Vincent G Bird, M.D.

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Publications

The impact of the number of lifetime stone events on quality of life: results from the North American Stone Quality of Life Consortium.
Urolithiasis
2021

Outcomes in patients with known contrast allergy undergoing contrast-enhanced endourological procedures: a retrospective cohort study.
Journal of endourology
2021

Estimating the health-related quality of life of kidney stone patients: initial results from the Wisconsin Stone Quality of Life Machine-Learning Algorithm (WISQOL-MLA).
BJU international
2021

24-Hour Urine Calcium Oxalate Supersaturation Risk Correlates With CT Volumetric Calcium Oxalate Stone Growth.
The Journal of urology
2021

The effect of travel distance on health-related quality of life for patients with nephrolithiasis.
Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada
2020

The Impact of Ureteral Access Sheath Use on the Development of Abnormal Postoperative Upper Tract Imaging after Ureteroscopy.
The Journal of urology
2020

Response to: Khusid, Atallah, and Gupta re: "Metabolic Syndrome Negatively Impacts Stone-Specific Quality of Life" by Lim et al.
Journal of endourology
2020

Percutaneous Removal of Retained Metallic Ureteral Stent with a Looped Polytetrafluoroethylene-Coated Guidewire.
Journal of endourology case reports
2020

Metabolic Syndrome Negatively Impacts Stone-Specific Quality of Life.
Journal of endourology
2020

Evaluation of Patient Factors That Influence Predictive Formulas for Determining Ureteral Stent Length When Compared to Direct Measurement.
Journal of endourology
2020

Asymptomatic Obstructive Ureterolithiasis Due to a Periureteral Venous Ring.
Journal of endourology case reports
2020

Low Income and Nonwhite Race are Strongly Associated with Worse Quality of Life in Patients with Nephrolithiasis.
The Journal of urology
2019

Long-term Recurrence Rates in Uric Acid Stone Formers With or Without Medical Management.
Urology
2019

Letter to the editor regarding the manuscript "Efficacy, tolerability, and blood concentration of zonisamide in daily clinical practice".
Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
2019

Career Expectations and Preferences of Urology Residency Applicants.
Urology
2019

Association of Patient Age and Gender with Kidney Stone Related Quality of Life.
The Journal of urology
2019

The Urology Applicant: An Analysis of Contemporary Urology Residency Candidates.
Urology
2018

The Effect of Thiazide and Potassium Citrate Use on the Health Related Quality of Life of Patients with Urolithiasis.
The Journal of urology
2018

The Effect of Continued Low Dose Aspirin Therapy in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.
The Journal of urology
2018

Validation and Reliability of the Wisconsin Stone Quality of Life Questionnaire.
The Journal of urology
2017

Sodium chloride pica causing recurrent nephrolithiasis in a patient with iron deficiency anemia: a case report.
Journal of medical case reports
2017

Renal keratinising desquamative squamous metaplasia: all that hurts is not stone.
BMJ case reports
2017

Pseudomonas aeruginosa as an Etiologic Agent of Nephrolithiasis in Deep Water Divers.
Journal of endourology case reports
2017

Geographic location is an important determinant of risk factors for stone disease.
Urolithiasis
2017

Evaluating Region of Interest Measurement Strategies to Characterize Upper Urinary Tract Stones on Computerized Tomography.
The Journal of urology
2017

Age, Body Mass Index, and Gender Predict 24-Hour Urine Parameters in Recurrent Idiopathic Calcium Oxalate Stone Formers.
Journal of endourology
2017

The Cystoscope Sheath as a Platform for Performing Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery in a Transplanted Kidney with Complex Renal Anatomy.
Journal of endourology case reports
2016

Nephrolithometric Scoring Systems to Predict Outcomes of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.
Reviews in urology
2016

Multicenter External Validation and Comparison of Stone Scoring Systems in Predicting Outcomes After Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.
Journal of endourology
2016

Changing Default Fluoroscopy Equipment Settings Decreases Entrance Skin Dose in Patients.
The Journal of urology
2016

Calcium Oxalate Stone Fragment and Crystal Phagocytosis by Human Macrophages.
The Journal of urology
2016

Prediction of single procedure success rate using S.T.O.N.E. nephrolithometry surgical classification system with strict criteria for surgical outcome.
Urology
2015

Evaluation and comparison of urolithiasis scoring systems used in percutaneous kidney stone surgery.
The Journal of urology
2015

Low methodological and reporting quality of randomized, controlled trials of devices to treat urolithiasis.
The Journal of urology
2014

Response by authors re: Differentiation of oncocytoma and renal cell carcinoma in small renal masses (<4 cm): the role of 4-phase computerized tomography.
World journal of urology
2013

Low biopsy volume in ureteroscopy does not affect tumor biopsy grading in upper tract urothelial carcinoma.
Urologic oncology
2013

Editorial comment.
Urology
2013

Single-center clinical comparison of two reinforced ureteral access sheaths for retrograde ureteroscopic treatment of urinary lithiasis.
International urology and nephrology
2012

Robot-assisted laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a multi-institutional experience.
Urology
2012

Molecular characterization of kidney cancer: association of hyaluronic acid family with histological subtypes and metastasis.
Cancer
2012

Laparoscopic-guided radiofrequency ablation is safe for the treatment of enhancing renal masses among patients prescribed antithrombotic agents.
Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
2012

Impact of body mass index and tumor location on the incidence of benign histology at the time of nephron-sparing surgery.
International urology and nephrology
2012

Factors that impact the outcome of minimally invasive pyeloplasty: results of the Multi-institutional Laparoscopic and Robotic Pyeloplasty Collaborative Group.
The Journal of urology
2012

Editorial comment.
Urology
2012

Clinical, pathologic, and functional outcomes after nephron-sparing surgery in patients with a solitary kidney: a multicenter experience.
Journal of endourology
2012

Chemokine and chemokine receptor expression in kidney tumors: molecular profiling of histological subtypes and association with metastasis.
The Journal of urology
2012

Urinary tract obstruction: ureteral stents--weighing up the risks and benefits.
Nature reviews. Urology
2011

Technical modification for laparoscopic donor nephrectomy to minimize testicular pain: a complication with significant morbidity.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
2011

Surgical management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma.
Indian journal of urology : IJU : journal of the Urological Society of India
2011

Polymorphism in the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist gene is associated with serum interleukin-1 receptor antagonist concentrations and postoperative opioid consumption.
Anesthesiology
2011

Open or laparoscopic nephrectomy and extracoroporeal repair of complicated renal artery aneurysms: techniques for renal salvage.
Archivos espanoles de urologia
2011

Need for standardization in defining parameters and success in clinical trials involving surgical treatment of urinary lithiasis.
Current urology reports
2011

Laparoendoscopic single site nephrectomy with the SPIDER surgical system: engineering advancements tested in a porcine model.
Journal of endourology
2011

Initial clinical experience with use of ureteral access sheaths in the diagnosis and treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma.
Urology
2011

Endoscopic retrieval of a retained self-expanding metal stent placed for a ureteroileal anastomotic stricture.
Journal of endourology
2011

Comparison of robot-assisted versus conventional laparoscopic transperitoneal pyeloplasty for patients with ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a single-center study.
Urology
2011

Transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for patients with dialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease: an analysis and comparison of perioperative outcome.
Urology
2010

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy and cystolithalapaxy for a "forgotten" stent in a transplant kidney: case report and literature review.
Clinical transplantation
2010

Novel management of complicated renal artery aneurysm: laparoscopic nephrectomy and ex-vivo repair with heterotopic autotransplant.
Journal of endourology
2010

Living donor nephrectomy: University of Miami technique and current results.
Archivos espanoles de urologia
2010

Flexible ureterorenoscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy for the management of renal stone burdens that measure 2 to 3 cm: a multi-institutional experience.
Journal of endourology
2010

Effects of microwave ablation of the kidney.
Journal of endourology
2010

Contemporary open partial nephrectomy is associated with diminished procedure-specific morbidity despite increasing technical challenges: a single institutional experience.
World journal of urology
2010

Management of renal masses with laparoscopic-guided radiofrequency ablation versus laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.
Journal of endourology
2009

Large stone burden in a congenital solitary pelvic kidney.
Current urology reports
2009

Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for patients with T2 and T3 renal-cell carcinoma: evaluation of perioperative outcomes.
Journal of endourology
2009

Impact of preoperative ureteral stenting on outcome of ureteroscopic treatment for urinary lithiasis.
The Journal of urology
2009

Construction-related differences seen in ureteral access sheaths: comparison of reinforced versus nonreinforced ureteral access sheaths.
Urology
2009

Comparison of different extraction sites used during laparoscopic radical nephrectomy.
The Journal of urology
2009

A renal protocol for all ages and all indications: mercapto-acetyl-triglycine (MAG3) with simultaneous injection of furosemide (MAG3-F0): a 17-year experience.
Seminars in nuclear medicine
2009

Diagnostic yield of renal biopsy immediately prior to laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation: a multicenter study.
Journal of endourology
2008

Borrowing from interventional radiology: novel technique to dilate scarred nephrostomy tract.
Urology
2008

Obesity as a risk factor for complications during laparoscopic surgery for renal cancer: multivariate analysis.
Journal of endourology
2006

Frequency of ureteroscope damage seen at a tertiary care center.
The Journal of urology
2006

Endoscopic management of 10 separate fibroepithelial polyps arising in a single ureter.
Urology
2006

Conservative management of a splenic injury related to percutaneous nephrostolithotomy.
JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
2006

Combining hand assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy with cystoscopic circumferential excision of the distal ureter without primary closure of the bladder cuff--is it safe?
The Journal of urology
2006

Correlation of preoperative three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography with intraoperative findings in laparoscopic renal surgery.
Journal of endourology
2005

Computer-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty: University of Miami experience with the daVinci Surgical System.
Journal of endourology
2005

Use of bipolar energy for transurethral resection of bladder tumors: pathologic considerations.
Journal of endourology
2004

Laparoscopic upper pole heminephrectomy for ectopic ureter: initial experience.
The Canadian journal of urology
2004

Hand-assisted laparoscopic right donor nephrectomy: surgical technique.
Journal of endourology
2004

Practice patterns in the treatment of large renal stones.
Journal of endourology
2003

Outcome after radical prostatectomy with a pretreatment prostate biopsy Gleason score of >/=8.
BJU international
2003

Leukocytospermia in spinal cord injured patients is not related to histological inflammatory changes in the prostate.
The Journal of urology
2003

Laparoscopic upper-pole heminephrectomy for ectopic ureter: surgical technique.
Journal of endourology
2003

Removal of bladder stone with metal wire infrastructure.
The Canadian journal of urology
2002

Identification and dissection of bladder neck during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.
Urology
2002

A comparison of unenhanced helical computerized tomography findings and renal obstruction determined by furosemide 99m technetium mercaptoacetyltriglycine diuretic scintirenography for patients with acute renal colic.
The Journal of urology
2002

Reflexes and somatic responses as predictors of ejaculation by penile vibratory stimulation in men with spinal cord injury.
Spinal cord
2001

The role of radical prostatectomy in patients with PSA of 20 or greater and/or a prostate biopsy with a total Gleason sum of 8 or greater.
Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases
2000

MAG3-F0 scintigraphy in decision making for emergency intervention in renal colic after helical CT positive for a urolith.
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
2000

A new tool to aid the urologist in the placement of stents for impacted ureteral stones or strictures: the glide catheter.
Urology
2000

Research Interests

Dr. Bird's clinical interests are in minimally invasive surgical therapies for renal cancer and urinary stone disease.

His research focuses on the relative effectiveness of endourologic procedures for urinary lithiasis, new surgical technologies for treatment of renal cell carcinoma, and basic science research relating to both diagnosis and prognostication for renal cell carcinoma.