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Disparate Practice Patterns and Survival Outcomes: The Impact of Centralization of Cancer Care for Adrenocortical Carcinoma in the United States.

Benjamin V Stone, Jacob E Tallman, Kelvin A Moses,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare but aggressive malignancy. While centralization of care to referral centers improves outcomes across common urologic malignancies, there exists a paucity of data for low-incidence cancers. We sought to evaluate differences in practice patterns and overall survival in patients with adrenocortical carcinoma across types of treating ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2021, :101097JU0000000000001871]

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Patient-Reported Financial Toxicity Associated with Contemporary Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer.

Benjamin V Stone, Aaron A Laviana, Amy N Luckenbaugh, Li-Ching Huang, Zhiguo Zhao, Tatsuki Koyama, Ralph Conwill, Karen Hoffman, Daniel D Joyce, Michael Goodman, Ann S Hamilton, Xiao-Cheng Wu, Lisa E Paddock, Antoinette Stroup, Matthew R Cooperberg, Mia Hashibe, Brock B O'Neil, Sherrie H Kaplan, Sheldon Greenfield, David F Penson, Daniel A Barocas,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Contemporary treatment modalities for localized prostate cancer provide comparable overall and cancer-specific survival. However, the degree of financial burden imposed by treatment, the factors contributing to that burden, and how different treatments compare with regard to financial toxicity remain poorly understood.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>The Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Surgery and Radiation ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2021, 205(3):761-768]

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The effect of centralization of care on overall survival in primary urethral cancer.

Benjamin V Stone, Stephen C Hill, Kelvin A Moses,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Centralization of care to high-volume centers improves outcomes across urologic malignancies, but there exists a paucity of data for low-incidence cancers. Given the rarity of primary urethral cancer (UC) and the need for complex multidisciplinary treatment, we sought to evaluate differences in practice patterns and clinical outcomes across types of ... Read more >>

Urol Oncol (Urologic oncology)
[2021, 39(2):133.e17-133.e26]

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Editorial Comment.

Aaron A Laviana, Benjamin V Stone, Svetlana Avulova,

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2020, 204(3):458-459]

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Comment on "Responsibilities and Expectations: Considerations of Disclosure of Overlapping Operations".

Benjamin V Stone, David Feng, Zachary Klaassen, Daniel A Barocas, Christopher J D Wallis,

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2020, :]

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Urinary pH and the risk of recurrence in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Benjamin V Stone, Abimbola Ayangbesan, Benjamin L Taylor, David M Golombos, Patrick Lewicki, Bashir Al Hussein Al Awamlh, Padraic O'Malley, Steven A Kaplan, Douglas S Scherr, Bilal Chughtai,

INTRODUCTION:To evaluate the effect of urine pH on tumor recurrence rates in patients undergoing surveillance after initial diagnosis of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). MATERIALS AND METHODS:All patients diagnosed with NMIBC at a tertiary referral center from January 2004 to March 2015 were reviewed. Our primary outcome was time to ... Read more >>

Can J Urol (The Canadian journal of urology)
[2018, 25(4):9407-9412]

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Evaluation of Unplanned Hospital Readmissions After Major Urologic Inpatient Surgery in the Era of Accountable Care.

Benjamin V Stone, Matthew R Cohn, Nicholas M Donin, Michael Schulster, James S Wysock, Danil V Makarov, Marc A Bjurlin,

<h4>Objective</h4>To provide a multi-institutional analysis of clinical factors predicting unplanned hospital readmission after major inpatient urologic surgery.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program is a risk-adjusted data collection mechanism for analyzing clinical outcomes data including 30-day perioperative readmissions and complications. We identified 23,108 patients who ... Read more >>

Urology (Urology)
[2017, 109:94-100]

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Trends in Ambulatory Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women in the United States.

James C Forde, Bilal Chughtai, Meagan Cea, Benjamin V Stone, Alexis Te, Tara F Bishop,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common condition, but despite the availability of guidelines, variations exist in the care of patients. We sought to assess the changes in assessment and management of women with UI over time in the United States.<h4>Methods</h4>The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the National Hospital Ambulatory ... Read more >>

Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg (Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery)
[2017, 23(4):250-255]

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Nipple Resection and Reconstruction After Attempted Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy.

Briar L Dent, Jerry W Chao, Daniel J Eden, Benjamin V Stone, Alexander Swistel, Mia Talmor,

<h4>Background</h4>Occult nipple malignancy is detected in 0% to 58% of attempted nipple-sparing mastectomies (NSM), prompting excision of the nipple. We report our experience with nipple resection following attempted NSM and our outcomes with subsequent nipple reconstruction.<h4>Methods</h4>An institutional review board-approved retrospective review was performed of attempted NSM cases with immediate implant-based ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2017, 78(1):28-34]

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The impact of socioeconomic status on perioperative complications and oncologic outcomes in patients undergoing radical cystectomy.

David M Golombos, Padraic O'Malley, Patrick Lewicki, Daniel P Nguyen, Benjamin V Stone, Bashir Al Hussein Al Awamlh, Douglas S Scherr,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To examine if patients of lower socioeconomic status (SES) are at higher risk of perioperative complications and experience different oncologic outcomes after radical cystectomy (RC).<h4>Methods</h4>Retrospective review was performed on 383 consecutive non-metastatic patients who underwent definitive RC at a tertiary referral center. Along with clinical and pathologic parameters traditionally utilized ... Read more >>

World J Urol (World journal of urology)
[2017, 35(7):1063-1071]

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Prognostic Significance of a Negative Prostate Biopsy: An Analysis of Subjects Enrolled in a Prostate Cancer Screening Trial.

Patrick Lewicki, Jonathan Shoag, David M Golombos, Clara Oromendia, Karla V Ballman, Joshua A Halpern, Benjamin V Stone, Padraic O'Malley, Christopher E Barbieri, Douglas S Scherr,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To our knowledge the optimal treatment of patients following a negative prostate biopsy is unknown. Consequently, resources are increasingly being directed toward risk stratification in this cohort. However, the risk of prostate cancer mortality in this group before the introduction of supplemental biomarkers and imaging techniques is unclear.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>The ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2017, 197(4):1014-1019]

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Prostate size, nocturia and the digital rectal examination: a cohort study of 30 500 men.

Benjamin V Stone, Jonathan Shoag, Joshua A Halpern, Sameer Mittal, Patrick Lewicki, David M Golombos, Dina Bedretdinova, Bilal Chughtai, Christopher E Barbieri, Richard K Lee,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To evaluate the utility of the digital rectal examination (DRE) in estimating prostate size and the association of DRE with nocturia in a population-based cohort.<h4>Subjects and methods</h4>We identified all men randomized to the screening arm of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening (PLCO) trial for whom DRE results ... Read more >>

BJU Int (BJU international)
[2017, 119(2):298-304]

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Safety and Efficacy of GreenLight XPS Laser Vapoenucleation in Prostates Measuring Over 150 mL.

Benjamin V Stone, Bilal Chughtai, James C Forde, Andrew W Tam, Patrick Lewicki, Alexis E Te,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The GreenLight™ XPS Laser System (GL-XPS) is a safe and efficacious treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but there is limited evidence on its use in prostates over 150 mL. We demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the GL-XPS system using a vapoenucleation technique in ... Read more >>

J Endourol (Journal of endourology)
[2016, 30(8):906-912]

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Robot-assisted partial cystectomy: perioperative outcomes and early oncological efficacy.

David M Golombos, Padraic O'Malley, Patrick Lewicki, Benjamin V Stone, Douglas S Scherr,

<h4>Objective</h4>To report on patients undergoing robot-assisted partial cystectomy (RAPC), focusing on perioperative outcomes over a range of clinical, anatomical and pathological variables, as well as the overall oncological efficacy of this approach.<h4>Patients and methods</h4>We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent RAPC by a single surgeon between 2005 and 2015. We ... Read more >>

BJU Int (BJU international)
[2017, 119(1):128-134]

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Trends in internet search activity, media coverage, and patient-centered health information after the FDA safety communications on surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse.

Benjamin V Stone, James C Forde, Valerie B Levit, Richard K Lee, Alexis E Te, Bilal Chughtai,

<h4>Introduction</h4>In July 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication regarding serious complications associated with surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse, prompting increased media and public attention. This study sought to analyze internet search activity and news article volume after this FDA warning and to evaluate ... Read more >>

Int Urogynecol J (International urogynecology journal)
[2016, 27(11):1761-1766]

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The role of acupuncture in managing overactive bladder; a review of the literature.

James C Forde, Edward Jaffe, Benjamin V Stone, Alexis E Te, Geo Espinosa, Bilal Chughtai,

<h4>Introduction and hypothesis</h4>Overactive bladder (OAB) affects a considerable proportion of men and women in the United States and is associated with significant costs and quality of life (QoL) reduction. While medication remains a mainstay of treatment, there is increasing interest in the use of alternative medicine in the form of ... Read more >>

Int Urogynecol J (International urogynecology journal)
[2016, 27(11):1645-1651]

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GreenLight laser for prostates over 100 ml: what is the evidence?

Benjamin V Stone, Bilal Chughtai, Steven A Kaplan, Alexis E Te, Richard K Lee,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>GreenLight photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) has emerged as a minimally invasive, well tolerated, efficacious alternative to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or simple prostatectomy for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, some authors have expressed concern with the use of PVP in large prostates. ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Urol (Current opinion in urology)
[2016, 26(1):28-34]

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Augmented expression and activity of extracellular matrix-degrading enzymes in regions of low endothelial shear stress colocalize with coronary atheromata with thin fibrous caps in pigs.

Yiannis S Chatzizisis, Aaron B Baker, Galina K Sukhova, Konstantinos C Koskinas, Michail I Papafaklis, Roy Beigel, Michael Jonas, Ahmet U Coskun, Benjamin V Stone, Charles Maynard, Guo-Ping Shi, Peter Libby, Charles L Feldman, Elazer R Edelman, Peter H Stone,

Background- The molecular mechanisms that determine the localized formation of thin-capped atheromata in the coronary arteries remain unknown. This study tested the hypothesis that low endothelial shear stress augments the expression of matrix-degrading proteases and thereby promotes the formation of thin-capped atheromata. Methods and Results- Intravascular ultrasound-based, geometrically correct 3-dimensional ... Read more >>

Circulation (Circulation)
[2011, 123(6):621-630]

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Regulation of heparanase expression in coronary artery disease in diabetic, hyperlipidemic swine.

Aaron B Baker, Yiannis S Chatzizisis, Roy Beigel, Michael Jonas, Benjamin V Stone, Ahmet U Coskun, Charles Maynard, Campbell Rogers, Konstantinos C Koskinas, Charles L Feldman, Peter H Stone, Elazer R Edelman,

<h4>Objective</h4>Enzymatic degradation of the extracellular matrix is known to be powerful regulator of atherosclerosis. However, little is known about the enzymatic regulation of heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) during the formation and progression of atherosclerotic plaques.<h4>Methods and results</h4>Swine were rendered diabetic through streptozotocin injection and hyperlipidemic through a high fat diet. ... Read more >>

Atherosclerosis (Atherosclerosis)
[2010, 213(2):436-442]

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Attenuation of inflammation and expansive remodeling by Valsartan alone or in combination with Simvastatin in high-risk coronary atherosclerotic plaques.

Yiannis S Chatzizisis, Michael Jonas, Roy Beigel, Ahmet U Coskun, Aaron B Baker, Benjamin V Stone, Charles Maynard, Ross G Gerrity, William Daley, Elazer R Edelman, Charles L Feldman, Peter H Stone,

We investigated the role of Valsartan (V) alone or in combination with Simvastatin (S) on coronary atherosclerosis and vascular remodeling, and tested the hypothesis that V or V/S attenuate the pro-inflammatory effect of low endothelial shear stress (ESS).Twenty-four diabetic, hyperlipidemic swine were allocated into Early (n=12) and Late (n=12) groups. ... Read more >>

Atherosclerosis (Atherosclerosis)
[2009, 203(2):387-394]

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Prediction of the localization of high-risk coronary atherosclerotic plaques on the basis of low endothelial shear stress: an intravascular ultrasound and histopathology natural history study.

Yiannis S Chatzizisis, Michael Jonas, Ahmet U Coskun, Roy Beigel, Benjamin V Stone, Charles Maynard, Ross G Gerrity, William Daley, Campbell Rogers, Elazer R Edelman, Charles L Feldman, Peter H Stone,

<h4>Background</h4>Low endothelial shear stress (ESS) promotes the development of atherosclerosis; however, its role in the progression of atherosclerotic plaques and evolution to inflamed high-risk plaques has not been studied. Our hypothesis was that the lowest values of ESS are responsible for the development of high-risk coronary atherosclerotic plaques associated with ... Read more >>

Circulation (Circulation)
[2008, 117(8):993-1002]

Cited: 187 times

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