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Leonid Aksenov

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Selected Publications

Leveraging behavioral modification technology for the prevention of kidney stones.

Journal Article Curr Opin Urol · January 1, 2024 PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to examine the use of technology to help promote and maintain behaviors that decrease stone recurrence. RECENT FINDINGS: Behavior change is a complex process with various interacting components. Recent devel ... Full text Link to item Cite

Infection rates following urologic prosthetic revision without replacement of any device components compared to partial or complete device exchange: a single-center retrospective cohort study.

Journal Article Int J Impot Res · December 2023 Urologic implant revision carries a higher infection risk than virgin implantation. Historically, exchanging device components at the time of revision was performed to reduce infection risk. We hypothesize that revision without replacement of any parts of ... Full text Link to item Cite

Single-port hidden incision endoscopic (HIdES) pediatric nephrectomy via pfannenstiel incision.

Conference J Pediatr Urol · June 2023 Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) and hidden incision endoscopic surgery techniques are increasingly used in pediatric urology. For pediatric nephrectomy, access through a single Pfannenstiel incision is novel and may offer cosmetic benefit. In t ... Full text Link to item Cite

Medical management of neurogenic bladder in patients with spina bifida: A scoping review.

Journal Article J Pediatr Urol · February 2023 INTRODUCTION: Neurogenic bladder is a common source of morbidity in patients with spina bifida and can cause renal damage. Medical management may include imaging, urodynamic studies (UDS), laboratory testing, clean intermittent catheterization (CIC), and m ... Full text Link to item Cite

Framing the picture: Impact of radiographic imaging on parental vesicoureteral reflux management preferences.

Journal Article J Pediatr Urol · October 2022 INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVE: Given the variety of treatment options for vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), shared decision making between clinicians and parents is essential. Despite its importance, shared decision making is limited by the framing effect - people pro ... Full text Link to item Cite

Financial toxicity among individuals with spina bifida and their families: A qualitative study and conceptual model.

Journal Article J Pediatr Urol · June 2022 INTRODUCTION: Spina bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States and requires lifelong, multi-specialty care. The cost of such care has the potential to result in financial toxicity - the 'objective financial burden' an ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predicting postoperative complications in pediatric surgery: A novel pediatric comorbidity index.

Journal Article J Pediatr Urol · June 2022 INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Comorbidity-driven surgical risk assessment is essential for informed patient counseling, risk-stratification, and outcomes-based health-services research. Existing mortality-focused comorbidity indices have had mixed success at ri ... Full text Link to item Cite

Behavioral Economics in Urology: A Scoping Review.

Journal Article J Urol · June 2022 PURPOSE: Behavioral economics is the study of human behavior in the context of irrationality, self-control and self-interest. It has been leveraged in a variety of ways in health care, including efforts to decrease smoking, encourage weight loss and promot ... Full text Link to item Cite

Machine Learning for Urodynamic Detection of Detrusor Overactivity.

Journal Article Urology · January 2022 OBJECTIVE: To develop a machine learning algorithm that identifies detrusor overactivity (DO) in Urodynamic Studies (UDS) in the spina bifida population. UDS plays a key role in assessment of neurogenic bladder in patients with spina bifida. Due to signifi ... Full text Link to item Cite

COVID-19 vaccination in individuals with spina bifida: A national survey.

Journal Article Journal of pediatric rehabilitation medicine · January 2022 PurposeThis study aimed to conduct a national survey of individuals with spina bifida (SB) and their care partners to assess COVID-19 vaccination behaviors and vaccine uptake.MethodsA survey instrument was designed to assess current vacci ... Full text Cite

Prevalence and correlates of non-tissue prostate cancer diagnosis in the United States.

Journal Article J Geriatr Oncol · June 2020 BACKGROUND: Given the potential complications of prostate biopsies, it is sometimes reasonable in selected patients to make a non-tissue diagnosis of prostate cancer. Little is known about prevalence and factors associated with non-tissue prostate cancer d ... Full text Link to item Cite

Characterization of the Recommendations in the Choosing Wisely Initiative.

Journal Article Am J Med Qual · 2019 Choosing Wisely is a comprehensive set of recommendations that guides clinicians and patients away from low-value services. The recommendations were reviewed to investigate their breadth and limitations. The authors performed an abstraction of all Choosing ... Full text Link to item Cite