- To characterize circumcision-related litigation in the United States (US) and factors predictive of lawsuit outcome. Circumcision is a common urologic procedure with medical and ethical nuances.
- To promote the recognition and care of patients with female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), we aimed to evaluate the awareness, clinical experience and knowledge of FGM/C among female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) specialists. FGM/C is a cultural practice whereby there is removal of external female genitalia for non-therapeutic reasons. Despite the high prevalence of urogynecologic complications, there is a paucity of literature discussing FGM/C from the lens of urologists and urogynecologists.
- To identify the current formats of standardized letters of recommendation (SLORs) and evaluate their characteristics, the distribution of applicants’ ratings, correlation between SLOR domain ratings and conventional application metrics, and potential biases.
- To assess provider and practice characteristics that drive opioid prescription behavior using the American Urological Association census data.
- To analyze the factors associated with non-attendance at a urology telehealth clinic in a large urban safety-net hospital after institutional-mandated transition to telehealth due to COVID-19.
- To test the hypothesis that undergoing nephrectomy after high-grade renal trauma is associated with higher mortality rates.
- To describe factors associated with Quality improvement and patient safety (QIPS) participation using 2018 American Urological Association Census data. QIPS have become increasingly important in medicine. However, studies about QIPS in urology suggest low levels of participation, with little known about factors predicting non-participation.
- Bladder cancer has been linked with well-known carcinogens. It is estimated that nearly 27% of global bladder cancer deaths are attributed to smoking.1 High arsenic levels in drinking water, some medications, and Schistosoma haematobium infection are examples of other environmental risk factors.2 Well-known occupational carcinogens include aromatic amines (eg, benzidine, α-Naphthylamine, ß-Naphthylamine, etc.).3 The history of the discovery of these occupational carcinogens is paradoxically not well-acknowledged in contemporary urology literature.
- To describe the health characteristics and current treatment choices of male stress urinary incontinence (mSUI) patients to inform patient-centered decision-making.