Rupa R Patel

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OBJECTIVES To determine the feasibility and safety of removing the urinary catheter on postoperative day (POD) 3 or 4 after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). METHODS Between January 2001 and August 2001, gravity cystography was performed on POD 3 or 4 after RRP by a single surgeon (H.L.) on 151 men. The urinary catheter was removed on POD 3 or 4(More)
BACKGROUND The HIV epidemic in the United States (US) disproportionately affects gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using co-formulated tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and emtricitabine (FTC) has demonstrated high efficacy in reducing HIV incidence among MSM. However, low adherence was reported in(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether prostate-specific antigen (PSA) velocity (PSAV), used as a selection criterion for salvage radiotherapy (RT) after radical prostatectomy (RP), predicts the likelihood of response to RT in men with biochemical relapse. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 48 patients who had undergone salvage RT for biochemical(More)
BACKGROUND Using survey instruments to assess physicians' attitudes toward electronic health record (EHR) adoption has been an ongoing area of research. No instrument has emerged for widespread use. OBJECTIVE We used a theoretically-based, 37-question survey instrument to assess attitudes toward electronic (e-) prescribing adoption in the context of an(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between breastfeeding and resumption of vaginal intercourse; to determine the association between these behaviours and age, parity, marital status, mode of delivery, and contraceptive use; and to identify factors associated with resumption of intercourse among Canadian women in the early postpartum period. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of tamsulosin in preventing acute urinary retention following early catheter removal after radical retropubic prostatectomy. METHODS Between February 2000 and October 2000, cystography was performed on postoperative day 7 after radical retropubic prostatectomy by a single surgeon (group 1). Between September 2001 and(More)
Although some surgeons maintain that such devices are not necessary, most prefer a hand-assist device for the performance of hand-assisted laparoscopy. The three devices now available are the Gelport, LapDisc, and Omniport. None is perfect, and the choice depends in part on surgeon preference and patient body habitus. Each has advantages and disadvantages,(More)
BACKGROUND The norepinephrine (NE) analog phenylephrine has previously been shown to induce atypical prostate hyperplasia in rats. The objective of the present study was to provide further insight into the mechanism of phenylephrine-induced prostate growth. METHODS Adult male C57/BL6 mice were given daily subcutaneous injection of phenylephrine,(More)
Liposomes are representative lipid nanoparticles widely used for delivering anticancer drugs, DNA fragments, or siRNA to cancer cells. Upon targeting, various internal and external triggers have been used to increase the rate for contents release from the liposomes. Among the internal triggers, decreased pH within the cellular lysosomes has been(More)