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PURPOSE The American Urological Association Prostate Guideline Update Panel was charged with updating the Guidelines for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer. In assessing outcomes with treatment, it became apparent that a highly variable number of definitions exist with respect to biochemical recurrence. Herein, we review the variability in published(More)
PURPOSE Radical cystectomy remains associated with significant morbidity. Most series report outcomes with relatively short-term followup that may underestimate the true magnitude of the procedure and many report length of hospital stay but ignore readmission rates. We analyzed the predictors of early (30 days or less), late (31 to 90 days) and cumulative(More)
PURPOSE The low rate of pelvic node metastasis in most contemporary series of patients undergoing radical prostatectomy for carcinoma of the prostate has been attributed to earlier and better patient selection than historical series. Alternatively, it has been suggested that the limited dissection commonly performed misses nodal metastasis in a substantial(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare biochemical recurrence (BCR)-free survival and predictors of BCR in intermediate-risk (IR) and high-risk (HR) patients undergoing robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) vs open radical prostatectomy (ORP). MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study on 1336 men with D'Amico IR or HR prostate cancer who(More)
PURPOSE Minimally invasive surgery has been shown to decrease postoperative morbidity and length of stay for a number of surgical procedures. Furthermore, length of stay after open radical prostatectomy has decreased dramatically during the last decade. We examined differences in length of stay between a prospectively evaluated cohort of patients who(More)
PURPOSE We compared hexaminolevulinate (Hexvix) fluorescence cystoscopy with white light cystoscopy for detecting carcinoma in situ. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this multicenter study 298 patients with known or suspected bladder cancer underwent bladder instillation with 50 ml 8 mM hexaminolevulinate for 1 hour. Cystoscopy was then performed, first using(More)
PURPOSE We examined our recent series of patients who underwent radical cystectomy to determine and analyze the early perioperative morbidity of the procedure in a contemporary series treated with the guidance of a clinical pathway. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the records of 304 consecutive patients who underwent radical cystectomy from December(More)
PURPOSE The prognostic significance of capsular incision (CPI) at radical retropubic prostatectomy remains to be defined. To evaluate this we compared prostate specific antigen recurrence for with CPI to that with established pathological groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 1998 to December 2000, 409 men underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy(More)
PURPOSE An optimal prostate biopsy in clinical practice is based on a balance among adequate detection of clinically significant prostate cancers (sensitivity), assuredness regarding the accuracy of negative sampling (negative predictive value), limited detection of clinically insignificant cancers and good concordance with whole gland surgical pathology(More)