Jordan E Angell

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Pseudohypoaldosteronism type II (PHAII) is an autosomal dominant disorder of hyperkalemia and hypertension. Mutations in two members of the WNK kinase family, WNK1 and WNK4, cause the disease. WNK1 mutations are believed to increase WNK1 expression; the effect of WNK4 mutations remains unknown. The clinical phenotype of PHAII is opposite to Gitelman(More)
BACKGROUND We have attempted to summarize the evidence concerning the association of olive oil intake with cancer risk in humans. METHODS We reviewed all the studies that met the following criteria: (1) they have directly examined olive oil in the context of an extensive food frequency questionnaire or have evaluated the role of monounsaturated fat in(More)
PURPOSE Near infrared fluorescence allows the differentiation of tumors and normal parenchyma during robotic partial nephrectomy. This may facilitate tumor excision but requires proper dosing of indocyanine green. Under dosing causes inadequate fluorescence of peritumor parenchyma. Overdosing causes tumors to fluoresce inappropriately. Currently there are(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our experience and outcomes with robotic mid and distal ureteral reconstruction and to compare these results with our previous laparoscopic series. METHODS In an institutional review board-approved retrospective study, 16 patients underwent robotic mid and distal ureteral repair (13 ureteral reimplantations and 3(More)
We performed a retrospective study of 237 patients attending a specialty osteoporosis practice. Secondary causes for reduced bone mineral density (BMD) were evaluated in 196 postmenopausal women and 41 premenopausal women; mean age was 56 ± 13.8 years (mean ± SD). BMD was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) (QDR 1000W/2000 Hologic). Levels of(More)
Response to systemic therapy in breast cancer patients with lytic skeletal metastases manifests as a shift from increased bone resorption to new bone formation. We hypothesized that dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) could be used to prospectively quantitate changes in bone mineral density (BMD) in metastatic skeletal lesions in breast cancer patients(More)
PURPOSE We describe a technique of complete intracorporeal renal autotransplantation with donor nephrectomy and transplantation performed in a minimally invasive fashion without extracting the kidney. MATERIALS AND METHODS We developed this technique of a completely intracorporeal robotic renal autotransplantation and determined the feasibility of this(More)
PURPOSE Urolithiasis is a common urological condition that causes significant pain and suffering. Until recently few studies had been done to examine how quality of life is affected in stone formers. We hypothesized that patients with multiple recurrent episodes of urolithiasis have worse health related quality of life. Thus, we identified specific factors(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the hypothesis that patients with urolithiasis would have a higher prevalence of depression compared to the general population. Urolithiasis is associated with frequent recurrences. Patients with urolithiasis may develop a chronic condition associated with poor quality of life and depression. The frequency and severity of stones episodes(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the first report of robotic partial nephrectomies (RPNs) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with venous tumor thrombus (VTT). METHODS Partial nephrectomy for RCC extending into the renal vein has been described in limited fashion, but such a complex procedure has not previously been reported in minimally-invasive fashion. We demonstrate(More)