Our faculty’s research is frequently accepted for inclusion in the most prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals, with over 330 articles published in 2015 alone. Below you will find the most recent publications.
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Cystic renal masses describe a spectrum of lesions with benign and/or malignant features. Cystic renal masses are most often identified incidentally with the Bosniak classification system stratifying their malignant potential. Solid enhancing components most often represent clear cell renal cell carcinoma yet display an indolent natural history relative to pure solid renal masses. This has led to an increased adoption of active surveillance as a management strategy in those who are poor surgical...
A low-cost recombinant glycoconjugate vaccine confers immunogenicity and protection against enterotoxigenic <em>Escherichia coli</em> infections in mice
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is the primary etiologic agent of traveler's diarrhea and a major cause of diarrheal disease and death worldwide, especially in infants and young children. Despite significant efforts over the past several decades, an affordable vaccine that appreciably decreases mortality and morbidity associated with ETEC infection among children under the age of 5 years remains an unmet aspirational goal. Here, we describe robust, cost-effective biosynthetic routes that...
In resource-limited settings, it can be difficult to safely deliver sensitive biologic medicines to patients due to cold chain and infrastructure constraints. Point-of-care drug manufacturing could circumvent these challenges since medicines could be produced locally and used on-demand. Toward this vision, we combine cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) and a 2-in-1 affinity purification and enzymatic cleavage scheme to develop a platform for point-of-care drug manufacturing. As a model, we use...
Evaluation of clinical performance and safety for the rechargeable InterStim Micro device in overactive bladder subjects: 6-month results from the global postmarket ELITE study
CONCLUSIONS: These data confirm the safety and clinical performance of the InterStim Micro device for subjects with OAB by demonstrating a significant improvement in OAB-q HRQL score at 3-month. Similar improvements were observed at 6 months in addition to an incidence of adverse events that is comparable to previously reported rates for SNM.
Feasibility and acceptability of remote symptom monitoring (RSM) in older adults during treatment for metastatic prostate cancer
INTRODUCTION: Emerging data support multiple benefits of remote symptom monitoring (RSM) during chemotherapy to improve outcomes. However, these studies have not focused on older adults and do not include treatments beyond chemotherapy. Although chemotherapy, androgen receptor axis-targeted therapies (ARATs), and radium-223 prolong survival, toxicities are substantial and increased in older adults with metastatic prostate cancer (mPC). We aimed to assess RSM feasibility among older adults...
A Short Course of Tranexamic Acid to Continue Anticoagulation and Control Bleed in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Anemia
Primary ablation versus urinary diversion in posterior urethral valve: Systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Current low-quality evidence suggests that medium-term kidney outcomes in children are similar between primary ablation and primary diversion after adjusting for baseline kidney function, while bladder outcomes are highly heterogenous. Further research with covariate control is warranted to investigate sources of heterogeneity.