Lauren N. Wood

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BACKGROUND Renal allograft compartment syndrome (RACS) is an under recognized yet important complication of kidney transplantation that can lead to early graft dysfunction and loss. The use of mesh for prevention and treatment of RACS in very selective circumstances has been documented previously in small case reports. However, it is unknown whether patient(More)
Urinary incontinence affects women of all ages. History, physical examination, and certain tests can guide specialists in diagnosing stress urinary incontinence, urgency urinary incontinence, and mixed urinary incontinence. First line management includes lifestyle and behavior modification, as well as pelvic floor strength and bladder training. Drug therapy(More)
PURPOSE National Comprehensive Cancer Network prostate cancer guidelines for the prediction of life expectancy recommend subtracting 50% of life table predicted longevity for those in the lowest quartile of health. However, it is unclear how to identify these men and if their survival is uniform. MATERIALS AND METHODS We sampled records of 1,482 men(More)
Conflicting data exist on racial disparities in stoma reversal (SR) rates. Our aim was to investigate the role of race in SR rates, and time to closure, in a longitudinal, racially diverse database. All adult patients (>18 years) who received an ileostomy or colostomy from 1999 to 2016 at a single institution were identified. Primary outcomes were SR rates(More)
Operating room (OR) turnover time, time taken between one patient leaving the OR and the next entering, is an important determinant of OR utilization, a key value metric for hospital administrators. Surgical robots have increased the complexity and number of tasks required during an OR turnover, resulting in highly variable OR turnover times. We sought to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and short-term efficacy of complete sacrocolpopexy mesh excision with concomitant autologous fascia sacrocolpopexy. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing complete sacrocolpopexy mesh excision and concomitant autologous fascia sacrocolpopexy from March 2013 to September 2016 was conducted. The primary(More)
OBJECTIVES Following Food and Drug Administration communications about the safety of transvaginal prolapse, more than 73,000 patients with complications from treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have filed product liability claims. This research analyzes the transvaginal mesh claims filed in the United States to(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of resident teaching on outcomes of mid-urethral sling surgery. METHODS A retrospective review of female patients who underwent an outpatient transobturator (TOT) synthetic mid-urethral sling procedure with and without concomitant prolapse repair by two surgeons (JA, KE) in a tertiary female(More)
PURPOSE We identify areas of overuse and underuse in the preoperative evaluation of patients undergoing mid urethral sling surgery. We also estimate the effect of overuse of preoperative testing on health care costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of women who underwent sling surgery with or without concomitant prolapse repair(More)
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