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This was the first live televised kidney surgery. I performed it at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in May of 2007. We telecasted it to Anaheim at the Intuitive Surgical display at the AUA national meeting.
Of particular concern, the researchers noted, is that patients with pre-existing chronic kidney disease (CKD) had a nearly twofold increased likelihood of undergoing RN than NSM compared with patients without CKD. Even though NSM use increased over the study period, … Continue reading
The median follow-up for patients still alive at the last follow-up was 8.3 years. The estimated overall survival rates at 10 and 15 years were 69% and 53%, respectively, for RN compared with 80% and 74%, respectively, following PN. Compared … Continue reading
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
Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery, Volume 2, Number 3 / September, 2008 Conclusions We report a large, multi-institutional series of RPN for renal tumors, confirming safety and feasibility reported in previous small, single-institution studies. Although we report the initial experience … Continue reading
Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Versus Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma: Single-Surgeon Analysis of >100 Consecutive Procedures
Source: UroToday The mean total operative time (140 vs 156 minutes, P = .04), warm ischemia time (19 vs 25 minutes, P = .03), and length of stay (2.5 vs 2.9 days, P = .03) were significantly shorter for RPN … Continue reading