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Implantation of penile prostheses and artificial urinary sphincters have gained widespread acceptance for the treatment of refractory erectile dysfunction and incontinence, respectively. In the past 3 decades, improved device design and an increased understanding of the pathophysiology of device infections have contributed to a decrease in infection rates. However, understanding the concepts related to infection prevention and management remains critical. In this article, the authors review and discuss these concepts and provide outlines for the practicing urologists for both infection prevention and treatment.
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Name: The Urologic clinics of North America
To determine the impact of radical cystectomy and orthotopic neobladder (NB) diversion on device-related outcomes in patients who undergo subsequent placement of both an artificial urinary sphincter (...
Machine learning is where a machine (i.e., computer) determines for itself how input data is processed and predicts outcomes when provided with new data. An artificial neural network is a machine lear...
We aim to present a modified technique and outcomes of a novel method allowing for direct visualization of the reservoir placement during a penoscrotal inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP).
Prosthesis is a wearable device which intends to provide the functionality and/or appearance of a missing body part. In the case of trans-radial prostheses the wearer or the trans-radial amputee is fi...
To report current results of complete penile disassembly technique in epispadias repair.
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The objective of the current study is to evaluate the efficacy of a novel penile traction device in restoring penile length loss secondary to diabetes mellitus.
Spontaneous penile tumescence after penile prosthesis implantation has been previously reported as sporadically occurring during implant surgery. This study aims at systematically preservi...
Devices intended to replace non-functioning organs. They may be temporary or permanent. Since they are intended always to function as the natural organs they are replacing, they should be differentiated from PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS and specific types of prostheses which, though also replacements for body parts, are frequently cosmetic (EYE, ARTIFICIAL) as well as functional (ARTIFICIAL LIMBS).
Artificial substitutes for body parts, and materials inserted into tissue for functional, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. Prostheses can be functional, as in the case of artificial arms and legs, or cosmetic, as in the case of an artificial eye. Implants, all surgically inserted or grafted into the body, tend to be used therapeutically. IMPLANTS, EXPERIMENTAL is available for those used experimentally.
Synthetic thermoplastics that are tough, flexible, inert, and resistant to chemicals and electrical current. They are often used as biocompatible materials for prostheses and implants.
A dental specialty concerned with the restoration and maintenance of oral function by the replacement of missing teeth and structures by artificial devices or prostheses.
Structured vocabularies describing concepts from the fields of biology and relationships between concepts.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Erectile Dysfunction Urology Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract and diseases that affect it. Examples include urethritis, urethrostenosis and incontinence. Urology is a su...