Richard Bihrle

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OBJECTIVES Fournier's gangrene (FG) is an extensive fulminant infection of the genitals, perineum, or the abdominal wall. We report our experience with the management of this difficult infectious disease. METHODS Thirty-eight patients were admitted with the diagnosis of FG between May 1993 and May 1995. All patients were treated with broad-spectrum triple(More)
Cecoileal reservoirs were created in 29 patients. Tunneled ureteral implantations along the tenia of the cecum provided the antireflux mechanism. Plication or tapering of the terminal ileal segment along with the ileocecal valve provided the continence mechanism. The tubular configuration of the cecum was disrupted with either an ileal or sigmoid patch, or(More)
PURPOSE We evaluate the incidence and risk factors of parastomal hernia formation in patients undergoing radical cystectomy and ileal conduit urinary diversion. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the Indiana University cystectomy database between 2001 and 2011, and identified 516 patients who underwent radical cystectomy and ileal conduit(More)
The results of primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) in 464 patients with clinical stage A non-seminomatous germ cell (NSGC) testis cancer treated over 25 years (1965-1989) were reviewed. The results were analysed in clinical terms and subdivided into early (1965-1978) and contemporary (1979-1989) groups in order to be comparable with series(More)
The surgical morbidity rate of 603 patients who underwent lymphadenectomy after primary chemotherapy for clinical stages II and III testis cancer from 1982 to 1992 was reviewed. There were 144 complications in 125 patients (20.7%). The majority of patients (93%) had a tumor volume of greater than 5 cm. Five patients died 3 to 47 days postoperatively, for an(More)
The surgical morbidity in 478 patients who underwent primary retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for clinical stages I and II nonseminomatous testicular cancer from 1982 to 1992 was reviewed. There were 54 complications in 51 patients (10.6%) and no operative related mortality. Superficial wound infection was the most frequent complication, comprising 45% of(More)
Between 1965 and 1989, 1,180 patients underwent retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for nonseminomatous germ cell testis cancer (638 underwent primary dissection). Of these patients, 174 were considered to have clinical stage B disease preoperatively (suspected retroperitoneal node metastases by clinical staging). Surgery revealed that 41 patients (23%)(More)
BACKGROUND Radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer is frequently associated with delayed gastrointestinal (GI) recovery that prolongs hospital length of stay (LOS). OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of alvimopan to accelerate GI recovery after RC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We conducted a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial in(More)
PURPOSE We reviewed indications and outcomes in patients undergoing ileal ureter replacement for ureteral reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between December 1989 and September 2007, 105 patients underwent ileal ureter replacement, of whom 14 were excluded from study due to incomplete data. The remaining 91 patients (99 renal units) comprised the study(More)
INTRODUCTION We evaluated the impact of urothelial recurrences in a cohort of patients undergoing segmental (SU) and total ureterectomy (TU) as an alternative to nephroureterectomy (NU) for upper tract urothelial carcinoma. METHODS Between 1999 and 2012, patients who underwent SU, TU and NU for treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma were evaluated.(More)