Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Fertility Experts Podcast
An educational project of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, this series is designed to provide up to date information about a variety of topics related to fertility testing and treatment such as IVF. The ”Experts” include accomplished professionals: reproductive endocrinologists, reproductive urologists, genetic counselors and mental health professionals who share their knowledge and advice in an informal interview. Are you ready to take the next step towards building your family?Source: SART Fertility Podcast
Dr. Petrylak on Pivotal PARP Inhibitor Trials in mCRPC With DNA Repair Mutations
Daniel P. Petrylak, MD, discusses the pivotal trials that have led to the regulatory approvals of the PARP inhibitors olaparib and rucaparib in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and DNA repair mutations.Source: OncLive TV
Experts Call for Refined Treatment Paradigm in Urothelial Cancer
Treatments for metastatic urothelial cancer are expanding due to the number of immunotherapies available to patients and physicians, but the paradigm for patient treatment needs to be refined according to Dr. Daniel P. Petrylak.Source: Cure Today
FDA Approves Novel Drug Enfortumab Vedotin for Urothelial Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to the novel agent enfortumab vedotin (PADCEV, Astellas) for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer that has progressed on chemotherapy and immunotherapy.Source: Medscape
Adam Hittelman, MD, PhD appointed Section Chief of Pediatric Urology and Vice Chair of Urology for Faculty Affairs and Administration
Adam Hittelman, MD, PhD, has been appointed Section Chief of Pediatric Urology for Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and Yale Urology and as Vice Chair of Urology for Faculty Affairs and Administration.
John Onofrey, PhD joins Yale Urology as Assistant Professor
John Onofrey, PhD has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Urology and of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Onofrey begins this dual appointment after serving as Postdoctoral Associate and Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging for the last six years.
Yale Pediatric Urology Ranked 16 in Nation by U.S. News & World Report
In today’s release of the U.S. News and World Report rankings of the 2019 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) ranked #16 in the nation for urology services. The ranking reflects Yale Urology’s experience, safety, and advanced patient care for our pediatric patients.
New urologists now practicing at L+M
Yale Urology recently welcomed Joseph Renzulli, MD, and Joseph Brito, MD, to its new practice location at L+M Hospital. In addition to general adult urology care for both men and women, Dr. Renzulli and Dr. Brito provide care for patients with urologic cancers in coordination with the Smilow Cancer Hospital in Waterford and Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program.
Taking the Embarrassment Out of Health Problems
We humans seem to have a nearly universal need to avoid embarrassment. It could be something as simple as mispronouncing a word or tripping as you walk along a crowded sidewalk. No matter the blunder, our response is instinctive: Hide, hope no one noticed and move on. But what happens when what you are embarrassed about is related to your health? There are some aspects of your body and how it functions that you'd really rather not talk about—even with a doctor. But sharing potentially embarrassing symptoms with your physicians may be the only way for them to accurately diagnose and treat you. Chances are specialists have heard it—and seen it—all before and know how to help.
Yale Joins National Effort to Improve Women’s Bladder Health
Dr. Leslie Rickey treats women for a constellation of lower urinary tract symptoms, including incontinence. Ideally, she would like to have ways to better identify girls and women at risk and intervene earlier, but research has focused almost exclusively on developing better treatments rather than maintaining good bladder health. Dr. Rickey is committed to changing that.
The Brain-Bladder Connection
Erik and Salina Andersen were at wits’ end. Since the age of 3 ½, their son, Alek, suffered from torturous spasms. Sudden, intense pain in his bladder area would drop their son to his knees 20 to 30 times a day and trigger incontinence. “Alek called them ‘twisties,’” said Erik Andersen. “You could see the pain in his face.” Their search for answers for Alek’s ‘twisties’ led the Chicago couple to multiple specialists whose conflicting diagnoses offered no relief from the debilitating episodes. After 2 ½ years of endless frustration, the Andersens finally found the help they needed from Israel Franco, MD, Director of the Yale New Haven Children’s Bladder and Continence Program.