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OBJECTIVES To outline our current perioperative treatment of patients undergoing radical cystectomy and urinary diversion, which uses advancements in perioperative care to allow for early institution of an oral diet and early hospital discharge, and thereby overall improvement in patient recovery and outcome after this procedure. METHODS Forty consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility and efficacy of commercially available fibrin tissue sealant as a haemostatic agent and collecting-system sealant during hand-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN). PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifteen consecutive patients underwent LPN for enhancing renal masses suspicious for renal cell carcinoma via a(More)
Erectile dysfunction affects 31% to 52% of all men. Although considerable advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of erectile dysfunction, the inadequate knowledge of erectile dysfunction by health care providers still precludes them from initiating candid discussions with their patients. This article provides the health care professional(More)
PURPOSE Penile curvature due to Peyronie's disease is often treated with plaque incision or excision and grafting. The advantages of various graft materials have long been debated. We studied the outcomes of dermal and cadaveric pericardial grafts after plaque incision or excision for Peyronie's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated(More)
Peyronie's disease in men with satisfactory erectile function but with significant penile curvature is often treated with plaque incision or excision and grafting. The advantages and disadvantages of various grafting materials have long been debated. While artificial materials have been used, the inflammatory reaction from these grafts has produced poor(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite the success of surgical monotherapy in treating patients with organ-confined disease, nearly half of all patients undergoing radical prostatectomy will be pathologically upstaged on evaluation of the operative specimen. One possible means of improving the proportion of patients with organ-confined disease and cancer-negative margins at(More)
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