Category Archives: Bladder cancer

Treatment and diagnosis of bladder cancer and urothelial cancers (cancers from the lining of the urinary tract)

Readmission Due to Infection After Bladder Surgery Linked to Smoking

Current smoking is independently associated with a greater than 2-fold increased odds of hospital readmission after radical cystectomy. Infectious complications account for almost half of the readmissions following radical cystectomy (RC), and the risk for these complications is linked to … Continue reading

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Is the Complication Rate of Radical Cystectomy Predictive of the Complication Rate of Other Urological Procedures?

Source: UroToday A higher hospital radical cystectomy volume appears to lead to a lower risk of complications only after other common urological oncological procedures, namely radical prostatectomy and nephrectomy, but not after nononcological urology procedures. This abstract found that hospitals … Continue reading

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Best of AUA Orlando 2008 for Prostate Cancer

Source: Urology Times Robotic Surgery Presented by Ashutosh K. Tewari, MD, Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York. * Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is associated with shorter hospital stay and less bleeding, but the warm ischemia time is still around 30 minutes. … Continue reading

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Is Robotic Radical Cystectomy an Appropriate Treatment for Bladder Cancer? Short-Term Oncologic and Clinical Follow-Up in 50 Consecutive Patients

Source: UroToday Robotic cystectomy was performed in 40 men and 10 women at a mean age of 63.6 years. Of the 50 patients, 66% had Stage pT2 or less, 14% had pT3 disease, and 20% Stage N+ disease. No patient … Continue reading

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Colorectal and Urological Cancers May be Markers for Each Other – in Hematology/Oncology, Colon Cancer

MedPage Today Dr. Rubin and colleagues calculated standard incidence ratios (SIRs) of observed to expected cases of invasive colorectal cancer for each urologic cancer site and vice versa. The analysis showed: * Patients with previous ureteral cancer had an 80% … Continue reading

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Clinical Outcomes after Sexuality Preserving Cystectomy and Neobladder (Prostate Sparing Cystectomy) in 44 Patients

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