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News Article | June 13, 2017
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Urology of Virginia today announced that the practice has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Gregg R. Eure has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH. Dr. Eure is the first physician in the state of Virginia to be designated a UroLift Center of Excellence. “The UroLift System is a breakthrough minimally invasive treatment that typically takes less than an hour and can offer multiple benefits for men with enlarged prostate – no cutting, heating, or removal of tissue, minimal downtime, no compromise of sexual function, and no need for continued medications,” said Dr. Eure. “We are proud to be a national leader in treating patients with this durable and effective treatment.” Nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by BPH. Not to be confused with prostate cancer, BPH occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include interrupted sleep and urinary problems, and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life. Five-year data from a randomized study shows the UroLift System offers not only rapid improvement, but also durable relief for patients with BPH. After five years, patients treated with the UroLift System continue to experience symptom relief with minimal side effects, with few patients requiring an additional procedure for relief. A second randomized clinical trial called BPH6 demonstrated that the minimally invasive UroLift System compares very well to the reference standard surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), with regard to efficacy, and is superior to TURP at preserving sexual function and offering a more rapid recovery. Medication is often the first-line therapy for enlarged prostate, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side effects of medication treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs. For these patients, the classic alternative is surgery that cuts, heats or removes prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While current surgical options can be very effective in relieving symptoms, they can also leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Eure, please call 757-452-3421. About the UroLift System NeoTract’s FDA-cleared UroLift System is a novel, minimally invasive technology for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The UroLift permanent implants, delivered during a minimally invasive transurethral outpatient procedure, relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating, or removing prostate tissue. Clinical data from a pivotal 206-patient randomized controlled study showed that patients with enlarged prostate receiving UroLift implants reported rapid and durable symptomatic and urinary flow rate improvement without compromising sexual function. Patients also experienced a significant improvement in quality of life. Most common adverse events reported include hematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain, and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure. The UroLift System is available in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. Learn more at http://www.UroLift.com. About Urology of Virginia Urology of Virginia (UVA) has a long history of providing comprehensive and quality care to the Hampton Roads and the surrounding communities. Whether you come to us with kidney, urinary tract, prostate, pelvic or other urological needs, you’ll find our doctors and specialists well-versed in providing the most customized programs and treatment plans. Our clinical care team consists of 33 board certified urologists, most of whom are fellowship trained, nationally recognized, awarded and published.  UVA has 6 convenient locations to best serve our patients. Our Clearfield Avenue location is a one-of-a-kind urology center. This multi-faceted center provides our patients with access to The Paul F. Schellhammer Cancer Center, The Devine-Jordan Center for Reconstructive Surgery and Pelvic Health, on-site laboratory, physical therapy, urodynamics, diagnostic imaging, and clinical research. Our other locations also offer top notch physicians and caregivers along with a vast array of diagnostics and treatment options.

Puech P.,University of Lille Nord de France | Rouviere O.,University of Lyon | Villers A.,Urology | Villers A.,University of Lille Nord de France | And 12 more authors.
Radiology | Year: 2013

Purpose: To compare biopsy performance of two approaches for multiparametric magnetic resonance (MR)-targeted biopsy (TB) with that of extended systematic biopsy (SB) in prostate cancer (PCa) detection. Materials and Methods: This institutional review board-approved multicenter prospective study (May 2009 to January 2011) included 95 patients with informed consent who were suspected of having PCa, with a suspicious abnormality (target) at prebiopsy MR. Patients underwent 12-core SB and four-core TB with transrectal ultrasonographic (US) guidance, with two cores aimed visually (cognitive TB [TB-COG]) and two cores aimed using transrectal US-MR fusion software (fusionguided TB [TB-FUS]). SB and TB positivity for cancer and sampling quality (mean longest core cancer length, Gleason score) were compared. Clinically significant PCa was any 3 mm or greater core cancer length or any greater than 3 Gleason pattern for SB or any cancer length for TB. Statistical analysis included t test, paired x2 test, and k statistic. Primary end point (core cancer length) was calculated (paired t test). Results: Among 95 patients (median age, 65 years; mean prostatespecific antigen level, 10.05 ng/mL [10.05 mg/L]), positivity rate for PCa was 59% (n = 56) for SB and 69% (n = 66) for TB (P = .033); rate for clinically significant PCa was 52% (n = 49) for SB and 67% (n = 64) for TB (P = .0011). Cancer was diagnosed through TB in 1±patients (17%) with negative SB results. Mean longest core cancer lengths were 4.±mm for SB and 7.3 mm for TB (P , .0001). In 12 of 51 (24%) MR imaging targets with positive SB and TB results, TB led to Gleason score upgrading. In 79 MR imaging targets, positivity for cancer was 47% (n = 37) with TB-COG and 53% (n = 42) with TB-FUS (P = .16). Neither technique was superior for Gleason score assessment. Conclusion: Prebiopsy MR imaging combined with transrectal US-guided TB increases biopsy performance in detecting PCa, especially clinically significant PCa. No significant difference was observed between TB-FUS and TB-COG for TB guidance. © 2013 RSNA.

Wang M.-H.,Urology
Journal of Pediatric Urology | Year: 2013

Objective: Pediatric urology training has traditionally been based on an apprenticeship model. As part of our curriculum re-development, we surveyed recent graduates (2007-2009) regarding the teaching of clinical/surgical skills and medical knowledge during their training. Methods: 44 pediatric urologists who completed 2 years of ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)-accredited programs and had been practicing for at least 18 months were anonymously surveyed. An IRB-approved survey was developed by a team of educators at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. Results: 31 of 44 responded to 100% of the questions; 90% of the respondents felt their fellowship successfully prepared them for discussing surgical options and performing the procedures that they are now doing; 74% felt well trained to manage perioperative complications and 65% felt well trained to manage non-surgical problems. Faculty feedback/supervision, independent reading, and conferences were rated as a very effective method of teaching (87%). Top three procedures they wished they had learned: laparoscopic/robotic surgery, hypospadias repair, and augmentation/Mitrofanoff. Top three non-surgical topics: urinary tract infection, voiding dysfunction, and billing/coding. Conclusion: It is reassuring that ACGME fellowship-trained pediatric urologists feel prepared in commonly performed procedures and perioperative care. Faculty supervision/feedback is highly valued. © 2012 Journal of Pediatric Urology Company. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Diolombi M.,George Washington University | Ross H.M.,Johns Hopkins Hospital | Mercalli F.,Urology | Sharma R.,Johns Hopkins Hospital | And 3 more authors.
American Journal of Surgical Pathology | Year: 2013

Nephrogenic adenoma of the urinary bladder, where they present most frequently, are typically confined to the lamina propria but can on occasion focally involve the superficial muscularis propria. Less commonly, nephrogenic adenoma involves the renal pelvis and ureter where again they almost always only involve the lamina propria. We identified 3 consult cases in which tubules of nephrogenic adenoma extensively involved the muscularis propria and focally infiltrated the perinephric adipose tissue, for which the contributing pathologists considered the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma. In 1 case, that of a 71-year-old man, the lesion was associated with a hemorrhagic renal cyst (3.0 cm) and a spontaneous retroperitoneal bleed (6.0 cm) of unknown origin. In the second case, that of a 73-year-old woman, 2 foci (2.2, 1.6 cm) were present in the renal pelvis. They developed after biopsy of a low-grade noninvasive papillary urothelial carcinoma in the same site complicated by perforation. The third case was that of a 20-year-old woman with ureteropelvic junction obstruction and severe hydronephrosis associated with renal calculi. In all cases, the lesions were positive for CK7 and PAX8. These 3 cases report the novel finding that nephrogenic adenoma can occasionally have a deep infiltrative pattern into perinephric adipose tissue, possibly as a result of either biopsy-associated perforation or extensive disruption due to hemorrhage or mechanical obstruction. Awareness of this worrisome infiltration pattern, although rare, can prevent a misdiagnosis of an infiltrating carcinoma. Copyright © 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Goedendorp M.M.,Expert Center for Chronic Fatigue | Peters M.E.W.J.,Medical Oncology | Gielissen M.F.M.,Medical Psychology | Alfred Witjes J.,Urology | And 3 more authors.
Oncologist | Year: 2010

Background. Two interventions for fatigue were given during curative cancer treatment. The aim of this multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT) with three conditions was to demonstrate the efficacy and to determine the contribution of physical activity. Methods. Recruited from seven hospitals, 220 patients with various malignancies participated in a RCT. The brief nursing intervention (BNI) consisted of two 1-hour sessions, 3months apart, given by 12 trained nurses, focusing only on physical activity. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) consisted of up to ten 1-hour sessions, within 6 months, provided by two therapists, focusing on physical activity and psychosocial elements. The control group received only usual care (UC). Assessments took place before and at least 2 months after cancer treatment, when patients had recovered from acute fatigue. Fatigue was the primary outcome. Efficacy was tested using analyses of covariance. A nonparametric bootstrap approach was used to test whether the effect on fatigue was mediated by physical activity. Results. The CBT group was significantly less fatigued than the UC group. Between the BNI and the UC groups, no significant difference was found in fatigue.The mediation hypothesis was rejected. Discussion. CBT given during curative cancer treatment proved to be an effective intervention to reduce fatigue at least 2 months after cancer treatment. The BNI was not effective. Contrary to what was expected, physical activity did not mediate the effect of CBT on fatigue. Thus, the reduction in fatigue elicited by CBT was realized without a lasting increase in physical activity. © AlphaMed Press.

Henry G.D.,Regional Urology | Carrion R.,University of South Florida | Jennermann C.,Regional Urology | Wang R.,Urology
Journal of Sexual Medicine | Year: 2015

Introduction: The most prevalent long-term complaint after successful inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgery is reduction of penile length. The purpose of this study was to evaluate penile measurements in patients whose implantation experience included the aggressive new length measurement technique (NLMT) coupled with postoperative IPP rehabilitation (daily inflation) of the implant for 1 year. Moreover, we aimed to document objective data concerning dimensional changes of the phallus over time. Postoperative IPP rehabilitation has been discussed and presented at meetings, but no multi-institutional prospective data have been published. Aim: Our goal was to assess results using the Coloplast Titan IPP, with NLMT, and postoperative rehabilitation. Methods: After IRB approval, we conducted a prospective, three-center study of 40 patients who underwent IPP placement, with NLMT for end organ failure erectile dysfunction with the Coloplast Titan IPP. The patient was instructed to inflate daily for 6 months and then inflate maximally for 1-2 hours daily for 6-12 months. Fifteen penile measurements were taken before and immediately after surgery and at follow-up visits. Main Outcome Measure: Penile length measurements after implantation compared with 12 months postimplantation. Results: Penile measurement changes were statistically significantly improved at 12 months as compared with immediately postoperative and at 6 months. A total of 64.5% of subjects were satisfied with their length at 1 year, and 74.2% had perceived penile length that was longer (29%) or the same (45.2%) as prior to the surgery; 61.3% and 16.1% of subjects had increased and unchanged satisfaction, respectively, with penile length as compared with prior to IPP surgery. All but two subjects (93.4%) were satisfied with the overall function and dimensions of their IPP. Conclusion: This study suggests using the Coloplast Titan IPP with aggressive cylinder sizing, and a postoperative penile rehabilitation inflation protocol may help optimize patient satisfaction and erectile penile measurements. © 2015 International Society for Sexual Medicine.

Maffezzini M.,Urology | Campodonico F.,Urology | Capponi G.,Urology | Manuputty E.,Urology | Gerbi G.,Anesthesiology
Surgical Oncology | Year: 2012

Objectives: With the purpose to reduce the complications of radical cystectomy and intestinal urinary reconstruction a perioperative protocol based on fast-track surgery principles and technical modifications of the original surgical technique was applied to patient candidates for etherotopic bladder substitution. Our protocol included pre-, intra-, and postoperative interventions. The technical variations of the modified Indiana pouch technique were focused on intestinal anastomosis to restore bowel continuity, uretero-colonic anastomoses, and capacity of the reservoir. Results and limitations: From 2003 to 2010, 68 consecutive patients participated in the study. Two patients died due to surgical complications (2.9%). Overall, 24 of 68 patients experienced complications (35.3%). Surgery was needed under general anaesthesia for seven patients (10.2%) and under local anaesthesia for four (5.9%). Medical complications were encountered in 13 of 68 patients (19.1%). According to Clavien grading, complications were grade 5 in two patients, grade 4 in two patients, grade 3b in five patients, grade 3a in four patients, grade 2 in nine patients, and grade 1b in two patients. A limitation of our series is that patients were recruited at a single urologic centre and were operated by a single surgeon. Findings need validation. Conclusions: Progress in the perioperative management of major surgery and technical refinements can contribute to reduced complications. In addition, the use of objective reporting tools will facilitate comparison of studies. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Reflux nephropathy is thought to be the etiology for renal maldevelopment. We present two boys with fetal hydronephrosis and sterile vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). There was lack of renal growth of the refluxing renal units on surveillance renal ultrasound. Parents elected to undergo open ureteral reimplants. Post-surgical ultrasounds demonstrated improved renal growth. © 2015 The Author.

Cobo Cuenca A.I.,University of Castilla - La Mancha | Sampietro-Crespo A.,Urology | Virseda-Chamorro M.,Urology | Martin-Espinosa N.,University of Castilla - La Mancha
Journal of Sexual Medicine | Year: 2015

Introduction: The World Health Organization recognizes sexual health as a fundamental right that should be guaranteed to all individuals. Sexual dysfunction affects various aspects in the lives (physical, psychic, and social) of affected persons. Aims: To assess the different types of sexual dysfunction, the quality of life (QOL), depression, anxiety, and levels of self-esteem observed in 165 men with sexual dysfunction, both with and without spinal cord injury (SCI). Methods: Case control study of 85 men with SCI and sexual dysfunction, and 80 men without SCI that have sexual dysfunction. Main Outcomes Measures: The Sexual Health Evaluation Scale, the Fugl-Meyer Life Satisfaction Questionnaire scale, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Evaluation of the Sexual Health Scale, and Rosenberg's Self-esteem Scale were all used for data collection. Results: Of the members in group A (with SCI), 89.4% (76) showed erectile dysfunction, and 75.2% (64) reported anejaculation. In group B (without SCI), 75 (96.8%) showed erectile dysfunction, and 58.7% (47) had disorders of sexual desire. In group A, 16.47 % (14) showed signs of depression, and 35.3% (30) had signs of anxiety. In group B, 30% (24) had elevated scores regarding depression, and 48.75% (39) had high scores for anxiety. All of the participants reported a high general QOL and a high satisfaction with their QOL but reported that their satisfaction with their sexual lives was only at the acceptable level. Social QOL is significantly higher in the SCI group (t Student P=0.031). The QOL, self-esteem, and anxiety and depression levels are significantly correlated. Conclusions: Men with sexual dysfunction strive to adapt to their situations, with the relationship between the type of sexual dysfunction and the QOL, mood (depression), and self-esteem all being important considerations. Sexuality and employment status are the areas where men with spinal cord injuries report less satisfaction. © 2014 International Society for Sexual Medicine.

Zlotta A.R.,University of Toronto | Egawa S.,Jikei University School of Medicine | Govorov A.,University of Moscow | Kimura T.,Jikei University School of Medicine | And 9 more authors.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute | Year: 2013

BackgroundSubstantial geographical differences in prostate cancer (PCa) incidence and mortality exist, being lower among Asian (ASI) men compared with Caucasian (CAU) men. We prospectively compared PCa prevalence in CAU and ASI men from specific populations with low penetrance of prostate-specific antigen screening.MethodsProstate glands were prospectively obtained during autopsy from men who died from causes other than PCa in Moscow, Russia (CAU), and Tokyo, Japan (ASI). Prostates were removed en-block and analyzed in toto. We compared across the 2 populations PCa prevalence, number and Gleason score (GS) of tumour foci, pathological stage, spatial location, and tumor volume using χ2, Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon tests, and multiple logistic regression. All statistical tests were two-sided.ResultsThree hundred twenty prostates were collected, 220 from CAU men and 100 from ASI mean. The mean age was 62.5 in CAU men and 68.5 years in ASI men (P <. 001). PCa prevalences of 37.3% in CAU men and 35.0% in ASI men were observed (P =. 70). Average tumor volume was 0.303cm3. In men aged greater than 60 years, PCa was observed in more than 40% of prostates, reaching nearly 60% in men aged greater than 80 years. GS 7 or greater cancers accounted for 23.1% and 51.4% of all PCa in CAU and ASI men, respectively, (P =. 003). When adjusted for age and prostate weight, ASI men still had a greater probability of having GS 7 or greater PCa (P =. 03).ConclusionsPCa is found on autopsy in a similar proportion of Russian and Japanese men. More than 50% of cancers in ASI and nearly 25% of cancers in CAU men have a GS of 7 or greater. Our results suggest that the definition of clinically insignificant PCa might be worth re-examining. © The Author 2013.

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