Mary Kay Powers

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PURPOSE We evaluated the efficacy of intralesional interferon-α2b for Peyronie disease, reviewed the impact of the timing of therapy from disease onset and identified variables predictive of a response. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of patients treated with intralesional interferon-α2b from 2001 to 2012. Demographic(More)
In a psychosocial study of patients who participated in an evaluation of the visual, refractive and keratometric results of radial keratotomy, respondents stated that their primary reasons for electing the operation related to anticipated changes in vision. Improving appearance was not reported as a primary reason for seeking radial keratotomy by these(More)
INTRODUCTION We sought to describe a methodology of crowdsourcing for obtaining quantitative performance ratings of surgeons performing renal artery and vein dissection of robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN). We sought to compare assessment of technical performance obtained from the crowdsourcers with that of surgical content experts (CE). Our hypothesis is(More)
Peyronie's disease (PD) is a condition of the penis, characterized by the presence of localized fibrotic plaque in the tunica albuginea. PD is not an uncommon disorder, with recent epidemiologic studies documenting a prevalence of 3-9% of adult men affected. The actual prevalence of PD may be even higher. It is often associated with penile pain, anatomical(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Over the past decade, three-dimensional printing for the medical field has been expanding rapidly throughout all of medicine. This manuscript reviews the current and potential applications for three-dimensional printing, including education, presurgical planning, surgical simulation, bioprinting, and printed surgical equipment. RECENT(More)
PURPOSE Children with Down syndrome are at risk for lower urinary tract dysfunction and delayed toilet training. Comparative studies regarding voiding function in the Down syndrome population are lacking. We assessed urinary continence and voiding function in patients with Down syndrome and a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire designed(More)
INTRODUCTION Priapism is a persistent erection that arises from a dysfunction of the normal regulatory mechanisms of penile tumescence, rigidity, and flaccidity. It is defined as an erection lasting longer than 6 hours that is not related to sexual stimulation. There are three types of priapism: ischemic, non-ischemic, and stuttering. Similarly, clitoral(More)
We highlight the use of a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, pazopanib, for neoadjuvant downstaging a 7.4 cm right biopsy-proven clear cell renal-cell carcinoma in a solitary kidney before surgical intervention of robotic partial nephrectomy with retrograde cooling to induce cold ischemia in a 79-year-old male.
OBJECTIVE To detect and measure surgeons' head movement during laparoscopic simulator performance to determine whether expert surgeons have economy of motion in their head movement, including change of direction, compared with intermediate and novice surgeons. We investigated head movement as an objective tool for assessment of laparoscopic surgical skill(More)