Minimally Invasive Urology Institute
Delivering Excellence in Urologic Patient Care, Education & Research

At the Forefront of Urologic Research

As faculty members of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, our physicians train the next generation of urologists, and are actively engaged in research to develop new and ever more effective treatments. 

 

Urologic Research

Research Studies

Our physicians train the next generation of urologists, and are actively engaged in research to develop new and ever more effective treatments. 

Research Presentations and Publications

2021

Golijanin B, Gershman B, De Souza A, Kott O, Carneiro BA, Mega A, Golijanin DJ, Amin A. p53 Expression, Programmed Death Ligand 1, and Risk Factors in Urinary Tract Small Cell Carcinoma. Front Oncol. 2021 Apr 22;11:651754. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.651754. PMID: 33968753; PMCID: PMC8101844.

Ortiz RM, Golijanin B, O'Rourke TK, Sobel DW, Pillsbury L, T Tucci C, Caffery P, Golijanin D. Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Following Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy: A Retrospective Feasibility Study at a Single Academic Medical Center. Urology. 2021 Oct;156:154-162. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.04.054. PMID: 34171347.

Shantharam G, Amin A, Pereira J, Kott O, Mueller-Leonhard C, Mega A, Golijanin D, Gershman B. Intravesical docetaxel for high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer after Bacillus Calmette-Guérin failure. Curr Urol. 2021 Mar;15(1):33-38. doi: 10.1097/CU9.0000000000000010. Epub 2021 Mar 29. PMID: 34084119; PMCID: PMC8137085.

Stoffel JT, Chrouser K, Montgomery JS, Suskind, AM, Smith A; Tucci C, Vanni AJ. Optimizing outcomes in urological surgery: preoperative care. Urology practice. 2020 May;7(3):205-211.  doi.org/10.1097/UPJ.0000000000000139

Awad MA, Sobel DW, Chew BH, Breyer BN, Plante MK, Sternberg KM. Patterns of opioid prescription post ureteroscopy among members of the Endourological Society. Transl Androl Urol. 2021 Feb;10(2):851-859. doi: 10.21037/tau-20-1121. PMID: 33718086; PMCID: PMC7947463.

Balen A, Sobel D, Elsamra S, Golijanin D. SpaceOAR Hydrogel Present 32 Weeks After Instillation Prevents Neobladder Creation in Patient Undergoing Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Cystoprostatectomy. J Endourol Case Rep. 2020 Dec 29;6(4):442-444. doi: 10.1089/cren.2020.0088. PMID: 33457696; PMCID: PMC7803245.

Kott O, Golijanin B, Pereira JF, Chambers A, Knasin A, Tucci C, Golijanin D. The BMI Paradox and Robotic Assisted Partial Nephrectomy. Front Surg. 2020 Jan 9;6:74. doi: 10.3389/fsurg.2019.00074. PMID: 31998743; PMCID: PMC6962129.

Pelcovits A, Mueller-Leonhard C, Mega A, Amin A, Kim SP, Golijanin D, Gershman B. Outcomes of upper tract urothelial carcinoma with isolated lymph node involvement following surgical resection: implications for multi-modal management. World J Urol. 2020 May;38(5):1243-1252. doi: 10.1007/s00345-019-02897-2. Epub 2019 Aug 6. PMID: 31388818.

Kott O, Linsley D, Amin A, Karagounis A, Jeffers C, Golijanin D, Serre T, Gershman B. Development of a Deep Learning Algorithm for the Histopathologic Diagnosis and Gleason Grading of Prostate Cancer Biopsies: A Pilot Study. Eur Urol Focus. 2021 Mar;7(2):347-351. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2019.11.003. Epub 2019 Nov 22. PMID: 31767543; PMCID: PMC7242119.

Bacic J, Liu T, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Leibovich BC, Golijanin D, Gershman B. Emulating Target Clinical Trials of Radical Nephrectomy With or Without Lymph Node Dissection for Renal Cell Carcinoma. Urology. 2020 Jun;140:98-106. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2020.01.039. Epub 2020 Mar 4. PMID: 32142726; PMCID: PMC7255934.

Sobel D, Gn M, O'Rourke TK Jr, Tucci C, Pareek G, Golijanin D, Elsamra S. Personal Protective Equipment for Common Urologic Procedures Before and During the United States COVID-19 Pandemic: A Single Institution Study. Urology. 2020 Jul;141:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2020.04.083. Epub 2020 May 5. PMID: 32380154; PMCID: PMC7198432.

Suri JS, Puvvula A, Majhail M, Biswas M, Jamthikar AD, Saba L, Faa G, Singh IM, Oberleitner R, Turk M, Srivastava S, Chadha PS, Suri HS, Johri AM, Nambi V, Sanches JM, Khanna NN, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Bit A, Pareek G, Miner M, Balestrieri A, Sfikakis PP, Tsoulfas G, Protogerou A, Misra DP, Agarwal V, Kitas GD, Kolluri R, Teji J, Porcu M, Al-Maini M, Agbakoba A, Sockalingam M, Sexena A, Nicolaides A, Sharma A, Rathore V, Viswanathan V, Naidu S, Bhatt DL. Integration of cardiovascular risk assessment with COVID-19 using artificial intelligence. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2020 Dec 30;21(4):541-560. doi: 10.31083/j.rcm.2020.04.236. PMID: 33387999.

Saba L, Jamthikar A, Gupta D, Khanna NN, Viskovic K, Suri HS, Gupta A, Mavrogeni S, Turk M, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Kitas GD, Viswanathan V, Nicolaides A, Bhatt DL, Suri JS. Global perspective on carotid intima-media thickness and plaque: should the current measurement guidelines be revisited? Int Angiol. 2019 Dec;38(6):451-465. doi: 10.23736/S0392-9590.19.04267-6. Epub 2019 Nov 25. PMID: 31782286.

Jamthikar AD, Gupta D, Puvvula A, Johri AM, Khanna NN, Saba L, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Kitas GD, Kolluri R, Sharma AM, Viswanathan V, Rathore VS, Suri JS. Cardiovascular risk assessment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis using carotid ultrasound B-mode imaging. Rheumatol Int. 2020 Dec;40(12):1921-1939. doi: 10.1007/s00296-020-04691-5. Epub 2020 Aug 28. PMID: 32857281; PMCID: PMC7453675.

Jamthikar A, Gupta D, Saba L, Khanna NN, Araki T, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Viswanathan V, Sharma A, Nicolaides A, Kitas GD, Suri JS. Cardiovascular/stroke risk predictive calculators: a comparison between statistical and machine learning models. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2020 Aug;10(4):919-938. doi: 10.21037/cdt.2020.01.07. PMID: 32968651; PMCID: PMC7487379.

Jamthikar AD, Gupta D, Saba L, Khanna NN, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Sattar N, Johri AM, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Viswanathan V, Sharma A, Kitas GD, Nicolaides A, Kolluri R, Suri JS. Artificial intelligence framework for predictive cardiovascular and stroke risk assessment models: A narrative review of integrated approaches using carotid ultrasound. Comput Biol Med. 2020 Nov;126:104043. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2020.104043. Epub 2020 Oct 8. PMID: 33065389.

Hout M, Sobel D, Pareek G, Elsamra S. Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy 6 Months After Rectal Spacer Hydrogel Injection. J Endourol Case Rep. 2020 Dec 29;6(4):454-456. doi: 10.1089/cren.2020.0187. PMID: 33457700; PMCID: PMC7803204.

Hout M, Kazal F, Golijanin B, Orourke T, Thomasian N, Rajaguru P, Pareek G, Sobwel D.  Does achieving your own access decrease opioid utilization after percutaneous nephrolithotomy?  Urology. 2021 Sept;206: e441-e441.  doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000002019.11

Saba L, Sanagala SS, Gupta SK, Koppula VK, Johri AM, Khanna NN, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Misra DP, Agarwal V, Sharma AM, Viswanathan V, Rathore VS, Turk M, Kolluri R, Viskovic K, Cuadrado-Godia E, Kitas GD, Sharma N, Nicolaides A, Suri JS. Multimodality carotid plaque tissue characterization and classification in the artificial intelligence paradigm: a narrative review for stroke application. Ann Transl Med. 2021 Jul;9(14):1206. doi: 10.21037/atm-20-7676. PMID: 34430647; PMCID: PMC8350643.

Suri JS, Agarwal S, Pathak R, Ketireddy V, Columbu M, Saba L, Gupta SK, Faa G, Singh IM, Turk M, Chadha PS, Johri AM, Khanna NN, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sobel DW, Balestrieri A, Sfikakis PP, Tsoulfas G, Protogerou A, Misra DP, Agarwal V, Kitas GD, Teji JS, Al-Maini M, Dhanjil SK, Nicolaides A, Sharma A, Rathore V, Fatemi M, Alizad A, Krishnan PR, Frence N, Ruzsa Z, Gupta A, Naidu S, Kalra M. COVLIAS 1.0: Lung Segmentation in COVID-19 Computed Tomography Scans Using Hybrid Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence Models. Diagnostics (Basel). 2021 Aug 4;11(8):1405. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics11081405. PMID: 34441340; PMCID: PMC8392426.

Biswas M, Saba L, Omerzu T, Johri AM, Khanna NN, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Balestrieri A, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Misra DP, Agarwal V, Kitas GD, Kolluri R, Sharma A, Viswanathan V, Ruzsa Z, Nicolaides A, Suri JS. A Review on Joint Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Plaque Area Measurement in Ultrasound for Cardiovascular/Stroke Risk Monitoring: Artificial Intelligence Framework. J Digit Imaging. 2021 Jun;34(3):581-604. doi: 10.1007/s10278-021-00461-2. Epub 2021 Jun 2. PMID: 34080104; PMCID: PMC8329154.

Pareek G. Commentary to 'Evaluation of Educational Value of YouTube Videos addressing Robotic Pyeloplasty in Children'. J Pediatr Urol. 2021 Jun;17(3):391. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2021.01.049. Epub 2021 Feb 15. PMID: 33691985.

Suri JS, Agarwal S, Gupta SK, Puvvula A, Biswas M, Saba L, Bit A, Tandel GS, Agarwal M, Patrick A, Faa G, Singh IM, Oberleitner R, Turk M, Chadha PS, Johri AM, Miguel Sanches J, Khanna NN, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sobel DW, Balestrieri A, Sfikakis PP, Tsoulfas G, Protogerou A, Misra DP, Agarwal V, Kitas GD, Ahluwalia P, Teji J, Al-Maini M, Dhanjil SK, Sockalingam M, Saxena A, Nicolaides A, Sharma A, Rathore V, Ajuluchukwu JNA, Fatemi M, Alizad A, Viswanathan V, Krishnan PK, Naidu S. A narrative review on characterization of acute respiratory distress syndrome in COVID-19-infected lungs using artificial intelligence. Comput Biol Med. 2021 Mar;130:104210. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2021.104210. Epub 2021 Jan 18. PMID: 33550068; PMCID: PMC7813499.

Agarwal M, Saba L, Gupta SK, Johri AM, Khanna NN, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Sharma AM, Viswanathan V, Kitas GD, Nicolaides A, Suri JS. Wilson disease tissue classification and characterization using seven artificial intelligence models embedded with 3D optimization paradigm on a weak training brain magnetic resonance imaging datasets: a supercomputer application. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2021 Mar;59(3):511-533. doi: 10.1007/s11517-021-02322-0. Epub 2021 Feb 5. PMID: 33547549.

Skandha SS, Gupta SK, Saba L, Koppula VK, Johri AM, Khanna NN, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Misra DP, Agarwal V, Sharma AM, Viswanathan V, Rathore VS, Turk M, Kolluri R, Viskovic K, Cuadrado-Godia E, Kitas GD, Nicolaides A, Suri JS. 3-D optimized classification and characterization artificial intelligence paradigm for cardiovascular/stroke risk stratification using carotid ultrasound-based delineated plaque: Atheromatic™ 2.0. Comput Biol Med. 2020 Oct;125:103958. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2020.103958. Epub 2020 Aug 16. PMID: 32927257.

Jamthikar A, Gupta D, Cuadrado-Godia E, Puvvula A, Khanna NN, Saba L, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Turk M, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Kitas GD, Shankar C, Nicolaides A, Viswanathan V, Sharma A, Suri JS. Ultrasound-based stroke/cardiovascular risk stratification using Framingham Risk Score and ASCVD Risk Score based on "Integrated Vascular Age" instead of "Chronological Age": a multi-ethnic study of Asian Indian, Caucasian, and Japanese cohorts. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2020 Aug;10(4):939-954. doi: 10.21037/cdt.2020.01.16. PMID: 32968652; PMCID: PMC7487386.

Suri JS, Puvvula A, Biswas M, Majhail M, Saba L, Faa G, Singh IM, Oberleitner R, Turk M, Chadha PS, Johri AM, Sanches JM, Khanna NN, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sobel DW, Balestrieri A, Sfikakis PP, Tsoulfas G, Protogerou A, Misra DP, Agarwal V, Kitas GD, Ahluwalia P, Kolluri R, Teji J, Maini MA, Agbakoba A, Dhanjil SK, Sockalingam M, Saxena A, Nicolaides A, Sharma A, Rathore V, Ajuluchukwu JNA, Fatemi M, Alizad A, Viswanathan V, Krishnan PR, Naidu S. COVID-19 pathways for brain and heart injury in comorbidity patients: A role of medical imaging and artificial intelligence-based COVID severity classification: A review. Comput Biol Med. 2020 Sep;124:103960. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2020.103960. Epub 2020 Aug 14. PMID: 32919186; PMCID: PMC7426723.

Jamthikar AD, Gupta D, Puvvula A, Johri AM, Khanna NN, Saba L, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Kitas GD, Kolluri R, Sharma AM, Viswanathan V, Rathore VS, Suri JS. Cardiovascular risk assessment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis using carotid ultrasound B-mode imaging. Rheumatol Int. 2020 Dec;40(12):1921-1939. doi: 10.1007/s00296-020-04691-5. Epub 2020 Aug 28. PMID: 32857281; PMCID: PMC7453675.

Viswanathan V, Jamthikar AD, Gupta D, Puvvula A, Khanna NN, Saba L, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Sharma A, Kancharana P, Misra DP, Agarwal V, Kitas GD, Nicolaides A, Suri JS. Does the Carotid Bulb Offer a Better 10-Year CVD/Stroke Risk Assessment Compared to the Common Carotid Artery? A 1516 Ultrasound Scan Study. Angiology. 2020 Nov;71(10):920-933. doi: 10.1177/0003319720941730. Epub 2020 Jul 22. PMID: 32696658.

Viswanathan V, Jamthikar AD, Gupta D, Puvvula A, Khanna NN, Saba L, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Turk M, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Ajuluchukwu J, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Kitas GD, Nicolaides A, Sharma A, Suri JS. Integration of estimated glomerular filtration rate biomarker in image-based cardiovascular disease/stroke risk calculator: a south Asian-Indian diabetes cohort with moderate chronic kidney disease. Int Angiol. 2020 Aug;39(4):290-306. doi: 10.23736/S0392-9590.20.04338-2. Epub 2020 Mar 26. PMID: 32214072.

Puvvula A, Jamthikar AD, Gupta D, Khanna NN, Porcu M, Saba L, Viskovic K, Ajuluchukwu JNA, Gupta A, Mavrogeni S, Turk M, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Kitas GD, Nicolaides A, Viswanathan V, Suri JS. Morphological Carotid Plaque Area Is Associated With Glomerular Filtration Rate: A Study of South Asian Indian Patients With Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease. Angiology. 2020 Jul;71(6):520-535. doi: 10.1177/0003319720910660. Epub 2020 Mar 17. PMID: 32180436.

Margolin EJ, Pina Martina LA, Miles CH, Wenske S, McKiernan JM, DeCastro GJ, Hyams ES, Drake CG, Lim EA, Stein MN, Deutsch I, Anderson CB. Telemedicine in management of genitourinary malignancies: Patient and physician perspectives. Urol Oncol. 2021 Aug;39(8):480-486. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2021.04.003. Epub 2021 Jun 4. PMID: 34092480.

Ha AS, Helman TA, Haas CR, Decastro GJ, Hyams ES. A population-based analysis of risk factors and outcomes of prostatic abscess. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2021 Dec;24(4):1143-1150. doi: 10.1038/s41391-021-00374-9. Epub 2021 May 10. PMID: 33972703.

Haas CR, Li G, Hyams ES, Shah O. Delayed Decompression of Obstructing Stones with Urinary Tract Infection is Associated with Increased Odds of Death. J Urol. 2020 Dec;204(6):1256-1262. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000001182. Epub 2020 Jun 5. PMID: 32501124.

Haas CR, Shah O, Hyams ES. Temporal Trends and Practice Patterns for Inpatient Management of Malignant Extrinsic Ureteral Obstruction in the United States. J Endourol. 2020 Aug;34(8):828-835. doi: 10.1089/end.2020.0053. Epub 2020 Jun 12. PMID: 32340482.

O'Rourke TK Jr, Gn M, Patel HV, Fakes C, Jones N, Cancian M, Elsamra SE. The Urologist and the Appendix: A Review of Appendiceal Use in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery. Urology. 2021 Oct 22:S0090-4295(21)00980-8. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.10.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34695504.

Gn M, Sterling J, Sinkin J, Cancian M, Elsamra S. The Expanding Use of Buccal Mucosal Grafts in Urologic Surgery. Urology. 2021 Oct;156:e58-e65. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.05.039. Epub 2021 Jun 5. PMID: 34097942.

2020

Viswanathan V, Jamthikar AD, Gupta D, Puvvula A, Khanna NN, Saba L, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Turk M, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Ajuluchukwu JNA, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Kitas GD, Nicolaides A, Sharma A, Suri JS. Integration of eGFR biomarker in image-based CV/Stroke risk calculator: a south Asian-Indian diabetes cohort with moderate chronic kidney disease. Int Angiol. 2020 Mar 26. doi: 10.23736/S0392-9590.20.04338-2. 

Kott O, Pereira J, Chambers A, Pareek G. Endourology survey on radiation exposure and post-ureteroscopy US and CT reveals a need for clear guidelines. World J Urol. 2020 Mar 21. doi: 10.1007/s00345-020-03162-7. 

Puvvula A, Jamthikar AD, Gupta D, Khanna NN, Porcu M, Saba L, Viskovic K, Ajuluchukwu JNA, Gupta A, Mavrogeni S, Turk M, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Kitas GD, Nicolaides A, Viswanathan V, Suri JS. Morphological Carotid Plaque Area Is Associated With Glomerular Filtration Rate: A Study of South Asian Indian Patients With Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease. Angiology. 2020 Mar 17:3319720910660. doi: 10.1177/0003319720910660.

Wasserman M, Sobel D, Pareek G, Semin Nephrol. Choice of Surgical Options in Kidney Cancer and Surgical Complications. 2020 Jan;40(1):42-48. doi: 10.1016/j.semnephrol.2019.12.005. 

Viswanathan V, Jamthikar AD, Gupta D, Shanu N, Puvvula A, Khanna NN, Saba L, Omerzum T, Viskovic K, Mavrogeni S, Turk M, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis PP, Protogerou A, Kitas GD, S C, Joshi S, Fiscian H, Folson AA, Wu DH, Ruzsa Z, Nicolaides A, Sharma A, Bhatt DL, Suri JS. Low-cost preventive screening using carotid ultrasound in patients with diabetes. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2020 Mar 1;25:1132-1171.

Eisner BH, Goldfarb DS, Baum M, Langman CB, Curhan GC, Preminger GM, Lieske J, Pareek G, Thomas K, Zisman A, Papagiannopoulos D, Sur R. Evaluation and medical management of patients with cystine nephrolithiasis: a consensus statement. J Endourol. 2020 Feb 17. doi: 10.1089/end.2019.0703.

2019

Bower P. Pereira J. Alalao O. Kott O. Velez D. Thavaseelan S. Pareek G. Indications for stent omission after ureteroscopic lithotripsy defined: A single-institution experience with cost analysis. Arab Journal of Urology. 2019 May 16. doi:10.1080/2090598X.2019.1614243.

Jamthikar A. Gupta D. Khanna NN. Araki T. Saba L. Nicolaides A. Sharma A. Omerzu T. Suri HS. Gupta A. Mavrogeni S. Turk M. Laird JR. Protogerou A. Sfikakis PP. Kitas GD. Viswanathan V. Pareek G. Miner M. Suri JS. A Special Report on Changing Trends in Preventive Stroke/Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Via B-Mode Ultrasonography Current Atherosclerosis Reports. 2019 May 1;21(7):25. doi:10.1007/s11883-019-0788-4.

Alalao O. Mueller-Leonhard C. Kim S.P. Amin A. Tucci C. Pareek G. Mega A. Golijanin D. Gershman B. Comparative effectiveness of chemoradiation versus chemotherapy and radical cystectomy for clinical node-positive (CN+) bladder cancer. Journal of Urology. 2019 April 1. doi: 10.1097/01.JU.0000555678.44107.fd.

Alalao O. Mueller-Leonhard C. Kim S.P. Amin A. Tucci C. Pareek G. Mega A. Golijanin D. Gershman B. Node-positive (CN+) urothelial carcinoma of the bladder treated with chemotherapy and radical cystectomy: Clinical outcomes and development of a risk prediction model. Journal of Urology. 2019 April 1. doi: 10.1097/01.JU.0000555677.66978.46

Kott O. Chambers A. Al-Alao O. Jung E. O‘Rourke T. Wasserman M. Balen A. Ghaly M. Wright T. Rodriguez S. Marthi S. Tucci C. Pareek G. Ureteroscopic assessment of stone burden after dusting correlates with clinical outcomes despite poor stone-free rate on post-procedural imaging. Journal of Urology. 2019 April 1; doi: 10.1097/01.JU.0000557586.62683.13

Kott O. Linsley D. Amin A. Karagounis A. Golijanin D. Serre T. Gershman B. Automated histopathologic diagnosis and Gleason grading of prostate biopsies with machine learning. The Journal of Urology. 2019 April 1. doi: 10.1097/01.JU.0000555357.74794.d8.

Golijanin B. Moshnikova A. Engelman DM. Andreev OA. Reshetnyak YK. Amin A. Golijanin D. Ex-vivo targeting of urothelial carcinomas by fluorescent pHLIP imaging agents. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2019; 2019 Mar 29-Apr 3; Atlanta, GA. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2019;79(13 Suppl):Abstract nr 1399. doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.SABCS18-1399.

Lingeman JE. Pareek G. Easter L. Pease R. Grujic D. Brettman L. Langman CB. ALLN-177, oral enzyme therapy for hyperoxaluria. Int Urology Nephrology. 2019 April;51(4): 601-608. doi: 10.1007/s11255-019-02098-1. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Pereira J. Bower P. Jung E. Parkhomenko E. Tran T. Thavaseelan S. Pareek G. Ureteral stenting practices following routine ureteroscopy: an international survey. World J Urology. 2019 Feb 11. doi: 10.1007/s00345-019-02660-7

Brito J. Golijanin B. Kott O. Moshnikova A. Mueller-Leonhard C. Gershman B. Andreev OA. Reshetnyak YK. Amin A. Golijanin D. Ex-vivo Imaging of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma Using Novel ICG-Var3 pHLIP Imaging Agent. Urology. 2019 Jan 16. pii: S0090-4295(19)30061-5. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.01.008

Pereira JF, Pareek G, Mueller-Leonhard C, Zhang Z, Amin A, Mega A, Tucci C, Golijanin D, Gershman B. The Perioperative Morbidity of Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor: Implications for Quality Improvement. Urology. 2019 03; 125:131-137. PMID: 30366045. 

2018

Pelcovits A. Mega A. Golijanin D. Amin A. Gershman B. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma with isolated lymph node involvement following surgical resection: Implications for multi-modal management. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018 June 1;36. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2018.36.15_suppl.e16594.

Brito J. Golijanin B. Pereira J. Amin A. Golijanin D. Ex-vivo targeting of upper tract urothelial carcinoma using a novel pHLIP-ICG construct. The Journal of Urology. 2018 April 1. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2018.02.596.

Bhindi B. Wallis CJD. Boorjian SA. Thompson RH. Farrell A. Kim SP. Karam JA. Capitanio U. Golijanin D. Leibovich BC. Gershman B. The role of lymph node dissection in the management of renal cell carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJU Int. 2018 May;121(5):684-698. doi: 10.1111/bju.14127. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Pereira J. Golijanin D. Amin A. Mega A. Boorjian SA. Thompson RH. Leibovich BC. Gershman B. The natural history of renal cell carcinoma with isolated lymph node metastases in the targeted therapy era. Journal of Urology. 2018 April 1. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2018.02.1200

Pereira J, Pareek G, Mueller-Leonhard C, Zhang Z, Amin A, Mega A, Tucci C, Golijanin D, Gershman BThe Perioperative Morbidity of Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor: Implications for Quality Improvement. Urology. 2018 Oct 23. pii: S0090-4295(18)31115-4. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.10.027.

Fantasia J, Brito Iii J, Amin A, Pareek GAnticipated Treatment Defect Versus Prostatic Abscess: Radiographic Findings Following Transurethral Convective Radiofrequency-induced Water Vapor Thermal Ablation. Can J Urol. 2018 Aug;25(4):9424-9426.

Brito J 3rd, Pereira J, Moreira DM, Pareek G, Tucci C, Guo R, Zhang Z, Amin A, Mega A, Renzulli J 2nd, Golijanin D, Gershman BThe Association of Lymph Node Dissection with 30-day Perioperative Morbidity among Men Undergoing Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy: Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2018 Jun;21(2):245-251. doi: 10.1038/s41391-018-0051-z. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Bhindi B, Wallis CJD, Boorjian SA, Thompson RH, Farrell A, Kim SP, Karam JA, Capitanio U, Golijanin D, Leibovich BC, Gershman BThe Role of Lymph Node Dissection in the Management of Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. BJU Int. 2018 May;121(5):684-698. doi: 10.1111/bju.14127. Epub 2018 Mar 1. Review.

Gershman B, Bukavina L, Chen Z, Konety B, Schumacher F, Li L, Kutikov A, Smaldone M, Abouassaly R, Kim SP. The Association of Robot-assisted Versus Pure Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy with Perioperative Outcomes and Hospital Costs. Eur Urol Focus. 2018 Oct 22. pii: S2405-4569(18)30297-9. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2018.10.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Lyon TD, Gershman B, Shah PH, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Lohse CM, Costello BA, Cheville JC, Leibovich BC. Risk Prediction Models for Cancer-Specific Survival Following Cytoreductive Nephrectomy in the Contemporary Era. Urol Oncol. 2018 Nov;36(11):499.e1-499.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2018.08.008. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

Gershman B, Guo DP, Dahabreh IJ. Using Observational Data for Personalized Medicine When Clinical Trial Evidence Is Limited. Fertil Steril. 2018 Jun;109(6):946-951. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2018.04.005. Review.

Linder BJ, Occhino JA, Habermann EB, Glasgow AE, Bews KA, Gershman BA National Contemporary Analysis of Perioperative Outcomes of Open versus Minimally Invasive Sacrocolpopexy. J Urol. 2018 Oct;200(4):862-867. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2018.03.131. Epub 2018 Apr 7.

2017

Pereira JF, Golijanin D, Pareek G, Guo R, Zhang Z, Renzulli J 2nd, Gershman M D BThe Association of Age with Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality Among Men Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy. Urol Oncol. 2018 Apr;36(4):157.e7-157.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2017.11.019. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Pereira J, Renzulli J 2nd, Pareek G, Moreira D, Guo R, Zhang Z, Amin A, Mega A, Golijanin D, Gershman B. J Endourol. Perioperative Morbidity of Open Versus Minimally Invasive Partial Nephrectomy: A Contemporary Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.2018 Feb;32(2):116-123. doi: 10.1089/end.2017.0609. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Tran TY, Hernandez Bustos N, Kambadakone A, Eisner B, Pareek GEmergency Ureteral Stone Treatment Score Predicts Outcomes of Ureteroscopic Intervention in Acute Obstructive Uropathy Secondary to Urolithiasis. J Endourol. 2017 Sep;31(9):829-834. doi: 10.1089/end.2017.0043. Epub 2017 Jul 19.

Cancian M, Pareek G, Caldamone A, Aguiar L, Wang H, Amin A. Histopathology in Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction With and Without Crossing Vessels. Urology. 2017 Sep;107:209-213. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.05.013. Epub 2017 May 16.

Gershman B, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Larcher A, Capitanio U, Montorsi F, Carenzi C, Bertini R, Briganti A, Lohse CM, Cheville JC, Leibovich BC. Radical Nephrectomy with or without Lymph Node Dissection for High Risk Nonmetastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Multi-Institutional Analysis. J Urol. 2018 May;199(5):1143-1148. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.11.114. Epub 2017 Dec 7.

Gershman B, Moreira DM, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Lohse CM, Costello BA, Cheville JC, Leibovich BC. Perioperative Morbidity of Lymph Node Dissection for Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Propensity Score-based Analysis. Eur Urol. 2017 Nov 10. pii: S0302-2838(17)30911-9. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2017.10.020. [Epub ahead of print]

Haddad AQ, Hutchinson R, Wood EL, Miranda G, Gershman B, Messer J, Svatek R, Black PC, Boorjian SA, Shah J, Daneshmand S, Lotan Y. Association of Distance to Treatment Facility With Survival and Quality Outcomes After Radical Cystectomy: A Multi-Institutional Study. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Dec;15(6):689-695.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2017.05.006. Epub 2017 May 10.

Gershman B, Meier SK, Jeffery MM, Moreira DM, Tollefson MK, Kim SP, Karnes RJ, Shah ND. Redefining and Contextualizing the Hospital Volume-Outcome Relationship for Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Implications for Centralization of Care. J Urol. 2017 Jul;198(1):92-99. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.01.067. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

Gershman B, Van Houten HK, Herrin J, Moreira DM, Kim SP, Shah ND, Karnes RJ. Corrigendum re: "Impact of Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) Screening Trials and Revised PSA Screening Guidelines on Rates of Prostate Biopsy and Postbiopsy Complications" [Eur Urol 2017;71:55-65]. Eur Urol. 2017 May;71(5):e160. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2017.01.022. Epub 2017 Jan 21. No abstract available.

Gershman B, Moreira DM, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Lohse CM, Costello BA, Cheville JC, Leibovich BC. Renal Cell Carcinoma with Isolated Lymph Node Involvement: Long-term Natural History and Predictors of Oncologic Outcomes Following Surgical Resection. Eur Urol. 2017 Aug;72(2):300-306. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2016.12.027. Epub 2017 Jan 13.

2016

Cancian M, Brito J, Renzulli J 2nd, Pareek GEndourologic and Open Ureterolithotomy and Common Sheath Reimplant for Large Bladder and Distal Ureteral Calculi. J Endourol Case Rep. 2016 Nov 1;2(1):209-211. eCollection 2016.

Turini GA 3rd, Brito JM 3rd, Leone AR, Golijanin D, Miller EB, Pareek G, Renzulli JF 2nd. Intravesical Hemostatic Clip Migration After Robotic Prostatectomy: Case Series and Review of the Literature. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Sep;26(9):710-2. doi: 10.1089/lap.2015.0506. Epub 2016 Jun 30. Review.

Cone EB, Pareek G, Ursiny M, Eisner B. Cost-effectiveness Comparison of Ureteral Calculi Treated with Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy Versus Shockwave Lithotripsy. World J Urol. 2017 Jan;35(1):161-166. doi: 10.1007/s00345-016-1842-2. Epub 2016 May 5.

Tran TY, Flynn M, O'Bell J, Pareek GCalculated Insulin Resistance Correlates with Stone-Forming Urinary Metabolic Changes and Greater Stone Burden in High-Risk Stone Patients. Clin Nephrol. 2016 Jun;85(6):316-20. doi: 10.5414/CN108832.

Vigneswaran HT, Lec P, Brito J, Turini G, Pareek G, Golijanin DPartial Nephrectomy for Small Renal Masses: Do Teaching and Nonteaching Institutions Adhere to Guidelines Equally? J Endourol. 2016 Jun;30(6):714-21. doi: 10.1089/end.2016.0112. Epub 2016 Apr 22.

Golijanin DJ, Amin A, Moshnikova A, Brito JM, Tran TY, Achodite RC, Andreev GO, Crawford T, Engelman DM, Andreev OA, Reshetnyak YK, Golijanin DTargeted Imaging of Urothelium Carcinoma in Human Bladders by an Icg Phlip Peptide Ex Vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2016 Oct 18;113(42):11829-11834. Epub 2016 Sep 29

Gershman B, Takahashi N, Moreira DM, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Lohse CM, Costello BA, Cheville JC, Leibovich BC. Radiographic size of retroperitoneal lymph nodes predicts pathological nodal involvement for patients with renal cell carcinoma: development of a risk prediction model. BJU Int. 2016 Nov;118(5):742-749. doi: 10.1111/bju.13424. Epub 2016 Feb 23.

Gershman B, Thompson RH, Moreira DM, Boorjian SA, Tollefson MK, Lohse CM, Costello BA, Cheville JC, Leibovich BC. Radical Nephrectomy With or Without Lymph Node Dissection for Nonmetastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Propensity Score-based Analysis. Eur Urol. 2017 Apr;71(4):560-567. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2016.09.019. Epub 2016 Sep 24.

Gershman B, Thompson RH, Moreira DM, Boorjian SA, Lohse CM, Costello BA, Cheville JC, Leibovich BC. Lymph Node Dissection is Not Associated with Improved Survival among Patients Undergoing Cytoreductive Nephrectomy for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Propensity Score Based Analysis. J Urol. 2017 Mar;197(3 Pt 1):574-579. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2016.09.074. Epub 2016 Sep 20.

Cancian M, Pareek G: Retrograde Ureteral Stent Preforms Better Than Percutaneous Nephrostomy in Septic Patients with Obstructing Stones. 34th World Congress of Endourology, Cape Town, Africa, November 8-12, 2016.

Cancian M, Pareek G: Upper Tract Urinary Obstruction. 34th World Congress of Endourology, Cape Town, Africa, November 8-12, 2016.

Cancian M, Pareek G: Incidence of crossing vessels in association with ureteropelvic junction obstruction increases after age four. 34th World Congress of Endourology, Cape Town, Africa, November 8-12, 2016.

Tran TY, Pareek G: Decreased Kidney Function after Transparenchymal Surgery in Patients with Stones Larger Than 4 cm or Stones in Multiple Locations. 34th World Congress of Endourology, Cape Town, Africa, November 8-12, 2016.

Tran TY, Pareek G: Definitive Ureteral Stone Treatment Score Predicts Stone Free Rates in Emergency Ureteroscopy for Ureterolithiasis: A Multi-Institution Report. 34th World Congress of Endourology, Cape Town, Africa, November 8-12, 2016.

Golijanin J, Amin A, Moshnikova A, Brito J, Tran TY, Adochite R, Andreev GO, Crawford T, Engelman DM, Andreev OA, Reshetnyak YK, Golijanin G: Targeted imaging of urothelium carcinoma in human bladders by an ICG pHLIP peptide ex vivo. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2016; 112(2):11829-11834.

Tran TY, Pareek G: Periureteral Density and Change in Serum Creatinine Predict Emergency Ureteroscopy Outcomes in Patients with Acute Symptomatic Ureterolithiasis. 85th Annual Meeting of New England American Urological Association, Portland, Maine, September 29-October 1, 2016.

Pareek G: Medical Scribes: All the Details. 85th Annual Meeting of New England American Urological Association, Portland, Maine, September 29-October 1, 2016. (Podium presentation)

Tran TY, Pareek G: Transparenchymal Renal Surgery Decreases Kidney Function in Patients with Stones 4 cm and Stones in Multiple Locations. 85th Annual Meeting of New England American Urological Association, Portland, Maine, September 29-October 1, 2016.

Tucci C: Urology in 2016: Where We’ve Come and Where We’re Going. 85th Annual Meeting of New England American Urological Association in collaboration with the New England Chapter of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, Portland, Maine, September 29-October 1, 2016.

Cancian M, Aguiar L, Caldamone A, Pareek G: A Contemporary Analysis of UPJ Obstruction Repair Reveals the Incidence of Crossing Vessels Increases After Age 4. 85th Annual Meeting of New England American Urological Association, Portland, Maine, September 29-October 1, 2016.

Pareek G: Managing Your Online Reputation. 85th Annual Meeting of New England American Urological Association, Portland, Maine, September 29-October 1, 2016. (Podium presentation)

Tucci C: Inpatient Care and Management. 85th Annual Meeting of New England American Urological Association in collaboration with the New England Chapter of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, Portland, Maine, September 29-October 1, 2016.

Turini GA III, Clark M, Tucci C, Machan J, Golijanin D, Pareek G, Renzulli JF II: Reduced Length of Stay and Readmission Rates Using a Standardized Clinical Care Pathway Following Robotic Prostatectomy.  AUA Annual Meeting – San Diego, California; May 6-10, 2016.

Tran TY, Thavaseelan S, Pareek P: Definitive Ureteral Stone Treatment (DUST) Score Predicts Success of Ureteroscopy in Acutely Obstructing Proximal Ureteral Stones. AUA Annual Meeting – San Diego, California; May 6-10, 2016.

Turini GA III, Gjelsvik, A, Golijanin D, Pareek G, Renzulli JF II: The Role of Patient Race and Ethnicity in Predicting Physician Recommendation of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Testing. AUA Annual Meeting – San Diego, California; May 6-10, 2016.

Turini GA III, Flynn M, Tucci C, Pareek G: Metabolic Stone Center Effectively Decreases Emergency Department Visits in High-Risk Patients. AUA Annual Meeting – San Diego, California; May 6-10, 2016.

Brito J, Golijanin J, Tran TY, Andreev GO, Reshetnyak YK, Amin A, Golijanin D: Ex vivo fluorescence imaging of urothelial carcinoma in human bladders targeted by ICG-pHLIP. AUA Annual Meeting – San Diego, California; May 6-10, 2016.

2015

Leone A, Rotker K, Butler C, Mega A, Li J, Amin A, Schiff SF, Pareek G, Golijanin D, Renzulli JF 2nd. Atypical Small Acinar Proliferation: Repeat Biopsy and Detection of High Grade Prostate Cancer. Prostate Cancer. 2015;2015:810159. doi: 10.1155/2015/810159. Epub 2015 Sep 14.

Meunier R, Pareek G, Amin A. Metastasis of Malignant Melanoma to Urinary Bladder: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case Rep Pathol. 2015;2015:173870. doi: 10.1155/2015/173870. Epub 2015 May 28.

Iannuccilli JD, Dupuy DE, Beland MD, Machan JT, Golijanin DJ, Mayo-Smith WW.Effectiveness and Safety of Computed Tomography-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cancer: A 14-Year Single Institution Experience in 203 Patients. Eur Radiol. 2016 Jun;26(6):1656-64. doi: 10.1007/s00330-015-4006-7. Epub 2015 Sep 15.

Gershman B, Psutka SP, McGovern FJ, Dahl DM, Tabatabaei S, Gettman MT, Frank I, Carlson RE, Rangel LJ, Barry MJ, Blute ML, Karnes RJ. Patient-reported Functional Outcomes Following Open, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Performed by High-volume Surgeons at High-volume Hospitals. Eur Urol Focus. 2016 Jun;2(2):172-179. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2015.06.011. Epub 2015 Jul 15.

Tucci, CT, Alberti LA. A Shared Approach to Cutting Readmissions in Half. Presented at 2015 UHC Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, September 29- October 2, 2015.

Turini GA III, Tucci, CT, Pareek G, Renzulli JF II. Reduced Post Operative Length of Stay Following Implementation of a Standardized Clinical Care Pathway Following Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. Presented at 2015 World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting, London, England, October 1-4, 2015

Turini GA III, Renzulli II JF, Golijanin D, Pareek G. Implementation of the Curriculum of Robotic Educational Simulation and Training (CREST): The Brown University Urology Residency Program Experience. Presented at 2015 World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting, London, England, October 1-4, 2015

Leone AR, Turini GA III, Brito JM, Pareek G, Renzulli II JF, Golijanin D. Antiplatelet/Anticoagulation Therapy Does Not Increase Immediate Complications in Patients Undergoing Robotic Partial Nephrectomy (RPN). Presented at 2015 World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting, London, England, October 1-4, 2015

Eisner B, Pais V, Sur R, Miller D, Pareek G. Rapid Recurrence of Cystine Calculi Requiring Multiple PCNL’s Over a 4-year Period. Presented at 2015 World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting, London, England, October 1-4, 2015

Tucci, CT, Engvall, JC, Alberti LA. Reducing Length of Stay by Half in a 6-Month Time Frame. Presented at 2015 ANCC National Magnet Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 7-9, 2015.

Golijanin J, Brito JM, Tran TY, Achodite R, Moshnikova A, Andreev O, Reshetnyak Y, Amin A, Golijanin D. Near Infrared Fluorescent (NIRF) Imaging of Bladder Tumors in Fresh, Ex Vivo Specimens After Ph Low Insertion Peptide (pHLIP) - Indocyanine Green (ICG) Compound (ICG-pHLIP) Intravesical Instillation. Presented at New England American Urological Association, Nassau, Bahamas, October 22-25, 2015.

Hernandez N, Pais V, Pareek G, Golijanin D, Gomella P, Mufarrij P, Matlaga BR, Eisner, B. Percutaneous Antegrade Ureteroscopy for Treatment of Ureterointestinal Anastomotic Strictures. Presented at New England American Urological Association, Nassau, Bahamas, October 22-25, 2015.

Lec P, Pareek G, Vigneswaran H, Brito JM, Golijanin, D. The Effect of Preexisting Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension on Partial Nephrectomy Utilization for the Treatment of Intraparenchymal Renal Masses. Presented at New England American Urological Association, Nassau, Bahamas, October 22-25, 2015.

Tran TY, Thavaseelan S, Pareek G. Definitive Ureteral Stone Treatment (DUST) Score Predicts Outcomes of Ureteroscopic Intervention in Acute Obstructive Uropathy Secondary to Urolithiasis. Presented at New England American Urological Association, Nassau, Bahamas, October 22-25, 2015.

Tran TY, Flynn MM, O'Bell J, Pareek G. Calculated Insulin Resistance Correlates with Stone-Forming Urinary Metabolic Changes and Greater Stone Burden in High-Risk Stone Patients. Presented at New England American Urological Association, Nassau, Bahamas, October 22-25, 2015.

2014

Richman K, O'Bell J, Pareek GThe Growing Prevalence of Kidney Stones and Opportunities for Prevention. R I Med J (2013). 2014 Dec 2;97(12):31-4.

Dai J, Leone A, Mermel L, Hwang K, Pareek G, Schiff S, Golijanin D, Renzulli JF 2nd. Rectal Swab Culture-Directed Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Prostate Biopsy and Risk of Postprocedure Infection: A Cohort Study. Urology. 2015 Jan;85(1):8-14. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.09.035. Epub 2014 Nov 20.

Tran TY, McGillen K, Cone EB, Pareek G. J Endourol. Triple D Score is a Reportable Predictor of Shockwave Lithotripsy Stone-Free Rates. 2015 Feb;29(2):226-30. doi: 10.1089/end.2014.0212. Epub 2014 Sep 19.

Cost-Effectiveness comparison of Renal Calculi Treated with Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy Versus Shockwave Lithotripsy. Cone EB, Eisner BH, Ursiny M, Pareek G. J Endourol. 2014 Jun;28(6):639-43. doi: 10.1089/end.2013.0669. Epub 2014 Feb 14.

2013

Pareek G, Acharya UR, Sree SV, Swapna G, Yantri R, Martis RJ, Saba L, Krishnamurthi G, Mallarini G, El-Baz A, Al Ekish S, Beland M, Suri JS. Prostate Tissue Characterization/Classification in 144 Patient Population Using Wavelet and Higher Order Spectra Features from Transrectal Ultrasound Images. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Dec;12(6):545-57. doi: 10.7785/tcrt.2012.500346. Epub 2013 Jun 6

Gershman B., Meier S.K., Jeffery M.M., Moreira D.M., Tollefson M.K., Kim S.P., Karnes R.J., Shah N.D. Redefining and Contextualizing the Hospital Volume-Outcome Relationship for Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Implications for Centralization of Care. The Journal of Urology , Volume 198 , Issue 1 , 92 - 99 (Abstract)

Urologic Research Highlights

Recent research conducted by Minimally Invasive Urology Institute specialists includes:

  • Minimally Invasive Urology Institute surgeon Dragan Golijanin, MD, as part of a team that developed a new technology that integrates fluorescent imaging with a surgical console in one system, allowing the surgeon to visualize the surgical field while performing surgery without stepping away from the console.
  • A study of intravenous indocyanine green dye as an agent in near-infrared fluorescence imaging to safely map all renal vasculature and differentiate renal cortical tumors, as well as non-tumorous lesions, from surrounding tissue in patients undergoing partial nephrectomies.
  • A study that found that significantly elevated fasting insulin levels are a good indicator of stone burden in non-diabetic patients at high risk for stone formation. While obesity is associated with stone formation, the study shows that elevated fasting insulin levels are a better indicator of risk for urinary stone disease than body mass index (BMI).