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Hemodialysis Significantly Decreased for Patient with Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 in UCSF Study of Nedosiran News

Hemodialysis Significantly Decreased for Patient with Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 in UCSF Study of Nedosiran

Researchers at UC San Francisco reported successful compassionate use of nedosiran to dramatically reduce plasma oxalate levels in a patient with primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1).
The Robot Will Assist You Now: Better Techniques for Blocked Kidneys in Kids Video

The Robot Will Assist You Now: Better Techniques for Blocked Kidneys in Kids

Laurence S. Baskin, MD, UCSF’s chief of pediatric urology, offers an exciting look at how specialists are using the da Vinci robot to enhance the precision of pediatric pyeloplasty.
A Better Bladder Guide: Managing Patients With Common Urinary Complaints Video

A Better Bladder Guide: Managing Patients With Common Urinary Complaints

This presentation from urologist Michelle Van Kuiken, MD, clearly defines overactive bladder and types of urinary incontinence, then walks through the pros and cons of treatment options – from physical therapy and meds to nerve stimulation and surgery.
Subfertility in Male Patients: A Specialist Illuminates Diagnosis and Care Video

Subfertility in Male Patients: A Specialist Illuminates Diagnosis and Care

Reproductive urologist James F. Smith, MD, MS, discusses the wide range of causes for male fertility problems, from structural abnormalities, such as varicocele, to lifestyle factors, such as tobacco use, to hormonal issues, which can arise from use of common medications and supplements.
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians Document

UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians

Our web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
UCSF Offers Growing Options for Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer News

UCSF Offers Growing Options for Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer

In its commitment to tailoring prostate cancer treatment to the needs of each patient, UC San Francisco’s Department of Urology uses focal therapy as an important option for men with clinically significant cancers that are located in one region of the prostate.
Pediatric Urology Services Document

Pediatric Urology Services

Our pediatric urologists and nurse practitioners are experts in the treatment of genital and urologic conditions in children and adolescents.
Wetting and Fretting: How to Help Families Resolve Incontinence and Other Common Urological Issues Video

Wetting and Fretting: How to Help Families Resolve Incontinence and Other Common Urological Issues

UCSF pediatric providers offer guidance based on their experience with urinary incontinence, testicle abnormalities and phimosis. Their game plan for getting kids from wet to dry breaks down incontinence types, explains the constipation connection, and dispels misconceptions about bed-wetting alarms.
Urination Navigation: A Guide to Common Urinary Tract Troubles Video

Urination Navigation: A Guide to Common Urinary Tract Troubles

This presentation from pelvic medicine specialist Michelle E. Van Kuiken, MD, will get primary care providers up to speed on the wide range of urinary disorders, with diagnostic criteria and treatment options for overactive bladder, recurrent UTIs and vaginal prolapse, among other conditions. Bonus: how to work up microscopic hematuria.
UCSF Researchers Help Gain FDA Approval for Prostate Cancer Imaging Technique News

UCSF Researchers Help Gain FDA Approval for Prostate Cancer Imaging Technique

Method is a ‘game changer’ that should become the standard of care, say UCSF researchers who validated its effectiveness.
Dr. Raj Pruthi on Single-Port Robotic Radical Cystectomy and Prostatectomy News

Dr. Raj Pruthi on Single-Port Robotic Radical Cystectomy and Prostatectomy

Single-port robotic surgery for bladder and prostate cancer: Interview with Dr. Raj Pruthi
UCSF Improving Pre-Kidney Transplant Process Document

UCSF Improving Pre-Kidney Transplant Process

Deborah B. Adey, MD Medical Director, Kidney Transplant, shares some very exciting news regarding upcoming changes to the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant program.
Urinary Complaints: The Role of Primary Care Doctors Video

Urinary Complaints: The Role of Primary Care Doctors

Raj S. Pruthi, MD, chair of the UCSF Department of Urology, discusses the most common urological conditions prompting patients to seek care, with updated guidance on tests and treatments for UTIs, kidney stones, ED, prostate cancer and other disorders, plus keys to the expanding field of geriatric urology.
Common Problems in Pediatric Urology: Emergency & When to Refer? Video

Common Problems in Pediatric Urology: Emergency & When to Refer?

This case-based presentation by UCSF Chief of Pediatric Urology Laurence S. Baskin, MD, provides clarity on which conditions are emergencies that need specialty care.
Virtual Second Opinion for IBD Patients Now Available Document

Virtual Second Opinion for IBD Patients Now Available

Now you can schedule a virtual second-opinion consult for any patient with IBD, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, pouchitis and IBD-undetermined.
Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Clinic Document

Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Clinic

UCSF is one of the few academic medical centers in the United States to offer islet auto-transplantation to minimize diabetes after total pancreatectomy.
Bariatric Surgery to Treat Morbid Obesity Document

Bariatric Surgery to Treat Morbid Obesity

The UCSF Bariatric Surgery Center's capabilities include providing bariatric procedures to obese patients with end-stage kidney or liver disease.
Adult Kidney Transplant Program Document

Adult Kidney Transplant Program

UCSF's multidisciplinary transplant team is part of the largest paired kidney registry in the U.S., which provides access to living donor transplantation for incompatible pairs.
Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Video

Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

With at least one-quarter of bladder cancer patients presenting with deadly muscle-invasive tumors, decisions on staging and treatment are profound – yet must be made swiftly.
Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: A Guidelines Based Approach Video

Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: A Guidelines Based Approach

Raj S. Pruthi, MD, chair of the UCSF Department of Urology, discusses the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of invasive bladder cancer.
Managing Patients With Pelvic Fracture Urethral Injuries: From Stabilization to Repair Video

Managing Patients With Pelvic Fracture Urethral Injuries: From Stabilization to Repair

UCSF Urologist Lindsay A. Hampson, MD, a specialist in genitourinary reconstruction and male incontinence, presents current guidelines on optimal care of urethral injuries.
Clearing the Confusion Over Prostate Cancer Screening Video

Clearing the Confusion Over Prostate Cancer Screening

Doctors have backed off on routine use of the PSA test, yet prostate cancer remains the second most common fatal cancer in American men. Genitourinary oncologist Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD says that screening shouldn’t stop, it should be smarter