Joseph F Rodriguez

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PURPOSE The aim of this work was to clarify the arrangement of the posterior segment of the temporomandibular joint capsule and its pertinent relationships. MATERIALS AND METHODS The temporomandibular region was dissected bilaterally in 20 adult cadavers. Natural stained latex was injected into 16 cadavers through the external carotid artery to facilitate(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare outcomes and survival of open-, robotic-, and laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (ONU, RNU, LNU) using population-based data. METHODS Using the National Cancer Database, we identified patients who underwent nephroureterectomy for localized upper tract urothelial carcinoma between 2010 and 2013. Demographic and clinicopathologic(More)
Diabetes mellitus and keratoconjunctivitis sicca were diagnosed in a female Poodle. The dog was treated for diabetes and keratoconjunctivitis sicca until blood glucose concentrations were within normal limits. Treatment for keratoconjunctivitis sicca was suspended then, and signs of this disorder did not appear again. Most of the factors known to predispose(More)
Concentration of total proteins was measured and sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel disk electrophoresis was performed on tear and plasma samples obtained from 26 healthy dogs, and the results were compared. Mean +/- SEM concentration of total proteins in tears was 0.63 +/- 0.04 g/dl, and significant effects of age or gender were not found. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of concurrent anti-incontinence procedure (AIP) at time of abdominal sacrocolpopexy (ASC) on 30-day complications, readmission, and reoperation. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database from 2006 to 2013 was queried to identify patients who underwent ASC with or without(More)
INTRODUCTION Radical cystectomy (RC) is the standard of care for invasive nonmetastatic bladder cancer. Unfortunately, it is a complex procedure and more than half of patients experience a complication. A number of efforts to reduce perioperative morbidity have been made, including alterations in pain management, antibiotics, diet advancement, and(More)
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