American Urological Association Annual Meeting 2012 

Mount Sinai Department of Urology Presentations 

Faculty of the Department of Urology presented the following ten papers at the recent American Urological Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Natan Bar-Chama, MD 
Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery 

Novel Human and Animal Protein-Free Sperm Cryopreservation Media Results in Post-Thaw Survival and Recovery Equivalent to Standard Freezing Media [PDF] 

Low Serum Testosterone is Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Middle Aged Men [PDF]

Michael A. Palese, MD
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery 

General and Epidemiological Trends & Socioeconomics: Quality of Life [PDF]

Neil Grafstein, MD 
Director of Reconstructive Urology, Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction 

Post Operative Urinary Retention after Male Sling Insertion is a Positive Prognostic Indicator for Sling Success [PDF]

Impact of Male Urethral Sling Placement on Post-Prostatectomy Climacturia [PDF]

Nihal Mohamed, PhD 
Associate Professor 

Treatment Decision Making and Quality of Life among Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patients: The Impact of Pre- and Post- Treatment Depressive Symptoms [PDF]

Examining Predictors of Fear of Cancer Recurrence among Men Treated for Localized Prostate Cancer: The Role of Decisional Conflict, Psychological Distress, and Sexual and Urinary Dysfunction [PDF]

Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD 
Director of Behavioral Health 

Spouses’ Beliefs About Cancer Duration Mediate Associations between Spouses’ Treatment Control Beliefs and Prostate Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life [PDF]