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OBJECTIVE Patients treated with radical cystectomy (RC) due to bladder cancer (BCa) face high risk of clinical recurrence. The aim of our study was to describe recurrence patterns and characteristics related to survival in patients treated with RC due to BCa. METHODS Years 1992-2012 of a prospectively maintained institutional RC registry were queried for(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with lymph node (LN)-positive prostate cancer (PCa) at radical prostatectomy (RP) face a high risk of cancer recurrence. Nevertheless, recurrence patterns of LN-positive PCa and their prognostic significance remain understudied in the literature. OBJECTIVE To analyze a large single-institution series with long-term follow-up to(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies analyzing the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and complications after partial nephrectomy have been underpowered. We use a national surgical database to explore the association of BMI with postoperative outcomes for Open Partial Nephrectomy (OPN) and Minimally Invasive Partial Nephrectomy (MIPN). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Cowper's syringocele is a rare but an under-diagnosed cystic dilation of the Cowper's ducts and is increasingly being recognized in the adult population. Recent literature suggests that syringoceles be classified based on the configuration of the duct's orifice to the urethra, either open or closed, as this also allows the clinical presentations of 2(More)
BACKGROUND DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) is one of the major factors mediating the methylation of cancer related genes such as TGF-β receptors (TβRs). This in turn may result in a loss of sensitivity to physiologic levels of TGF-β in aggressive prostate cancer (CaP). The specific mechanisms of DNMT's role in CaP remain undetermined. In this study, we(More)
INTRODUCTION Transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) is a common procedure used in the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer. Despite how often it is performed, not much is known about the risk factors for complications. Traditional surgery has an increase in morbidity and mortality with increasing operative duration. We assess the effect of(More)
PURPOSE Survival to reproductive age among men with cancer has steadily increased and yet cancer therapy and cancer itself may carry the risk of infertility. Since 2006, we have used a formalized fertility preservation program with expedited fertility care at our institution. We assessed the impact of this program by comparing the frequency of sperm(More)
PURPOSE It was theorized that the use of permanent contraceptive methods may vary with economic conditions. We evaluated the relationship between vasectomy/vasectomy reversal frequencies at several large referral centers and national economic indicators during 2 recessions spanning 2001 to 2011. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed an institutional review(More)
In the present report we aimed to analyze the incremental value of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in addition to clinical variables and clinically-derived nomograms, in predicting outcomes radical prostatectomy (RP). All Mayo Clinic RP patients who underwent preoperative 1.5-Tesla MRI with endo-rectal coil from 2003 to 2013 were identified.(More)
INTRODUCTION A penile prosthesis infection (PPI) is either treated with explantation of the prosthesis with a possible delayed reimplantation or a salvage procedure with an immediate reimplantation of the prosthesis. AIM We used a large, all-payer national database to investigate the use of the salvage procedure in the setting of PPI. METHODS The study(More)