Yvonne Yu-Feng Chan

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To summarise the current literature on the diagnosis and management of urethral recurrence (UR) after radical cystectomy (RC), as UR after RC is rare but associated with high mortality. With the recently increased use of orthotopic bladder substitution and the questionable benefit of prophylactic urethrectomy, identification of patients at high risk of UR,(More)
Advances in stroke care will have the greatest effect on stroke outcome if care is delivered within a regional stroke system designed to improve both efficiency and effectiveness. The ultimate goal of stroke care is to minimize ongoing injury, emergently recanalize acute vascular occlusions, and begin secondary measures to maximize functional recovery.(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Spina bifida is caused by incomplete neural tube closure during the first trimester. This condition may lead to bowel and bladder dysfunction as well as truncal weakness and motor anomalies. Presentations vary between myelomeningoceles and lipomeningoceles and may result in different outcomes. This review seeks to explore our current(More)
PURPOSE Both pediatric urologists and pediatric surgeons perform hernia repairs, hydrocelectomies and orchiopexies. We hypothesized that surgeons perform more incarcerated and female hernia repairs while urologists perform more orchiopexies and hydrocelectomies. METHODS The Vizient-AAMC Faculty Practice Solutions Center® database was queried from January(More)
Many pathological processes including neurogenic bladder and malignancy necessitate bladder reconstruction, which is currently performed using intestinal tissue. The use of intestinal tissue, however, subjects patients to metabolic abnormalities, bladder stones, and other long-term sequelae, raising the need for a source of safe and reliable bladder tissue.(More)
454 Background: The role of targeted therapy (TT) in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) having non-clear cell histology (non-ccRCC) is still being defined. We sought to examine the factors associated with survival outcomes in patients presenting with various histological subtypes in the TT era. METHODS The UCLA Kidney Cancer Program database(More)
INTRODUCTION Patient age and hospital volume have been shown to affect perioperative outcomes after pediatric pyeloplasty. However, there are few multicenter studies that focus on outcomes at teaching hospitals, where many of the operations are performed. OBJECTIVE The goal was to determine if surgical approach, age, case volume, or other factors(More)
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