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Male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can significantly diminish quality of life and lead to embarrassment and social withdrawal. Surgical therapies, such as male urethral slings and artificial urinary sphincters (AUS), are considered effective and safe treatments for male SUI. Our objective is to evaluate 30-day complications in patients undergoing male(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have shown that bicycle trauma is associated with genitourinary (GU) injuries. Our objective is to characterize GU-related bicycle trauma admitted to a level I trauma center. MATERIALS AND METHODS We queried a prospective trauma registry for bicycle injuries over a 20-year period. Patient demographics, triage data,(More)
BACKGROUND Our objective is to report a comparative review of recently released guidelines for the evaluation, management, and follow-up of urethral stricture disease. METHODS This is an analysis of the American Urologic Association (AUA) and Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) guidelines on urethral stricture. Strength of recommendations is(More)
Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant and is the second most commonly used illicit drug after cannabis. Methamphetamine use for sexual pleasure is well documented. In this case report, we describe two cases presenting to our urban county hospital associated with complications related to penile injection of methamphetamine. Both patients(More)
To characterize anterior urinary fistulae following radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Over 10 years, 31 men were identified to have an anterior urinary fistula. A retrospective database was created to evaluate patient demographics, presentation, diagnostic procedures, operative interventions, outcomes, and complications. Comparisons between men who(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess self-perceived planned retirement patterns among urologists by using the American Urological Association Census Data. With an expanding elderly population and an aging urologic workforce, concerns regarding increased demand and decreased supply of urologists have been raised. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed data from the 2014(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Review the current literature regarding the management of grade IV renal injuries in children. RECENT FINDINGS Children are at increased risk for renal trauma compared to adults due to differences in anatomy. Newer grading systems have been proposed and are reviewed. Observation of most grade IV renal injuries is safe. Operative(More)
Internet searches are an increasingly used tool in medical research. To date, no studies have examined Google search data in relation to common gastrointestinal symptoms. The aim of this study was to compare trends in Internet search volume with clinical datasets for common gastrointestinal symptoms. Using Google Trends, we recorded relative changes in(More)
PURPOSE We aim to describe the relationship between sexual orientation identity and medical morbidities in a large sample of male-to-female (MTF) transgender patients. METHODS We reviewed medical records of patients presenting for MTF sex reassignment surgery (SRS) by a single, high-volume surgeon from 2011 to 2015. Sexual attraction to men(More)
BACKGROUND Urethral catheters (UCs) are commonly used in medicine and are associated with complications such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) and trauma. Given UC complications and their ubiquitous usage in healthcare, there is a potential for liability risk. We aim to explore litigation involving UC-related complications. METHODS The LexisNexis legal(More)