Jacques Hubert

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Exponential development of minimally invasive techniques, such as robotic-assisted devices, raises the question of how to assess robotic surgery skills. Early development of virtual simulators has provided efficient tools for laparoscopic skills certification based on objective scoring, high availability, and lower cost. However, similar evaluation is(More)
BACKGROUND Standard laparoscopy is responsible for musculoskeletal problems because of surgeons anti-ergonomic positions. Robot-assisted laparoscopy seems to reduce these musculoskeletal disorders thanks to the surgeons seated position. The objective of this study is to evaluate the muscular strain and cognitive stress induced by these two techniques during(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate systematically interrupted androgen suppression (SIAS) 6 mo a year compared with continuous androgen suppression (CAS) in prostate cancer treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients underwent maximal androgen blockade for 6 mo. Then, depending on the randomisation arm, they continued (CAS) or stopped their treatment for 6 mo before(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the views of experts about the development and validation of a robotic surgery training curriculum, and how this should be implemented. MATERIALS AND METHODS An international expert panel was invited to a structured session for discussion. The study was of a mixed design, including qualitative and quantitative components based on(More)
This study evaluated the feasibility, safety, effectiveness, and long-term results of pelvic organ prolapse surgery using the Da Vinci® robotic system. During a 7-year period, 52 consecutive patients with pelvic organ prolapse underwent robotic-assisted abdominal sacrocolpopexy. Clinical data were retrospectively collected and analyzed. All but two of the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are at risk of developing renal tumours. OBJECTIVE Compare clinical, pathologic, and outcome features of renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) in ESRD patients and in patients from the general population. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Twenty-four French university departments of urology participated in(More)
A case of an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated B lymphoproliferative disorder presented as a renal transplant obstruction is reported. The diagnosis was made from histology, immunohistochemistry, and EBV expression studies. Cytogenetic analysis showed the tumor to be of donor origin and revealed chromosomal translocation 46, XY, inv (1)(p35; q41),(More)
PURPOSE To compare multidetector CT scan (MDCT) results with intraoperative findings in the detection of an inferior-pole pedicle crossing the ureteropelvic junction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Over the 2-year study period, 35 patients receiving laparoscopic pyeloplasty underwent preoperative investigation with a novel MDCT protocol in order to detect crossing(More)
We report the successful surgical treatment of two cases of renal vein thrombosis, each occurring early after kidney transplantation. Prompt intervention was a result of accurate diagnosis by color Doppler ultrasonography. Invasive radiological procedures were not useful. Although recent advances in thrombolytic therapy have created several alternatives to(More)