Follow-up Studies Articles


  • Comparison of retropubic midurethral slings in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.

    Over 50 different types of midurethral slings have been marketed. They have generally been considered comparable in performance. Many studies have compared retropubic with obturator slings, but few have compared different makes of retropubic slings with each other.

    Published August 18, 2019
  • Long-term functional outcome and complications of male suburethral slings in the management of post-prostatectomy incontinence: A prospective five-year follow-up study.

    Suburethral male slings are an alternative option for mild stress urinary incontinence. Our purpose is to evaluate the long-term functional outcomes, efficacy and worsening continence of male suburethral slings.

    Published May 13, 2019
  • Long-Term Renal Outcomes after Cisplatin Treatment.

    Nephrotoxicity remains the dose-limiting side effect of cisplatin, an effective chemotherapeutic agent with applications across diverse tumor types. This study presents data on renal outcomes across multiple tumor types in 821 adults.

    Published April 22, 2016
  • Long-Term Risk of Cancer in Survivors of Pediatric ESRD.

    ESRD is associated with an increased risk of malignancies. We analyzed the incidence of cancer in patients with pediatric ESRD after long-term follow-up.

    All Dutch patients born before 1979 who were transplanted at age We explored type and incidence of malignancies in patients compared with the general population using the National Cancer Registry.

    After a median of 25. 3 years (1. 3-37. 8) of transplantation and at a median age of 33. 5 years old (11. 0-49. 0), 105 primary malignancies had occurred in 54 of 249 patients. Among them, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma was most frequent. Patients ages 25-30 years old had developed 16. 5 times (95% confidence interval, 7. 9 to 34. 6) as many de novo tumors and 991 times (95% confidence interval, 313 to 3137) as many de novo cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas as their general population counterparts; in survivors ages 45-50 years old, these numbers were 81. 5 (95% confidence interval, 50. 7 to 131. 1) and 2610 (95% confidence interval, 1596 to 4267), respectively. Cumulative incidence competing risk analysis showed that, after 30 years of transplantation, 41% of the survivors had developed cancer; 31% had developed a second de novo cancer

    Cancer is highly prevalent among patients with pediatric ESRD after 25. 3 years of transplantation, with a high rate of recurrence.

    Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2015 Oct 01 [Epub ahead of print]

    Sophie Ploos van Amstel, Judith L Vogelzang, Marcus V Starink, Kitty J Jager, Jaap W Groothoff

    Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Emma Children's Hospital and. , Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Emma Children's Hospital and J. L. Vogelzang@amc. uva. nl. , Department of Dermatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and. , European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association, Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. , Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Emma Children's Hospital.


    Published October 6, 2015
  • Low yield of surveillance imaging after surgery for T1 kidney cancer.

    To examine the mode of relapse detection and subsequent treatment after partial or radical nephrectomy in patients with low-risk (pT1, N0, Nx) kidney cancer.

    Retrospective study on 1404 patients treated with partial or radical nephrectomy for low-risk kidney cancer from the years 2000-2012.

    Published November 5, 2015
  • Nephrolithiasis as a Risk Factor for CKD: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.

    Previous studies demonstrated a higher risk of CKD in persons with a history of kidney stones, but these studies examined mostly white populations and did not evaluate important potential interactions such as race and plasma uric acid.

    Published September 21, 2015
  • Prostate Cancer Diagnosis on repeat MRI-TRUS Fusion Biopsy of Benign Lesions: Recommendations for Repeat Sampling.

    PURPOSE - Urologists face a dilemma when a lesion identified on multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) is benign on image-guided fusion biopsy (FB). We investigated the detection rate of prostate cancer (PCa) on repeat FB in mpMRI lesions initially found to be pathologically benign on FB.

    Published February 23, 2016
  • Risk of Hypertension among First-Time Symptomatic Kidney Stone Formers.

    Prior work has suggested a higher risk of hypertension in kidney stone formers but lacked disease validation and adjustment for potential confounders. Certain types of stone formers may also be at higher risk of hypertension.

    Published February 6, 2017
  • Socioeconomic disadvantage but not remoteness affects short-term survival in prostate cancer: A population-based study using competing risks.

    We examined how sociodemographic, clinical and area-level factors are related to short-term prostate cancer mortality versus mortality from other causes, a crucial distinction for this disease that disproportionately affects men older than 60 years.

    Published September 2, 2016