Marc C Smaldone

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The evolution of the endourologic management of pediatric stone disease
    Marc C Smaldone
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Indian J Urol 25:302-11. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Resection of recurrent inferior vena cava tumor after radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Urology 67:1084.e5-7. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Long-term results of selective partial cystectomy for invasive urothelial bladder carcinoma
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Urology 72:613-6. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Neuromodulation versus neurotoxin for the treatment of refractory detrusor overactivity: for neurotoxin
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Suite 700, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 5:120-1. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Estimating postoperative mortality and morbidity risk of radical cystectomy with continent diversion using predictor equations
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    J Urol 182:2619-24. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Investigational therapies for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
    Marc C Smaldone
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Urology, Kaufmann Building, 3471 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 19:371-83. 2010
  7. pmc Laparoscopic nephrectomy using the EnSeal Tissue Sealing and Hemostasis System: successful therapeutic application of nanotechnology
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    JSLS 12:213-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Muscle derived stem cell therapy for stress urinary incontinence
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3471 5th Avenue, Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3232, USA
    World J Urol 26:327-32. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Is ureteroscopy first line treatment for pediatric stone disease?
    Marc C Smaldone
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3232, USA
    J Urol 178:2128-31; discussion 2131. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Contemporary surgical management of pediatric urolithiasis
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3232, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 37:253-67. 2010

Detail Information

Publications64

  1. pmc The evolution of the endourologic management of pediatric stone disease
    Marc C Smaldone
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Indian J Urol 25:302-11. 2009
    ..This report provides a comprehensive review of the literature evaluating the indications, techniques, complications, and efficacy of endourologic stone management in children...
  2. ncbi request reprint Resection of recurrent inferior vena cava tumor after radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Urology 67:1084.e5-7. 2006
    ..Although technically difficult, repeat resection of IVC tumor recurrence after nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma is an acceptable method of treatment...
  3. doi request reprint Long-term results of selective partial cystectomy for invasive urothelial bladder carcinoma
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Urology 72:613-6. 2008
    ..We reviewed our experience with partial cystectomy to assess local control and survival rates, and to identify pathologic predictors for recurrence...
  4. doi request reprint Neuromodulation versus neurotoxin for the treatment of refractory detrusor overactivity: for neurotoxin
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Suite 700, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 5:120-1. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Estimating postoperative mortality and morbidity risk of radical cystectomy with continent diversion using predictor equations
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    J Urol 182:2619-24. 2009
    ..We tested the validity of POSSUM and Portsmouth POSSUM in patients undergoing radical cystectomy with continent diversion...
  6. doi request reprint Investigational therapies for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
    Marc C Smaldone
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Urology, Kaufmann Building, 3471 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 19:371-83. 2010
    ..However, recurrence rates as high as 30% and significant local/systemic toxicity have resulted in an increased interest in the use of alternative intravesical agents...
  7. pmc Laparoscopic nephrectomy using the EnSeal Tissue Sealing and Hemostasis System: successful therapeutic application of nanotechnology
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    JSLS 12:213-6. 2008
    ..We report our initial experience using the EnSeal Tissue Sealing and Hemostasis System during laparoscopic nephrectomy and discuss its potential advantages and disadvantages compared with those of contemporary technologies...
  8. ncbi request reprint Muscle derived stem cell therapy for stress urinary incontinence
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3471 5th Avenue, Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3232, USA
    World J Urol 26:327-32. 2008
    ..The aim of this article is to discuss the potential of muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs) for rhabdosphincter regeneration and to review the early clinical experiences with its application in patients with stress urinary incontinence...
  9. ncbi request reprint Is ureteroscopy first line treatment for pediatric stone disease?
    Marc C Smaldone
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3232, USA
    J Urol 178:2128-31; discussion 2131. 2007
    ..We report our current outcomes for ureteroscopic management of pediatric stone disease...
  10. doi request reprint Contemporary surgical management of pediatric urolithiasis
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3232, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 37:253-67. 2010
    ..Randomized controlled trials comparing the efficacy of SWL and URS for upper tract stone burdens are needed to reach consensus regarding the most effective primary treatment modality in children...
  11. doi request reprint Percutaneous resection of upper tract transitional cell carcinoma in a solitary kidney after cystectomy and continent orthotopic urinary diversion
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endourol 22:2087-9; discussion 2095. 2008
  12. ncbi request reprint Giant idiopathic renal arteriovenous fistula requiring urgent nephrectomy
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3232, USA
    Urology 69:576.e1-3. 2007
    ..Gross hematuria resulted from AVF erosion into the collecting system. Given the size of the AVF, endovascular coil embolization was attempted but deemed too risky, necessitating urgent nephrectomy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Complete ureteral stent encrustation managed with serial nephroscopy and laser lithotripsy
    Joseph L Whetstone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Urology 69:576.e15-6. 2007
    ..We present a case of a 2800-mm2 stent encrustation managed with serial nephroscopy and laser lithotripsy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy in paediatric urology: present status
    Marc C Smaldone
    Urology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3471 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    BJU Int 100:143-50. 2007
    ..The initial experiences with laparoscopic ureteric re-implantation and laparoscopically assisted bladder reconstructive surgery are reported, with encouraging results for feasibility, hospital stay, and cosmetic outcome...
  15. ncbi request reprint Strategies to enhance the efficacy of intravescical therapy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
    M C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Minerva Urol Nefrol 61:71-89. 2009
    ..Our aim in this report is to provide a comprehensive review of contemporary intravesical therapy options for NMIBC with an emphasis on emerging agents and novel treatment modalities...
  16. ncbi request reprint Advances in pediatric urologic laparoscopy
    M C Smaldone
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:727-41. 2007
    ..This report will provide a directed review of the literature to establish the current indications for laparoscopy in pediatric urologic surgery...
  17. doi request reprint When is prior ureteral stent placement necessary to access the upper urinary tract in prepubertal children?
    Anthony T Corcoran
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3232, USA
    J Urol 180:1861-3; discussion 1863-4. 2008
    ..We studied the possibility that age, height, weight and body mass index could be used to predict the likelihood of successful ureteroscopic access to the upper urinary tract without previous stent placement in prepubertal children...
  18. ncbi request reprint Ureteroscopic management of lower-pole stones in a pediatric population
    Glenn M Cannon
    Department of Urology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Endourol 21:1179-82. 2007
    ..We report our experience with ureteroscopy to treat lower-pole calculi in children...
  19. ncbi request reprint A national survey of radiation oncologists and urologists on recommendations of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer
    Simon P Kim
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, New Haven, CT, USA Yale University, Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research Center COPPER, New Haven, CT, USA
    BJU Int 113:E106-11. 2014
    ..To assess recommendations for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening in a national survey of radiation oncologists and urologists following the recent USA Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) grade D recommendation...
  20. doi request reprint Cloacal exstrophy variant with intravesical phallus: further description of anatomy and implications for gender reassignment
    Jeffrey J Tomaszewski
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Pediatr Urol 8:426-30. 2012
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  21. pmc Robotic-assisted laparoscopic extravesical ureteroneocystostomy for management of adult ureteral duplication with upper pole prostatic urethral insertion
    Jeffrey A Larson
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    JSLS 13:458-61. 2009
    ..Clinical follow-up and repeat imaging documented symptomatic and radiographic improvement. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic reconstructive techniques are feasible and efficacious in the management of adult ureteral anomalies...
  22. ncbi request reprint Increased nerve growth factor in neurogenic overactive bladder and interstitial cystitis patients
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Can J Urol 17:4989-94. 2010
    ..We evaluated urine nerve growth factor (NGF) levels from patients with a variety of urologic conditions to examine NGF's role as a future biomarker...
  23. doi request reprint Renal access by urologist or radiologist during percutaneous nephrolithotomy
    Jeffrey J Tomaszewski
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endourol 24:1733-7. 2010
    ..We evaluated percutaneous access for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) that was obtained by interventional radiologists or urologists at a single academic institution and compared access outcomes and complications...
  24. doi request reprint Computerized tomography findings in pediatric renal trauma--indications for early intervention?
    Glenn M Cannon
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Urol 179:1529-32; discussion 1532-3. 2008
    ..We sought to determine if initial computerized tomography findings in pediatric patients suffering blunt renal trauma with urinary extravasation were predictive of the need for operative intervention...
  25. doi request reprint Staged retrograde endoscopic lithotripsy as alternative to PCNL in select patients with large renal calculi
    Daniel J Ricchiuti
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Endourol 21:1421-4. 2007
    ..In a selected group of patients who were not ideal candidates for PCNL because of extenuating health factors, a staged retrograde endoscopic approach was used to manage upper urinary tract calculi...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cesium 131 versus iodine 125 implants for prostate cancer: evaluation of early PSA response
    Jeffrey J Tomaszewski
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    Can J Urol 17:5360-4. 2010
    ..We compare initial PSA outcomes in men undergoing Cs-131 prostate brachytherapy to men treated with I-125...
  27. doi request reprint Factors affecting blood loss during percutaneous nephrolithotomy using balloon dilation in a large contemporary series
    Jeffrey J Tomaszewski
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endourol 24:207-11. 2010
    ..We review factors affecting blood loss and transfusion requirements in a large contemporary series of patients undergoing PNL utilizing balloon dilation...
  28. ncbi request reprint The application of endoscopic techniques in the management of upper tract recurrence after cystectomy and urinary diversion
    Jeffrey J Tomaszewski
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Endourol 23:1265-72. 2009
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy stratified by body mass index
    Jeffrey J Tomaszewski
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endourol 24:547-50. 2010
    ..Obesity places surgical patients at a greater risk of complications. The effects of obesity on outcomes and complications from percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) are not well defined...
  30. doi request reprint Endourological management of pediatric stone disease: present status
    Marc C Smaldone
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Urol 181:17-28. 2009
    ..We reviewed the current status of pediatric stone disease management...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effect of skin-to-stone distance on shockwave lithotripsy success
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endourol 22:1623-7. 2008
    ..We evaluated the effect of increased body habitus on stone-free rates after shockwave lithotripsy (SWL), determined by three reproducible skin-to-stone distances (SSDs) on CT...
  32. pmc Multiplex analysis of urinary cytokine levels in rat model of cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Urology 73:421-6. 2009
    ..In the present study, we subjected rat urine to multiplex cytokine analysis in an attempt to identify an inflammatory signature of the temporal course of cyclophosphamide (CYP)-induced cystitis...
  33. doi request reprint Eligibility for active surveillance and pathological outcomes for men undergoing radical prostatectomy in a large, community based cohort
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Urol 183:138-43. 2010
    ..We analyzed competing active surveillance criteria in men who underwent radical prostatectomy in relation to outcome data in a large, community based cohort...
  34. doi request reprint Minimally invasive treatment of vesicoureteral reflux
    Matthew H Hayn
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 700, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 35:477-88, ix. 2008
    ..This article reviews the endoscopic materials, techniques, and outcomes in the treatment of VUR in addition to the techniques and outcomes of laparoscopic and robotic ureteroneocystotomy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive surgery for urologic disease in children
    Danielle D Sweeney
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 4:26-38. 2007
    ..It is our hope that minimally invasive surgical approaches to urologic conditions will become available to all children and become commonplace at most institutions...
  36. doi request reprint Hospitalization costs for radical prostatectomy attributable to robotic surgery
    Simon P Kim
    Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Eur Urol 64:11-6. 2013
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Is there a benefit to frozen section analysis at the time of partial nephrectomy?
    Steven N Sterious
    Department of Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 1911, USA
    Can J Urol 20:6778-84. 2013
    ..The utility of frozen section performance during partial nephrectomy (PN) is controversial. We assessed the predictive value of frozen sections on final margin status for patients undergoing PN for localized renal tumors...
  38. ncbi request reprint Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES): current experience and urologic applications
    Daniel P Casella
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Can J Urol 17:5151-61. 2010
    ..Our aim is to evaluate NOTES techniques, portals of entry, early clinical experiences, and the application of NOTES to urologic surgery...
  39. pmc Management of Bladder Cancer following Solid Organ Transplantation
    Jeffrey J Tomaszewski
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Adv Urol 2011:256985. 2011
    ..Conclusions. Bladder cancer is uncommon following renal and liver transplantation, but it can be managed successfully with local and/or extirpative therapy. The use of intravesical BCG is possible in select immunosuppressed patients...
  40. ncbi request reprint Bladder diverticulum arising adjacent to an ectopic ureter presenting as a cystic mass
    Brett Michelotti
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Can J Urol 15:4024-6. 2008
    ..The patient underwent a transurethral resection of the prostate to reduce his bladder outlet obstruction, and subsequently underwent an open diverticulectomy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Conservative management of synchronous bilateral blunt renal injuries
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3232, USA
    Can J Urol 15:4115-7. 2008
    ..This case demonstrates that in select cases bilateral renal injuries can be managed conservatively...
  42. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in children
    Tina K Schuster
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Endourol 23:1699-705. 2009
    ..To review the history of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in children, describe technical considerations, including advancements in equipment, and discuss future directions...
  43. ncbi request reprint Delayed presentation of iliopsoas abscess from ureterosigmoidostomy stump fistulization 30 years following nephrectomy
    Lei Chu
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Can J Urol 15:4273-5. 2008
    ..After percutaneous drainage of the abscess and intravenous antibiotic therapy, the patient was managed with complete excision of the ureterosigmoid anastomoses and creation of an ileal conduit urinary diversion...
  44. doi request reprint Management of benign ureteral strictures in the endoscopic era
    Anthony T Corcoran
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endourol 23:1909-12. 2009
    ..We reviewed our experience with the management of benign ureteral strictures to determine the success rate of endoscopic surgery in a contemporary series and assessed the viability of surgical reimplantation in the modern era...
  45. doi request reprint Validation of the Fournier's gangrene severity index in a large contemporary series
    A T Corcoran
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Urol 180:944-8. 2008
    ..In this study we identified prognostic factors for survival and validated the accuracy of the Fournier's gangrene severity index in patients with Fournier's gangrene...
  46. doi request reprint The impact of obesity on overall and cancer specific survival in men with prostate cancer
    Benjamin J Davies
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    J Urol 182:112-7; discussion 117. 2009
    ..We examined the impact of obesity on disease specific and overall survival in patients with prostate cancer...
  47. doi request reprint Prostate brachytherapy after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis reconstruction
    Richard Williamson
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Urology 73:369-73. 2009
    ..To determine the safety of prostate brachytherapy in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer who have undergone proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA)...
  48. doi request reprint Real-time tomographic reflection in facilitating percutaneous access to the renal collecting system
    Mang L Chen
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endourol 25:743-5. 2011
    ..It may therefore facilitate invasive procedures, such as percutaneous access to the kidney. This proof-of-concept study assesses the feasibility of this technique for renal imaging and concomitant needle puncture guidance...
  49. pmc Role of tumor location in selecting patients for percutaneous versus surgical cryoablation of renal masses
    Christopher J Long
    Department of Urology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Can J Urol 19:6417-22. 2012
    ..To characterize the relationship between tumor location and choice in selecting surgical cryoablation (SCA) versus percutaneous cryoablation (PCA) for treatment of renal masses...
  50. doi request reprint Differential expression of functional cannabinoid receptors in human bladder detrusor and urothelium
    Vikas Tyagi
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Urol 181:1932-8. 2009
    ..Consequently we investigated the expression of functional cannabinoid 1 and 2 receptors in human bladder detrusor and urothelium...
  51. pmc The gatekeeper disparity--why do some medical schools send more medical students into urology?
    Alexander Kutikov
    Division of Urological Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Urol 185:647-52. 2011
    ..We evaluated the reasons why some medical schools consistently send more students into urology than others...
  52. doi request reprint Clinical implications of hypoxia inducible factor in renal cell carcinoma
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Urol Oncol 27:238-45. 2009
    ..This report provides a directed review of recent discoveries defining the role of HIF in renal tumorigenesis and their relevance to the clinical advances in targeted therapy for advanced RCC...
  53. doi request reprint Botulinum toxin therapy for neurogenic detrusor overactivity
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Suite 700, Kaufmann Building, 3471 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 37:567-80. 2010
    ..The objective of this review is to provide a focused summary of the current body of literature, investigating the safety and efficacy of bladder BTX injection in patients with NDO...
  54. ncbi request reprint Inguinal canal recurrence of colorectal adenocarcinoma following cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy
    Jeffrey J Tomaszewski
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Can J Urol 15:4428-30. 2008
    ..When communicating with the peritoneal cavity, the inguinal canal may act as an anatomic sanctuary site and allow peritoneal carcinomatosis to escape the effects of intraperitoneal chemotherapy...
  55. ncbi request reprint Stuttering priapism associated with hereditary spherocytosis
    Karti Prabhakaran
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3232, USA
    Can J Urol 14:3702-4. 2007
    ..We present a case of stuttering priapism in a 44 year-old male with hereditary spherocytosis and discuss the pathophysiology and clinical management of this entity...
  56. doi request reprint The Kubler-Ross model, physician distress, and performance reporting
    Marc C Smaldone
    Division of Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery, Fox Chase Cancer Center Temple University Health System, 333 Cottman Avenue, Pennsylvania, PA 19111, USA
    Nat Rev Urol 10:425-8. 2013
    ..Physician-led quality-improvement initiatives are vital to contemporary health-care reform efforts and applications in urology, as well as other medical disciplines, are currently being explored...
  57. ncbi request reprint Prolonged natural progression from localized to symptomatic renal cell carcinoma
    Steve Sterious
    Department of Surgucal Oncology, Division of Urological Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    Can J Urol 19:6578-80. 2012
    ..We present a case of a localized, clinical stage T2 renal mass progressing to regional and systemic disease over 6 years, demonstrating that kinetics of disease progression may be prolonged and are yet to be fully understood...
  58. ncbi request reprint Immunosuppressive preconditioning or induction regimens : evidence to date
    Henkie P Tan
    Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Drugs 66:1535-45. 2006
    ..The different therapeutic preconditioning or induction agents and their associated effects on cellular rejection, graft survival outcomes and the need for multiagent post-transplant maintenance therapy are reviewed...
  59. ncbi request reprint Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase gram-negative sepsis following prostate biopsy: implications for use of fluoroquinolone prophylaxis
    Glenn M Cannon
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Can J Urol 14:3653-5. 2007
    ..The patient recovered with intravenous ertapenem. Fluoroquinolone resistant bacteria are increasing in prevalence. This needs to be recognized when the antibiotic choice for pre-procedure prophylaxis is made...
  60. ncbi request reprint Paratesticular rhabdomyoma in a young adult: case study and review of the literature
    Benjamin Davies
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:E5-7. 2007
    ..We report the first case of a locally invasive paratesticular rhabdomyoma in a 17-year-old male teenager who presented with chronic scrotal pain. We further review the current literature of this rare tumor...
  61. ncbi request reprint Case report: bilateral ureteral obstruction secondary to Aspergillus bezoar
    Marc C Smaldone
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endourol 20:318-20. 2006
    ..The left-sided obstruction resolved with antifungal therapy. However, her right ureteral obstruction persisted and was managed with ureteroscopy and removal of the fungal bezoar...
  62. doi request reprint Drainage characteristics and differential function of the horseshoe kidney: what is typical?
    Benjamin R Stockton
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endourol 22:1175-7. 2008
    ..To describe the drainage and differential function of the horseshoe kidney...
  63. doi request reprint Safety and efficacy of flexible ureterorenoscopy and holmium:YAG lithotripsy for intrarenal stones in anticoagulated cases
    Burak Turna
    Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Urol 179:1415-9. 2008
    ..We compared perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing ureterorenoscopy and Ho:YAG lithotripsy for renal calculi with or without anticoagulation...