Laurent Salomon

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PURPOSE Robotics in surgery is a recent innovation. This technology offers a number of attractive features in laparoscopy. It overcomes the difficulties with fixed port sites by restoring all 6 degrees of freedom at the instrument tips, provides new possibilities for miniaturization of surgical tasks and allows remote controlled surgery. We investigated the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse through a large multicentre series, morbidity of nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) in relation to tumour size and surgical indication. METHODS The study included patients from eight international academic centres. Age, sex, TNM stage, tumour size, Fuhrman grade, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (ECOG-PS), surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Prevalence of prostate cancer (PCa) after a negative first extended prostate needle biopsy protocol is unknown. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of significant PCa in patients who have had a negative first extended prostate biopsy protocol. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Between March 2001 and May 2007, 2500 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate whether luteal estradiol (E(2)) administration reduces follicular size discrepancies and enhances ovarian response in recombinant FSH (r-FSH)/GnRH antagonist protocols. METHODS We studied prospectively 90 IVF-embryo transfer (ET) candidates who were randomly pre-treated with 17beta-E(2) (4 mg/day)(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic arterial embolization is a safe, effective life-saving procedure in post-partum haemorrhage, but little information is yet available about its impact on menstruation and fertility. METHODS A cohort of 28 women who underwent pelvic embolization for post-partum haemorrhage in our tertiary centre was studied. Patients were contacted by(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic significance of venous tumor thrombus extension in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a matter of many controversies in the current literature. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic role of inferior vena cava (IVC) involvement in a large series of pT3b and pT3c RCCs. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A total of 1192(More)
BACKGROUND In 2006, WHO produced international growth standards for infants and children up to age 5 years on the basis of recommendations from a WHO expert committee. Using the same methods and conceptual approach, the Fetal Growth Longitudinal Study (FGLS), part of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project, aimed to develop international growth and size standards(More)
STUDY TYPE Therapy (case series). LEVEL OF EVIDENCE 4. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Despite excellent surgical cancer control, up to 40% of patients will have biochemical recurrence following radical prostatectomy (RP) for localized prostate cancer. Positive surgical margins (PSM) have been clearly demonstrated to be one of(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the diagnostic yield of a 21-sample ultrasound-guided needle biopsy protocol as the initial diagnostic strategy for detection of prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between December 2001 and October 2005, 1000 consecutive patients underwent 21-sample needle biopsies under local anesthesia, comprising sextant(More)
BACKGROUND Acute rejections are scored according to three main criteria: vasculitis, tubulitis and interstitial infiltration as defined in the Banff classification. Typically, B cells account for <8% of the infiltrates and oedema is limited. The clinical significance of severe interstitial oedema and plasma cell-rich infiltrates (OPcR) are still a matter of(More)