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CONTEXT Despite the wide diffusion of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP), only few studies comparing the results of these techniques with the retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) are currently available. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the perioperative, functional, and oncologic results in the(More)
BACKGROUND Benign prostatic hyperplasia is commonly treated with alpha-adrenergic-receptor antagonists (alpha-blockers) or 5alpha-reductase inhibitors. The long-term effect of these drugs, singly or combined, on the risk of clinical progression is unknown. METHODS We conducted a long-term, double-blind trial (mean follow-up, 4.5 years) involving 3047 men(More)
UNLABELLED The authors from the Vattikuti Institute in the USA report a prospective comparison of radical prostatectomy and robot-assisted prostatectomy. They found that the robot-assisted procedure was safer, and yielded favourable oncological and functional results. They also present work in association with the Department of Urology in Mansoura into(More)
OBJECTIVES Contemporary techniques of radical prostatectomy achieve excellent oncologic outcomes; erectile dysfunction is the most common adverse effect. We have modified our technique of robotic radical prostatectomy (Vattikuti Institute prostatectomy [VIP]) in an attempt to minimize decrease of erectile function while maintaining the excellent oncologic(More)
CONTEXT Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) was proposed to improve functional outcomes in comparison with retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) or laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP). In the initial RARP series, 12-mo urinary continence recovery rates ranged from 84% to 97%. However, the few available studies comparing RARP with RRP or LRP(More)
BACKGROUND Although the initial robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) series showed 12-mo potency rates ranging from 70% to 80%, the few available comparative studies did not permit any definitive conclusion about the superiority of this technique when compared with retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP).(More)
CONTEXT Detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the prostate and adjacent tissues is mandatory during radical prostatectomy to ensure reliable oncologic and functional outcomes. OBJECTIVE To review critically and to summarize the available literature on surgical anatomy of the prostate and adjacent structures involved in cancer control, erectile function,(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of data on long-term oncologic outcomes for patients undergoing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for prostate cancer (PCa). OBJECTIVE To evaluate oncologic outcomes in patients undergoing RARP at a high-volume tertiary center, with a focus on 5-yr biochemical recurrence-free survival (BCRFS). DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
BACKGROUND Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RAP) is the dominant minimally invasive surgical treatment for patients with localized prostate cancer. Only a few large series have been published to date, with few long-term data available. The current study presents what to the authors' knowledge is the largest series of patients undergoing RAP with the(More)
In a previous study we demonstrated that oxalate induced free radical injury can promote calcium oxalate stone formation. In the present study, we tested whether the antioxidants vitamin E, superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase and desferoxamine (DFO) can provide protection against oxalate toxicity in LLC-PK1 cells. LLC-PK1 cells were exposed to oxalate (1.0(More)