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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of stopping anticoagulant medications prior to transurethral resection of the prostate on peri-operative cardiovascular complications. METHODS Retrospective series (305 patients) undergoing TURP at a tertiary hospital between 2006 and 2010. All men were evaluated in preadmission clinics with defined protocols, with a low(More)
Benign vascular lesions have a diverse appearance and can be extremely difficult to classify. We present renal anastomosing hemangiomas from 2 patients that exemplify the potential diverse range of appearances that can occur in this recently described, rare variant of capillary hemangioma. The lesion from one patient was an intravenous hemangioma with(More)
BACKGROUND A shift towards partial nephrectomy (PN) in the management of small renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in recent years has prompted a parallel change in the management of rare cases of transplant allograft RCC. There are currently no guidelines on the management of allograft RCC. We present our center experience and review the latest evidence for(More)
OBJECTIVE • To verify whether migration towards earlier-stage renal cell carcinoma (RCC), which has been observed in the USA over the last decade, also applies to Australia. PATIENTS AND METHODS • Between January 1993 and December 2007, 547 nephrectomies performed in public and private hospitals in western Sydney were analysed from a retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic renal surgery is now accepted within the urological community and its indication is extended to oncological operation. The oncological outcome and survival of patients undergoing laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for clinically localized renal cell carcinoma were evaluated. METHODS From October 1998 to July 2003, 100 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Kidney transplants using organs from paediatric cadaver donors are uncommon and technically difficult. It has become accepted practice to transplant both kidneys en bloc from donors of 5 years into a single recipient. We aim to compare outcomes of en bloc kidney (EBK) transplants versus single kidney (SK) transplants from cadaver donors of age 5(More)
PURPOSE The Trendelenburg position has a dramatic effect on circulation, consequently increasing cerebral and intraocular pressure. We evaluated whether modifying the Trendelenburg position would minimize the increase in intraocular pressure. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective, randomized, controlled study we compared intraocular pressure in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the effectiveness of unilateral nephrectomy in the treatment of renal hypertension in adults with an atrophic kidney, and set out to establish whether this is an appropriate mode of treatment for renal hypertension not otherwise controlled by antihypertensive drugs or other surgical procedures. METHODS We conducted a(More)
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for localised renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and examine potential associations between age, gender, tumour size, location, chronic kidney disease, comorbidities, learning curve and local recurrence. We retrospectively analysed survival outcomes for patients with biopsy-proven RCC(More)
BACKGROUND The American Urological Association (AUA) changed their Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) screening guidelines in 2013 to not recommend testing in men under 55 years of age without significant risk factors (such as a family history of prostate cancer or African ethnicity). The AUA argues that the rates of 'insignificant' prostate cancer (PC) in men(More)