Publications

  1. Bhindi B, Karnes RJ, Rangel LJ, Mason RJ, Gettman MT, Frank I, Tollefson MK, Lin DW, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA. Independent Validation of the American Joint Committee on Cancer 8th Edition Prostate Cancer Staging Classification. J Urol. 2017 Dec; 198 (6):1286-1294 Epub 2017 June 29
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  2. Merrill SB, Boorjian SA, Thompson RH, Psutka SP, Cheville JC, Thapa P, Tollefson MK, Frank I. Oncologic surveillance following radical cystectomy: an individualized risk-based approach. World J Urol. 2017 Dec; 35 (12):1863-1869 Epub 2017 July 06
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  3. Mason RJ, Frank I, Bhindi B, Tollefson MK, Thompson RH, Karnes RJ, Tarrell R, Thapa P, Boorjian SA. Radical cystectomy for recurrent urothelial carcinoma after prior partial cystectomy: perioperative and oncologic outcomes. World J Urol. 2017 Dec; 35 (12):1879-1884 Epub 2017 Sept 14
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  4. Bhindi B, Frank I, Mason RJ, Tarrell RF, Thapa P, Cheville JC, Costello BA, Pagliaro LC, Karnes RJ, Thompson RH, Tollefson MK, Boorjian SA. Oncologic Outcomes for Patients with Residual Cancer at Cystectomy Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: A Pathologic Stage-matched Analysis. Eur Urol. 2017 Nov; 72 (5):660-664 Epub 2017 May 22
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  5. Bhindi B, Carlson RE, Mason RJ, Schulte PJ, Gettman MT, Frank I, Tollefson MK, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Leibovich BC, Karnes RJ. Long-term Follow-up of a Matched Cohort Study Evaluating the Role of Adjuvant Radiotherapy for Organ-confined Prostate Cancer With a Positive Surgical Margin. Urology. 2017 Nov; 109:145-152 Epub 2017 Aug 18
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  6. Linder BJ, Frank I, Occhino JA. Extravesical robotic ureteral reimplantation for ureterovaginal fistula. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Sep 07 Epub 2017 Sept 07
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  7. Parker WP, Smelser W, Lee EK, Habermann EB, Thapa P, Zaid HB, Frank I, Griebling TL, Tollefson MK, Thompson RH, Holzbeierlein JM, Karnes RJ, Boorjian SA. Utilization and Outcomes of Radical Cystectomy for High-grade Non-muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer in Elderly Patients. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Aug 01;
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  8. Parker WP, Habermann EB, Day CN, Zaid HB, Frank I, Thompson RH, Tollefson MK, Boorjian SA, Pagliaro LC, Karnes RJ. Adverse Pathology After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Radical Cystectomy: The Role of Adjuvant Chemotherapy. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Jul 22;
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  9. Bhindi B, Rangel LJ, Mason RJ, Gettman MT, Frank I, Kwon ED, Tollefson MK, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Karnes RJ. Impact of Radical Prostatectomy on Long-Term Oncologic Outcomes in a Matched Cohort of Men with Pathological Node Positive Prostate Cancer Managed by Castration. J Urol. 2017 Jul; 198: (1)86-91.
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  10. Bailey GC, Frank I, Tollefson MK, Gettman MT, Knoedler JJ. Perioperative outcomes of robot-assisted laparoscopic partial cystectomy. J Robot Surg. 2017 Jun 10;
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  11. Parker WP, Cheville JC, Frank I, Zaid HB, Lohse CM, Boorjian SA, Leibovich BC, Thompson RH. Application of the Stage, Size, Grade, and Necrosis (SSIGN) Score for Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma in Contemporary Patients. Eur Urol. 2017 Apr; 71: (4)665-673.
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  12. Cockerill PA, Cheville JC, Boorjian SA, Blackburne A, Thapa P, Tarrell RF, Frank I. Outcomes Following Radical Cystectomy for Plasmacytoid Urothelial Carcinoma: Defining the Need for Improved Local Cancer Control. Urology. 2017 Apr; 102:143-147.
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  13. Muppa P, Gupta S, Frank I, Boorjian SA, Karnes RJ, Thompson RH, Thapa P, Tarrell RF, Herrera Hernandez LP, Jimenez RE, Cheville JC. Prognostic significance of lymphatic, vascular and perineural invasion for bladder cancer patients treated by radical cystectomy. Pathology. 2017 Apr; 49: (3)259-266.
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  14. Parker WP, Tollefson MK, Heins CN, Hanson KT, Habermann EB, Zaid HB, Frank I, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA. Characterization of perioperative infection risk among patients undergoing radical cystectomy: Results from the national surgical quality improvement program. Urol Oncol. 2016 Dec; 34: (12)532.e13-532.e19.
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  15. Moschini M, Morlacco A, Briganti A, Hu B, Colombo R, Montorsi F, Frank I, Daneshmand S, Karnes RJ. Clinical Lymphadenopathy in Urothelial Cancer: A Transatlantic Collaboration on Performance of Cross-sectional Imaging and Oncologic Outcomes in Patients Treated with Radical Cystectomy Without Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. Eur Urol Focus. 2016 Nov 23;
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  16. Parker WP, Ho PL, Boorjian SA, Melquist JJ, Thapa P, Holzbeierlein JM, Frank I, Kamat AM, Lee EK. The importance of clinical stage among patients with a complete pathologic response at radical cystectomy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. World J Urol. 2016 Nov; 34 (11):1561-1566 Epub 2016 Mar 04
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  17. Westerman ME, Parker WP, Viers BR, Rivera ME, Karnes RJ, Frank I, Tarrell R, Thapa P, Thompson RH, Tollefson MK, Boorjian SA. Malignant ureteroenteric anastomotic stricture following radical cystectomy with urinary diversion: Patterns, risk factors, and outcomes. Urol Oncol. 2016 Nov; 34: (11)485.e1-485.e6.
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  18. Kaushik D, Boorjian SA, Thompson RH, Eisenberg MS, Carlson RE, Bergstralh EJ, Frank I, Gettman MT, Tollefson MK, Karnes RJ. Oncological outcomes following radical prostatectomy for patients with pT4 prostate cancer. Int Braz J Urol. 2016 Nov-Dec; 42 (6):1091-1098
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  19. Moreira DM, Gershman B, Rangel LJ, Boorjian SA, Thompson RH, Frank I, Tollefson MK, Gettman MT, Karnes RJ. Evaluation of pT0 prostate cancer in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy. BJU Int. 2016 Sep; 118: (3)379-83.
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  20. Parker WP, Toussi A, Tollefson MK, Frank I, Thompson RH, Zaid HB, Thapa P, Boorjian SA. Risk Factors and Microbial Distribution of Urinary Tract Infections Following Radical Cystectomy. Urology. 2016 Aug; 94:96-101 Epub 2016 Apr 25
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  21. Toussi A, Stewart-Merrill SB, Boorjian SA, Psutka SP, Thompson RH, Frank I, Tollefson MK, Gettman MT, Carlson RE, Rangel LJ, Karnes RJ. Standardizing the Definition of Biochemical Recurrence after Radical Prostatectomy-What Prostate Specific Antigen Cut Point Best Predicts a Durable Increase and Subsequent Systemic Progression? J Urol. 2016 Jun; 195: (6)1754-9.
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  22. Moschini M, Sharma V, Zattoni F, Boorjian SA, Frank I, Gettman MT, Thompson RH, Tollefson MK, Kwon ED, Karnes RJ. Risk Stratification of pN+ Prostate Cancer after Radical Prostatectomy from a Large Single Institutional Series with Long-Term Followup. J Urol. 2016 Jun; 195: (6)1773-8.
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  23. Zaid HB, Yang DY, Tollefson MK, Frank I, Winters JL, Thapa P, Parker WP, Thompson RH, Karnes RJ, Boorjian SA. Efficacy and Safety of Intraoperative Tranexamic Acid Infusion for Reducing Blood Transfusion During Open Radical Cystectomy. Urology. 2016 Jun; 92:57-62 Epub 2016 Mar 08
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  24. Gershman B, Psutka SP, McGovern FJ, Dahl DM, Tabatabaei S, Gettman MT, Frank I, Carlson RE, Rangel LJ, Barry MJ, Blute ML, Karnes RJ. Patient-reported Functional Outcomes Following Open, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Performed by High-volume Surgeons at High-volume Hospitals. Eur Urol Focus. 2016 Jun; 2: (2)172-179.
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  25. Weingarten TN, Taccolini AM, Ahle ST, Dietz KR, Dowd SS, Frank I, Boorjian SA, Thapa P, Hanson AC, Schroeder DR, Sprung J. Perioperative management and oncological outcomes following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: a matched retrospective cohort study. Can J Anaesth. 2016 May; 63: (5)584-95.
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  26. Stewart-Merrill SB, Alahdab F, Benkhadra K, Wang Z, Sorita A, Boorjian SA, Frank I, Murad MH. Oncologic surveillance in bladder cancer following radical cystectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Urol Oncol. 2016 May; 34: (5)236.e13-21.
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  27. Cockerill PA, Knoedler JJ, Frank I, Tarrell R, Karnes RJ. Intravesical gemcitabine in combination with mitomycin C as salvage treatment in recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. BJU Int. 2016 Mar; 117: (3)456-62.
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  28. Gershman B, Moreira DM, Tollefson MK, Frank I, Cheville JC, Thapa P, Tarrell RF, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA. The association of ABO blood type with disease recurrence and mortality among patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder undergoing radical cystectomy. Urol Oncol. 2016 Jan; 34: (1)4.e1-9.
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  29. Zaid HB, Yang DY, Tollefson MK, Frank I, Parker WP, Thompson RH, Karnes RJ, Boorjian SA. Safety and efficacy of extended duration of thromboembolic prophylaxis following radical cystectomy: an initial institutional experience Urology Practice. 2016; 3: (6)462-7.
  30. Stewart-Merrill SB, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Psutka SP, Lohse CM, Cheville JC, Leibovich BC, Frank I. Oncologic Surveillance After Surgical Resection for Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Novel Risk-Based Approach. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec 10; 33: (35)4151-7.
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  31. Viers BR, Lightner DJ, Rivera ME, Tollefson MK, Boorjian SA, Karnes RJ, Thompson RH, O'Neil DA, Hamilton RL, Gardner MR, Bundrick M, Jenkins SM, Pruthi S, Frank I, Gettman MT. Efficiency, satisfaction, and costs for remote video visits following radical prostatectomy: a randomized controlled trial. Eur Urol. 2015 Oct; 68: (4)729-35.
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  32. Gupta S, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Thapa P, Hernandez LP, Jimenez RE, Costello BA, Frank I, Cheville JC. High grade neuroendocrine carcinoma of the urinary bladder treated by radical cystectomy: a series of small cell, mixed neuroendocrine and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. Pathology. 2015 Oct; 47: (6)533-42.
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  33. Stewart-Merrill SB, Boorjian SA, Thompson RH, Psutka SP, Cheville JC, Thapa P, Bergstrahl EJ, Tollefson MK, Frank I. Evaluation of current surveillance guidelines following radical cystectomy and proposal of a novel risk-based approach. Urol Oncol. 2015 Aug; 33: (8)339.e1-8.
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  34. Gershman B, Eisenberg MS, Thompson RH, Frank I, Kaushik D, Tarrell R, Thapa P, Boorjian SA. Comparative impact of continent and incontinent urinary diversion on long-term renal function after radical cystectomy in patients with preoperative chronic kidney disease 2 and chronic kidney disease 3a. Int J Urol. 2015 Jul; 22: (7)651-6.
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  35. Kaushik D, Frank I, Boorjian SA, Cheville JC, Eisenberg MS, Thapa P, Tarrell RF, Thompson RH. Long-term results of radical cystectomy and role of adjuvant chemotherapy for small cell carcinoma of the bladder. Int J Urol. 2015 Jun; 22: (6)549-54.
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  36. Psutka SP, Boorjian SA, Moynagh MR, Schmit GD, Frank I, Carrasco A, Stewart SB, Tarrell R, Thapa P, Tollefson MK. Mortality after radical cystectomy: impact of obesity versus adiposity after adjusting for skeletal muscle wasting. J Urol. 2015 May; 193: (5)1507-13.
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  37. Clifton MM, Psutka SP, Boorjian SA, Cheville JC, Thapa P, Thompson RH, Tollefson MK, Karnes RJ, Frank I. Cancer-specific mortality following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer with lymph node involvement: impact of pathologic disease features and adjuvant chemotherapy. World J Urol. 2015 Mar; 33 (3):373-9 Epub 2014 May 15
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  38. Knoedler J, Frank I. Organ-sparing surgery in urology: partial cystectomy. Curr Opin Urol. 2015 Mar; 25(2):111-5.
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  39. Knoedler JJ, Boorjian SA, Tollefson MK, Cheville JC, Thapa P, Tarrell RF, Frank I. Urothelial carcinoma involving the prostate: the association of revised tumour stage and coexistent bladder cancer with survival after radical cystectomy. BJU Int. 2014 Dec; 114(6):832-6.
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  40. Kaushik D, Frank I, Eisenberg MS, Cheville JC, Tarrell R, Thapa P, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA. Gender-specific survival following radical cystectomy for pT4 bladder cancer. World J Urol. 2014 Dec; 32 (6):1433-9 Epub 2013 Dec 21
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  41. Yelfimov DA, Frank I, Boorjian SA, Thapa P, Cheville JC, Tollefson MK. Adjuvant chemotherapy is associated with decreased mortality after radical cystectomy for locally advanced bladder cancer. World J Urol. 2014 Dec; 32 (6):1463-8 Epub 2014 Jan 14
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  42. Viers BR, Boorjian SA, Frank I, Tarrell RF, Thapa P, Karnes RJ, Thompson RH, Tollefson MK. Pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is associated with advanced pathologic tumor stage and increased cancer-specific mortality among patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder undergoing radical cystectomy. Eur Urol. 2014 Dec; 66: (6)1157-64.
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  43. Viers BR, Sukov WR, Gettman MT, Rangel LJ, Bergstralh EJ, Frank I, Tollefson MK, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Karnes RJ. Primary Gleason grade 4 at the positive margin is associated with metastasis and death among patients with Gleason 7 prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy. Eur Urol. 2014 Dec; 66: (6)1116-24.
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  44. Stewart SB, Cheville JC, Sebo TJ, Frank I, Boorjian SA, Thompson RH, Gettman MT, Tollefson MK, Umbriet EC, Psutka SP, Bergstralh EJ, Rangel L, Karnes RJ. Gleason grading after neoadjuvant hormonal therapy retains prognostic value for systemic progression following radical prostatectomy. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2014 Dec; 17(4):332-7. Epub 2014 Aug 26.
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  45. Abel EJ, Linder BJ, Bauman TM, Bauer RM, Thompson RH, Thapa P, Devon ON, Tarrell RF, Frank I, Jarrard DF, Downs TM, Boorjian SA. Perioperative blood transfusion and radical cystectomy: does timing of transfusion affect bladder cancer mortality? Eur Urol. 2014 Dec; 66: (6)1139-47.
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  46. Psutka SP, Carrasco A, Schmit GD, Moynagh MR, Boorjian SA, Frank I, Stewart SB, Thapa P, Tarrell RF, Cheville JC, Tollefson MK. Sarcopenia in patients with bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy: impact on cancer-specific and all-cause mortality. Cancer. 2014 Sep 15; 120(18):2910-8. Epub 2014 May 19.
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  47. Scavonetto F, Yeoh TY, Umbreit EC, Weingarten TN, Gettman MT, Frank I, Boorjian SA, Karnes RJ, Schroeder DR, Rangel LJ, Hanson AC, Hofer RE, Sessler DI, Sprung J. Association between neuraxial analgesia, cancer progression, and mortality after radical prostatectomy: a large, retrospective matched cohort study. Br J Anaesth. 2014 Jul; 113 Suppl 1:i95-102.
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  48. Rivera ME, Frank I, Viers BR, Rangel LJ, Krambeck AE. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate and perioperative diagnosis of prostate cancer: an outcomes analysis. J Endourol. 2014 Jun; 28: (6)699-703.
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  49. Breau RH, Karnes RJ, Farmer SA, Thapa P, Cagiannos I, Morash C, Frank I. Progression to detrusor muscle invasion during urothelial carcinoma surveillance is associated with poor prognosis. BJU Int. 2014 Jun; 113: (6)900-6.
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  50. Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Kim SP, Cheville JC, Thapa P, Tarrel R, Dronca R, Costello B, Frank I. Eligibility for neoadjuvant/adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy among radical cystectomy patients. BJU Int. 2014 May; 113(5b):E17-21. Epub 2013 Sep 05.
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  51. Linder BJ, Boorjian SA, Hudolin T, Cheville JC, Thapa P, Tarrell RF, Frank I. Late recurrence after radical cystectomy: patterns, risk factors and outcomes. J Urol. 2014 May; 191(5):1256-61. Epub 2013 Dec 10
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  52. Kim SP, Karnes RJ, Nguyen PL, Ziegenfuss JY, Thompson RH, Han LC, Shah ND, Smaldone MC, Gross CP, Frank I, Weight CJ, Beebe TJ, Tilburt JC. A national survey of radiation oncologists and urologists on recommendations of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2014 May; 113: (5b)E106-11.
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  53. Schneider SA, Sukov WR, Frank I, Boorjian SA, Costello BA, Tarrell RF, Thapa P, Houston Thompson R, Tollefson MK, Jeffrey Karnes R, Cheville JC. Outcome of patients with micropapillary urothelial carcinoma following radical cystectomy: ERBB2 (HER2) amplification identifies patients with poor outcome. Mod Pathol. 2014 May; 27(5):758-64. Epub 2013 Nov 1
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  54. Eisenberg MS, Thompson RH, Frank I, Kim SP, Cotter KJ, Tollefson MK, Kaushik D, Thapa P, Tarrell R, Boorjian SA. Long-term renal function outcomes after radical cystectomy. J Urol. 2014 Mar; 191(3):619-25. Epub 2013 Sep 12
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  55. Mikel Hubanks J, Boorjian SA, Frank I, Gettman MT, Houston Thompson R, Rangel LJ, Bergstralh EJ, Jeffrey Karnes R. The presence of extracapsular extension is associated with an increased risk of death from prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy for patients with seminal vesicle invasion and negative lymph nodes. Urol Oncol. 2014 Jan; 32(1):26.e1-7. Epub 2013 Feb 06.
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  56. Wang JK, Boorjian SA, Frank I, Tarrell RF, Thapa P, Jacob EK, Tauscher CD, Tollefson MK. Non-O blood type is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism after radical cystectomy. Urology. 2014 Jan; 83(1):140-5. Epub 2013 Oct 16.
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  57. Hubanks JM, Boorjian SA, Frank I, Gettman MT, Thompson RH, Rangel LJ, Bergstralh EJ, Karnes RJ. The presence of extracapsular extension is associated with an increased risk of death from prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy for patients with seminal vesicle invasion and negative lymph nodes. UROL. ONCOL. 2014; 32(1):26.e1-7.
  58. Eisenberg MS, Boorjian SA, Cheville JC, Thompson RH, Thapa P, Kaushik D, Frank I. The SPARC score: a multifactorial outcome prediction model for patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. J Urol. 2013 Dec; 190(6):2005-10. Epub 2013 Jun 14.
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  59. Linder BJ, Boorjian SA, Cheville JC, Sukov WR, Thapa P, Tarrell RF, Frank I. The impact of histological reclassification during pathology re-review--evidence of a Will Rogers effect in bladder cancer? J Urol. 2013 Nov; 190(5):1692-6. Epub 2013 May 23.
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  60. Woodrum DA, Kawashima A, Karnes RJ, Davis BJ, Frank I, Engen DE, Gorny KR, Felmlee JP, Callstrom MR, Mynderse LA. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided cryoablation of recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy: initial single institution experience. Urology. 2013 Oct; 82(4):870-5. Epub 2013 Aug 01.
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  61. Kim SP, Tilburt JC, Karnes RJ, Ziegenfuss JY, Han LC, Shah ND, Frank I, Smaldone MC, Gross CP, Yu JB, Trinh QD, Sun M, O'Malley RL, Nguyen PL. Variation in treatment recommendations of adjuvant radiation therapy for high-risk prostate cancer by physician specialty. Urology. 2013 Oct; 82: (4)807-12.
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  62. Linder BJ, Frank I, Umbreit EC, Shimko MS, Fernandez N, Rangel LJ, Karnes RJ. Standard and saturation transrectal prostate biopsy techniques are equally accurate among prostate cancer active surveillance candidates. Int J Urol. 2013 Sep; 20(9):860-4. Epub 2012 Dec 20
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  63. Kim SP, Shah ND, Weight CJ, Thompson RH, Wang JK, Karnes RJ, Han LC, Ziegenfuss JY, Frank I, Tollefson MK, Boorjian SA. Population-based trends in urinary diversion among patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. BJU Int. 2013 Aug; 112(4):478-84. Epub 2013 Mar 01.
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  64. Kim SP, Shah ND, Karnes RJ, Weight CJ, Shippee ND, Han LC, Boorjian SA, Smaldone MC, Frank I, Gettman MT, Tollefson MK, Thompson RH. Hospitalization costs for radical prostatectomy attributable to robotic surgery. Eur Urol. 2013 Jul; 64(1):11-6. Epub 2012 Aug 20.
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  65. Boorjian SA, Kim SP, Tollefson MK, Carrasco A, Cheville JC, Thompson RH, Thapa P, Frank I. Comparative performance of comorbidity indices for estimating perioperative and 5-year all cause mortality following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. J Urol. 2013 Jul; 190(1):55-60. Epub 2013 Jan 09.
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  66. Linder BJ, Frank I, Cheville JC, Thompson RH, Thapa P, Tarrell RF, Boorjian SA. Outcomes following radical cystectomy for nested variant of urothelial carcinoma: a matched cohort analysis. J Urol. 2013 May; 189(5):1670-5. Epub 2012 Nov 6
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  67. Linder BJ, Frank I, Cheville JC, Tollefson MK, Thompson RH, Tarrell RF, Thapa P, Boorjian SA. The impact of perioperative blood transfusion on cancer recurrence and survival following radical cystectomy. Eur Urol. 2013 May; 63(5):839-45. Epub 2013 Jan 11.
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  68. Tollefson MK, Boorjian SA, Farmer SA, Frank I. Downstaging to non-invasive urothelial carcinoma is associated with improved outcome following radical cystectomy for patients with cT2 disease. World J Urol. 2012 Dec; 30 (6):795-9 Epub 2012 Mar 25
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  69. Wang JK, Boorjian SA, Cheville JC, Kim SP, Tarrell RF, Thapa P, Frank I. Outcomes following radical cystectomy for micropapillary bladder cancer versus pure urothelial carcinoma: a matched cohort analysis. World J Urol. 2012 Dec; 30 (6):801-6 Epub 2012 Nov 07
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  70. Zarei S, Frank I, Boorjian SA, Thompson RH, Kim S, Weight C, Tarrell R, Thapa P, Cheville JC. Prognostic significance of measured depth of invasion of urothelial carcinoma of the bladder compared to the 2010 American Joint Committee on Cancer pT2 and pT3 classifications. J Urol. 2012 Nov; 188(5):1706-11. Epub 2012 Sep 19.
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  71. Knoedler JJ, Boorjian SA, Kim SP, Weight CJ, Thapa P, Tarrell RF, Cheville JC, Frank I. Does partial cystectomy compromise oncologic outcomes for patients with bladder cancer compared to radical cystectomy? A matched case-control analysis. J Urol. 2012 Oct; 188(4):1115-9. Epub 2012 Aug 15
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  72. Kim SP, Boorjian SA, Shah ND, Karnes RJ, Weight CJ, Moriarty JP, Tollefson MK, Shippee ND, Frank I. Contemporary trends of in-hospital complications and mortality for radical cystectomy. BJU Int. 2012 Oct; 110(8):1163-8. Epub 2012 Mar 22.
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  73. Kim SP, Frank I, Cheville JC, Thompson RH, Weight CJ, Thapa P, Boorjian SA. The impact of squamous and glandular differentiation on survival after radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma. J Urol. 2012 Aug; 188(2):405-9. Epub 2012 Jun 14.
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  74. Kim SP, Shah ND, Karnes RJ, Weight CJ, Frank I, Moriarty JP, Han LC, Borah B, Tollefson MK, Boorjian SA. The implications of hospital acquired adverse events on mortality, length of stay and costs for patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. J Urol. 2012 Jun; 187(6):2011-7. Epub 2012 Apr 11.
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  75. Thompson RH, Lane BR, Lohse CM, Leibovich BC, Fergany A, Frank I, Gill IS, Blute ML, Campbell SC. Renal function after partial nephrectomy: effect of warm ischemia relative to quantity and quality of preserved kidney. Urology. 2012 Feb; 79(2):356-60.
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  76. Inman BA, Frank I, Boorjian SA, Akornor JW, Karnes RJ, Leibovich BC, Blute ML, Bergstralh EJ. Dynamic prediction of metastases after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2011 Dec; 108: (11)1762-8.
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  77. Boorjian SA, Kim SP, Weight CJ, Cheville JC, Thapa P, Frank I. Risk factors and outcomes of urethral recurrence following radical cystectomy. Eur Urol. 2011 Dec; 60(6):1266-72. Epub 2011 Aug 22.
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  78. Boorjian SA, Tollefson MK, Cheville JC, Costello BA, Thapa P, Frank I. Detection of asymptomatic recurrence during routine oncological followup after radical cystectomy is associated with improved patient survival. J Urol. 2011 Nov; 186(5):1796-802. Epub 2011 Sep 25.
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  79. Tollefson MK, Frank I, Gettman MT. Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy decreases the incidence and morbidity of surgical site infections. Urology. 2011 Oct; 78(4):827-31. Epub 2011 Jul 29.
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  80. Tollefson MK, Gettman MT, Karnes RJ, Frank I. Administrative data sets are inaccurate for assessing functional outcomes after radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 2011 May; 185(5):1686-90. Epub 2011 Mar 21.
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  81. Shimko MS, Tollefson MK, Umbreit EC, Farmer SA, Blute ML, Frank I. Long-term complications of conduit urinary diversion. J Urol. 2011 Feb; 185(2):562-7. Epub 2010 Dec 18.
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  82. Siddiqui SA, Boorjian SA, Blute ML, Rangel LJ, Bergstralh EJ, Karnes RJ, Frank I. Impact of adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy after radical prostatectomy on the survival of patients with pathological T3b prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2011 Feb; 107(3):383-8.
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  83. Thompson RH, Lane BR, Lohse CM, Leibovich BC, Fergany A, Frank I, Gill IS, Campbell SC, Blute ML. Comparison of warm ischemia versus no ischemia during partial nephrectomy on a solitary kidney. Eur Urol. 2010 Sep; 58(3):331-6. Epub 2010 Jun 09.
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  84. Tollefson MK, Blute ML, Rangel LJ, Karnes RJ, Frank I. Lifelong yearly prostate specific antigen surveillance is not necessary for low risk prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 2010 Sep; 184(3):925-9.
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  85. Thompson RH, Lane BR, Lohse CM, Leibovich BC, Fergany A, Frank I, Gill IS, Blute ML, Campbell SC. Every minute counts when the renal hilum is clamped during partial nephrectomy. Eur Urol. 2010 Sep; 58(3):340-5. Epub 2010 Jun 09.
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  86. Tollefson M, Magera J, Sebo T, Cohen J, Drauch A, Maier J, Frank I. Raman spectral imaging of prostate cancer: can Raman molecular imaging be used to augment standard histopathology? BJU Int. 2010 Aug; 106(4):484-8. Epub 2010 Mar 01.
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  87. Umbreit EC, Crispen PL, Shimko MS, Farmer SA, Blute ML, Frank I. Multifactorial, site-specific recurrence model after radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma. Cancer. 2010 Jul 15; 116(14):3399-407.
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  88. Weisbrod AJ, Atwell TD, Frank I, Callstrom MR, Farrell MA, Mandrekar JN, Charboneau JW. Percutaneous cryoablation of masses in a solitary kidney. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jun; 194: (6)1620-5.
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  89. Tollefson MK, Elliott DS, Zincke H, Frank I. Long-term outcome of ureterosigmoidostomy: an analysis of patients with >10 years of follow-up. BJU Int. 2010 Mar; 105(6):860-3. Epub 2009 Aug 13.
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  90. Tollefson MK, Blute ML, Farmer SA, Frank I. Significance of distal ureteral margin at radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma. J Urol. 2010 Jan; 183(1):81-6.
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