Luis H P Braga

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pilot randomized, placebo controlled trial to investigate the effect of antibiotic prophylaxis on the rate of urinary tract infection in infants with prenatal hydronephrosis
    Luis H Braga
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    J Urol 191:1501-7. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluating practice patterns in postnatal management of antenatal hydronephrosis: a national survey of Canadian pediatric urologists and nephrologists
    Luis H P Braga
    Department of Surgery Urology, McMaster University, McMaster Children s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada McMaster Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative MPSRC, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    Urology 83:909-14. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Antibiotic prophylaxis for urinary tract infections in antenatal hydronephrosis
    Luis H Braga
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 131:e251-61. 2013
  4. pmc Confounding: what is it and how do we deal with it?
    Luis Henrique P Braga
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    Can J Surg 55:132-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of robotic-assisted versus conventional laparoscopic pyeloplasty for patients with ureteropelvic junction obstruction: effect on operative time, length of hospital stay, postoperative complications, and success rate
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Eur Urol 56:848-57. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Placebo-controlled trials in pediatric urology: a cautionary view from an ethical perspective
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Pediatric Urology, McMaster s Children Hospital, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, 4E19, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Pediatr Urol 6:435-42. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Methodological concerns and quality appraisal of contemporary systematic reviews and meta-analyses in pediatric urology
    Luis H Braga
    Department of Surgery Urology, McMaster Children s Hospital, Hamilton, Canada
    J Urol 186:266-71. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Early postoperative ultrasound after open pyeloplasty in children with prenatal hydronephrosis helps identify low risk of recurrent obstruction
    Rodrigo L P Romão
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 188:2347-53. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Failed pyeloplasty in children: comparative analysis of retrograde endopyelotomy versus redo pyeloplasty
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 178:2571-5; discussion 2575. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of flank, dorsal lumbotomy and laparoscopic approaches for dismembered pyeloplasty in children older than 3 years with ureteropelvic junction obstruction
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, McMaster Children s Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 183:306-11. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Pilot randomized, placebo controlled trial to investigate the effect of antibiotic prophylaxis on the rate of urinary tract infection in infants with prenatal hydronephrosis
    Luis H Braga
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    J Urol 191:1501-7. 2014
    ..We determined the feasibility of a clinical trial of continuous antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent urinary tract infections in children with prenatal hydronephrosis...
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluating practice patterns in postnatal management of antenatal hydronephrosis: a national survey of Canadian pediatric urologists and nephrologists
    Luis H P Braga
    Department of Surgery Urology, McMaster University, McMaster Children s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada McMaster Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative MPSRC, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    Urology 83:909-14. 2014
    ..To ascertain practice patterns of prescribing continuous antibiotic prophylaxis (CAP) and obtaining a voiding cystourethrogram for infants with antenatal hydronephrosis (AHN) by pediatric nephrologists and urologists across Canada...
  3. doi request reprint Antibiotic prophylaxis for urinary tract infections in antenatal hydronephrosis
    Luis H Braga
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 131:e251-61. 2013
    ..However, there is a paucity of high-level evidence supporting this practice. The goal of this study was to conduct a systematic evaluation to determine the value of CAP in reducing the rate of UTIs in this patient population...
  4. pmc Confounding: what is it and how do we deal with it?
    Luis Henrique P Braga
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    Can J Surg 55:132-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of robotic-assisted versus conventional laparoscopic pyeloplasty for patients with ureteropelvic junction obstruction: effect on operative time, length of hospital stay, postoperative complications, and success rate
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Eur Urol 56:848-57. 2009
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Placebo-controlled trials in pediatric urology: a cautionary view from an ethical perspective
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Pediatric Urology, McMaster s Children Hospital, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, 4E19, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Pediatr Urol 6:435-42. 2010
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Methodological concerns and quality appraisal of contemporary systematic reviews and meta-analyses in pediatric urology
    Luis H Braga
    Department of Surgery Urology, McMaster Children s Hospital, Hamilton, Canada
    J Urol 186:266-71. 2011
    ..The usefulness of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in influencing clinical practice depends on their quality. We sought to analyze the quality of published systematic reviews and meta-analyses in pediatric urology...
  8. doi request reprint Early postoperative ultrasound after open pyeloplasty in children with prenatal hydronephrosis helps identify low risk of recurrent obstruction
    Rodrigo L P Romão
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 188:2347-53. 2012
    ..Prediction of successful pyeloplasty can be challenging, particularly in asymptomatic children treated for worsening prenatally diagnosed hydronephrosis. We evaluated early noninvasive objective predictors of success in this population...
  9. ncbi request reprint Failed pyeloplasty in children: comparative analysis of retrograde endopyelotomy versus redo pyeloplasty
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 178:2571-5; discussion 2575. 2007
    ..We compared retrograde endopyelotomy to redo pyeloplasty for the treatment of failed pyeloplasty in children...
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of flank, dorsal lumbotomy and laparoscopic approaches for dismembered pyeloplasty in children older than 3 years with ureteropelvic junction obstruction
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, McMaster Children s Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 183:306-11. 2010
    ..Comparative analyses focusing on operative time, hospital stay and complications are lacking...
  11. ncbi request reprint Decisional regret after distal hypospadias repair: single institution prospective analysis of factors associated with subsequent parental remorse or distress
    Armando J Lorenzo
    Divisions of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto and McMaster Children s Hospital and McMaster University LHPB, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    J Urol 191:1558-63. 2014
    ..Hypospadias repair is a commonly performed procedure. Little is known about decisional regret in parents who agree to proceed with this surgical reconstruction. We present data on this previously underexplored issue...
  12. doi request reprint Outcome of antibiotic prophylaxis discontinuation in patients with persistent vesicoureteral reflux initially presenting with febrile urinary tract infection: time to event analysis
    Bruno Leslie
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Urol 184:1093-8. 2010
    ..We report on the outcome of this practice in a cohort of patients assembled based on initial presentation with a febrile urinary tract infection...
  13. doi request reprint Ventral penile lengthening versus dorsal plication for severe ventral curvature in children with proximal hypospadias
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 180:1743-7; discussion 1747-8. 2008
    ..However, to our knowledge a direct comparison of outcome of these 2 procedures has not been previously reported...
  14. doi request reprint Open versus laparoscopic staged Fowler-Stephens orchiopexy: impact of long loop vas
    Sumit Dave
    Divisions of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 182:2435-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that dissection of a long looping vas during this procedure could compromise testicular blood supply, leading to testicular atrophy...
  15. doi request reprint Is long-term bladder deterioration inevitable following successful isolated bladder outlet procedures in children with neuropathic bladder dysfunction?
    Sumit Dave
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 179:1991-6; discussion 1996. 2008
    ..We evaluated the long-term results of various bladder outlet procedures in a subset of patients with neurogenic bladder and isolated outlet deficiency...
  16. doi request reprint Concurrent ureteropelvic and ureterovesical junction obstruction in children: the value of retrograde pyelography
    Preveshen Moodley
    Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Urol 6:117-21. 2010
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  17. doi request reprint Risk factors for recurrent ureteropelvic junction obstruction after open pyeloplasty in a large pediatric cohort
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 180:1684-7; discussion 1687-8. 2008
    ..Recurrent ureteropelvic junction obstruction after open pyeloplasty is a serious complication for which treatment remains challenging. We identified risk factors for persistent obstruction...
  18. doi request reprint Assessment of urethral plate appearance through digital photography: do pediatric urologists agree in their visual impressions of the urethral plate in children with hypospadias?
    Yaser El-Hout
    Division of Urology, University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Urol 6:294-300. 2010
    ..There is a paucity of literature on a definition or set criteria evaluating urethral plate (UP) quality. We sought to determine whether pediatric urologists are in agreement in their assessment of UP quality...
  19. ncbi request reprint Outcome analysis of severe chordee correction using tunica vaginalis as a flap in boys with proximal hypospadias
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 178:1693-7; discussion 1697. 2007
    ..To further assess these issues we reviewed our experience with ventral penile lengthening for correcting the severe ventral curvature associated with proximal hypospadias...
  20. doi request reprint Learning from the learning curve: factors associated with successful endoscopic correction of vesicoureteral reflux using dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer
    Sumit Dave
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 180:1594-9; discussion 1599-600. 2008
    ..We performed logistic regression analysis to evaluate the effect of injected volume while adjusting for other factors potentially associated with success following dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer injection...
  21. doi request reprint Analysis of decisional conflict among parents who consent to hypospadias repair: single institution prospective study of 100 couples
    Armando J Lorenzo
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 188:571-5. 2012
    ..We systematically evaluated decisional conflict between parents who elected to have their child undergo hypospadias surgery...
  22. ncbi request reprint Severe bladder trabeculation obviates the need for bladder outlet procedures during augmentation cystoplasty in incontinent patients with neurogenic bladder
    Antoine E Khoury
    Division of Urology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    BJU Int 101:223-6. 2008
    ..If so, severe trabeculation may obviate the need for concomitant bladder outlet procedure (BOP) during augmentation cystoplasty (AC)...
  23. doi request reprint The importance of obtaining conjugate views on renographic evaluation of large hydronephrotic kidneys: an in vitro and ex vivo analysis
    João Luiz Pippi Salle
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 180:1559-65. 2008
    ..The reason for such a phenomenon is unclear. We designed an in vitro and ex vivo experimental model that permits the controlled orientation of thinned renal parenchyma and background activity during gamma camera detection...
  24. doi request reprint Distal hypospadias repair with or without foreskin reconstruction: A single-surgeon experience
    Mohammed Suoub
    Division of Pediatric Urology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8
    J Pediatr Urol 4:377-80. 2008
    ..In this study we compare the outcome of distal hypospadias repair with and without foreskin reconstruction by the same surgeon...
  25. doi request reprint Single center experience with application of the ALARA concept to serial imaging studies after blunt renal trauma in children--is ultrasound enough?
    Kurt R Eeg
    Division of Urology, University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 181:1834-40; discussion 1840. 2009
    ..At our institution ultrasound has been increasingly adopted as the followup imaging technique of choice. We sought to evaluate this practice in pediatric blunt renal trauma management...
  26. doi request reprint Bilateral epididymitis in a child with undiagnosed posterior urethral valves
    Justin Kwong
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Urology 82:225-7. 2013
    ..Cystourethrography revealed posterior urethral valves with reflux into the seminal vesicles, vas deferens, and epididymis, bilaterally. A review of the published data is provided in the context of this unusual presentation pattern. ..
  27. doi request reprint Bilateral ureteral reimplantation at primary bladder exstrophy closure
    Luis H P Braga
    Divisions of Urology, McMaster Children s Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 183:2337-41. 2010
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Ureteral duplication with lower pole ureteropelvic junction obstruction: laparoscopic pyeloureterostomy as alternative to open approach in children
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Urology 73:374-6; discussion 376. 2009
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Outcome analysis of isolated male epispadias: single center experience with 33 cases
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 179:1107-12. 2008
    ..We review our results with isolated male epispadias repair, comparing the Cantwell-Ransley and Mitchell-Bagli procedures in regard to continence status and postoperative complications...
  30. doi request reprint Comparative analysis of detorsion alone versus detorsion and tunica albuginea decompression (fasciotomy) with tunica vaginalis flap coverage in the surgical management of prolonged testicular ischemia
    Victor Figueroa
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 188:1417-22. 2012
    ..In 2009 we instituted tunica albuginea incision with tunica vaginalis flap coverage as an alternative in cases in which the torsed testis continued to appear ischemic after detorsion...
  31. doi request reprint Can we spare removing the adrenal gland at radical nephrectomy in children with wilms tumor?
    Katherine Moore
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 184:1638-43. 2010
    ..Following the rationale for preserving the adrenal gland in cases of other renal malignancies we determined predictors of adrenal involvement and the impact of adrenalectomy on retroperitoneal recurrence...
  32. pmc Long-term renal function and continence status in patients with cloacal malformation
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    Can Urol Assoc J 1:371-6. 2007
    ..As a result, we reviewed our experience with cloacal malformations to determine the status of continence and the long-term renal function in these children...
  33. doi request reprint Newborn with persistent cloaca presenting with accessory phallic urethra and ambiguous genitalia
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Pediatric Urology, McMaster Children s Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Urology 78:680-3. 2011
    ..This technical maneuver allowed a more natural looking, and possibly functioning, vaginal introitus, improving the final cosmetic result...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of feminizing genitoplasty using partial urogenital sinus mobilization for congenital adrenal hyperplasia
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 176:2199-204. 2006
    ..We present our experience with partial urogenital sinus mobilization in girls with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, with particular attention to vaginal caliber, introitus position, urinary continence and genital appearance...
  35. ncbi request reprint Comparative analysis of tubularized incised plate versus onlay island flap urethroplasty for penoscrotal hypospadias
    Luis H P Braga
    Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 178:1451-6; discussion 1456-7. 2007
    ..We report our experience with severe hypospadias, comparing tubularized incised plate to transverse island flap onlay urethroplasty...