Margaret S Pearle

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic and open partial nephrectomy: cost comparison with analysis of individual parameters
    Sangtae Park
    Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Endourol 21:1449-54. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Prospective, randomized trial comparing shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for lower pole caliceal calculi 1 cm or less
    Margaret S Pearle
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 173:2005-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Medical therapy for urinary stone passage
    Margaret S Pearle
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Lancet 368:1138-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Urologic diseases in America project: urolithiasis
    Margaret S Pearle
    Department of Urology and Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Urol 173:848-57. 2005
  5. doi request reprint In vitro comparison of prototype magnetic tool with conventional nitinol basket for ureteroscopic retrieval of stone fragments rendered paramagnetic with iron oxide microparticles
    Yung K Tan
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 188:648-52. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Novel iron oxide microparticles used to render stone fragments paramagnetic: assessment of toxicity in a murine model
    Yung K Tan
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Urol 188:1972-7. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Natural history of residual fragments following percutaneous nephrostolithotomy
    Jay D Raman
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 181:1163-8. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Predictors of cost and clinical outcomes of percutaneous nephrostolithotomy
    Aditya Bagrodia
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Urol 182:586-90. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Residual fragments after percutaneous nephrolithotomy: cost comparison of immediate second look flexible nephroscopy versus expectant management
    Jay D Raman
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 183:188-93. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Determining a performance envelope for capture of kidney stones functionalized with superparamagnetic microparticles
    Raul Fernandez
    University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA
    J Endourol 26:1227-30. 2012

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications68

  1. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic and open partial nephrectomy: cost comparison with analysis of individual parameters
    Sangtae Park
    Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Endourol 21:1449-54. 2007
    ..In this study, the overall costs of OPN and LPN were compared using data extracted from the literature, and a series of sensitivity analyses were performed to determine the impact of individual cost components on overall cost...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prospective, randomized trial comparing shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for lower pole caliceal calculi 1 cm or less
    Margaret S Pearle
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 173:2005-9. 2005
    ..The optimal management of lower pole renal calculi is controversial. We compared shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopy (URS) for the treatment of patients with small lower pole stones in a prospective, randomized, multicenter trial...
  3. ncbi request reprint Medical therapy for urinary stone passage
    Margaret S Pearle
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Lancet 368:1138-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Urologic diseases in America project: urolithiasis
    Margaret S Pearle
    Department of Urology and Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Urol 173:848-57. 2005
    ..We quantified the burden of urolithiasis in the United States by identifying trends in the use of health care resources and estimating the economic impact of the disease...
  5. doi request reprint In vitro comparison of prototype magnetic tool with conventional nitinol basket for ureteroscopic retrieval of stone fragments rendered paramagnetic with iron oxide microparticles
    Yung K Tan
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 188:648-52. 2012
    ..We compared its efficiency for retrieving magnetized calcium oxalate monohydrate stone particles with that of a conventional nitinol basket from the pelvi-collecting system of a bench top ureteroscopic simulator...
  6. doi request reprint Novel iron oxide microparticles used to render stone fragments paramagnetic: assessment of toxicity in a murine model
    Yung K Tan
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Urol 188:1972-7. 2012
    ..Before clinical evaluation, assessment of the in vivo systemic toxicity of the microparticles was required. This was studied in a murine model...
  7. ncbi request reprint Natural history of residual fragments following percutaneous nephrostolithotomy
    Jay D Raman
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 181:1163-8. 2009
    ..We reviewed the natural history of residual fragments after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy...
  8. doi request reprint Predictors of cost and clinical outcomes of percutaneous nephrostolithotomy
    Aditya Bagrodia
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Urol 182:586-90. 2009
    ..We identified preoperative predictors of direct cost and examined the association of these factors with the perioperative outcomes of percutaneous nephrostolithotomy...
  9. doi request reprint Residual fragments after percutaneous nephrolithotomy: cost comparison of immediate second look flexible nephroscopy versus expectant management
    Jay D Raman
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 183:188-93. 2010
    ..We performed a cost comparison of immediate second look flexible nephroscopy vs expectant management for post-percutaneous nephrostolithotomy residual fragments...
  10. ncbi request reprint Determining a performance envelope for capture of kidney stones functionalized with superparamagnetic microparticles
    Raul Fernandez
    University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA
    J Endourol 26:1227-30. 2012
    ..We present analytic and numeric models that characterize stone attraction performance for feasible magnetic tool sizes and stone magnetization levels...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effect of high and low calcium diets on stone forming risk during liberal oxalate intake
    Edward D Matsumoto
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    J Urol 176:132-6. 2006
    ..Recent studies suggest that a high calcium diet protects against calcium oxalate stone formation. We compared the effect of high and low calcium diets on urinary saturation of calcium oxalate during liberal oxalate intake...
  12. doi request reprint Synchronous bilateral percutaneous nephrostolithotomy: analysis of clinical outcomes, cost and surgeon reimbursement
    Aditya Bagrodia
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 181:149-53. 2009
    ..We compared clinical outcomes, cost and physician reimbursement between simultaneous bilateral percutaneous nephrostolithotomy and theoretical matched staged bilateral percutaneous nephrostolithotomy...
  13. doi request reprint Defining hypercalciuria in nephrolithiasis
    Charles Y C Pak
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 8885, USA
    Kidney Int 80:777-82. 2011
    ..When dietary variables are controlled, the classic definition of hypercalciuria of nephrolithiasis appears valid...
  14. ncbi request reprint Economics of stone management
    Yair Lotan
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, J8 112, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 34:443-53. 2007
    ..For single and recurrent stone formers, medical prophylactic strategies involving drug therapy are more costly than conservative therapy involving dietary measures alone. However, drug strategies yield fewer stone recurrences...
  15. doi request reprint Training on a virtual reality laparoscopic simulator improves performance of an unfamiliar live laparoscopic procedure
    Steven M Lucas
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Urol 180:2588-91; discussion 2591. 2008
    ..We evaluated whether training on a virtual reality laparoscopic cholecystectomy simulator (Lap Mentor) improves the performance of a live, unrelated laparoscopic urological procedure...
  16. doi request reprint Longitudinal evaluation of the SF-36 quality of life questionnaire in patients with kidney stones
    Chester J Donnally
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390 9110, USA
    Urol Res 39:141-6. 2011
    ..Validated, disease-specific questionnaires are needed to facilitate comparison of treatment strategies for stone disease...
  17. ncbi request reprint Defining variation in urinary oxalate in hyperoxaluric stone formers
    Jodi A Antonelli
    1 Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
    J Endourol 27:1530-4. 2013
    ..Therefore, we evaluated uOx at baseline and at subsequent time points in stone formers with 2┬░HO...
  18. doi request reprint How much is a kidney worth? Cost-effectiveness of routine imaging after ureteroscopy to prevent silent obstruction
    Tori N Sutherland
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Urol 189:2136-41. 2013
    ..We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of routine postoperative imaging after ureteroscopy...
  19. doi request reprint Rendering stone fragments paramagnetic with iron-oxide microparticles to improve the efficiency of endoscopic stone fragment retrieval
    Yung K Tan
    UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Curr Opin Urol 22:144-7. 2012
    ..Unfortunately, there continues to be the problem of remnant stone fragments that continue to pose a health problem to patients with the risk of recurrent symptoms, obstruction and infection...
  20. doi request reprint Novel stone-magnetizing microparticles: in vitro toxicity and biologic functionality analysis
    Saad A Mir
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Endourol 25:1203-7. 2011
    ..Before in vivo stone extraction studies, we sought to further characterize Fe-MP with regard to cellular toxicity and to assess the influence of biologic fluids on binding performance...
  21. doi request reprint Impact of body mass index on cost and clinical outcomes after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy
    Aditya Bagrodia
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    Urology 72:756-60. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact of body mass index (BMI) on clinical outcomes and costs associated with percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL)...
  22. doi request reprint Determinants of quality of life for patients with kidney stones
    Karim Bensalah
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Urol 179:2238-43; discussion 2243. 2008
    ..We evaluated various factors relating to quality of life in a population of patients with stones...
  23. doi request reprint Complete transvaginal NOTES nephrectomy using magnetically anchored instrumentation
    Jay D Raman
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Endourol 23:367-71. 2009
    ..We present our initial animal experience with complete transvaginal NOTES nephrectomy using MAGS technology...
  24. doi request reprint Management options for lower pole renal calculi
    Jay D Raman
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Curr Opin Urol 18:214-9. 2008
    ..The optimal treatment of lower pole renal calculi is controversial. Shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrostolithotomy all constitute viable therapeutic options in select patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effect of dietary modification on urinary stone risk factors
    Charles Y C Pak
    Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research and Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390, USA
    Kidney Int 68:2264-73. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to ascertain the effect of dietary modification on urinary stone risks, and to determine whether the response depends on the prevailing urinary calcium...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of kidney stone composition in the detection of metabolic abnormalities
    Charles Y C Pak
    Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 8885, USA
    Am J Med 115:26-32. 2003
    ..To determine if kidney stone composition can predict the underlying medical diagnosis, and vice versa...
  27. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of standard vs intensive antibiotic regimens for transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy prophylaxis
    Mehrad Adibi
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    BJU Int 110:E86-91. 2012
    ..The present study compares the cost-effectiveness fluoroquinolone prophylaxis to more intensive prophylactic antibiotic regimens, which is an important consideration for any antibiotic regimen used on a wide-scale for TRUSBx prophylaxis...
  28. doi request reprint Update on the medical management of stone disease
    Chad R Tracy
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 9110, USA
    Curr Opin Urol 19:200-4. 2009
    ..A lack of new medications for treatment of stone disease and continued poor compliance with drug therapy has led to a growing interest in dietary manipulation and novel therapies aimed at preventing recurrent stone formation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Time course of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide diaphorase staining after renal radiofrequency ablation influences viability assessment
    J Kyle Anderson
    Clinical Center for Minimally Invasive Urologic Cancer Treatment, Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Endourol 21:223-7. 2007
    ..Our objective was to assess porcine renal tissue for viability using NADH diaphorase staining at various times after RFA...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiology and management of calcium stones
    Sangtae Park
    Department of Urology, University of Washington Medical Center, Box 356510, 1959 NE Pacific, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 34:323-34. 2007
    ..Current medical and dietary therapeutic regimens have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of recurrent stone formation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Resorbable clip migration in the collecting system after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
    Meredith Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    Urology 67:845.e7-8. 2006
    ..After 2 weeks of conservative management, he spontaneously passed several Lapra-Ty clips...
  32. doi request reprint Detection of absorptive hypercalciuria type I without the oral calcium load test
    Charles Y C Pak
    Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390 8885, USA
    J Urol 185:915-9. 2011
    ..The method is based on urinary calcium derived from 24-hour urine collections while on random and restricted diets rather than on a calciuric response to an oral calcium load...
  33. pmc Pharmacotherapy of urolithiasis: evidence from clinical trials
    Orson W Moe
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75380, USA
    Kidney Int 79:385-92. 2011
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Update on resident training models for ureteroscopy
    Ephrem O Olweny
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 9110, USA
    Curr Urol Rep 12:115-20. 2011
    ..In this article, we review the currently available ureteroscopic simulators, including a critical assessment of relevant validation studies for each...
  35. doi request reprint Residual fragments following ureteroscopic lithotripsy: incidence and predictors on postoperative computerized tomography
    Christopher A Rippel
    Division of Urology, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    J Urol 188:2246-51. 2012
    ..We reviewed our experience with ureteroscopy for calculus disease to define the incidence and establish factors predictive of residual fragments...
  36. ncbi request reprint The contemporary management of renal and ureteric calculi
    David J Galvin
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    BJU Int 98:1283-8. 2006
  37. doi request reprint Evidence for metabolic origin of absorptive hypercalciuria Type II
    Charles Y C Pak
    Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390 8885, USA
    Urol Res 39:147-52. 2011
    ..In conclusion, AH-II shares with AH-I the same metabolic disturbance(s) stimulating intestinal absorption and renal excretion of calcium but to a lesser degree. Bone might be spared in AH-II...
  38. ncbi request reprint Prevention of stone formation and bone loss in absorptive hypercalciuria by combined dietary and pharmacological interventions
    Charles Y Pak
    Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75390 8885, USA
    J Urol 169:465-9. 2003
    ..We determined whether dietary restriction of calcium and oxalate, combined with thiazide and potassium citrate treatment, would prevent stone formation and avert bone loss in 18 men and 10 women with type I absorptive hypercalciuria...
  39. ncbi request reprint Rapid Communication: relative effect of urinary calcium and oxalate on saturation of calcium oxalate
    Charles Y C Pak
    Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 8571, USA
    Kidney Int 66:2032-7. 2004
    ..The study compared the effect of urinary calcium with that of oxalate on urinary saturation [relative saturation ratio (RSR)] of calcium oxalate...
  40. ncbi request reprint Cost-effective treatment for ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a decision tree analysis
    Matthew T Gettman
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    J Urol 169:228-32. 2003
    ..We determined the optimal treatment for primary ureteropelvic junction obstruction based on cost using a decision tree model...
  41. doi request reprint Advances in percutaneous nephrolithotomy
    Jodi A Antonelli
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 9110, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 40:99-113. 2013
    ..The article reviews advances in the technique and technology applied to percutaneous access, tract dilation, stone visualization, stone fragmentation, stone clearance, and postoperative management...
  42. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of primary prevention strategies for nephrolithiasis
    Yair Lotan
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Urol 186:550-5. 2011
    ..Stone disease is a highly prevalent condition associated with substantial cost and morbidity. We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of a primary prevention strategy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Effect of cranberry juice consumption on urinary stone risk factors
    Matthew T Gettman
    Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    J Urol 174:590-4; quiz 801. 2005
    ..We evaluated the effect of cranberry juice on urinary stone risk factors...
  44. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous renal access simulators
    Joshua Stern
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Endourol 21:270-3. 2007
    ..Hands-on intraoperative training continues to be the primary method for learning percutaneous renal access. However, bench model and simulator-based education offer a useful adjunct...
  45. ncbi request reprint Cytokine response to surgical stress: comparison of pure laparoscopic, hand-assisted laparoscopic, and open nephrectomy
    Edward D Matsumoto
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Endourol 19:1140-5. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the cytokine and stress response associated with pure laparoscopic, hand-assisted laparoscopic (HAL), and open nephrectomy...
  46. ncbi request reprint International comparison of cost effectiveness of medical management strategies for nephrolithiasis
    Yair Lotan
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Urol Res 33:223-30. 2005
    ..The differential resource allocation to different components of a healthcare system (i.e. subsidized medication versus surgical treatment) in different countries determines the cost effectiveness of various treatment strategies...
  47. ncbi request reprint Endoscopically guided percutaneous renal access: "seeing is believing"
    Farhan Khan
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 20:451-5; discussion 455. 2006
    ..Herein, we report the routine use of ureteroscopy-guided percutaneous renal access. With this method, rapid, accurate creation and dilation of the nephrostomy tract is assured in all patients regardless of body habitus or stone burden...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of medical management strategies for nephrolithiasis
    Yair Lotan
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Urol 172:2275-81. 2004
    ..We evaluated the cost-effectiveness and stone recurrence rates of common management strategies in stone formers...
  49. ncbi request reprint Effect of ascorbic acid consumption on urinary stone risk factors
    Olivier Traxer
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390 9110, USA
    J Urol 170:397-401. 2003
    ..We evaluated the effect of AA consumption on urinary saturation of calcium oxalate (CaOx) and urinary pH...
  50. ncbi request reprint Oops we got in the chest: fluoroscopic chest tube insertion for hydrothorax after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy
    Kenneth Ogan
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Urology 60:1098-9. 2002
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity of chest fluoroscopy compared with chest CT and chest radiography for diagnosing hydropneumothorax in association with percutaneous nephrostolithotomy
    Kenneth Ogan
    Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Urology 62:988-92. 2003
    ..We prospectively compared the sensitivity of intraoperative chest fluoroscopy with immediate postoperative portable CXR and postoperative day 1 chest computed tomography (CT) for the detection of pleural fluid...
  52. pmc Laparoscopic nephrectomy is cost effective compared with open nephrectomy in a large county hospital
    Yair Lotan
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    JSLS 7:111-5. 2003
    ..To evaluate the experience with laparoscopic nephrectomy in a large county hospital and perform a cost comparison between uncomplicated open and laparoscopic nephrectomy...
  53. ncbi request reprint Assessment of basic human performance resources predicts the performance of virtual ureterorenoscopy
    D Brooke Johnson
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 75390, USA
    J Urol 171:80-4. 2004
    ..We compared objective measures of human basic performance resources (BPRs) using nonlinear causal resource analysis (NCRA) and expert rated endoscopic performance of medical students on a virtual reality (VR) simulator...
  54. ncbi request reprint Assessment of basic human performance resources predicts operative performance of laparoscopic surgery
    Matthew T Gettman
    Department of Urology, Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 197:489-96. 2003
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Cost comparison for laparoscopic nephrectomy and open nephrectomy: analysis of individual parameters
    Yair Lotan
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 75390, USA
    Urology 59:821-5. 2002
    ..LN is typically more costly than open nephrectomy (ON) because of longer operative times and the use of disposable equipment...
  56. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic versus open retroperitoneal lymph node dissection: a cost analysis
    Kenneth Ogan
    Clinical Center for Minimally Invasive Urologic Cancer Treatment, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 168:1945-9; discussion 1949. 2002
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Use of a virtual reality simulator for ureteroscopy training
    Lucas Jacomides
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390, USA
    J Urol 171:320-3; discussion 323. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that training on a virtual ureteroscopy (VU) simulator would allow novice endoscopists to overcome the initial learning curve before entering the operating room...
  58. ncbi request reprint Virtual ureteroscopy predicts ureteroscopic proficiency of medical students on a cadaver
    Kenneth Ogan
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390, USA
    J Urol 172:667-71. 2004
    ..We established criterion validity for a VR ureteroscopy simulator by evaluating VR trained subjects in a cadaver model...
  59. ncbi request reprint Management of ureteral calculi: a cost comparison and decision making analysis
    Yair Lotan
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 167:1621-9. 2002
    ..We compared the cost of treatment strategies for ureteral calculi using a decision tree model...
  60. ncbi request reprint Chapter 1: AUA guideline on management of staghorn calculi: diagnosis and treatment recommendations
    Glenn M Preminger
    J Urol 173:1991-2000. 2005
  61. ncbi request reprint Imaging for percutaneous renal access and management of renal calculi
    Sangtae Park
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 33:353-64. 2006
    ..Selection and application of appropriate imaging modalities for patients undergoing per-cutaneous nephrostolithotomy enhances the safety and success of the procedure...
  62. ncbi request reprint Shock wave lithotripsy for upper tract stones: refining the algorithm
    Margaret S Pearle
    J Urol 176:1280-1. 2006
  63. ncbi request reprint Assessment of basic endoscopic performance using a virtual reality simulator
    David M Wilhelm
    Department of Urology and The Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 75390 9110, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 195:675-81. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of supervised training using a state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) genitourinary endoscopy simulator on the basic endoscopic skills of novice endoscopists...
  64. ncbi request reprint Assessment of basic human performance resources predicts performance of ureteroscopy
    Edward D Matsumoto
    Division of Urology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Surg 191:817-20. 2006
    ..Our objective was to predict endoscopic performance in a cadaver model using basic performance resources (BPRs) measurements...
  65. ncbi request reprint Complications of ureteroscopy
    D Brooke Johnson
    Division of Urology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 31:157-71. 2004
    ..As such, adverse sequelae associated with ureteroscopy should be related to the underlying pathology itself rather than to the treatment...
  66. ncbi request reprint Metabolic risk factors and the impact of medical therapy on the management of nephrothiasis in obese patients
    Margaret S Pearle
    Int Braz J Urol 30:338-9. 2004
  67. ncbi request reprint Nifedipine versus tamsulosin for the management of lower ureteral stones
    Margaret S Pearle
    Int Braz J Urol 30:337-8. 2004
  68. pmc Climate-related increase in the prevalence of urolithiasis in the United States
    Tom H Brikowski
    Geosciences Department, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080 3021, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:9841-6. 2008
    ....