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BACKGROUND This study aimed to analyze characteristics and outcomes of gunshot wounds to the lower urinary tract at our Level I trauma center. Our hypothesis is that gunshot wounds to the lower urinary tract have characteristic bullet trajectories, injury patterns, and associated injuries. METHODS Our prospective trauma database was composed of reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND The human cadaver remains the gold standard for anatomic training and is highly useful when incorporated into minimally invasive surgical training programs. However, this valuable resource is often not used to its full potential due to a lack of multidisciplinary cooperation. Herein, we propose the coordinated multiple use of individual cadavers(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the demographics and mechanism of genitourinary (GU) injuries related to pubic hair grooming in patients who present to U.S. emergency departments (EDs). MATERIALS AND METHODS The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System contains prospectively collected data from patients who present to EDs with consumer product-related(More)
PURPOSE Scholarly research is considered by many to be an important component of residency training but little is known about the quantity and types of publications produced by urology residents. To our knowledge whether publication efforts during residency predict future academic publication performance is also unknown. We evaluated resident productivity,(More)
External genitalia development occurs through a combination of hormone independent, hormone dependent, and endocrine pathways. Perturbation of these pathways can lead to abnormal external genitalia development. We review human and animal mechanisms of normal and abnormal external genitalia development, and we evaluate abnormal mechanisms that lead to(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the flow of a novel ureteral stent composed of a nickel-cobalt-chromium-molybde-num alloy and compare it with flow in a standard ureteral stent. MATERIALS AND METHODS Six 6F Resonance stents and six 6F standard Black Beauty ureteral stents were placed in six Yucatan minipigs, with each pig serving as its own control. Flow(More)
PURPOSE Male urethral stricture disease accounts for a significant number of hospital admissions and health care expenditures. Although much research has been completed on treatment for urethral strictures, fewer studies have addressed the treatment of strictures in men with recurrent stricture disease after failed prior urethroplasty. We examined outcome(More)
PURPOSE We examine the association among depression, suicidal ideation and self-reported lower urinary tract symptoms using a large, cross-sectional, population based study. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 2,890 men from the 2005-2006 or 2007-2008 cycles of the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) who were 40 years old or(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the likelihood of developing de novo erectile dysfunction (ED) after anterior urethroplasty and to determine if this likelihood is influenced by age, stricture length, number of previous procedures or timing of evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and Google Scholar databases were searched for the terms(More)
OBJECTIVES To better define urethral catheter balloon pressures and extraction forces during traumatic placement and removal of urethral catheters. To help guide design for safer urethral catheters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Measurements of balloon pressure were made upon filling within the urethra vs the bladder. Extraction forces were measured upon removal(More)