Jasón Skenazy

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To critically review recent literature on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients with Parkinson's Disease.A literature search was conducted using the keywords LUTS, urinary symptoms, non-motor, and Parkinson's disease (PD) via the PubMed/Medline search engine. In the literature, we critically examined lower urinary symptoms in Parkinson's patients(More)
Initial presentations of encephalitis are sometimes misdiagnosed as psychoses due to the predominance of psychiatric symptoms and frequently negative neurological work-ups. It is likely that many of these errors are never discovered. The patient described herein is an exception. Her symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment have now been followed for nearly two(More)
PURPOSE We performed a randomized, prospective, multi-institutional study evaluating the durability of commercially available flexible ureteroscopes. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 192 patients were randomized to the use of 7 less than 9Fr flexible ureteroscopes, including the Storz 11274AA and Flex-X, the ACMI DUR-8 and DUR-8 Elite, Wolf models(More)
Compared two groups of Type I diabetic Ss, visually impaired and nonvisually impaired (N = 39), to a non-neurologic chronically ill group and a healthy group (N = 44) on the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale. The diabetic groups performed like each other and worse than the other two groups on(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate treatment preferences for complex urinary calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire was sent to 174 members of the Minnesota Urological Society. Three case scenarios were presented: a 1.5-cm lower-pole calculus with unfavorable anatomy, a 1.4-cm proximalureteral calculus, and a staghorn calculus. The treatment options offered were(More)
PURPOSE Tipless stone baskets facilitate caliceal calculi extraction during flexible ureteroscopy. We evaluated the stone capture rate of 9 commercially available tipless stone baskets in an in vitro model using novice and expert operators. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Microvasive Zerotip (2.4Fr, 3.0Fr), Cook N-Circle (2.2Fr, 3.0Fr, 3.2Fr), Bard Dimension(More)
The Faschingbauer Abbreviated MMPI (FAM) was utilized to compare diabetic (N = 39) with non-diabetic chronic illness patients (N = 20) and healthy controls (N = 24). The healthy controls were significantly different from the diabetic and chronic illnesses groups, but the latter two groups were not significantly differentiated. Similarly, in comparison with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction can be addressed surgically by an open, laparoscopic, endoscopic, or fluoroscopic procedure. Our objective was to establish what surgical alternatives are currently offered by urologists in Minnesota. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire was sent to 174 members of the Minnesota Urological(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare irrigant flow characteristics through standard working channels (3.6F to 4.5F) and a dual-diameter working channel. Irrigant flow is critical for adequate visualization during endoscopic procedures. METHODS Working channels were created out of 80 cm of light wall polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tubing (inner diameter 3.6F, 4.0F, and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate current practice use of laparoscopic and minimally invasive therapies in the treatment of renal cell cancer. METHODS A questionnaire was sent to 174 members of the Minnesota Urological Society. The first case scenario described a 6-cm lesion not amenable to nephron-sparing surgery. The second case scenario described a 3-cm lower(More)