExpand
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Quantitative nuclear cystography does not predict outcome in patients with primary vesicoureteral reflux.
PURPOSE Quantitative nuclear cystography has been advocated as a tool for determining the prognosis in children with primary vesicoureteral reflux. We reviewed our data on this technique to assessExpand
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