Ralph V Clayman

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Comparison of guide wires in urology. Which, when and why?
    Matthew Clayman
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
    J Urol 171:2146-50. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic nephrectomy: remembrances
    Ralph V Clayman
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868 3298, USA
    J Endourol 18:638-42; discussion 642. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Rapid communication: transvaginal single-port NOTES nephrectomy: initial laboratory experience
    Ralph V Clayman
    Department of Urology, Division of Gastroenterology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 21:640-4. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Review of minimally invasive renal therapies: Needle-based and extracorporeal
    Leslie A Deane
    Department of Urology, UCI Medical Center University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 68:26-37. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Robotic versus standard laparoscopic partial/wedge nephrectomy: a comparison of intraoperative and perioperative results from a single institution
    Leslie A Deane
    Department of Urology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Endourol 22:947-52. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint What happens to hemostatic agents in contact with urine? An in vitro study
    Carlos A Uribe
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Endourol 19:312-7. 2005
  7. pmc Immediate impact of an intensive one-week laparoscopy training program on laparoscopic skills among postgraduate urologists
    Peter D Vlaovic
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    JSLS 12:1-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Short-term impact of a robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy 'mini-residency' experience on postgraduate urologists' practice patterns
    Elspeth M McDougall
    Department of Urology, University of California at Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Int J Med Robot 2:70-4. 2006
  9. doi request reprint The 'buoy' stent: evaluation of a prototype indwelling ureteric stent in a porcine model
    Alfred Krebs
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    BJU Int 104:88-92. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Ice burn: protecting the flank during renal cryotherapy
    Jennifer L Young
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 24:1249-53. 2010

Detail Information

Publications108 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Comparison of guide wires in urology. Which, when and why?
    Matthew Clayman
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
    J Urol 171:2146-50. 2004
    ..We compared and contrasted various guide wires with regard to their physical properties as they apply to their use for the access or coaxial passage of other catheters...
  2. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic nephrectomy: remembrances
    Ralph V Clayman
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868 3298, USA
    J Endourol 18:638-42; discussion 642. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Rapid communication: transvaginal single-port NOTES nephrectomy: initial laboratory experience
    Ralph V Clayman
    Department of Urology, Division of Gastroenterology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 21:640-4. 2007
    ..Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) using purpose-built equipment has never been applied to urologic surgery. Herein, we present our initial experience with a trans-vaginal single-port NOTES nephrectomy...
  4. ncbi request reprint Review of minimally invasive renal therapies: Needle-based and extracorporeal
    Leslie A Deane
    Department of Urology, UCI Medical Center University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 68:26-37. 2006
    ..Herein we review the body of available clinical literature on these modalities with respect to patient selection, success and complication rates, follow-up information, energy delivery devices, and current probe configurations...
  5. doi request reprint Robotic versus standard laparoscopic partial/wedge nephrectomy: a comparison of intraoperative and perioperative results from a single institution
    Leslie A Deane
    Department of Urology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Endourol 22:947-52. 2008
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint What happens to hemostatic agents in contact with urine? An in vitro study
    Carlos A Uribe
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Endourol 19:312-7. 2005
    ....
  7. pmc Immediate impact of an intensive one-week laparoscopy training program on laparoscopic skills among postgraduate urologists
    Peter D Vlaovic
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    JSLS 12:1-8. 2008
    ..The first 101 participants in this program were evaluated on their laparoscopic skills acquisition at the end of the 5-day experience...
  8. ncbi request reprint Short-term impact of a robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy 'mini-residency' experience on postgraduate urologists' practice patterns
    Elspeth M McDougall
    Department of Urology, University of California at Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Int J Med Robot 2:70-4. 2006
    ..The follow-up results from the initial 21 RALP M-R participants are presented...
  9. doi request reprint The 'buoy' stent: evaluation of a prototype indwelling ureteric stent in a porcine model
    Alfred Krebs
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    BJU Int 104:88-92. 2009
    ..7, P = 0.18). CONCLUSIONS The novel buoy stents are easily placed and removed via the urethra. They can cause less VUJ inflammation than standard stents while allowing for adequate ureteric flow and healing after proximal endoureterotomy...
  10. doi request reprint Ice burn: protecting the flank during renal cryotherapy
    Jennifer L Young
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 24:1249-53. 2010
    ..One of the most common postoperative complaints is pain or paresthesia at the cryoprobe insertion site. The use of a 14-gauge angiocatheter to insulate the flank during renal cryotherapy was investigated...
  11. doi request reprint The UCI Seldinger technique for percutaneous renal cryoablation: protecting the tract and achieving hemostasis
    Jose Benito A Abraham
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 23:43-9. 2009
    ..To describe our Seldinger technique of percutaneous renal cryoablation that was devised to facilitate renal biopsy, cryoprobe placement, and instillation of adjunctive hemostatics while protecting surrounding tissues from cryoinjury...
  12. pmc Bovine serum albumin glutaraldehyde for completely sutureless laparoscopic heminephrectomy in a survival porcine model
    Michael K Louie
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 24:451-5. 2010
    ..We evaluated the use of BSAG as the sole agent for parenchymal and collecting system closure during LPN in a survival porcine model...
  13. doi request reprint Impact of a laparoscopic renal surgery mini-fellowship program on postgraduate urologist practice patterns at 3-year followup
    Surendra B Kolla
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Urol 184:2089-93. 2010
    ..We report the impact of our mini-fellowship program at 3-year followup...
  14. doi request reprint Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: six degrees of haemostasis
    Michael K Louie
    University of California Irvine, Department of Urology, Orange, CA, USA
    BJU Int 107:1454-9. 2011
    ....
  15. doi request reprint In vitro evaluation of nitinol urological retrieval coil and ureteral occlusion device: retropulsion and holmium laser fragmentation efficiency
    Hak J Lee
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Urol 180:969-73. 2008
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Laboratory evaluation of laparoscopic vascular clamps using a load-cell device--are all clamps the same?
    Hak J Lee
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Urol 180:1267-72. 2008
    ..Based on our clinical experience the occlusive capabilities of vascular clamps appeared to be quite variable. We compared the occlusive force of currently available laparoscopic vascular clamps...
  17. doi request reprint Comparative study of in vivo lymphatic sealing capability of the porcine thoracic duct using laparoscopic dissection devices
    Geoffrey N Box
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California, USA
    J Urol 181:387-91. 2009
    ..To our knowledge we compared for the first time the quality of lymphatic sealing by each of 4 commonly used laparoscopic dissection devices...
  18. doi request reprint Long-term impact of a robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy mini fellowship training program on postgraduate urological practice patterns
    Aldrin Joseph R Gamboa
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Urol 181:778-82. 2009
    ..We evaluated whether a mini fellowship for robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy would enable postgraduate urologists to incorporate this new procedure into clinical practice...
  19. doi request reprint In vitro, ex vivo and in vivo isotherms for renal cryotherapy
    Jennifer L Young
    University of California Irvine, Orange, California, USA
    J Urol 183:752-8. 2010
    ..Preoperative planning for renal cryotherapy is based on isotherms established in gel. We replicated gel isotherms and correlated them with ex vivo and in vivo isotherms in a porcine model...
  20. doi request reprint Preliminary study of virtual reality and model simulation for learning laparoscopic suturing skills
    Elspeth M McDougall
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California, USA
    J Urol 182:1018-25. 2009
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Construct validity testing of a laparoscopic surgical simulator
    Elspeth M McDougall
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:779-87. 2006
    ..We present initial data on the construct, content, and face validity of the LAPMentor (Simbionix), virtual reality laparoscopic surgical simulator...
  22. ncbi request reprint Rapid communication: effects of Steris 1 sterilization and Cidex ortho-phthalaldehyde high-level disinfection on durability of new-generation flexible ureteroscopes
    Jose Benito A Abraham
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 21:985-92. 2007
    ..We prospectively studied the effects of Steris 1 sterilization and Cidex ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) high-level disinfection (HLD) on the image quality, physical structure, and deflective properties of two new flexible ureteroscopes...
  23. doi request reprint Third place: Flank position is associated with higher skin-to-surface interface pressures in men versus women: implications for laparoscopic renal surgery and the risk of rhabdomyolysis
    Leslie A Deane
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 22:1147-51. 2008
    ..The aim of our study was to determine if pressure changes could be related to body mass index (BMI), sex, position, and/or the table surface material...
  24. ncbi request reprint Initial impact of a dedicated postgraduate laparoscopic mini-residency on clinical practice patterns
    David S Chou
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Endourol 19:360-5. 2005
    ..The initial results from the first 16 participants in the laparoscopic M-R modules are presented...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparison of results of virtual-reality simulator and training model for basic ureteroscopy training
    David S Chou
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 20:266-71. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if a materials, model-based training format and an interactive virtual-reality simulator could provide equivalent teaching of basic ureteroscopy skills to the inexperienced medical student...
  26. doi request reprint Evaluation of the outcomes of electrosurgical induced bowel injury treated with tissue glue/sealant versus sutured repair in a rabbit model
    Geoffrey N Box
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 23:535-40. 2009
    ..Questions have been raised about the possible use of a tissue adhesive to repair injured bowel. We compared glued repair and sutured repair of both large bowel (LB) and small bowel (SB) electrosurgical injuries in a rabbit model...
  27. ncbi request reprint Comparison of basic elements of human performance scores between urologists with various extents of experience
    Elspeth M McDougall
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 20:209-14. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate whether basic elements of performance (BEP) could discriminate among resident applicants and urologists with various extents of surgical experience...
  28. doi request reprint LapED 4-In-1 silicone training aid for practicing laparoscopic skills and tasks: a preliminary evaluation
    Jose Benito A Abraham
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 22:1351-7. 2008
    ..We developed a simple, inexpensive model to simulate four reconstructive laparoscopic procedures: pyeloplasty, vesicourethral anastomosis, bladder injury repair, and partial nephrectomy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Short-term impact of a laparoscopic "mini-residency" experience on postgraduate urologists' practice patterns
    Federico A Corica
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:692-8. 2006
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Ureteral pseudodiverticulum associated with absorbable suture clips after laparoscopic pyeloplasty: case report
    David S Finley
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 19:726-9. 2005
    ..The pseudodiverticulum was fulgurated with a holmium laser. She eventually had restricturing with recurrence of the pseudodiverticulum and was treated successfully by open ureterocalicostomy...
  31. doi request reprint A novel ex-vivo ureteral apparatus for assessing the impact of intraluminal pharmaceutical agents on ureteral physiology
    Donald L Pick
    Department of Urology, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Endourol 25:681-5. 2011
    ..We present a novel ex-vivo apparatus and technique to measure ureteral peristalsis and assess drug diffusion...
  32. doi request reprint Comparison of healing after cystotomy and repair with fibrin glue and sutured closure in the porcine model
    James F Borin
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92612, USA
    J Endourol 22:145-50. 2008
    ..We compared healing after laparoscopic cystotomy using fibrin glue, sutures, or a combination to determine whether fibrin glue can obviate the need for sutures and whether there is any detriment when glue is used in the presence of sutures...
  33. doi request reprint Percutaneous and laparoscopic cryoablation of small renal masses
    David S Finley
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    J Urol 180:492-8; discussion 498. 2008
    ..We reviewed our 4-year experience with percutaneous cryoablation and laparoscopy for treating small renal masses...
  34. doi request reprint Preliminary evaluation of a genitourinary skills training curriculum for medical students
    Adam G Kaplan
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868 3298, USA
    J Urol 182:668-73. 2009
    ..We developed a 2-day intensive genitourinary skills training curriculum for medical students beginning their clinical clerkship training years and evaluated the initial experience with this program...
  35. ncbi request reprint Fibrin glue-oxidized cellulose sandwich for laparoscopic wedge resection of small renal lesions
    David S Finley
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Urol 173:1477-81. 2005
    ..We present our experience with standard laparoscopic wedge resection of small renal tumors using a fibrin glue-oxidized cellulose sandwich for hemostasis...
  36. ncbi request reprint In-vivo evaluation of flow characteristics of novel metal ureteral stent
    Sarah D Blaschko
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange 92868, California, USA
    J Endourol 21:780-3. 2007
    ..To characterize the flow of a novel ureteral stent composed of a nickel-cobalt-chromium-molybde-num alloy and compare it with flow in a standard ureteral stent...
  37. doi request reprint Minimally invasive management of upper tract malignancies: renal cell and transitional cell carcinoma
    Geoffrey N Box
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 2100, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 35:365-83, vii. 2008
    ..An in-depth discussion of treatment for transitional cell carcinoma is also presented...
  38. doi request reprint Prospective randomized trial of three different methods of nephrostomy tract closure after percutaneous nephrolithotripsy
    Roger Li
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, CA, USA
    BJU Int 107:1660-5. 2011
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy of 'tubeless' nephrostomy tract closure in reducing postoperative morbidity after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)...
  39. doi request reprint Histological evaluation of cold versus hot cutting: clinical impact on margin status for laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
    Jason M Phillips
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Urol 180:2348-52. 2008
    ..We clinically characterized the histological appearance of tumor margins excised with cold scissors, and bipolar and ultrasonic shears...
  40. doi request reprint Genitourinary exam skills training curriculum for medical students: a follow-up study of comfort and skill utilization
    Adam G Kaplan
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Blvd West, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Endourol 26:1350-5. 2012
    ..We developed a genitourinary skills training (GUST) curriculum for incoming third year medical students (MS3) and performed a follow-up study of comfort with and utilization of these skills...
  41. doi request reprint Preoperative warming up exercises improve laparoscopic operative times in an experienced laparoscopic surgeon
    Phillip Mucksavage
    Department of Urology, Temple University Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Endourol 26:765-8. 2012
    ..We analyzed the intraoperative effects of warming up before surgery in an experienced laparoscopic surgeon...
  42. ncbi request reprint Role of robotics in laparoscopic urologic surgery
    Louis Eichel
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, 101 The City Drive South, Building 55, Room 304, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 31:781-92. 2004
    ..Robotic technology is progressing on every level and will continue to be a driving force in the progress of science and medicine...
  43. ncbi request reprint One-knot pyeloplasty
    Louis Eichel
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 18:201-4; discussion 204. 2004
    ..In our practice, we have found three changes to be of greatest value: (1) an upper-midline port placement; (2) use of a continuous suture for the anastomosis with a double-armed, knotted suture; and (3) antegrade stent placement...
  44. doi request reprint Rapid communication: robot-assisted NOTES nephrectomy: initial report
    Geoffrey N Box
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
    J Endourol 22:503-6. 2008
    ..Here we present our initial experience with a combined transvaginal and transcolonic, single-port, robot-assisted NOTES nephrectomy...
  45. doi request reprint Cryoprobe isotherms: a caveat and review
    Jennifer L Young
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 24:673-6. 2010
    ..Placing the cryoprobes through and slightly beyond the tumor and using multi-point temperature sensing probes is recommended to improve the accuracy of the procedure...
  46. ncbi request reprint Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy using hemostatic gelatin matrix
    James F Borin
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92612, USA
    J Endourol 19:614-7; discussion 617. 2005
    ..A Foley catheter is placed, to be removed the next morning; the patient can be discharged on postoperative day 1. The ureteral stent is removed in 5 to 7 days as an outpatient procedure...
  47. doi request reprint Laparoscopic transperitoneal nephrectomy for renal cancer: the University of California, Irvine, technique
    Phillip Mucksavage
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Endourol 25:195-200. 2011
    ..This approach is the one that is currently used at the University of California, Irvine, and reflects the authors' preferred operative technique...
  48. ncbi request reprint Third Prize: Comparison of radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic microwave thermotherapy, cryotherapy, and radiofrequency ablation for destruction of experimental VX-2 renal tumors in rabbits
    Louis Eichel
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 19:1082-7. 2005
    ..In this study, we investigated the ability of these three approaches to destroy experimental renal tumors in rabbits. The mechanism of potential tumor metastasis was also explored...
  49. ncbi request reprint Needle-based ablation of renal parenchyma using microwave, cryoablation, impedance- and temperature-based monopolar and bipolar radiofrequency, and liquid and gel chemoablation: laboratory studies and review of the literature
    Jamil Rehman
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA
    J Endourol 18:83-104. 2004
    ..Chemoablation was accomplished using ethanol gel, hypertonic saline gel, and acetic acid gel either alone or with simultaneous application of monopolar or bipolar RF energy...
  50. ncbi request reprint The EZ Trainer: validation of a portable and inexpensive simulator for training basic laparoscopic skills
    Gregory W Hruby
    Department of Urology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA
    J Urol 179:662-6. 2008
    ..We assessed the face and content validity of a new portable laparoscopic trainer, the EZ Trainer...
  51. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic nephrectomy for renal cell cancer: radical and total
    Leslie A Deane
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    BJU Int 99:1251-7. 2007
  52. doi request reprint A multi-institutional study on the safety and efficacy of specimen morcellation after laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for clinical stage T1 or T2 renal cell carcinoma
    Simon D Wu
    Department of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Endourol 23:1513-8. 2009
    ..We seek to evaluate the safety and efficacy of specimen morcellation and LRN for treatment of presumed malignant renal lesions...
  53. ncbi request reprint Current trends in urologic laparoscopic surgery
    Corollos S Abdelshehid
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 19:15-20. 2005
    ..We also examined whether performing nonsurgical tasks requiring two-handed dexterity had any link to the adoption of laparoscopic techniques by urologists...
  54. doi request reprint High-frequency oscillatory ventilatory support during CT-guided percutaneous cryotherapy of renal masses
    Shawn M Beck
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 22:923-6. 2008
    ..Here we examine the use of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV), which eliminates the movement of the kidney, potentially making cryoprobe access to the kidney simpler and possibly more efficient...
  55. doi request reprint Sprayed fibrin sealant as the sole hemostatic agent for porcine laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
    Donald Lowell Pick
    University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Urol 185:291-7. 2011
    ..We use sprayed Tisseel as the sole agent to control hemorrhage and seal the renal collecting system after severe porcine laparoscopic partial nephrectomy...
  56. ncbi request reprint Comparison of flexible ureteroscopes: deflection, irrigant flow and optical characteristics
    Corollos Abdelshehid
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Urol 173:2017-21. 2005
    ..We measured and compared the deflection, irrigation flow rates, distortion, resolution and light transmission of new generation flexible ureteroscopes...
  57. pmc Coordinated multiple cadaver use for minimally invasive surgical training
    Sarah D Blaschko
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    JSLS 11:403-7. 2007
    ..Herein, we propose the coordinated multiple use of individual cadavers to better utilize anatomical resources and potentiate the availability of cadaver training...
  58. ncbi request reprint Ureteroscopes: flexible, rigid, and semirigid
    Jay B Basillote
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, 101 The City Drive, Building 55, Room 304, Route 81, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 31:21-32. 2004
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Survey of residency training in laparoscopic and robotic surgery
    David A Duchene
    Department of Urology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Urol 176:2158-66; discussion 2167. 2006
    ..We determined the current status of residency training in laparoscopic and robotic surgery in the United States and Canada...
  60. pmc Retroperitoneal transdiaphragmatic robotic-assisted laparoscopic resection of a left thoracolumbar neurofibroma
    Ross M Moskowitz
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    JSLS 13:64-8. 2009
    ..This report describes the first use of robotic technology to resect a left thoracolumbar neurofibroma...
  61. ncbi request reprint Effect of urine specific gravity on effectiveness of shockwave lithotripsy
    Ching Chia Li
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Endourol 19:167-9. 2005
    ..To determine the effect of urine specific gravity (SG) and radiographic contrast medium on the efficiency of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) fragmentation using a previously published in vitro model...
  62. doi request reprint A history and evolution of laparoscopic nephrectomy: perspectives from the past and future directions in the surgical management of renal tumors
    David C Kerbl
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Urol 185:1150-4. 2011
    ..A history of the minimally invasive surgical management of renal masses is presented with a focus on laparoscopic nephrectomy...
  63. ncbi request reprint Multi-institutional survey of laparoscopic ureterolysis for retroperitoneal fibrosis
    David A Duchene
    Department of Urology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    Urology 69:1017-21. 2007
    ..Preoperative and postoperative adjuvant medical therapy and the timing of surgical intervention are not well-established. We surveyed centers of laparoscopic excellence to determine the current practices in the treatment of RPF...
  64. doi request reprint First prize: Chitosan and the urothelial barrier: effects on ureteral intraluminal drug penetration and peristalsis
    Donald L Pick
    Department of Urology, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Endourol 25:385-90. 2011
    ..Chitosan is the deacetylation product of chitin and can alter bladder urothelium. This study examines the effect of nifedipine on peristalsis before and after pretreating the ureter with chitosan...
  65. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous cryoablation of an upper pole renal mass: use of contralateral single lung ventilation to avoid pleural and pulmonary puncture
    Sarah D Blaschko
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    Urology 69:384.e1-3. 2007
    ..We accomplished this by minimizing the ventilation-induced renal motion and collapsing the ipsilateral lung so that it remained out of harm's way...
  66. ncbi request reprint 4-year curriculum for urology residency training
    Elspeth M McDougall
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Urol 178:2540-4. 2007
    ..We propose a template for a cognitive and basic skills curriculum to cover the 4 years of urology residency training based on weekly 1-hour, year specific education sessions...
  67. ncbi request reprint Effects of commonly used hemostatic agents on the porcine collecting system
    Isaac Yi Kim
    Department of Urology, University of California at Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 21:652-4. 2007
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative catheter management during laparoscopic excision of a giant bladder diverticulum
    Sepehr Khonsari
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 14:47-50. 2004
    ..We describe a laparoscopic approach to transperitoneal diverticulectomy, using a specific catheter arrangement to allow excellent control of the various portions of the procedure...
  69. ncbi request reprint Successful transfer of open surgical skills to a laparoscopic environment using a robotic interface: initial experience with laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    J Urol 170:1738-41. 2003
    ..To our knowledge we report the initial experience with robot assisted LRP of a surgeon without laparoscopic experience...
  70. ncbi request reprint Rapid communication: minimally invasive urologic surgery curricula
    Elspeth M McDougall
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 21:197-217. 2007
    ..We present dedicated training curricula for several aspects of minimally invasive urologic surgery in an effort to provide a uniform training experience for all residents...
  71. doi request reprint The Liss maneuver: a nonendoscopic technique for difficult Foley catheterization
    Michael A Liss
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 23:1227-30. 2009
    ..Difficult male catheterization often results in the need for bedside cystoscopy; herein, we describe a simple maneuver that may preclude the need for a more involved and expensive endoscopic procedure...
  72. doi request reprint Impact of pneumoperitoneum on renal cryotherapy
    Jennifer L Young
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California, USA
    J Endourol 23:1451-5. 2009
    ..Pneumoperitoneum is known to decrease blood flow to the kidney during laparoscopy. We investigated if this change in blood flow would increase the size of the cryolesion...
  73. pmc Immunohistochemical basis for adjuvant anti-angiogenic targeted therapy for renal carcinoid: initial case report
    David S Finley
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Urol Oncol 29:85-9. 2011
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous approaches to renal cryoablation
    David I Lee
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 18:643-6. 2004
    ..Cryotherapy is an attractive modality in that it can be delivered in a number of different ways, including laparoscopically and percutaneously. This article addresses the current state of percutaneous approaches to renal masses...
  75. ncbi request reprint Robotic revelation: laparoscopic radical prostatectomy by a nonlaparoscopic surgeon
    Elise Perer
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 197:693-6. 2003
  76. ncbi request reprint Initial experience with full-length metal stent to relieve malignant ureteral obstruction
    James F Borin
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, 92612, USA
    J Endourol 20:300-4. 2006
    ....
  77. pmc Training and assessment of laparoscopic skills
    Jeremy L Emken
    Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    JSLS 8:195-9. 2004
    ..Although the future remains uncertain, enough groundwork has been laid to begin incorporating technical skill training and assessment into surgical training programs...
  78. doi request reprint Transvaginal access: current experience and potential implications for urologic applications
    Geoffrey N Box
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, 92868, USA
    J Endourol 23:753-7. 2009
    ..Future studies are needed to address NOTES' specific concerns, and these potentially less invasive techniques will ultimately need to be compared with standard laparoscopic surgery before their true value can be ascertained...
  79. ncbi request reprint Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
    David I Lee
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California, USA
    J Endourol 18:379-82. 2004
    ..A compromise position has been found in the realm of hand-assisted laparoscopic techniques, especially for patients in need of a bilateral nephrectomy...
  80. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic pyeloplasty for secondary ureteropelvic junction obstruction
    Chandru P Sundaram
    Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Urol 169:2037-40. 2003
    ..However, little has been written on the application of this technique for secondary ureteropelvic junction obstruction. We report the largest series of secondary ureteropelvic junction obstruction managed by laparoscopic pyeloplasty...
  81. ncbi request reprint Use of gelatin matrix to rapidly repair diaphragmatic injury during laparoscopy
    David I Lee
    Urology 63:419; author reply 419. 2004
  82. doi request reprint Longterm changes in creatinine clearance after laparoscopic renal surgery
    Kelley V Foyil
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:511-5. 2008
    ..Controversy exists about the impact of ischemia on renal function. We evaluated the creatinine clearance of patients having undergone laparoscopic renal extirpative and ablative surgery...
  83. ncbi request reprint Man versus machine: brave new surgery
    Ralph V Clayman
    J Urol 172:2128. 2004
  84. ncbi request reprint Prospective comparison of the immunological and stress response following laparoscopic and open surgery for localized renal cell carcinoma
    Jaime Landman
    Division of Urology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Urol 171:1456-60. 2004
    ..The ON group comprised open radical (4), open total (2) and open partial (4) nephrectomy cases...
  85. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive evaluation of ureteral healing after electrosurgical endopyelotomy in a porcine model: original report and review of the literature
    Cassio R Andreoni
    Division of Urology, Federal University, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Urol 171:859-69. 2004
    ..To understand better the ureteral response to EP we performed a timed histopathological evaluation of the porcine ureter after Acucise (Applied Medical, Rancho Santa Margarita, California) EP...
  86. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of renal neoplasia: evolving toward a laparoscopic standard of care
    Sam B Bhayani
    Division of Urology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Urology 62:821-6. 2003
    ..To determine the extent to which laparoscopy has replaced open surgery for renal malignancy...
  87. ncbi request reprint Renal hypothermia achieved by retrograde endoscopic cold saline perfusion: technique and initial clinical application
    Jaime Landman
    Division of Urology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Urology 61:1023-5. 2003
    ..The technique requires no novel equipment or special surgical skills. This method can be applied to patients undergoing open or laparoscopic complex renal ablative and reconstructive procedures that require renal hypothermia...
  88. ncbi request reprint Technique for laparoscopic running urethrovesical anastomosis:the single knot method
    Roland F van Velthoven
    Department of Urology, Jules Bordet Institute, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Urology 61:699-702. 2003
    ..To describe a technique for facilitating the urethrovesical anastomosis at the time of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy...
  89. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a vessel sealing system, bipolar electrosurgery, harmonic scalpel, titanium clips, endoscopic gastrointestinal anastomosis vascular staples and sutures for arterial and venous ligation in a porcine model
    Jaime Landman
    Department of Surgery Division of Urology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Urol 169:697-700. 2003
    ..We assessed the usefulness of the LigaSure (Valleylab, Boulder, Colorado) vessel sealing system for vascular control during laparoscopic surgery and compared it with other available hemostatic modalities...
  90. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with a novel electrosurgical snare in a porcine model
    William C Collyer
    Division of Urology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Endourol 16:673-9. 2002
    ..We evaluated the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with an arcing-gap electrosurgical snare in a porcine model...
  91. ncbi request reprint Comparison of hand assisted and standard laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy for the management of localized transitional cell carcinoma
    Jaime Landman
    Division of Urology, Department of Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Urol 167:2387-91. 2002
    ..Therefore, we compared standard and hand assisted laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy for localized upper tract transitional cell carcinoma...
  92. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the use of a biodegradable ureteral stent after retrograde endopyelotomy in a porcine model
    Ephrem O Olweny
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri USA
    J Urol 167:2198-202. 2002
    ..We evaluated the use of a poly-L-lactide-co-glycolide (PLGA) bioabsorbable ureteral stent after Acucise balloon incision (Applied Medical Resources, Rancho Santa Magarita, California) endopyelotomy in a porcine model...
  93. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic nephrectomy. 1991
    Ralph V Clayman
    J Urol 167:862; discussion 863. 2002
  94. ncbi request reprint Acucise endopyelotomy in a porcine model: procedure standardization and analysis of safety and immediate efficacy
    Cassio Andreoni
    Division of Urology, Federal University of Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Int Braz J Urol 30:59-65. 2004
    ..The study here presented was done to test the technical reliability and immediate efficacy of the Acucise device using a standardized technique...
  95. ncbi request reprint Impact of a double-pigtail stent on ureteral peristalsis in the porcine model: initial studies using a novel implantable magnetic sensor
    Ramakrishna Venkatesh
    Division of Urology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Endourol 19:170-6. 2005
    ..The effect of stents on ureteral peristalsis in vivo is not entirely clear. We sought to develop a minimally invasive method for its study...
  96. ncbi request reprint Comparison of open versus laparoscopic pyeloplasty techniques in treatment of uretero-pelvic junction obstruction
    Ralph V Clayman
    J Urol 173:2023. 2005
  97. ncbi request reprint Comparison of needlescopic appendectomy versus conventional laparoscopic appendectomy. A randomized controlled trial
    Ralph V Clayman
    J Urol 174:1848-9. 2005
  98. pmc Prospective randomized comparison of cutting and dilating disposable trocars for access during laparoscopic renal surgery
    Ramakrishna Venkatesh
    Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Urology, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    JSLS 11:198-203. 2007
    ..More recently, trocars applying tissue dilation have been used that create a smaller defect, seldom requiring fascial wound closure. Four 12-mm commercially available single-use trocar designs were evaluated for postoperative pain...
  99. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic cryoablation for small renal masses: three-year follow-up
    Kyle J Weld
    Division of Urology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Urology 69:448-51. 2007
    ..To report our experience with laparoscopic renal cryoablation for patients who have completed a minimum of 3 years of follow-up...
  100. ncbi request reprint Re: Laparoscopic-assisted nephroureterectomy after radical cystectomy for transitional cell carcinoma
    Ralph V Clayman
    Int Braz J Urol 33:100. 2007
  101. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for renal masses: effect of tumor location
    Ramakrishna Venkatesh
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Urology 67:1169-74; discussion 1174. 2006
    ..To report our single institutional experience of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for enhancing renal masses and evaluate outcomes and histopathologic findings with respect to the location of the renal mass...