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TNF-alpha mediates obstruction-induced renal tubular cell apoptosis and proapoptotic signaling.
Obstruction of the upper urinary tract induces a progressive loss in renal mass through apoptotic renal cell death. Although TNF-alpha has been implicated in ischemia-reperfusion-induced apoptoticExpand
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Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder following augmentation cystoplasty for the neuropathic bladder.
PURPOSE Cancer following augmentation cystoplasty is a recognized risk factor. The procedure has only gained popularity in pediatric urology within the last 25 years, limiting the population beingExpand
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Experimental assessment of small intestinal submucosa as a bladder wall substitute.
OBJECTIVES This study determined the feasibility of promoting urinary bladder regeneration with porcine-derived small intestinal submucosa (SIS). METHODS Twenty-two Sprague-Dawley rats underwentExpand
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The Malone antegrade continence enema: single institutional review.
PURPOSE We report the long-term outcome of the Malone antegrade continence enema procedure in the treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence in children with neuropathic bowel. Expand
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A buccal mucosal harvesting technique for urethral reconstruction.
PURPOSE A step-by-step harvesting technique for buccal mucosa is described that maximizes graft yield while minimizing potential donor site morbidity in urethral reconstruction. MATERIALS ANDExpand
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Regenerative urinary bladder augmentation using small intestinal submucosa: urodynamic and histopathologic assessment in long-term canine bladder augmentations.
PURPOSE To evaluate small intestinal submucosa (SIS) as a possible bladder augmentation material. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nineteen male dogs underwent 35 to 45% partial cystectomy with immediateExpand
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Concealed penis in childhood: a spectrum of etiology and treatment.
PURPOSE Concealed penis is an uncommon condition due to poor skin fixation at the base of the penis, cicatricial scarring after penile surgery and excessive obesity. The condition varies in severityExpand
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Rabbit urethral regeneration using small intestinal submucosa onlay grafts.
OBJECTIVES To determine if small intestinal submucosa (SIS) can evoke urethral regeneration. METHODS Twenty male white New Zealand rabbits were assigned to one of three experimental groups. Group 1Expand
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Management of perinatal torsion: today, tomorrow or never?
PURPOSE Management of perinatal testicular torsion is a highly controversial issue. Despite uncommon salvage of the affected gonad, exploration for ipsilateral orchiectomy and empiric contralateralExpand
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Long-term outcomes of catheterizable continent urinary channels: What do you use, where you put it, and does it matter?
INTRODUCTION Appendicovesicostomy (APV) and Monti ileovesicostomy (Monti) are commonly used catheterizable channels with similar outcomes on short-term follow-up. Their relative long-term resultsExpand
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