Benjamin Whittam

  • Assistant Professor of Urology, Urology
  • 454 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
20102020

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Publications

2020

Additional Surgeries after Bladder Augmentation in Patients with Spina Bifida in the 21st Century

Szymanski, K. M., Misseri, R., Whittam, B., Hollowell, N., Hardacker, R. E., Swenson, C. R., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. & Cain, M. P., Jun 1 2020, In : The Journal of urology. 203, 6, p. 1207-1213 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

A survey and panel discussion of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric urological productivity, guideline adherence and provider stress

the APAUC (Academic Paediatric and Adolescent Urology Collaborative) and the YAU (Young Academic Urologists) Group, Aug 2020, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 16, 4, p. 492.e1-492.e9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Endoscopic-assisted robotic pyelolithotomy: a viable treatment option for complex pediatric nephrolithiasis

Pediatric Urology Midwest Alliance, (P.U.M.A.), Apr 2020, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 16, 2, p. 192.e1-192.e5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Provider perspectives on shared decision-making regarding hypospadias surgery

Chan, K. H., Misseri, R., Cain, M. P., Whittam, B., Szymanski, K., Kaefer, M., Rink, R., Cockrum, B., Moore, C. & Wiehe, S., Jun 2020, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 16, 3, p. 307-315 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Use of retrograde pyelogram to plan for miniature open incision in pediatric pyeloplasty

Salama, A. K., Szymanski, K. M., Casey, J., Roth, J., Whittam, B. & Cain, M. P., Aug 2020, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 16, 4, p. 479.e1-479.e5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019
1 Scopus citations

Complex robotic lower urinary tract surgery in patients with history of open surgery

Gargollo, P. C., Granberg, C., Gong, E., Tu, D., Whittam, B. & Dajusta, D., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Urology. 201, 1, p. 162-168 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Management of Distal Ureteral Stones in Children

Chan, K., Whittam, B., Krambeck, A., Downs, S., Misseri, R., Cain, M. P. & Bennett, W. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Initial collection of an inadequate 24-hour urine sample in children does not predict subsequent inadequate collections

Chan, K. H., Moser, E. A., Whittam, B. M., Misseri, R., Cain, M. P., Krambeck, A. & Schwaderer, A., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 15, 1, p. 74.e1-74.e7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Pediatric sacral nerve stimulator explanation due to complications or cure: a survival analysis

Rensing, A. J., Szymanski, K. M., Dunn, S., King, S., Cain, M. P. & Whittam, B. M., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 15, 1, p. 39.e1-39.e6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Probability of Bladder Augmentation, Diversion and Clean Intermittent Catheterization in Classic Bladder Exstrophy: A 36-Year, Multi-Institutional, Retrospective Cohort Study

Pediatric Urology Midwest Alliance (PUMA), Dec 1 2019, In : The Journal of urology. 202, 6, p. 1256-1262 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Radiographic abnormalities, bladder interventions, and bladder surgery in the first decade of life in children with spina bifida

Rensing, A. J., Szymanski, K. M., Misseri, R., Roth, J. D., King, S., Chan, K., Whittam, B. M., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. & Cain, M. P., Jul 1 2019, In : Pediatric Nephrology. 34, 7, p. 1277-1282 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Renal replacement therapy and intermittent catheterization risk in posterior urethral valves

McLeod, D. J., Szymanski, K., Gong, E., Granberg, C., Reddy, P., Sebastião, Y., Fuchs, M., Gargollo, P., Whittam, B. & VanderBrink, B. A., Mar 1 2019, In : Pediatrics. 143, 3, e20182656.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations
1 Scopus citations
2018

Author Reply

Chan, K. H., Shah, A., Moser, E. A., Szymanski, K., Whittam, B. M., Misseri, R., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. & Cain, M. P., Aug 2018, In : Urology. 118, p. 170-171 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Characteristics of Female Genital Restoration Surgery for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Using a Large-scale Administrative Database

Roth, J. D., Casey, J. T., Whittam, B. M., Bennett, W. E., Szymanski, K. M., Cain, M. P. & Rink, R. C., May 2018, In : Urology. 115, p. 162-167 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Comparison of Intraoperative and Early Postoperative Outcomes of Caudal vs Dorsal Penile Nerve Blocks for Outpatient Penile Surgeries

Chan, K. H., Shah, A., Moser, E. A., Szymanski, K., Whittam, B. M., Misseri, R., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. & Cain, M. P., Aug 2018, In : Urology. 118, p. 164-171 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Complications and Outcomes of Pregnancy and Cesarean Delivery in Women With Neuropathic Bladder and Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction

Roth, J. D., Casey, J. T., Whittam, B., Szymanski, K., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C., Schubert, F., Cain, M. P. & Misseri, R., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Early readmission and reoperation characteristics of ambulatory hypospadias repair

Roth, J. D., Whittam, B., Carroll, A., Szymanski, K., Misseri, R., Cain, M. P. & Bennett, W. E., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pediatric Urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Incidence of pathologic postobstructive diuresis after resolution of ureteropelvic junction obstruction with a normal contralateral kidney

Roth, J. D., Lesier, J. D., Casey, J. T., Szymanski, K. M., Whittam, B. M., Misseri, R., Rink, R. & Cain, M. P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pediatric Urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Incontinence affects health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with spina bifida

Szymanski, K. M., Cain, M. P., Whittam, B., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. & Misseri, R., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pediatric Urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Is surgical antibiotic prophylaxis necessary for pediatric orchiopexy?

Rensing, A. J., Whittam, B. M., Chan, K. H., Cain, M. P., Carroll, A. E. & Bennett, W. E., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 14, 3, p. 261.e1-261.e7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parental decisional regret and views about optimal timing of female genital restoration surgery in congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Szymanski, K. M., Whittam, B., Kaefer, M., Frady, H., Casey, J. T., Tran, V. T., Cain, M. P. & Rink, R., Apr 2018, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 14, 2, p. 156.e1-156.e7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Penile and foreskin problems

Whittam, B. & Rink, R. C., Jan 1 2018, The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health, p. 682-683 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Prospective multicenter study on robot-assisted laparoscopic extravesical ureteral reimplantation (RALUR-EV): Outcomes and complications

Boysen, W. R., Akhavan, A., Ko, J., Ellison, J. S., Lendvay, T. S., Huang, J., Garcia-Roig, M., Kirsch, A., Koh, C. J., Schulte, M., Noh, P., Monn, M. F., Whittam, B., Kawal, T., Shukla, A., Srinivasan, A. & Gundeti, M. S., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 14, 3, p. 262.e1-262.e6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

The ability of a limited metabolic assessment to identify pediatric stone formers with metabolic abnormalities

Chan, K. H., Moser, E. A., Whittam, B. M., Misseri, R., Cain, M. P. & Krambeck, A., Aug 2018, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 14, 4, p. 331.e1-331.e6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
1 Scopus citations
2017

Adverse events associated with surgical antibiotic prophylaxis for outpatient circumcisions at US children's hospitals

Chan, K. H., Whittam, B. M., Moser, E. A. S., Cain, M. P. & Bennett, W. E., Apr 2017, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 13, 2, p. 205.e1-205.e6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

All Incontinence is Not Created Equal: Impact of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence on Quality of Life in Adults with Spina Bifida

Szymanski, K., Cain, M. P., Whittam, B., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C. & Misseri, R., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of Urology. 197, 3, p. 885-891 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Comparing inpatient versus outpatient bowel preparation in children and adolescents undergoing appendicovesicostomy

Weatherly, D. L., Szymanski, K., Whittam, B., Bennett, W. E., King, S., Misseri, R., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C. & Cain, M. P., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pediatric Urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Editorial Comment

Whittam, B., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of Urology. 197, 3, p. 797 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Scopus citations

Multi-Institutional Review of Outcomes and Complications of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Extravesical Ureteral Reimplantation for Treatment of Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux in Children

Boysen, W. R., Ellison, J. S., Kim, C., Koh, C. J., Noh, P., Whittam, B., Palmer, B., Shukla, A., Kirsch, A. & Gundeti, M. S., Jun 2017, In : Journal of Urology. 197, 6, p. 1555-1561 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Sexual identity and orientation in adult men and women with spina bifida

Szymanski, K. M., Hensel, D. J., Wiener, J. S., Whittam, B., Cain, M. P. & Misseri, R., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 10, 3-4, p. 313-317 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Validated cost comparison of open vs. robotic pyeloplasty in American children’s hospitals

Bennett, W. E., Whittam, B. M., Szymanski, K. M., Rink, R. C., Cain, M. P. & Carroll, A. E., Jun 1 2017, In : Journal of Robotic Surgery. 11, 2, p. 201-206 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Validation of QUALAS-T, a health-related quality of life instrument for teenagers with spina bifida

Szymanski, K., Misseri, R., Whittam, B., Casey, J. T., Yang, D. Y., Raposo, S. M., King, S. J., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C. & Cain, M. P., 2017, In : Central European Journal of Urology. 70, 3, p. 306-313 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
2016

A case of base rate bias, or are adolescents at a higher risk of developing complications after catheterizable urinary channel surgery?

Szymanski, K., Whittam, B., Misseri, R., Chan, K., Flack, C. K., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C. & Cain, M. P., Sep 27 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pediatric Urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Ambulatory patients with spina bifida are 50% more likely to be fecally continent than non-ambulatory patients, particularly after a MACE procedure

Large, T., Szymanski, K., Whittam, B., Misseri, R., Chan, K., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C. & Cain, M. P., Apr 29 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pediatric Urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Does endoscopy of difficult to catheterize channels spare some patients from formal open revision?

Casey, J. T., Zhang, M., Chan, K., Szymanski, K., Judge, B., Whittam, B., Kaefer, M., Misseri, R., Rink, R. C. & Cain, M. P., Jan 5 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pediatric Urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Effect of baseline obesity and postoperative weight gain on the risk of channel revision following continent catheterizable urinary channel surgery

Chan, K., Szymanski, K., Li, X., Ofner, S., Flack, C., Judge, B., Whittam, B., Misseri, R., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C. & Cain, M. P., Aug 1 2016, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 12, 4, p. 249.e1-249.e7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Is renal scintigraphy necessary after heminephrectomy in children?

Strine, A. C., Whittam, B., Misseri, R., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C., Karmazyn, B. & Cain, M. P., Feb 1 2016, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 12, 1, p. 38.e1-38.e4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long-term outcomes of the Kropp and Salle urethral lengthening bladder neck reconstruction procedures

Szymanski, K., Rink, R. C., Whittam, B., Ring, J. D., Misseri, R., Kaefer, M. & Cain, M. P., Apr 22 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pediatric Urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Quality of Life Assessment in Spina Bifida for Children (QUALAS-C): Development and Validation of a Novel Health-related Quality of Life Instrument

Szymanski, K., Misseri, R., Whittam, B., Yang, D. Y., Raposo, S. M., King, S. J., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C. & Cain, M. P., Jan 1 2016, In : Urology. 87, p. 178-184 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Quantity, Not Frequency, Predicts Bother with Urinary Incontinence and its Impact on Quality of Life in Adults with Spina Bifida

Szymanski, K., Misseri, R., Whittam, B., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C. & Cain, M. P., Apr 1 2016, In : Journal of Urology. 195, 4, p. 1263-1269 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Readmission characteristics of elective pediatric circumcisions using large-scale administrative data

Roth, J. D., Keenan, A. C., Carroll, A., Rink, R. C., Cain, M. P., Whittam, B. & Bennett, W. E., Feb 1 2016, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 12, 1, p. 27.e1-27.e6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Treatment of contralateral hydrocele in neonatal testicular torsion: Is less more?

Kaefer, M., Agarwal, D., Misseri, R., Whittam, B., Hubert, K., Szymanski, K., Rink, R. & Cain, M. P., Oct 1 2016, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 12, 5, p. 306.e1-306.e4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2015

A comparison of the Monti and spiral Monti procedures: A long-term analysis

Whittam, B. M., Szymanski, K. M., Flack, C., Misseri, R., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C. & Cain, M. P., Jun 1 2015, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 11, 3, p. 134.e1-134.e6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Current opinions regarding care of the mature pediatric urology patient

Szymanski, K. M., Misseri, R., Whittam, B., Large, T. & Cain, M. P., Oct 2015, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 11, 5, p. 251.e1-251.e4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Long-term outcomes of catheterizable continent urinary channels: What do you use, where you put it, and does it matter?

Szymanski, K. M., Whittam, B., Misseri, R., Flack, C. K., Hubert, K. C., Kaefer, M., Rink, R. C. & Cain, M. P., Aug 1 2015, In : Journal of Pediatric Urology. 11, 4, p. 210.e1-210.e7 1927.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Long-term renal functional outcomes after primary gastrocystoplasty

Hubert, K. C., Large, T., Leiser, J., Judge, B., Szymanski, K., Whittam, B., Kaefer, M., Misseri, R., Rink, R. & Cain, M. P., Jun 1 2015, In : Journal of Urology. 193, 6, p. 2079-2085 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Long-Term Sequela of Pediatric Bladder Reconstruction

Roth, J., Keenan, A., Cain, M. & Whittam, B., Dec 1 2015, In : Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports. 10, 4, p. 419-426 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2 Scopus citations