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BACKGROUND High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is an emerging treatment for select patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa). OBJECTIVES To report the oncologic outcome of HIFU as a primary care option for localized prostate cancer from a multicenter database. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Patients with localized PCa treated with curative(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the views of experts about the development and validation of a robotic surgery training curriculum, and how this should be implemented. MATERIALS AND METHODS An international expert panel was invited to a structured session for discussion. The study was of a mixed design, including qualitative and quantitative components based on(More)
Please cite this article in press as: Doumerc N, et al. Totally Transplantation. Eur Urol (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.euru http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2015.07.026 0302-2838/# 2015 European Association of Urology. Published by Elsevier used a 4-arm Si HD da Vinci robot (Intuitive Surgical Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA) with standard port placement.(More)
PURPOSE The efficacy of sacral neuromodulation for treating refractory idiopathic lower urinary tract dysfunction is now well established. Nevertheless, results of this technique in neurological patients are still controversial. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the results of sacral neuromodulation in neurogenic bladder dysfunction. (More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the multifaceted male sexual function after pelvic ring fracture. METHODS A cross-sectional study of male sexual function after pelvic ring fractures was conducted, using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF). The department of traumatology database was scanned (June 1996 to April 1999) for 30 to 70-year-old male(More)
INTRODUCTION Mass screening modalities remained controversial and made necessary large studies. The European Randomized study of Screening for Prostate cancer (ERSPC) was initiated in 1994. Eight countries including France are participating. METHODS ERSPC is a multicentric randomised study and started with the aim to determine whether a 20% reduction in(More)
BACKGROUND Up to a third of patients with localized prostate cancer have unilateral disease that may be suitable for partial treatment with hemiablation. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to achieve local control of the tumor in patients with unilateral localized prostate cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the effect of botulinum toxin A (BoNTA) injections into the detrusor muscle on the incidence of symptomatic urinary infections in patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity. METHODS Between February 2004 and June 2005, 30 patients (18 men, 12 women), mean age 39.4+/-12.1 yr, with neurogenic detrusor overactivity received an(More)
Renal transplantation is compatible with pregnancy in women under permanent dialysis, and leads to no problems for the mother or the transplant. The seven pregnancies observed in the authors' center over the past fifteen years progressed satisfactorily. There were no rejections, no cases of renal failure. In two cases, however, there was an aggravation of(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively compare the surgical and pathological outcomes obtained with robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (RAPN) or laparoscopic PN (LPN) for renal cell carcinoma in a multicentre cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 2007 and 2011, 265 nephron-sparing surgeries were performed at six French urology departments. The patients(More)