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Rand Wilcox Vanden Berg

Clinical Associate in the Department of Urology
Urology

Selected Publications


Implementation and Validation of an Automated, Longitudinal Robotic Surgical Evaluation and Feedback Program at a High-volume Center and Impact on Training

Journal Article European Urology Open Science · April 1, 2024 Background: Surgical education lacks a standardized, proficiency-based approach to evaluation and feedback. Objective: To assess the implementation and reception (ie, feasibility) of an automated, standardized, longitudinal surgical skill assessment and fe ... Full text Cite

Should Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Be the Standard of Care?

Journal Article Curr Urol Rep · March 2023 PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of transperineal prostate biopsy (TP-bx) to evaluate its potential role as the standard of care for prostate biopsy. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have suggested no difference in prostate cancer (P ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prostate Cancer Screening for Gay Men in the United States.

Journal Article Urology · May 2022 OBJECTIVE: To elucidate trends of prostate-cancer (PCa) screening in gay and bisexual men and assess the association of sexual orientation with PCa screening in the United States of America. METHODS: Data for men ≥40 years-old with no history of PCa were c ... Full text Link to item Cite

A Novel Expert Coaching Model in Urology, Aimed at Accelerating the Learning Curve in Robotic Prostatectomy.

Journal Article J Surg Educ · 2022 INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: The surgical residency model assumes that upon completion, a surgeon is ready to practice and grow independently. However, many surgeons fail to improve after reaching proficiency, which in certain instances has correlated with wor ... Full text Link to item Cite

Symptomatic Improvement of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Comparative Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 4 Different Minimally Invasive Therapies.

Journal Article J Vasc Interv Radiol · September 2021 PURPOSE: To review and compare the outcomes of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) with 3 other minimally invasive surgical treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia, including photoselective vaporization (PVP), prostatic urethral lift (PUL), and water v ... Full text Link to item Cite

Comparative Effectiveness and Tolerability of Transperineal MRI-Targeted Prostate Biopsy under Local versus Sedation.

Journal Article Urology · September 2021 OBJECTIVES: To assess the prostate cancer diagnostic yield, complications, and costs of transperineal prostate biopsies when performed with local anesthesia versus sedation. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected for men undergoing transperineal MRI-ta ... Full text Link to item Cite

Microwave ablation of cT1a renal cell carcinoma: oncologic and functional outcomes at a single center.

Journal Article Clin Imaging · August 2021 PURPOSE: Percutaneous ablation is an established alternative to surgical intervention for small renal masses. Radiofrequency and cryoablation have been studied extensively in the literature. To date, series assessing the efficacy and safety of microwave ab ... Full text Link to item Cite

Introduction to erectile dysfunction

Chapter · January 1, 2021 Erectile dysfunction (ED), the inability to obtain or maintain an erection, is a common condition that can have significant psychosocial consequences for patients. Since ED affects both patients and their sexual partners, difficulty with achieving or maint ... Full text Cite

Is There a Role for Combination, Single-Session Selective Transarterial Embolization and Microwave Ablation for Large Renal Masses?

Journal Article Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol · October 2020 PURPOSE: Thermal ablation of small renal tumors is safe and efficacious. Thermoablation of tumors greater than 3 cm has decreased efficacy and a greater risk of complications. Combined embolization and radiofrequency ablation has shown encouraging results. ... Full text Link to item Cite

Presentation and resolution of gender dysphoria as a positive symptom in a young schizophrenic man who presented with self-emasculation: Frontiers of bioethics, psychiatry, and microsurgical genital reconstruction.

Journal Article Clin Case Rep · September 2020 Gender dysphoria can present as a positive symptom of schizophrenia. Completion of gender affirmation surgeries should not occur as a result of male genital self-mutilation via a deferral of emergent surgical reconstruction. Instead, gender affirmation sho ... Full text Link to item Cite

AUTHOR REPLY.

Journal Article Urology · August 2020 Full text Link to item Cite

Utility of dynamic MRA in the evaluation of male erectile dysfunction.

Journal Article Abdom Radiol (NY) · July 2020 PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of time-resolved MR angiography (MRA) in evaluating penile vasculature in patients with clinically suspected vascular anomalies contributing to their erectile dysfunction correlating with penile doppler ultrasound (PDUS) fin ... Full text Link to item Cite

Management of the Small Renal Mass: a 2020 Update.

Journal Article Curr Oncol Rep · June 9, 2020 PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Small renal masses (≤ cT1a, less than 4 cm) are a subset of renal tumors with low malignant and metastatic potential but increasing incidence given increased use of cross-sectional imaging. Here, we review the diagnostic and treatment op ... Full text Link to item Cite

Brain tissue saving effects by single-dose intralesional administration of Neuroprotectin D1 on experimental focal penetrating brain injury in rats.

Journal Article J Clin Neurosci · June 2019 Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is followed by a secondary inflammation in the brain. Neuroprotectin D1 (NPD1) is synthesized from docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and has anti-inflammatory and antiapoptotic effects in experimental models of neurodegenerative disea ... Full text Link to item Cite

Implementation and Validation of an Automated, Longitudinal Robotic Surgical Evaluation and Feedback Program at a High-volume Center and Impact on Training

Journal Article European Urology Open Science · April 1, 2024 Background: Surgical education lacks a standardized, proficiency-based approach to evaluation and feedback. Objective: To assess the implementation and reception (ie, feasibility) of an automated, standardized, longitudinal surgical skill assessment and fe ... Full text Cite

Should Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Be the Standard of Care?

Journal Article Curr Urol Rep · March 2023 PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of transperineal prostate biopsy (TP-bx) to evaluate its potential role as the standard of care for prostate biopsy. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have suggested no difference in prostate cancer (P ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prostate Cancer Screening for Gay Men in the United States.

Journal Article Urology · May 2022 OBJECTIVE: To elucidate trends of prostate-cancer (PCa) screening in gay and bisexual men and assess the association of sexual orientation with PCa screening in the United States of America. METHODS: Data for men ≥40 years-old with no history of PCa were c ... Full text Link to item Cite

A Novel Expert Coaching Model in Urology, Aimed at Accelerating the Learning Curve in Robotic Prostatectomy.

Journal Article J Surg Educ · 2022 INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: The surgical residency model assumes that upon completion, a surgeon is ready to practice and grow independently. However, many surgeons fail to improve after reaching proficiency, which in certain instances has correlated with wor ... Full text Link to item Cite

Symptomatic Improvement of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Comparative Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 4 Different Minimally Invasive Therapies.

Journal Article J Vasc Interv Radiol · September 2021 PURPOSE: To review and compare the outcomes of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) with 3 other minimally invasive surgical treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia, including photoselective vaporization (PVP), prostatic urethral lift (PUL), and water v ... Full text Link to item Cite

Comparative Effectiveness and Tolerability of Transperineal MRI-Targeted Prostate Biopsy under Local versus Sedation.

Journal Article Urology · September 2021 OBJECTIVES: To assess the prostate cancer diagnostic yield, complications, and costs of transperineal prostate biopsies when performed with local anesthesia versus sedation. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected for men undergoing transperineal MRI-ta ... Full text Link to item Cite

Microwave ablation of cT1a renal cell carcinoma: oncologic and functional outcomes at a single center.

Journal Article Clin Imaging · August 2021 PURPOSE: Percutaneous ablation is an established alternative to surgical intervention for small renal masses. Radiofrequency and cryoablation have been studied extensively in the literature. To date, series assessing the efficacy and safety of microwave ab ... Full text Link to item Cite

Introduction to erectile dysfunction

Chapter · January 1, 2021 Erectile dysfunction (ED), the inability to obtain or maintain an erection, is a common condition that can have significant psychosocial consequences for patients. Since ED affects both patients and their sexual partners, difficulty with achieving or maint ... Full text Cite

Is There a Role for Combination, Single-Session Selective Transarterial Embolization and Microwave Ablation for Large Renal Masses?

Journal Article Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol · October 2020 PURPOSE: Thermal ablation of small renal tumors is safe and efficacious. Thermoablation of tumors greater than 3 cm has decreased efficacy and a greater risk of complications. Combined embolization and radiofrequency ablation has shown encouraging results. ... Full text Link to item Cite

Presentation and resolution of gender dysphoria as a positive symptom in a young schizophrenic man who presented with self-emasculation: Frontiers of bioethics, psychiatry, and microsurgical genital reconstruction.

Journal Article Clin Case Rep · September 2020 Gender dysphoria can present as a positive symptom of schizophrenia. Completion of gender affirmation surgeries should not occur as a result of male genital self-mutilation via a deferral of emergent surgical reconstruction. Instead, gender affirmation sho ... Full text Link to item Cite

AUTHOR REPLY.

Journal Article Urology · August 2020 Full text Link to item Cite

Utility of dynamic MRA in the evaluation of male erectile dysfunction.

Journal Article Abdom Radiol (NY) · July 2020 PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of time-resolved MR angiography (MRA) in evaluating penile vasculature in patients with clinically suspected vascular anomalies contributing to their erectile dysfunction correlating with penile doppler ultrasound (PDUS) fin ... Full text Link to item Cite

Management of the Small Renal Mass: a 2020 Update.

Journal Article Curr Oncol Rep · June 9, 2020 PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Small renal masses (≤ cT1a, less than 4 cm) are a subset of renal tumors with low malignant and metastatic potential but increasing incidence given increased use of cross-sectional imaging. Here, we review the diagnostic and treatment op ... Full text Link to item Cite

Brain tissue saving effects by single-dose intralesional administration of Neuroprotectin D1 on experimental focal penetrating brain injury in rats.

Journal Article J Clin Neurosci · June 2019 Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is followed by a secondary inflammation in the brain. Neuroprotectin D1 (NPD1) is synthesized from docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and has anti-inflammatory and antiapoptotic effects in experimental models of neurodegenerative disea ... Full text Link to item Cite

A Review of Prostate Biopsy Techniques.

Journal Article Semin Roentgenol · July 2018 Full text Link to item Cite

Nephron-sparing surgery for Wilms tumor: A systematic review.

Journal Article Urol Oncol · January 2016 INTRODUCTION: Radical nephrectomy (RN, or total nephrectomy) is the current gold-standard surgical treatment for children with Wilms tumors (WT). However, nephron-sparing surgery (NSS, or partial nephrectomy) has recently been gaining increasing attention. ... Full text Link to item Cite

Differences in the outcomes of anterior versus posterior interbody fusion surgery of the lumbar spine: a propensity score-controlled cohort analysis of 10,941 patients.

Journal Article J Clin Neurosci · May 2015 Few studies have measured outcome differences between the various available spinal fusion techniques. We compare long-term outcomes of anterior versus posterior lumbar interbody fusion. Using the MarketScan database (Truven Health Analytics, Ann Arbor, MI, ... Full text Link to item Cite