David C Miller

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Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Anticipating the effects of accountable care organizations for inpatient surgery
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, North Campus Research Complex, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:549-54. 2013
  2. pmc Contemporary clinical epidemiology of renal cell carcinoma: insight from a population based case-control study
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan and Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Urol 184:2254-8. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Establishment of a urological surgery quality collaborative
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106, USA
    J Urol 184:2485-90. 2010
  4. pmc External validation of a claims-based algorithm for classifying kidney-cancer surgeries
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:92. 2009
  5. pmc Prostate cancer severity among low income, uninsured men
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 181:579-83; discussion 583-4. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Quality of care indicators for prostate cancer: progress toward consensus
    David C Miller
    VA Center for Clinical Management Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, USA
    Urol Oncol 27:427-34. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Regional collaboration to improve radiographic staging practices among men with early stage prostate cancer
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106, USA
    J Urol 186:844-9. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Evidence of perineural invasion on prostate biopsy specimen and survival after radical prostatectomy
    John O Delancey
    University of Michigan Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Urology 81:354-7. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Variations in quality of care for men with early-stage prostate cancer
    Benjamin A Spencer
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0759, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3735-42. 2008
  10. pmc Use of advanced treatment technologies among men at low risk of dying from prostate cancer
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2800, USA
    JAMA 309:2587-95. 2013

Detail Information

Publications99

  1. pmc Anticipating the effects of accountable care organizations for inpatient surgery
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, North Campus Research Complex, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:549-54. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Contemporary clinical epidemiology of renal cell carcinoma: insight from a population based case-control study
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan and Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Urol 184:2254-8. 2010
    ..To clarify the contemporary clinical epidemiology of renal cell carcinoma we present trends in clinical presentation and treatment in patients enrolled in a population based case-control study...
  3. doi request reprint Establishment of a urological surgery quality collaborative
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106, USA
    J Urol 184:2485-90. 2010
    ..We describe the establishment of the Urological Surgery Quality Collaborative including our pilot project to improve radiographic staging for men with prostate cancer...
  4. pmc External validation of a claims-based algorithm for classifying kidney-cancer surgeries
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:92. 2009
    ..To achieve this aim, we compared procedure assignments based on Medicare claims with the type of surgery specified in SEER registry data and clinical operative reports...
  5. pmc Prostate cancer severity among low income, uninsured men
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 181:579-83; discussion 583-4. 2009
    ..Therefore, we evaluated trends in prostate cancer severity in an ethnically diverse cohort of low income, uninsured men served by a state funded public health program in California...
  6. ncbi request reprint Quality of care indicators for prostate cancer: progress toward consensus
    David C Miller
    VA Center for Clinical Management Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, USA
    Urol Oncol 27:427-34. 2009
    ..Despite this promise, however, the currently available measures have several limitations that should be considered during their implementation in prostate cancer quality assessment and improvement activities...
  7. ncbi request reprint Regional collaboration to improve radiographic staging practices among men with early stage prostate cancer
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106, USA
    J Urol 186:844-9. 2011
    ..We describe findings from a Urological Surgery Quality Collaborative project focused on improving the use of radiographic staging in men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer...
  8. ncbi request reprint Evidence of perineural invasion on prostate biopsy specimen and survival after radical prostatectomy
    John O Delancey
    University of Michigan Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Urology 81:354-7. 2013
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Variations in quality of care for men with early-stage prostate cancer
    Benjamin A Spencer
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0759, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3735-42. 2008
    ....
  10. pmc Use of advanced treatment technologies among men at low risk of dying from prostate cancer
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2800, USA
    JAMA 309:2587-95. 2013
    ..The extent to which these advanced treatment technologies have disseminated among patients at low risk of dying from prostate cancer is uncertain...
  11. pmc Understanding criteria for surveillance of patients with a small renal mass
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2800, USA
    Urology 79:1027-32. 2012
    ..To better delineate which factors influence the decision to undergo active surveillance of small renal masses...
  12. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for adverse outcomes after transurethral resection of bladder tumors
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Cancer 106:1527-35. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint The quality of surgical pathology care for men undergoing radical prostatectomy in the U.S
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Cancer 109:2445-53. 2007
    ..The authors assessed adherence with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) radical prostatectomy (RP) practice protocol in a national sample of men who underwent RP for early-stage prostate cancer...
  14. pmc A comparison of extraperitoneal and intraperitoneal approaches for robotic prostatectomy
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2800, USA
    Surg Innov 19:268-74. 2012
    ..This study compared oncologic and health-related quality-of-life outcomes among patients undergoing intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal robotic prostatectomy...
  15. pmc Long-term survival following partial vs radical nephrectomy among older patients with early-stage kidney cancer
    Hung Jui Tan
    Dow Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2800, USA
    JAMA 307:1629-35. 2012
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Use of restaging bladder tumor resection for bladder cancer among Medicare beneficiaries
    Ted A Skolarus
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Urology 78:1345-9. 2011
    ..Restaging bladder tumor resection improves staging accuracy and the response to intravesical therapy. However, its use outside of a tertiary care setting, and its subsequent clinical implications, are unknown...
  17. ncbi request reprint The effects of adjusting for case mix on mortality and length of stay following radical cystectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 176:1363-8. 2006
    ..Characterization of these factors could enhance preoperative patient counseling and facilitate perioperative management, thereby improving the quality of patient care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Renal and cardiovascular morbidity after partial or radical nephrectomy
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Cancer 112:511-20. 2008
    ..To clarify the benefits of nephron-sparing surgery among patients with early-stage kidney cancer, the authors compared the frequency of renal and cardiovascular morbidity after partial or radical nephrectomy...
  19. ncbi request reprint Use of medications or devices for erectile dysfunction among long-term prostate cancer treatment survivors: potential influence of sexual motivation and/or indifference
    David C Miller
    Michigan Urology Center, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 68:166-71. 2006
    ..To evaluate the potential association between sexual motivation and patterns of erectile dysfunction (ED) therapy among a large cohort of localized prostate cancer treatment survivors...
  20. pmc Diffusion of surgical innovation among patients with kidney cancer
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Cancer 112:1708-17. 2008
    ....
  21. pmc Technology diffusion and diagnostic testing for prostate cancer
    Florian R Schroeck
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Division of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J Urol 190:1715-20. 2013
    ..Therefore, we examined the association of regional technology penetration with the receipt of prostate specific antigen testing and prostate biopsy...
  22. pmc Hospice use and high-intensity care in men dying of prostate cancer
    Jonathan Bergman
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:204-10. 2011
    ..We sought to characterize hospice use by men dying of prostate cancer and to compare the use of high-intensity care between those who did or did not enroll in hospice...
  23. doi request reprint Understanding the role of percutaneous biopsy in the management of patients with a small renal mass
    Hung Jui Tan
    Division of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Urology 79:372-7. 2012
    ..To evaluate patient and tumor characteristics associated with percutaneous renal mass biopsy (RMB) among patients with small renal masses (SRMs) and assessed the impact on clinical decision-making...
  24. pmc Payer leverage and hospital compliance with a benchmark: a population-based observational study
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:112. 2007
    ..Thus, Medicare's transplant experience allows us to examine the role of payer leverage in motivating hospital benchmark compliance...
  25. ncbi request reprint Discharge practice patterns following cystectomy for bladder cancer: evidence for the shifting of the burden of care
    David A Taub
    Department of Urology and Division of Clinical Research and Quality Assurance, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Urol 176:2612-7; discussion 2617-8. 2006
    ..Radical cystectomy is the primary treatment modality in patients with invasive disease. We characterized trends in cystectomy use and discharge practice patterns following cystectomy during a recent 13-year period...
  26. ncbi request reprint Improvement in clinical TNM staging documentation within a prostate cancer quality improvement collaborative
    Christopher P Filson
    Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative, Ann Arbor, MI Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
    Urology 83:781-6. 2014
    ..To assess the effectiveness of a feedback and educational intervention to increase documentation of clinical tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) stage among urologists in a statewide quality improvement collaborative...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association of RENAL nephrometry score with outcomes of minimally invasive partial nephrectomy
    Jonathan S Ellison
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Int J Urol 20:564-70. 2013
    ....
  28. doi request reprint A matched comparison of perioperative outcomes of a single laparoscopic surgeon versus a multisurgeon robot-assisted cohort for partial nephrectomy
    Jonathan S Ellison
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 188:45-50. 2012
    ..Perioperative outcomes and complications were compared...
  29. ncbi request reprint Treatment choice and quality of care for men with localized prostate cancer
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Med Care 45:401-9. 2007
    ..Variations in patterns of care and treatment outcomes suggest differences in the quality of care for men treated for localized prostate cancer...
  30. doi request reprint Hospital characteristics and use of innovative surgical therapies among patients with kidney cancer
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Med Care 46:372-9. 2008
    ..Despite their potential benefits to patients, the adoption of partial nephrectomy and laparoscopic kidney cancer surgery has been both gradual and concentrated in select hospitals...
  31. pmc Surgeon characteristics and long-term trends in the adoption of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy
    Christopher P Filson
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 185:2072-7. 2011
    ..We describe longitudinal trends in surgeon adoption of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy. We assessed whether this technique is associated with specific surgeon and/or practice setting characteristics...
  32. doi request reprint Understanding differences between high and low volume hospitals for radical prostatectomy
    Wendy Siu
    Department of Urology, Division for Health Services Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Urol Oncol 26:260-5. 2008
    ..We evaluated the impact of the specialized medical and ancillary services available at low vs. high volume prostatectomy centers on prolonged length of stay (LOS) outcomes after radical prostatectomy...
  33. ncbi request reprint Identifying risk factors for potentially avoidable complications following radical cystectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 174:1231-7; discussion 1237. 2005
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint The effects of stage divergence on survival after radical cystectomy for urothelial cancer
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Urol Oncol 23:77-81. 2005
    ..The implications of stage divergence on survival are ill defined in the context of those treated by surgery alone and would facilitate patient counseling and enhance prognostication...
  35. ncbi request reprint Incidence of initial local therapy among men with lower-risk prostate cancer in the United States
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1134-41. 2006
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Matched comparison of robotic vs laparoscopic nephroureterectomy: an initial experience
    Sapan N Ambani
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI Electronic address
    Urology 83:345-9. 2014
    ..To compare our initial robotic-assisted nephroureterectomy (RAN) experience with a well-established practice of performing laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (LN) to treat upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Utilization and outcomes of inpatient surgical care at critical access hospitals in the United States
    Adam J Gadzinski
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:589-96. 2013
    ..There is a growing interest in the quality and cost of care provided at Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), a predominant source of care for many rural populations in the United States...
  38. pmc Surgical approach and the use of lymphadenectomy and adrenalectomy among patients undergoing radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma
    Christopher P Filson
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Urol Oncol 30:856-63. 2012
    ..We assessed the influence of tumor size and surgical approach on the use of lymphadenectomy and adrenalectomy with radical nephrectomy...
  39. ncbi request reprint Trends in the use of gross and frozen section pathological consultations during partial or radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 179:461-7; discussion 467. 2008
    ..We explored this hypothesis by evaluating national trends in the use of intraoperative pathological consultation during radical or partial nephrectomy with time, across regions, and by patient and provider characteristics...
  40. doi request reprint Longitudinal quality of life in low-income men in a state-funded prostate cancer treatment program
    Mary Wassel Zavala
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:200-14. 2008
    ..To evaluate longitudinal changes in disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among a cohort of low-income men treated for prostate cancer...
  41. ncbi request reprint The regionalization of radical cystectomy to specific medical centers
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    J Urol 174:1385-9; discussion 1389. 2005
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Delays in diagnosis and bladder cancer mortality
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Cancer 116:5235-42. 2010
    ..Although screening currently is not recommended, better medical care of patients who are at risk (ie, those with hematuria) has the potential to improve outcomes...
  43. ncbi request reprint Aggressive treatment for bladder cancer is associated with improved overall survival among patients 80 years old or older
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 64:292-7. 2004
    ..A compendium of evidence suggests that bladder cancer surgery is safe among octogenarians; however, the benefit of such treatment in a population with limited life expectancy has not been well documented...
  44. ncbi request reprint Volume-based referral for cancer surgery: informing the debate
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:91-6. 2007
    ..Mounting evidence suggests a relationship between hospital volume and outcomes after major cancer surgery; however, the absolute benefits of volume-based referral on a national basis are unclear...
  45. pmc Does robotic technology mitigate the challenges of large prostate size?
    Ted A Skolarus
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 76:1117-21. 2010
    ..For this reason, we undertook a study to better understand the relationships between large prostate size and robotic prostatectomy outcomes with respect to intraoperative and pathologic factors...
  46. doi request reprint Complications and failure to rescue after laparoscopic versus open radical nephrectomy
    Hung Jui Tan
    Dow Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 186:1254-60. 2011
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in resource utilization for cystectomy
    David A Taub
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 67:288-93. 2006
    ..To examine the association of race with mortality and resource use among patients requiring cystectomy for bladder cancer, given the known racial differences with regard to bladder cancer incidence and survival...
  48. doi request reprint Identifying better practices for early-stage bladder cancer
    John Malcolm Hollingsworth
    Dow Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Med Care 49:1112-7. 2011
    ..Practice guidelines for nonmuscle invasive (ie, early stage) bladder cancer are ambiguous, resulting in substantial practice variation without a clear patient benefit...
  49. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy for renal cell carcinoma: diffusion versus regionalization?
    David C Miller
    Michigan Urology Center, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0330, USA
    J Urol 176:1102-6; discussion 1106-7. 2006
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of external-beam radiation approaches for prostate cancer
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Department of Urology, Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Electronic address
    Eur Urol 65:162-8. 2014
    ..Although allowing for the delivery of higher doses of radiation to the prostate, its effectiveness compared with the prior standard three-dimensional conformal therapy (3D-CRT) is uncertain...
  51. ncbi request reprint Population level assessment of hospital based outcomes following laparoscopic versus open partial nephrectomy during the adoption of minimally invasive surgery
    Hung Jui Tan
    Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    J Urol 191:1231-7. 2014
    ..Therefore, we used population based data to examine resource use and short-term outcomes among patients with kidney cancer treated with laparoscopic vs open partial nephrectomy...
  52. doi request reprint Mortality after urologic cancer surgery: impact of non-index case volume
    Scott M Gilbert
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Urology 71:906-10. 2008
    ..To quantify the degree to which overall urologic oncology volume either reduces or enhances the effect of single procedure volume on short-term outcomes after urologic oncology surgery...
  53. doi request reprint Understanding the use of immediate intravesical chemotherapy for patients with bladder cancer
    Frank N Burks
    Comprehensive Medical Center, Royal Oak, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Urol 188:2108-13. 2012
    ..Accordingly, the Urological Surgery Quality Collaborative implemented a project aimed at understanding and improving the use of immediate intravesical chemotherapy...
  54. doi request reprint Postoperative complications and long-term survival among patients treated surgically for renal cell carcinoma
    Hung Jui Tan
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2800, USA
    J Urol 187:60-6. 2012
    ..We assessed the relationship between postoperative complications and long-term survival among patients treated surgically for kidney cancer...
  55. ncbi request reprint Rising incidence of small renal masses: a need to reassess treatment effect
    John M Hollingsworth
    Michigan Urology Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1331-4. 2006
    ..The fact that increased detection and treatment of small tumors is not reducing mortality argues for a reassessment of the current treatment paradigm...
  56. doi request reprint The economic burden of prostate cancer survivorship care
    Ted A Skolarus
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 2967, USA
    J Urol 184:532-8. 2010
    ..As a result, survivors have a protracted course, harboring considerable clinical and economic implications. Thus, we investigated the extent to which health service use and expenditures vary during continuing prostate cancer care...
  57. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes among localized prostate cancer survivors: health-related quality-of-life changes after radical prostatectomy, external radiation, and brachytherapy
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:2772-80. 2005
    ..We sought to elucidate long-term changes in health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) outcomes by prospectively re-evaluating a well-characterized cohort of prostate cancer (PC) survivors 4 to 8 years after primary treatment...
  58. pmc The demographic burden of urologic diseases in America
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 36:11-27, v. 2009
    ..This article details major initial findings from the Urologic Diseases in America project with respect to the demographic impact of the most common benign, malignant, and pediatric urologic conditions...
  59. doi request reprint Population-level comparative effectiveness of laparoscopic versus open radical nephrectomy for patients with kidney cancer
    Hung Jui Tan
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2800, USA
    Cancer 117:4184-93. 2011
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Five-year survival after surgical treatment for kidney cancer: a population-based competing risk analysis
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Cancer 109:1763-8. 2007
    ..Using a population-based cohort, a competing risk analysis was performed to estimate patient survival after surgery for kidney cancer, as a function of patient age and tumor size at diagnosis...
  61. ncbi request reprint Variable penetrance of a consensus classification scheme for renal cell carcinoma
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, Michigan Urology Center, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 69:452-6. 2007
    ..The histologic classification of kidney cancer has been revised to reflect this new paradigm...
  62. doi request reprint Effects of laparoscopy on surgical discharge practice patterns
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, Division for Health Services Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Urology 71:1029-34. 2008
    ..We sought to elicit the influence of local pressures (in the form of the technologic imperative exerted by laparoscopy) on discharge physician practice style as measured by LOS...
  63. ncbi request reprint National utilization trends of partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma: a case of underutilization?
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 67:254-9. 2006
    ..From a quality-of-care perspective, the underuse of partial nephrectomy may represent suboptimal delivery of healthcare...
  64. ncbi request reprint Differential adoption of laparoscopy by treatment indication
    David S Morris
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    J Urol 178:2109-13; discussion 2113. 2007
    ..Therefore, we compared the use of laparoscopy by procedure indication (kidney donor, and benign and malignant kidney disease) to examine potential specialty specific associations with the slow uptake of this technology...
  65. pmc Use of nephron-sparing surgery among renal cell carcinoma patients with diabetes and hypertension
    Christopher P Filson
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Urol Oncol 32:27.e15-21. 2014
    ..We assessed the prevalence of NSS among RCC patients with pre-existing diabetes or hypertension or both, who participated in a population-based epidemiologic RCC study...
  66. pmc Physician practices and readiness for medical home reforms: policy, pitfalls, and possibilities
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:486-508. 2012
    ..To determine the proportion of physician practices in the United States that currently meets medical home criteria...
  67. ncbi request reprint Use of quality indicators to evaluate the care of patients with localized prostate carcinoma
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Cancer 97:1428-35. 2003
    ..The objectives of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of measuring these quality indicators and to determine their sensitivity to change in practice patterns over time...
  68. pmc Racial disparities in access to care for men in a public assistance program for prostate cancer
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Box 951738, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    J Community Health 33:318-35. 2008
    ..The greater satisfaction and confidence among Hispanic men are explained by modifiable variables that suggest avenues for improvement...
  69. ncbi request reprint Getting under the hood of the volume-outcome relationship for radical cystectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Division for Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Urol 177:2095-9; discussion 2099. 2007
    ..However, the mediators of the volume effect remain unclear. We assessed whether differences among hospitals could explain some or all of the volume effect on short-term outcomes after cystectomy for bladder cancer...
  70. doi request reprint Cancer-specific survival outcomes among patients treated during the cytokine era of kidney cancer (1989-2005): a benchmark for emerging targeted cancer therapies
    Arie S Belldegrun
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Cancer 113:2457-63. 2008
    ..The management of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is evolving toward less extirpative surgery and the use of targeted therapy. The authors set out to provide a benchmark against which emerging therapies should be measured...
  71. doi request reprint Understanding prostate cancer spending growth among Medicare beneficiaries
    Yun Zhang
    Department of Urology, Dow Division of Health and Services Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Urology 77:326-31. 2011
    ..Growth in prostate cancer spending continues to outpace that for overall health expenditures, garnering nearly $7 billion annually...
  72. ncbi request reprint Quality of care and performance-based reimbursement: the contemporary landscape and implications for urologists
    David C Miller
    Division of Clinical Research and Quality Assurance, Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 67:1117-25. 2006
  73. ncbi request reprint Cost trends for oncological renal surgery: support for a laparoscopic standard of care
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0330, USA
    J Urol 176:1097-101; discussion 1101. 2006
    ..There may be inherent costs associated with the cultivation of laparoscopic expertise. We compared the cost trends for laparoscopy during the development of our program with that of open surgery for renal neoplasms...
  74. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of low-stage renal cell carcinoma: Technology does not supersede biology
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 67:1175-80. 2006
    ..To address the concern that laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) is being applied in cases of small renal masses in which nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) might be more appropriate...
  75. pmc Cancer survivorship: challenges and changing paradigms
    Scott M Gilbert
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 179:431-8. 2008
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Impact of surgical volume on mortality and length of stay after nephrectomy
    David A Taub
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 63:862-7. 2004
    ..Surgical volume is associated with postoperative mortality for many complex procedures; however, this relationship has not been characterized for patients undergoing nephrectomy for neoplastic disease...
  77. ncbi request reprint Use of nephrectomy at select medical centers--a case of follow the crowd?
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology and the Division of Clinical Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 175:670-4. 2006
    ..We determined the extent to which the regionalization of nephrectomy has occurred and describe the potential causes and implications of any observed regionalization...
  78. doi request reprint Robot-assisted retroperitoneal partial nephrectomy: technique and perioperative results
    Alon Z Weizer
    Division of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Endourol 25:553-7. 2011
    ..We describe a robot-assisted retroperitoneal approach for the management of posterior renal masses. Our early results suggest reduced perioperative morbidity with the ability to manage more complex tumors...
  79. ncbi request reprint What is the fate of the refluxing contralateral kidney in children with multicystic dysplastic kidney?
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, Division of Pediatric Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 172:1630-4. 2004
    ..We clarify the natural history of contralateral vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children with multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK), including its impact on long-term renal growth...
  80. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of care for localized prostate cancer
    David C Miller
    University of Michigan Urology Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Urol 174:425-31. 2005
    ..We describe the current status of quality of care measurement for localized prostate cancer and provide a framework for preserving a leadership role for our specialty in this dynamic and controversial field...
  81. doi request reprint The delivery of prostate cancer care in the United States: implications for delivery system reform
    Ted A Skolarus
    Division of Oncology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 2967, USA
    J Urol 184:2279-84. 2010
    ..To better understand care coordination in the context of prostate cancer we examined how the delivery of prostate cancer care is partitioned across primary care providers and specialists...
  82. doi request reprint Prostate cancer treatment for economically disadvantaged men: a comparison of county hospitals and private providers
    J Kellogg Parsons
    Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Cancer 116:1378-84. 2010
    ..The authors compared the types of treatments prostate cancer patients received from county hospitals and private providers as part of a statewide public assistance program...
  83. ncbi request reprint Comparing performance of Morbidity and Mortality Conference and National Surgical Quality Improvement Program for detection of complications after urologic surgery
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Urology 68:931-7. 2006
    ..In response to this concern, we compared the concordance between complications voluntarily reported at the M&M Conference and those identified prospectively by the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)...
  84. ncbi request reprint Prostate carcinoma presentation, diagnosis, and staging: an update form the National Cancer Data Base
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Cancer 98:1169-78. 2003
    ..Based on the 1998 Patient Care Evaluation (PCE) from the American College of Surgeons National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), the authors described contemporary nationwide patterns of prostate carcinoma presentation, diagnosis, and staging...
  85. ncbi request reprint Local anesthesia in transrectal prostate biopsy
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 67:1283-4. 2006
    ..The administration of local anesthesia both topical and injectable before transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy is safe and efficacious. We describe our technique and review the relevant published data on this topic...
  86. ncbi request reprint The utility of lockout valve reservoirs in preventing autoinflation in penile prostheses
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    The Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 34:379-83. 2002
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint The impact of co-morbid disease on cancer control and survival following radical cystectomy
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Urol 169:105-9. 2003
    ..We clarified the impact of concurrent medical disease on tumor control and survival following radical cystectomy...
  88. ncbi request reprint Temporary perineal urethrostomy for external sphincter dilation in a male patient with high risk myelomeningocele
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    J Urol 170:1606-8; discussion 1608-9. 2003
    ..We describe our use of perineal urethrostomy to facilitate serial external sphincter dilations in a male child with high risk myelomeningocele...
  89. ncbi request reprint Germ-line mutations of the macrophage scavenger receptor 1 gene: association with prostate cancer risk in African-American men
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0946, USA
    Cancer Res 63:3486-9. 2003
    ..02). Taken together, our results provide some additional support for the hypothesis that selected, rare MSR1 mutations are associated with increased prostate cancer susceptibility among African-American men...
  90. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education core clinical competencies: techniques and feasibility in a urology training program
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Urol 170:1312-7. 2003
    ..We describe several traditional and novel techniques for teaching and evaluating the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core clinical competencies in a urology residency training program...
  91. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous cystolithotomy using a laparoscopic entrapment sac
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 62:333-6; discussion 336. 2003
    ..To describe a percutaneous approach that uses laparoscopic techniques and technology to achieve intact removal of bladder stones after augmentation cystoplasty...
  92. doi request reprint Primary and salvage cryotherapy for prostate cancer
    David S Finley
    Department of Urology, Institute of Urologic Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 924 Westwood Boulevard, Suite 1050, Box 957207, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7207, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 37:67-82, Table of Contents. 2010
    ..Emerging data suggest that, in select cases, cryoablation may have a role in focal ablation of prostate. The current state of the art of cryoablation in these applications is reviewed...
  93. ncbi request reprint Trends in urology graduate medical education: a brief update from the Urology Residency Review Committee
    David C Miller
    Urology Residency Review Committee, Department of Urology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Urol 172:1062-4. 2004
    ..This communication clarifies recent trends with regard to the number and configuration of urology training programs, and more precisely describes recent variations in the number of urology residents in training...
  94. doi request reprint Editorial comment on: laparoscopic partial nephrectomy versus laparoscopic cryoablation for multiple ipsilateral renal tumors
    David C Miller
    Eur Urol 53:1217-8. 2008
  95. ncbi request reprint Partial nephrectomy for small renal masses: an emerging quality of care concern?
    David C Miller
    Michigan Urology Center, University of Michigan Medical Center, USA
    J Urol 175:853-7; discussion 858. 2006
    ..To evaluate this concern we used the SEER registry to characterize national practice patterns for the surgical management of small renal masses...
  96. ncbi request reprint The effect that mutations in the conserved capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis genes cpsA, cpsB, and cpsD have on virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Judy K Morona
    School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Infect Dis 189:1905-13. 2004
    ..In our model, the ability of S. pneumoniae to regulate, via CpsD phosphorylation, CPS production was required for its transition from the lung to the bloodstream...
  97. ncbi request reprint Treating older men with prostate cancer: survival (or selection) of the fittest?
    Mark S Litwin
    JAMA 296:2733-4. 2006
  98. ncbi request reprint Trends in the diffusion of laparoscopic nephrectomy
    David C Miller
    JAMA 295:2480-2. 2006
  99. ncbi request reprint Processed total motile sperm count correlates with pregnancy outcome after intrauterine insemination
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 60:497-501. 2002
    ..Several semen parameters have been shown to correlate with IUI outcome and may be useful when counseling couples...