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Roger Sur

TitleClinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentUrology
Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8897
San Diego CA 92103
Phone619-543-2628
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    Research

    • Seek role of urinary protein abnormalities (Tamm Horsfall Protein) in kidney stone disease.

    • Determine genetic causes of kidney stone disease.

    • Create a radiation free kidney stone center that provides novel, minimally invasive surgical techniques.



    Research Topics

    • Genetics

    • Molecular Biology

    • Structural Biology



    Current Project Titles

    • The Role of Tamm-Horsfall Protein in Urinary Stone Disease- a clinical investigation using HPLC, size exclusion chromotography, and mass spectrometry.

    • Genome Wide Association studies (GWAS) in Kidney Stone Disease



    Profile

    Dr. Sur is a American Board of Urology Certified urologist who is Director of the UCSD Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center. He completed an Endourology Society Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center training under a world renowned kidney stone specialist.

    Dr. Sur seeks to bring a world class kidney stone center to the SouthWest United States that will focus on surgical treatment, medical prevention, and research into causes of kidney stones. It is the only center of its kind here in Southern California dedicated to patients suffering from kidney stones.

    Additionally, having performed more than 100 robotic cases, Dr. Sur also brings a wealth of experience to patients seeking robotic surgery. He served 15 years active duty as a Naval Physician in numerous overseas deployments and currently is a Reservist at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Sur is not only an Associate Professor of Surgery at UCSD, but also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the military medical school USUHS (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences).

    Dr. Sur has published numerous manuscripts and books and serves as the course director for teaching biostatistics at the annual American Urological Association Basic Science course. His other strong interest is teaching Evidence-based Medicine while serving on the the International Evidence Based Urology (EBU) Working Group.

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    1. Carlos EC, Youssef RF, Kaplan AG, Wollin DA, Winship BB, Eisner BH, Sur RL, Preminger GM, Lipkin ME. Antibiotic Utilization Prior to Endourological Surgery for Urolithiasis: Endourological Society Survey Results. J Endourol. 2018 Aug 16. PMID: 30113226.
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    2. Raffin EP, Penniston KL, Antonelli JA, Viprakasit DP, Averch TD, Bird VG, Chew BH, Sivalingam S, Sur RL, Nakada SY, Pais VM. The effect of thiazide and potassium citrate use on the health-related quality of life of patients with urolithiasis. J Urol. 2018 Jun 15. PMID: 29913138.
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    3. Sur RL, Meegan JM, Smith CR, Schmitt T, L'Esperance J, Hendrikson D, Woo JR. Surgical Management of Nephrolithiasis in the Bottlenose Dolphin: Collaborations Between the Urologist and Veterinarian. J Endourol Case Rep. 2018; 4(1):62-65. PMID: 29756043.
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    4. Chew BH, Miller NL, Abbott JE, Lange D, Humphreys MR, Pais VM, Monga M, Krambeck AE, Sur RL. A Randomized Control Trial of Preoperative Prophylactic Antibiotics Prior to Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in Low Infectious Risk Population: A Report from the EDGE Consortium. J Urol. 2018 Apr 20. PMID: 29684391.
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    5. Bechis SK, Han DS, Abbott JE, Holst DD, Alagh A, DiPina T, Sur RL. Outpatient Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: The UC San Diego Health Experience. J Endourol. 2018 May; 32(5):394-401. PMID: 29634376.
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    6. Papagiannopoulos D, Holst D, Bechis SK, Sur RL. A Homeopathic Alternative to Potassium Citrate in Patients with Recurrent Nephrolithiasis. Urology. 2018 Mar 06. PMID: 29522867.
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    7. Sur RL. Editorial Comment. J Urol. 2018 Apr; 199(4):1014. PMID: 29276948.
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    8. Humphreys MR, Shah OD, Monga M, Chang YH, Krambeck AE, Sur RL, Miller NL, Knudsen BE, Eisner BH, Matlaga BR, Chew BH. Dusting versus Basketing during Ureteroscopy-Which Technique is More Efficacious? A Prospective Multicenter Trial from the EDGE Research Consortium. J Urol. 2018 May; 199(5):1272-1276. PMID: 29253579.
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    9. Taguchi K, Harper JD, Stoller ML, Duty BD, Sorensen MD, Sur RL, Usawachintachit M, Tzou DT, Wenzler DL, Isaacson D, Xu A, Chu C, Zaid UB, Taylor ER, Ramaswamy K, Chi T. Identifying factors associated with need for flexible ureteroscope repair: a Western Endourology STone (WEST) research consortium prospective cohort study. Urolithiasis. 2017 Dec 09. PMID: 29224057.
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    10. Bechis SK, Abbott JE, Sur RL. In vitro head-to-head comparison of the durability, versatility and efficacy of the NGage and novel Dakota stone retrieval baskets. Transl Androl Urol. 2017 Dec; 6(6):1144-1149. PMID: 29354502.
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    11. Matlaga BR, Chew B, Eisner B, Humphreys M, Knudsen B, Krambeck A, Lange D, Lipkin M, Miller NL, Monga M, Pais V, Sur RL, Shah O. Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy: A Review of Dusting vs Fragmentation with Extraction. J Endourol. 2018 Jan; 32(1):1-6. PMID: 29061070.
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    12. Tzou DT, Isaacson D, Usawachintachit M, Wang ZJ, Taguchi K, Hills NK, Hsi RS, Sherer BA, Reliford-Titus S, Duty B, Harper JD, Sorensen M, Sur RL, Stoller ML, Chi T. Variation in Radiologic and Urologic Computed Tomography Interpretation of Urinary Tract Stone Burden: Results From the Registry for Stones of the Kidney and Ureter. Urology. 2018 Jan; 111:59-64. PMID: 29032235.
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    13. Abbott JE, Miller DL, Shi W, Wenzler D, Elkhoury FF, Patel ND, Sur RL. Optimization of urinary dipstick pH: Are multiple dipstick pH readings reliably comparable to commercial 24-hour urinary pH? Investig Clin Urol. 2017 Sep; 58(5):378-382. PMID: 28868511.
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    14. Raheem OA, Khandwala YS, Sur RL, Ghani KR, Denstedt JD. Burden of Urolithiasis: Trends in Prevalence, Treatments, and Costs. Eur Urol Focus. 2017 Feb; 3(1):18-26. PMID: 28720363.
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    15. Masterson JH, Phillips CJ, Crum-Cianflone NF, Krause RJ, Sur RL, L'Esperance JO. A 10-Year Retrospective Review of Nephrolithiasis in the Navy and Navy Pilots. J Urol. 2017 Aug; 198(2):394-400. PMID: 28235550.
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    16. Wenzler DL, Abbott JE, Su JJ, Shi W, Slater R, Miller D, Siemens MJ, Sur RL. Predictors of radiation exposure to providers during percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Urol Ann. 2017 Jan-Mar; 9(1):55-60. PMID: 28216931.
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    17. Penniston KL, Antonelli JA, Viprakasit DP, Averch TD, Sivalingam S, Sur RL, Pais VM, Chew BH, Bird VG, Nakada SY. Validation and Reliability of the Wisconsin Stone Quality of Life Questionnaire. J Urol. 2017 May; 197(5):1280-1288. PMID: 27889419.
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    18. Chang HC, Tzou DT, Usawachintachit M, Duty BD, Hsi RS, Harper JD, Sorensen MD, Stoller ML, Sur RL, Chi T. Rationale and Design of the Registry for Stones of the Kidney and Ureter (ReSKU): A Prospective Observational Registry to Study the Natural History of Urolithiasis Patients. J Endourol. 2016 12; 30(12):1332-1338. PMID: 27758162.
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    19. Abbott JE, Sur RL. Ureterorenoscopy: current technology and future outlook. Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2016 Dec; 68(6):479-495. PMID: 27759737.
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    20. Abbott JE, Han A, McDonald M, Lakin C, Sur RL. Are antibiotics necessary during routine cystoscopic stent removal? Transl Androl Urol. 2016 Oct; 5(5):784-788. PMID: 27785437.
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    21. Chi T, Usawachintachit M, Filippou P, Bayne D, Hu W, Chang H, Xia L, Chen Q, Xue W, He H, Long Q, Arsovska O, Taylor E, Paterson R, Sur RL, Chew B, Stoller ML, Li J. Significant differences in struvite and cystine stone frequency seen among Chinese nephrolithiasis patients living in North America compared to those living in China. Transl Androl Urol. 2016 Jun; 5(3):375-80. PMID: 27298786; PMCID: PMC4893518.
    22. Chew BH, Brotherhood HL, Sur RL, Wang AQ, Knudsen BE, Yong C, Marien T, Miller NL, Krambeck AE, Charchenko C, Humphreys MR. Natural History, Complications and Re-Intervention Rates of Asymptomatic Residual Stone Fragments after Ureteroscopy: a Report from the EDGE Research Consortium. J Urol. 2016 Apr; 195(4 Pt 1):982-6. PMID: 26585680.
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    23. Abbott JE, Sur RL. When is a Urology Drug Safe Enough for Pregnancy? J Urol. 2016 Jan; 195(1):13-4. PMID: 26475656.
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    24. Raheem OA, Mirheydar HS, Miller DL, Palazzi KL, Chang DC, Sur RL. Contemporary Trends in the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment of Urolithiasis: Population-Based Analysis. J Endourol. 2015 Oct; 29(10):1189-92. PMID: 25849858.
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    25. Argade S, Chen T, Shaw T, Berecz Z, Shi W, Choudhury B, Parsons CL, Sur RL. An evaluation of Tamm-Horsfall protein glycans in kidney stone formers using novel techniques. Urolithiasis. 2015 Aug; 43(4):303-12. PMID: 25935139.
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    26. Sur RL. Editorial comment for Tosoian et al. J Endourol. 2015 Apr; 29(4):442-3. PMID: 25706814.
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    27. Kuntz NJ, Neisius A, Tsivian M, Ghaffar M, Patel N, Ferrandino MN, Sur RL, Preminger GM, Lipkin ME. Balloon Dilation of the Ureter: A Contemporary Review of Outcomes and Complications. J Urol. 2015 Aug; 194(2):413-7. PMID: 25728906.
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    28. Patel N, Shi W, Liss M, Raheem O, Wenzler D, Schallhorn C, Kiyama L, Lakin C, Ritter M, Sur RL. Multidrug resistant bacteriuria before percutaneous nephrolithotomy predicts for postoperative infectious complications. J Endourol. 2015 May; 29(5):531-6. PMID: 25424241.
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    29. Sur RL, Shore N, L'Esperance J, Knudsen B, Gupta M, Olsen S, Shah O. Silodosin to facilitate passage of ureteral stones: a multi-institutional, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. Eur Urol. 2015 May; 67(5):959-64. PMID: 25465978.
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    30. Sur RL. Editorial comment for Abbott et al. J Endourol. 2015 Mar; 29(3):269-70. PMID: 25268513.
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    31. Mirheydar HS, Banapour P, Massoudi R, Palazzi KL, Jabaji R, Reid EG, Millard FE, Kane CJ, Sur RL. What is the incidence of kidney stones after chemotherapy in patients with lymphoproliferative or myeloproliferative disorders? Int Braz J Urol. 2014 Nov-Dec; 40(6):772-80. PMID: 25615245.
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    32. Masterson JH, Woo JR, Chang DC, Chi T, L'Esperance JO, Stoller ML, Sur RL. Dyslipidemia is associated with an increased risk of nephrolithiasis. Urolithiasis. 2015 Feb; 43(1):49-53. PMID: 25193087; PMCID: PMC4527684.
    33. Hyams ES, Monga M, Pearle MS, Antonelli JA, Semins MJ, Assimos DG, Lingeman JE, Pais VM, Preminger GM, Lipkin ME, Eisner BH, Shah O, Sur RL, Mufarrij PW, Matlaga BR. A prospective, multi-institutional study of flexible ureteroscopy for proximal ureteral stones smaller than 2 cm. J Urol. 2015 Jan; 193(1):165-9. PMID: 25014576; PMCID: PMC4449255.
    34. Sur RL. How are we doing with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in England? BJU Int. 2014 May; 113(5):689-90. PMID: 24717061.
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    35. Patel N, Chew B, Knudsen B, Lipkin M, Wenzler D, Sur RL. Accuracy of endoscopic intraoperative assessment of urologic stone size. J Endourol. 2014 May; 28(5):582-6. PMID: 24341294.
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    36. Argade S, Smith CR, Shaw T, Zupkas P, Schmitt TL, Venn-Watson S, Sur RL. Solubility of ammonium acid urate nephroliths from bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2013 Dec; 44(4):853-8. PMID: 24450043.
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    37. Mirheydar HS, Palazzi KL, Derweesh IH, Chang DC, Sur RL. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy use is increasing in the United States: an analysis of trends and complications. J Endourol. 2013 Aug; 27(8):979-83. PMID: 23590615.
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    38. Sur RL, Masterson JH, Palazzi KL, L'Esperance JO, Auge BK, Chang DC, Stoller ML. Impact of statins on nephrolithiasis in hyperlipidemic patients: a 10-year review of an equal access health care system. Clin Nephrol. 2013 May; 79(5):351-5. PMID: 23195830.
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    39. Woldrich JM, Palazzi K, Stroup SP, Sur RL, Parsons JK, Chang D, Derweesh IH. Trends in the surgical management of localized renal masses: thermal ablation, partial and radical nephrectomy in the USA, 1998-2008. BJU Int. 2013 Jun; 111(8):1261-8. PMID: 23470140.
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    40. Cohen SA, Rangarajan SS, Chen T, Palazzi KL, Langford JS, Sur RL. Occupational hazard: radiation exposure for the urologist--developing a reference standard. Int Braz J Urol. 2013 Mar-Apr; 39(2):209-13. PMID: 23683685.
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    41. Chen T, Godebu E, Horgan S, Mirheydar HS, Sur RL. The effect of restrictive bariatric surgery on urolithiasis. J Endourol. 2013 Feb; 27(2):242-4. PMID: 23006039.
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    42. Sur RL. Editorial comment: Primary prevention of nephrolithiasis is cost-effective for a national healthcare system. BJU Int. 2012 Dec; 110(11 Pt C):E1068. PMID: 22686256.
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    43. Raheem OA, Mirheydar HS, Palazzi K, Chenoweth M, Lakin C, Sur RL. Prevalence of nephrolithiasis in human immunodeficiency virus infected patients on the highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Endourol. 2012 Aug; 26(8):1095-8. PMID: 22429050.
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    44. Schmitt TL, Sur RL. Treatment of ureteral calculus obstruction with laser lithotripsy in an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2012 Mar; 43(1):101-9. PMID: 22448516.
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    45. Sur RL. Editorial comment. J Urol. 2012 Mar; 187(3):924. PMID: 22264466.
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    46. Sur RL, Dahm P. History of evidence-based medicine. Indian J Urol. 2011 Oct; 27(4):487-9. PMID: 22279315; PMCID: PMC3263217.
    47. Nowfar S, Palazzi-Churas K, Chang DC, Sur RL. The relationship of obesity and gender prevalence changes in United States inpatient nephrolithiasis. Urology. 2011 Nov; 78(5):1029-33. PMID: 21676441.
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    48. Rane A, Sur R, Chew B. Retropulsion during intracorporeal lithotripsy: what's out there to help? BJU Int. 2010 Sep; 106(5):591-2. PMID: 20608930.
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    49. Kopp RP, Dato PE, Sur RL. Bladder perforation associated with hot tub. J Sex Med. 2011 Jan; 8(1):321-4. PMID: 20819142.
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    50. Gaylis FD, Van SJ, Daneshvar MA, Gaylis GM, Gaylis JB, Sheela RB, Stern EJ, Hanson PB, Sur RL. Preprinted standardized orders promote venous thromboembolism prophylaxis compared with traditional handwritten orders: an endorsement of standardized evidence-based practice. Am J Med Qual. 2010 Nov-Dec; 25(6):449-56. PMID: 20805424.
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    51. Sur RL, Dahm P. Evidence-based urology in practice: Kaplan-Meier analysis. BJU Int. 2010 May; 105(10):1360-2. PMID: 20230387.
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    52. Scales CD, Chandrashekar AS, Robinson MR, Cantor DA, Sullivan J, Haleblian GE, Leitao VA, Sur RL, Borawski KM, Koeberl D, Kishnani PS, Preminger GM. Stone forming risk factors in patients with type Ia glycogen storage disease. J Urol. 2010 Mar; 183(3):1022-5. PMID: 20092831.
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    53. Turpen RM, Fesperman SF, Sultan S, Borawski KM, Norris RD, Klink J, Sur RL, Breau RH, Krupski TL, Dahm P. Levels of evidence ratings in the urological literature: an assessment of interobserver agreement. BJU Int. 2010 Mar; 105(5):602-6. PMID: 20089109.
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    54. Scales CD, Voils CI, Fesperman SF, Sur RL, K├╝bler H, Preminger GM, Dahm P. Barriers to the practice of evidence-based urology. J Urol. 2008 Jun; 179(6):2345-9; discussion 2349-50. PMID: 18423732.
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    55. Sur RL, Wagner AA, Albala DM, Su LM. Critical role of the assistant in laparoscopic and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. J Endourol. 2008 Apr; 22(4):587-9; discussion 589-90. PMID: 18324900.
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    56. Norris RD, Sur RL, Springhart WP, Marguet CG, Mathias BJ, Pietrow PK, Albala DM, Preminger GM. A prospective, randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled comparison of extended release oxybutynin versus phenazopyridine for the management of postoperative ureteral stent discomfort. Urology. 2008 May; 71(5):792-5. PMID: 18339420.
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    57. Sur RL, Haleblian GE, Cantor DA, Springhart WP, Albala DM, Preminger GM. Efficacy of intravesical ropivacaine injection on urinary symptoms following ureteral stenting: a randomized, controlled study. J Endourol. 2008 Mar; 22(3):473-8. PMID: 18290733.
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    58. Borawski KM, Sur RL, Miller OF, Pak CY, Preminger GM, Kolon TF. Urinary reference values for stone risk factors in children. J Urol. 2008 Jan; 179(1):290-4; discussion 294. PMID: 18006021.
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    59. Robinson MR, Norris RD, Sur RL, Preminger GM. Urolithiasis: not just a 2-legged animal disease. J Urol. 2008 Jan; 179(1):46-52. PMID: 17997446.
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    60. Haleblian GE, Cantor DA, Sur RL, Assimos DG, Preminger GM. Nephrolithiasis in identical twins: the impact of nature vs nurture. BJU Int. 2007 Sep; 100(3):621-3. PMID: 17669145.
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    61. Haleblian GE, Sur RL, Albala DM, Preminger GM. Subcutaneous bupivacaine infiltration and postoperative pain perception after percutaneous nephrolithotomy. J Urol. 2007 Sep; 178(3 Pt 1):925-8. PMID: 17632138.
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    62. Kang DE, Sur RL, Haleblian GE, Fitzsimons NJ, Borawski KM, Preminger GM. Long-term lemonade based dietary manipulation in patients with hypocitraturic nephrolithiasis. J Urol. 2007 Apr; 177(4):1358-62; discussion 1362; quiz 1591. PMID: 17382731.
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    63. Scales CD, Curtis LH, Norris RD, Springhart WP, Sur RL, Schulman KA, Preminger GM. Changing gender prevalence of stone disease. J Urol. 2007 Mar; 177(3):979-82. PMID: 17296391.
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    64. Springhart WP, Marguet CG, Sur RL, Norris RD, Delvecchio FC, Young MD, Sprague P, Gerardo CA, Albala DM, Preminger GM. Forced versus minimal intravenous hydration in the management of acute renal colic: a randomized trial. J Endourol. 2006 Oct; 20(10):713-6. PMID: 17094744.
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    65. Sur RL, Scales CD, Preminger GM, Dahm P. Evidence-based medicine: a survey of American Urological Association members. J Urol. 2006 Sep; 176(3):1127-34. PMID: 16890708.
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    66. Borawski KM, Sur RL, Preminger GM. Renal calculi presenting as hyperhidrosis in patient with spinal cord injury. Urology. 2006 May; 67(5):1084.e13-4. PMID: 16698376.
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