The Department of Urology is committed to developing research that will translate into more effective treatments for patients with urologic disorders.

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Urology Non-Cancer Research Studies

Project Title: Morbidity and Mortality in Medicaid Patients Who Underwent Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
IRB Number: 2017C0156
PI: Bahnson
Co-Pi: Shabsigh, Hendawi

Project Title: Immediate vs Delayed Surgical Intervention for Penile Fracture
IRB Number: 2016E0635
PI: Bellows

Project Title: Barriers to Repeat Treatment with Intradetrusor OnabotulinumtoxinA Injection
IRB Number: 2016H0306
PI: Bellows
Co-Pi: Ebert

Project Title: Patterns of Consultation for Difficult Urethral Catheterization and Rates of Iatrogenic Trauma
IRB Number: 2017H0420
PI: Bellows
Co-Pi: Cooper, Szabo

Project Title: The Urology Boot-Camp: A Pilot Curriculum to Enhance Medical Student Procedural Competency
IRB Number: 2017B0530
PI: Bellows
Co-Pi: Lee, Sharp, Cooper

Project Title: Urology Ultrasound Training Curriculum
IRB Number: 2016H0087
PI: Box
Co-Pi: Wan

Project Title: Robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for benign disease: tips, tricks, and outcomes
IRB Number: 2016H0341
PI: Box
Co-Pi: Sourial, Zynger, Miller

Project Title: Evaluation of Image Improvement from Ultrasound Training Curriculum Using the Brightness Mode Quality Ultrasound Imaging Examination Technique (B-QUIET)
IRB Number: 2017E0713
PI: Box
Co-Pi: Wan

Project Title: Simple Nephrectomy: Does Surgery Relieve Symptoms?
IRB Number: 2017H0003
PI: Box
Co-Pi: Sourial, Szabo, Zynger, Miller, Dall

Project Title: Effects of Steep Trendelenburg on Intraocular Pressure and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer in Robotic Prostatectomy
IRB Number: 2015H0247
PI: Box
Co-Pi: Shabsigh, Sharp, Todd, Khemees, Gridley, Sourial

Project Title: Outcomes of artificial urinary sphincter erosion in patients with male incontinence
IRB Number: 2015H0063
PI: Jenkins
Co-Pi: Ebert

Project Title: Correlation between Stent Culture and Urine Culture in Ureteral Stent Patients
IRB Number: 2015H0383
PI: Knudsen
Co-Pi: Dall

Project Title: Survey of Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Practice Patterns in Kidney Stone Surgery
IRB Number: 2016E0384
PI: Knudsen
Co-Pi: Ebel

Project Title: Safety of Continuing Aspirin Therapy at the Time of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
IRB Number: 2016E0577
PI: Knudsen
Co-Pi: Ebel

Project Title: Resident experience with ultrasound guided access and patient dose reduction techniques in percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
IRB Number: 2017E0600
PI: Knudsen
Co-Pi: Ebel

Project Title: The EDGE Consortium: A Randomized Trial of Preoperative Prophylactic Antibiotics Prior to Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in Patients with Moderate Risk of Postoperative Infection
IRB Number: 2017H0055
PI: Knudsen

Project Title: Prospective Trial of a Reusable Digital Flexible Ureteroscope vs a Single-Use Flexible Ureteroscope in the Treatment of Urolithiasis: An EDGE Consortium Clinical Trial
IRB Number: 2017H0118
PI: Knudsen

Project Title: Reducing Intra-Operative Fluoroscopy Time in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
IRB Number: 2017H0393
PI: Knudsen
Co-Pi: Sourial, Todd

Project Title: Use of the qSOFA Score for Prediction of ICU Admission Due to Sepsis After Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
IRB Number: 2017H0406
PI: Knudsen
Co-Pi: Sourial


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2018 Publications

Brown CT, Wan JC, DaJusta DG. Non-traumatic testicular rupture following episode of epididymo-orchitis. Urol Case Rep. 2018 Jan 8;17:48-49. doi: 10.1016/j.eucr.2018.01.005. eCollection 2018 Mar. No abstract available.

Ching CB, Gupta S, Li B, Cortado H, Mayne N, Jackson AR, McHugh KM, Becknell B. Interleukin-6/Stat3 signaling has an essential role in the host antimicrobial response to urinary tract infection.Kidney Int. 2018 Feb 21. pii: S0085-2538(18)30031-0. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2017.12.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Daneshmand S, Patel S, Lotan Y, Pohar K, Trabulsi E, Woods M, Downs T, Huang W, Jones J, O'Donnell M, Bivalacqua T, DeCastro J, Steinberg G, Kamat A, Resnick M, Konety B, Schoenberg M, Jones JS; Flexible Blue Light Study Group Collaborators. Efficacy and safety of Blue Light Flexible Cystoscopy with Hexaminolevulinate in the surveillance of bladder cancer: a Phase III, comparative, multicenter study. J Urol. 2018 May;199(5):1158-1165. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.11.096. Epub 2017 Dec 2.

Danzig MR, Mallin K, McKiernan JM, Stadler WM, Sridhar SS, Morgan TM, Bochner BH, Lee CT. Prognostic importance of lymphovascular invasion in urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis. Cancer. 2018 Apr 6. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31372. [Epub ahead of print]

Diaz DA, Mortazavi A, Lee CT. A potential role for adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy for patients with high-risk bladder cancer treated with cystectomy in the United States. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jan 17;153(1):e174592. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4592. Epub 2018 Jan 17. No abstract available.

Fuchs ME, Beecroft N, McLeod DJ, Dajusta DG, Ching CB. Intra-operative Onabotunlinumtoxin-A reduces post-operative narcotic and anticholonergic requirements after continent bladder reconstruction.Urology. 2018 May 2. pii: S0090-4295(18)30324-8. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.04.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Grimsby GM, Schlomer BJ, Menon VS, Ostrov L, Keays M, Sheth KR, Villanueva C, Granberg C, Dajusta D, Hill M, Sanchez E, Harrison CB, Jacobs MA, Burgu B, Hennes H, Baker LA. Prospective evaluation of predictors of testis atrophy after surgery for testis torsion in children. Urology. 2018 Mar 20. pii: S0090-4295(18)30262-0. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.03.009. [Epub ahead of print]

Habous M, Muir G, Soliman T, Farag M, Williamson B, Binsaleh S, Elhadek W, Mahmoud S, Ibrahim H, Abdelwahab O, Abdelrahman Z, Abdelkader M, Jenkins LC, Mulhall JP. Outcomes of variation in technique and variation in accuracy of measurement in penile length measurement. Int J Impot Res. 2018 Feb;30(1):21-26. doi: 10.1038/s41443-017-0013-3. Epub 2017 Nov 27

Humphreys MR, Shah OD, Monga M, Chang YH, Krambeck AE, Sur RL, Miller NL, Knudsen BE, Eisner BH, Matlaga BR, Chew BH. Dusting versus basketing during ureteroscopy – which technique is more efficacious? A prospective multicenter trial from the EDGE Research Consortium. J Urol. 2018 May;199(5):1272-1276. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.11.126. Epub 2017 Dec 16.

Jain R, Omar M, Chaparala H, Kahn A, Li J, Kahn L, Sivalingam S. How accurate are we in estimating true stone volume? A comparison of water displacement, ellipsoid formula, and a CT-based software tool. J Endourol. 2018 Apr 23. doi: 10.1089/end.2017.0937. [Epub ahead of print]

Knudsen BE. Editorial comment: Micro-costing analysis demonstrated comparable costs for LithoVue compared to reusable flexible fiberoptic ureteroscopes by Taguchi et al. J Endourol. 2018 Apr;32(4):274. doi: 10.1089/end.2018.0141. No abstract available.

Knudsen BE, Wise HA 2nd. Editorial comment. Urology. 2018 May;115:58. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.10.066. Epub 2018 Mar 27. No abstract available.

Matlaga BR, Chew B, Eisner B, Humphreys M, Knudsen B, Krambeck A, Lange D, Lipkin M, Miller NL, Monga M, Pais V, Sur RL, Shah O. Ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy: a review of desting vs fragmentation with extraction. J Endourol. 2018 Jan;32(1):1-6. doi: 10.1089/end.2017.0641. Epub 2017 Nov 27.

McLeod DJ. Reply by the authors. Urology. 2018 May;115:196. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.02.002. Epub 2018 Feb 13. No abstract available.

Salem J, Paffenholz P, Bolenz C, von Brandenstein M, Cebulla A, Haferkamp A, Kuru T, Lee CT, Pfister D, Tsaur I, Borgmann H, Heidenreich A. Websites on bladder cancer: an appropriate source of patient information? J Cancer Educ. 2018 Jan 8. doi: 10.1007/s13187-017-1316-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Sheetz T, Lee CT. Frailty and geriatric assessment in urologic oncology. Curr Opin Urol. 2018 May;28(3):233-242. doi: 10.1097/MOU.0000000000000501.

Vilanova-Sanchez A, Halleran DR, Reck-Burneo CA, Gasior AC, Weaver L, Fisher M, Wagner A, Nash O, Booth K, Peters K, Williams C, Brown SM, Lu P, Fuchs M, Diefenbach K, Leonard JR, Hewitt G, McCracken K, Di Lorenzo C, Wood RJ, Levitt MA. A descriptive model for a multidisciplinary unit for colorectal and pelvic malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Apr 19. pii: S0022-3468(18)30262-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.04.019. [Epub ahead of print]

Vilanova-Sanchez A, Reck CA, Sebastião YV, Fuchs M, Halleran DR, Weaver L, Gregory Bates D, Gasior AC, Maloof T, Hoover EJ, Jaggers J, Gagnon R, Ching CC, Dajusta D, Jayanthi VR, Levitt MA, Wood RJ. Can sacral development as a marker for caudal regression help identify associated urologic anomalies in patients with anortectal malformation? J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Mar 23. pii: S0022-3468(18)30207-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.03.018. [Epub ahead of print]

Wood RJ, Reck-Burneo CA, Dajusta D, Ching C, Jayanthi R, Gregory Bates D, Fuchs ME, McCracken K, Hewitt G, Levitt MA. Erratum to “Cloaca reconstruction: A new algorithm which considers the role of urethral length in determining surgical planning” [YPJSU 53/1 (2018) 90-95.J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Mar;53(3):582-583. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.051. No abstract available.

Yafi FA, Andrianne R, Alzweri L, Brady J, Butcher M, Chevalier D, DeLay KJ, Faix A, Hatzichristodoulou G, Hellstrom WJG, Jenkins L, Kohler TS, Osmonov D, Park SH, Schwabb MD, Valenzuela R, van Renterghem K, Wilson SK. Andrianne mini-jupette graft at the time of inflatable penile prosthesis placement for the management of post-prostatectomy climactura and minimal urinary incontinence. J Sex Med. 2018 May;15(5):789-796. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2018.01.015. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

Research Notables

Tariq Khemees, MD

khemees• Tariq Khemees, MD won the Best Clinical Poster entitled “Comparison of Oncologic Outcomes After Open Versus Robotic-Assisted Radical Nephroureterectomy for Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma” at the 91st Annual Meeting of the North Central Section of the AUA

• Dr. Khemees also received the Urology Care Foundation 2018 Research Scholar Award. 
Project title: Improving Androgen Deprivation Therapy by Synthetic Lethal Metabolic Targeting. The research will be conducted at Carbone Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin as a 2018 SUO (Society of Urologic Oncology) Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. David Jarrard.










Sundi Debasish  MD 1572 5xDebasish Sundi, MD 

• Debasish Sundi, MD received a 2-year Research Scholar Award from the Urology Care Foundation: the Official Foundation of the American Urological Association for his  project: MDSC Depletion via Ibrutinib as a Strategy to Increase Sensitivity of Bladder Cancer to Immune Checkpoint Blockade in a Murine Allograft Model 










 Dr. Mohamed Hendawi

• Dr. Mohamed Hendawi won “Best Poster Award” at the annual North Central Section of the AUA meeting for his project, The Impact of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer, a Retrospective Institution Experience.

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