Abstracts publications are a compilation of investigations for medical professionals made by the Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute physicians, research scientists and other distinguished colleagues.
Clinical and basic urology research at the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute is carried out by our professional staff of physicians and scientists, who offer expertise in every urologic subspecialty area.
The Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute publishes Research Notes to provide an overview of our clinical, translational, health services and basic science research toward the improvement of patients’ lives.
In part because of the groundbreaking research initiatives currently being conducted at Cleveland Clinic, our urology and nephrology specialties have been recognized as the No. 2 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
We look forward to bringing you more reports in the near future about our exciting work.
Research Notes: Minimally Invasive Surgery Edition
Read Current Articles on Consult QD.
- Exploring 3-D Printing’s Potential in Renal Surgery
The combination of medical imaging and three-dimensional printing produces highly accurate models of patients’ unique renal anatomy. Cleveland Clinic is evaluating the technology’s use in surgical training and simulation, patient and physician education, and one day even for automated surgery.
- A Novel Tool for Difficult Intra-abdominal Vasal Reconstruction
Cleveland Clinic surgeons have developed a robot-assisted vasovasostomy technique for intra-abdominal vasal obstructions that is safe and highly effective in treating this difficult condition.
- Preserving Kidney Function in Renal Cell Carcinoma
Neoadjuvant tyrosine kinase inhibitor can downsize clear cell renal cell carcinoma and enable partial nephrectomy in some patients who would otherwise require radical nephrectomy.
- First Robotic Pediatric Partial Nephrectomy at Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic’s first robot-assisted pediatric partial nephrectomy shows that in addition to reconstructive procedures or reimplants in the pediatric population, extirpative robotic procedures are a safe option.
- Robot-assisted Radical Perineal Prostatectomy: From Laboratory to Clinic
The robotic platform has aided dissection and reconstruction in confined anatomical spaces. Could it help overcome the anatomic challenges of the perineal approach to radical prostatectomy and potentially benefit patients?
Urology & Kidney Disease News
Cleveland Clinic's publication, Urology & Kidney Disease News, provides information about the latest developments in urological disorders and treatment options at the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute.
The Novick Center for Clinical and Translational Research
The Novick Center for Clinical and Translational Research supports the research efforts of all members of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute. Headed by Daniel Shoskes, MD, the center has 30 full-time employees, including a research manager, research nurses, study coordinators, database managers and IT support personnel.
The center manages a number of clinical trials and 15 disease-specific databases that serve as a source for clinical projects and outcomes reporting. Biostatistical support is provided through the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, led by Michael Kattan, PhD, and center personnel frequently collaborate with scientists in Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.
Center for Male Fertility
The Center for Male Fertility at Cleveland Clinic has many contributions in the fields of research and innovation:
- Invention of a simpler, cost effective method for vasovasostomy that has similar rates of postoperative patency and success compared to the standard approach.
J Urol. 2015; 195: 434-438
- Reforming the understanding of sperm function through many projects studying semen proteomics and oxidative stress.
Asian J Androl. 2015; 18:1-10
Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2015;13:8
Fertil Steril. 2014;101:560-7
- Invention of NextGen(c), a superior home sperm banking kit that allows patients to reliably store semen samples in the privacy and comfort of their home.
Andrologia 2015; doi:10.1111/and.12497
Several ongoing research activities are also underway in many of the major areas of male infertility:
- Varicocele: Pregnancy rates after varicocele ligation
- Vasectomy reversal: pregnancy outcomes following vasectomy reversal
- Genetic workup for oligospermia
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute works in close collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute to offer clinical trials and the latest research outcomes. Learn more about our recent research and outcomes: