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Peer-Reviewed Publications, January through June, 2023

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NIH-Funded MAPP Research Network Study

The UI Department of Urology is one of six discovery sites in the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network, a groundbreaking study funded by the National Institutes of Health that was launched in 2008 to help better understand the underlying causes of the two most prominent chronic urological pain disorders–interstitial cystitis/ bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).

As the second phase of this two-phase project neared an end, UI Urology faculty authors published four articles in the first six months of 2023, including:

Early and recent exposure to adversity, TLR-4 stimulated inflammation, and diurnal cortisol in women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome: A MAPP Research Network study. Lutgendorf SK, Zia S, Luo YO’Donnell M, van Bokhoven A, Bradley CS, Gallup R, Pierce J, Taple BJ, Naliboff BD, Clemens JQ, Kreder KJ, Schrepf A. Brain Behav Immun. 2023 Mar 29:S0889-1591(23)00081-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2023.03.024. Epub 2023 Mar 29. PMID: 37001828.

Clinically important differences for pain and urinary symptoms in urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a MAPP Network study. Stephens-Shields AJ, Lai HH, Landis JR, Kreder K, Rodriguez LV, Naliboff BD, Afari N, Sutcliffe S, Moldwin R, Griffith JW, Clemens JQ, Bradley CS, Quallich S, Gupta P, Harte SE, Farrar JT. J Urol. 2023 Jun;209(6):1132-1140. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000003394. Epub 2023 Feb 27. PMID: 36848118.

Stimulated whole blood cytokine/chemokine responses are associated with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome phenotypes and features of nociplastic pain: a MAPP research network study. Schrepf A, Kaplan C, Harris RE, Williams DA, Clauw DJ, As-Sanie S, Till S, Clemens JQ, Rodriguez LV, Van Bokhoven A, Landis R, Gallop R, Bradley C, Naliboff B, Pontari M, O’Donnell MALuo YKreder KJLutgendorf SK, Harte SE; See MAPP masthead. Pain. 2023 May 1;164(5):1148-1157. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002813. Epub 2022 Oct 19. PMID: 36279178.

Associations between urological chronic pelvic pain syndrome symptom flares, illness impact, and health care seeking activity: Findings from the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain Symptom Patterns Study. Sutcliffe S, Newcomb C, Bradley CS, Clemens JQ, Erickson B, Gupta P, Lai HH, Naliboff B, Strachan E, Stephens-Shields A. J Urol. 2023 Apr;209(4):719-725. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000003155. Epub 2023 Jan 11. PMID: 36630590.

More papers published by UI Urology faculty in the first half of 2023:

Understanding the urology program directors perspective on the current resident selection process: the Society of Academic Urologists national survey of urology program directors. Movassaghi M, Lemack GE, Badalato GM, Broderick G, Greene K, Ibeziako O, Mirza M, Murphy A, Thavaseelan S, Wolter C, Takacs E. J Surg Educ. 2023 Jun;80(6):900-906. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2023.02.015. Epub 2023 Mar 12. PMID: 36914481.

A phase 1 trial of durvalumab in combination with bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) or external beam radiation therapy in patients with BCG-unresponsive non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: The Hoosier Cancer Research Network GU16-243 ADAPT-BLADDER Study. Hahn NM, O’Donnell MA, Efstathiou JA, Zahurak M, Rosner GL, Smith J, Kates MR, Bivalacqua TJ, Tran PT, Song DY, Baras AS, Matoso A, Choi W, Smith KN, Pardoll DM, Marchionni L, McGuire B, Grace Phelan M, Johnson BA 3rd, O'Neal T, McConkey DJ, Rose TL, Bjurlin M, Lim EA, Drake CG, McKiernan JM, Deutsch I, Anderson CB, Lamm DL, Geynisman DM, Plimack ER, Hallman MA, Horwitz EM, Al-Saleem E, Chen DYT, Greenberg RE, Kutikov A, Guo G, Masterson TA, Adra N, Kaimakliotis HZ. Eur Urol. 2023 Jun;83(6):486-494. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2023.01.017. Epub 2023 Jan 28. PMID: 36717286.

Opioids and pediatric urology: A prospective study evaluating prescribing habits and patient postoperative pain and narcotic utilization. Lence T, Thinnes R, Foster AJ, Cooper CLockwood G, Eyck PT, Rye Z, Wu C, Juhr D, Storm DW. J Pediatr Urol. 2023 Jun;19(3):295.e1-295.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2022.12.018. Epub 2023 Jan 18. PMID: 36707266.

The utility of renal medullary pyramidal thickness measurements on the first and second postnatal ultrasound in infants with congenital hydronephrosis. Kwiatkowski K, Lence T, Edwards ABLockwood GMStorm DW, Pham HTD, Cooper CS. J Pediatr Urol. 2023 Jun;19(3):309.e1-309.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2023.01.002. Epub 2023 Jan 10. PMID: 36681584.

Multi-institutional feasibility and safety outcomes of retroperitoneal robot-assisted partial nephrectomy in morbidly obese patients. Stout TE, McElree IM, Smith AC, Rac G, Patel H, Gupta G, Gellhaus PT. Transl Androl Urol. 2023 May 31;12(5):700-707. doi: 10.21037/tau-22-829. Epub 2023 May 8. PMID: 37305642; PMCID: PMC10251096.

Route of administration for UGN-101 and impact on oncological and safety outcomes. Linehan J, Gottlieb J, Woldu SL, Labbate C, Rose K, Sexton W, Kaimakliotis H, Jacob J, Dickstein R, Nieder A, Bjurlin M, Humphreys M, Ghodoussipor S, Quek M, O’Donnell MA, Eisner BH, Feldman AS, Matin SF, Lotan Y, Murray KS. Eur Urol Focus. 2023 May 30:S2405-4569(23)00123-2. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2023.05.012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37263827.

The ablative effect of mitomycin reverse thermal gel: Expanding the role for nephron preservation therapy in low grade upper tract urothelial carcinoma. Kaimakliotis HZ, Tachibana I, Woldu S, Labbate C, Jacob J, Murray K, Rose K, Sexton W, Dickstein R, Linehan J, Nieder A, Bjurlin M, Humphreys M, Ghodoussipor S, Quek M, O’Donnell MA, Eisner BH, Matin SF, Lotan Y, Feldman AS. Urol Oncol. 2023 May 26:S1078-1439(23)00129-1. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2023.04.010. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37246135.

Toll-like receptor 4 induction during renal ischemia correlates with serum creatinine in a pig model.Steinberg RL, Johnson BA, Sorokin I, Garbens A, Zhang Z, Haimovich B, Cadeddu JA, Olweny E. J Endourol. 2023 May 24. doi: 10.1089/end.2023.0081. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37221836.

Renal location within the retroperitoneum in various body positions using magnetic resonance imaging: implications for percutaneous nephrostolithotomy. Smith AC, Metz C, Rajput M, Tracy CRSteinberg RL. Urology. 2023 May;175:42-47. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2023.02.010. Epub 2023 Mar 1. PMID: 36863598.

Thermal infrared camera imaging to aid necrotizing soft tissue infections of the genitalia management.Schlaepfer CH, Flynn KJ, Polgreen PM, Erickson BA. Urology. 2023 May;175:202-208. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2022.12.056. Epub 2023 Feb 23. PMID: 36828267.

Efficacy and safety of mitomycin gel (UGN-101) as an adjuvant therapy after complete endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma. Labbate C, Woldu S, Murray K, Rose K, Sexton W, Tachibana I, Kaimakliotis H, Jacob J, Dickstein R, Linehan J, Nieder A, Bjurlin M, Humphreys M, Ghodoussipor S, Quek M, O’Donnell MA, Eisner B, Feldman A, Lotan Y, Matin SF. J Urol. 2023 May;209(5):872-881. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000003185. Epub 2023 Jan 19. PMID: 36657029.

Sequential intravesical gemcitabine-docetaxel vs. bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) in the treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: A preliminary cost-effectiveness analysis. Bukavina L, Bell S, Packiam VT, Smaldone M, Abbosh P, Uzzo R, Kutikov A, Correa AF, Magee DE. Urol Oncol. 2023 Apr 29:S1078-1439(23)00119-9. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2023.04.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37127478.

Spontaneous vesicoureteral reflux resolution curves based on ureteral diameter ratio. Arlen AM, Leong T, Kirsch AJ, Cooper CS. J Pediatr Urol. 2023 Apr 26:S1477-5131(23)00157-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2023.04.028. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37188603.

A potpourri of pediatric urology: Real artificial intelligence. Cooper CS. J Pediatr Urol. 2023 Apr;19(2)219-221. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2023.01.016. Epub 2023 Feb 2. PMID: 36804192.

The impact of the virtual interview on candidate experience and outcomes: Society of Academic Urologists national survey of interns who participated in the 2020-2021 urology match. Movassaghi M, Lemack GE, Broderick G, Greene K, Ibeziako O, Mirza M, Murphy A, Thavaseelan S, Wolter C, Takacs E, Badalato GM. Urology. 2023 Mar 3:S0090-4295(23)00185-1. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2023.02.022. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36871647.

Effect of holistic review, interview blinding, and structured questions in resident selection: Can we predict who will do well in a residency interview? De Rosa P, Takacs EB, Wendt L, Tracy CR. Urology. 2023 Mar;173:41-47. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2022.11.047. Epub 2023 Jan 2. PMID: 36603653.

Long-term follow-up of sequential intravesical gemcitabine and docetaxel salvage therapy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Chevuru PT, McElree IM, Mott SL, Steinberg RLO’Donnell MAPackiam VT. Urol Oncol. 2023 Mar;41(3):148.e1-148.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2022.10.030. Epub 2022 Nov 28. PMID: 36456454.

Early experience with UGN-101 for the treatment of upper tract urothelial cancer: a multicenter evaluation of practice patterns and outcomes. Woldu SL, Labbate C, Murray KS, Rose K, Sexton W, Tachibana I, Kaimakliotis H, Jacob J, Dickstein R, Linehan J, Nieder A, Bjurlin MA, Humphreys M, Ghodoussipor S, Quek ML, O’Donnell MA, Eisner BH, Feldman AS, Matin SF, Lotan Y. Urol Oncol. 2023 Mar;41(3):147.e15-147.e21. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2022.10.029. Epub 2022 Nov 22. PMID: 36424224.

What is the angle of a banana? The difficulty in reliable assessment of hypospadias chordee. Cooper CSLockwood GMEdwards AB, Perry SS, Storm DW. J Pediatr Urol. 2023 Feb 8:S1477-5131(23)00052-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2023.02.003. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36801160.

Comparison of sequential intravesical gemcitabine and docetaxel vs bacillus Calmette-Guérin for the treatment of patients with high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. McElree IM, Steinberg RL, Mott SL, O’Donnell MAPackiam VT. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Feb 1;6(2):e230849. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.0849. PMID: 36853609.

A multi-center prospective cohort study of endoscopic urethral realignment versus suprapubic cystostomy after complete pelvic fracture urethral injury: comparison of EUR versus SPT after PFUI. McCormick BJ, Keihani S, Hagedorn J, Selph JP, Figler BD, Johnsen NV, da Silva RD, Broghammer JA, Gupta S, Miller B, Burks FN, Eswara J, Osterberg EC 3rd, Carney KJ, Erickson BA, Gretzer MB, Chung PH, Harris CR, Murphy GP, Rusilko P, Shridharani A, Benson C, Alwaal A, Blaschko SD, Breyer BN, Amend GM, McKibben M, Elliott SP, Schwartz IW, Simhan J, Vanni AJ, Moses RA, Myers JB. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 Feb 1;94(2):344-349. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003774. Epub 2022 Sep 19. PMID: 36121280.

Prevalence, predictors, and oncologic outcomes of pelvic organ involvement in women undergoing radical cystectomy. Avulova S, Benidir T, Cheville JC, Packiam VT, Shah P, Frank I, Tollefson MK, Thompson RH, Karnes RJ, Thapa P, Kulkarni G, Boorjian SA. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2023 Feb 1;147(2):202-207. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2021-0409-OA. Epub 2022 Jun 14. PMID: 35700531.

Impact of a switch to immediate release on the patient viewing of diagnostic test results in an online portal at an academic medical center. Wood KE, Pham HT, Carter KD, Nepple KG, Blum JM, Krasowski MD. J Pathol Inform. 2023 Jan;14:100323. doi: 10.1016/j.jpi.2023.100323.

Pan-cancer landscape of programmed death ligand-1 and programmed death ligand-2 structural variations. Hoskins EL, Samorodnitsky E, Wing MR, Reeser JW, Hopkins JF, Murugesan K, Kuang Z, Vella R, Stein L, Risch Z, Yu L, Adebola S, Paruchuri A, Carpten J, Chahoud J, Edge S, Kolesar J, McCarter M, Nepple KG, Reilley M, Scaife C, Tripathi A, Single N, Huang RSP, Albacker LA, Roychowdhury S. JCO Precis Oncol. 2023 Jan;7:e2200300. doi: 10.1200/PO.22.00300. PMID: 36623238.

Inflatable penile prosthesis placement after prior transcorporal artificial urinary sphincter placement: A case report. Ashton L, Erickson BPearlman A. Urol Case Rep. 2022 Dec 29;46:102310. doi: 10.1016/j.eucr.2022.102310. PMID: 36743325. PMCID: PMC9895961.

Post-procedural antibiotic use and associated outcomes after common urologic procedures across a national healthcare system. Granado BAR, Alexander B, Steinberg RLPackiam VT, Lund BC, Livorsi DJ. Urology. 2023 Jan;171:115-120. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2022.10.014. Epub 2022 Nov 2. PMID: 36334771.


Poster and podium presentations from the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association in Chicago, April 28 to May 1, 2023

MP08-12: Sequential Intravesical Gemcitabine and Docetaxel for Treatment-Naive and Previously Treated Intermediate-Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer. McElree IM, Orzel J, Steinberg RL, Mott SL, O’Donnell MA, Packiam VT.

MP48-12: Assessing the Impact of Veterans Health Administration Choice Legislation on Treatment of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer in Rural Veterans. Erickson BA, Hoffman R, Wachsmuth J, Vaughan-Sarrazin M.

MP63-01: An interim analysis of a Phase II clinical study of intravesical photo dynamic therapy in patients with BCG-unresponsive non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) carcinoma in-situ (CIS). Kulkarni G, Richards K, Black PC, Rendon R, Chin J, Shorre N. Jayram G, Kramloowsky E, Saltzstein D, Agarwal P, Belkoff L, O’Donnell M, Kamat AM, Zlotta A, Jewett MAS, Lamm D, DeGruttola V, Mandel A, Dumoulin-White RJ, Kassouf W.

MP63-07: Sequential Endoluminal Doxorubicin and Gemcitabine Alternating with Sequential Mitomycin and Docetaxel for Multi-Failure Non-Muscle Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma of the Upper and Lower Urinary Tracts. McElree IM, Steinberg RL, Mott SL, Packiam VT, O’Donnell MA.

MP70-02: The Utility of Renal Medullary Pyramidal Thickness Measurements on the First and Second Postnatal Ultrasound in Infants with Congenital Hydronephrosis. Kwiatkowski K, Lence T, Edwards AB, Lockwood GM, Storm DW, Pham H, Cooper CS.

MP74-14: Suprapubic Catheter Drainage for the Long-Term Management of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction: Longitudinal Outcomes and Utilization Patterns from a Tertiary Care Practice. Khawaja F, Flynn K, Tuong M, Schlaepfer CH, Metzger A, Erickson BA.

MP78-04: Pro-Fibrotic Serum Cytokines are Increased in Patients with Anterior Urethral Stricture Disease. Gutierrez W, Luo Y, Juhr D, Breyer B, Elliott S, Myers J, Vanni A, Christel K, Dahmoush L, Erickson BA.

MP78-05: Etiology-Specific Patterns of Inflammation in Anterior Urethral Stricture Disease. Gutierrez W, Breyer B, Elliott S, Myers J, Vanni A, Christel K, Dahmoush L, Erickson BA.

PD05-07: Th1/17 polarization and potential treatment by an anti-interferon-γ DNA aptamer in Hunner-type interstitial cystitis. Akiyama Y*, Harada K, Kreder KJ, O’Donnell MA, Maeda D, Muto S, Kume H, Homma Y, Luo Y.