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Departmental News & Highlights
News & Events
Dr. Philip Hanno, Clinical Professor of Urology, is one of the authors of a new book coming out next month titled, Insterstitial Cystitis. All proceeds go to the International Association for the Study of Bladder Pain Syndrome (ESSIC). Click here for details on how to order.
New publication accepted in Urology
Drs. Craig Stauffer, Chris Elliott and Tin Ngo's recent publication "Is Neurogenic Bladder A Risk Factor for Febrile Urinary Tract Infection After Ureteroscopy and if so, why?" was just accepted for publication in Urology.
The sudden rise in male infertility is a scary national crisis. According to urologist and associate professor Dr. Michael Eisenberg, "Here is direct evidence that the function of reproduction is failing. We should try to figure out why that is." What we do know about declining sperm count tells us a great deal about not only reproduction but also the overall health of men - and what it tells us isn't good. Is it simply modern life iteself - obesity, inactivity, stress, close cellphones, even older parenthood that's driving down sperm levels? It's the beginning of an answer but not the full one.
Dr. Michael Eisenberg is the senior researcher on a new study in the journal Human Reproudction, which reports that the average age of today's American dad is roughly 3.5 years older than his counterpart from four decades ago, growing from 27.4 years in 1972 to 30.9 years in 2015. The new study is quickly generating media attention and buzz around the internet:
Essay contest and poster winners
- Tim Chang took 1st place in the Miley B. Wesson Resident Essay Contest for his entry: In Vivo Biodistribution and Toxicity of Intravesical Administration of Quantum Dots for Optical Molecular Imaging of Bladder Cancer.
- Kai Dallas took 1st place in the Health Policy Essay Contest for his entry: Racial Disparities in Hospital Admissions in the First 30 Days After Urethral Sling Procedures in California.
- Kai also took 2nd place in the Miley B. Wesson Resident Essay Contest for his entry: Redefining the Stone Belt: Precipitation Potentiates the Risk of Urinary Stone Disease in California.
- Incident CKD after Radical or Partial Nephrectomy
- The age of fathers in the USA is rising: an analysis of 168,867,480 births from 1972 to 2015
- Adrenalectomy for benign and malignant disease: utilization and outcomes by surgeon specialty and surgical approach from 2003 - 2013
- The incidence of unsuccessful partial nephrectomy within the United States: A nationwide population-based analysis from 2003 to 2015
- Does the degree of cystocele predict de novo stress urinary incontinence after prolapse repair? Further analysis of the colpopexy and urinary reduction efforts trial
- Book review: Perspectives in pediatric pathology, Manuel Nistal, Miguel Reyes-Mugica (Eds.), in: Development and pathology of the pediatric testis, vol. 30. Society for Pediatric Pathology (2017)
- Malnutrition in older patients with cancer: Appraisal of the Mini Nutritional Assessment, weight loss, and body mass index
- Outcomes of men on active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer at a safety-net hospital
- Semen Quality and pregnancy loss in a contemporary cohort of couples recruited before conception: data from the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE) Study
OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS
This Department of Urology is seeking qualified faculty for several open positions to join its distinguished group of medical professionals.