Modern Medicine Cases
To date, we have performed zero-ischemia RPN and LPN in more than 100 patients, including those with all types of challenging tumors. As a result of our growing experience, we now offer zero-ischemia RPN and LPN to virtually all comers, regardless of tumor location or renovascular anatomy.
Although percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) comprises only 4% to 6% of all stone surgeries, it behooves the urologist with an interest in stone disease to be facile in this treatment modality in order to offer patients the most appropriate and effective treatment for their stones.
Surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms: Is transurethral resection of the prostate still the gold standard?
This article reviews the current data on KTP laser vaporization and HoLEP, emphasizing outcomes compared with those of TURP and OP, to determine whether a new gold standard exists for the surgical management of BPH/LUTS.
The proximity of the gracilis and sartorius muscles to the perineal and inguinal regions, respectively, makes them ideal muscle flaps to reconstruct some urologic defects.
This article discusses the rising incidence of both fluoroquinolone resistance and serious post-biopsy infectious complications, and offers recommended preventive measures, including a new algorithm incorporating targeted antimicrobial prophylaxis based on rectal swab cultures.
For practicing urologists, triaging genitourinary care for children can be more difficult than it is for adults, but it doesn't have to be. Clear and concise GU diagnosis and treatment should help maximize overall care.
For the management of refractory urge incontinence, non-pharmacologic options can be used alone or in combination with anticholinergic medications will be adequate treatment for many patients, but some will need further therapy.
This article discusses the advantages of RARC versus open cystectomy, and outlines unanswered questions concerning the application of the robotic approach.
In this article, we discuss the evolution of mid-urethral sling kits, outline the advantages and disadvantages of three distinct approaches to MUS placement, and provide an overview of our algorithm for procedure selection.