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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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
Good haemostasis optimizes laparoscopic visibility and performance. The use of suction reduces pneumoperitoneum and collapses the operative space, and the resulting fall in intra-abdominal pressure can increase the rate of bleeding. Therefore, other methods of improving laparoscopic visibility need to be investigated. In the present report we describe the(More)