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BACKGROUND Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) has become widely used without high-grade evidence of superiority regarding long-term clinical outcomes compared with open retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP), the gold standard. OBJECTIVE To compare patient-reported urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction 12 mo after RALP or(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic and robotic simple prostatectomy (SP) have been introduced with the aim of reducing the morbidity of the standard open technique. OBJECTIVE To report a large multi-institutional series of minimally invasive SP (MISP). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Consecutive cases of MISP done for the treatment of bladder outlet obstruction(More)
BACKGROUND Many elderly or impotent men with prostate cancer may not receive a bundle-preserving radical prostatectomy as a result of uncertainty regarding the effect on urinary incontinence. OBJECTIVE We searched for predictors of urinary incontinence 1 yr after surgery among surgical steps during radical prostatectomy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
This paper introduces propagator groups as an abstraction for controlling the execution of propagators as implementations of constraints. Propagator groups enable users of a constraint programming system to program how propagators within a group are executed. The paper exemplifies propagator groups for controlling both propagation order and propagator(More)
PURPOSE We compared the efficacy and toxicity of long-term mitomycin C versus bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) instillation in patients at high risk for recurrence and progression of superficial bladder carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our randomized comparison study included 261 patients with primary dysplasia, or stage Tis, stage T1, grade 3 and multiple(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate retrospectively the clinical staging in a consecutive series of patients selected for cystectomy and to define its limitations with a view to possible improvements. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1979 to 1988, 276 patients with newly detected or recurring transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder, were offered pre-operative(More)
The expression of five antigens, associated with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the urinary bladder on biopsies of tumors or normal urothelium, was studied by immunostaining with the corresponding monoclonal antibodies. Both tissue sections and single cell preparations were investigated with either indirect immunoperoxidase staining or(More)
OBJECTIVES The effects of finasteride on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) variability and usefulness in prostate cancer detection were examined. METHODS Percent change and crossover of PSA levels between the low (1.0 to 3.9 ng/mL) and high (4.0 to 10.0 ng/mL) ranges were evaluated in 72 men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and 77 men with both BPH(More)