Rajesh Kumar Ahlawat

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BACKGROUND We recently reported on preclinical and feasibility studies (Innovation, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term study [IDEAL] phase 0-1) of the development of robotic kidney transplantation (RKT) with regional hypothermia. This paper presents the IDEAL phase 2a studies of technique development. OBJECTIVES To describe the technique of(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)
Twenty-nine patients with significant haematuria after a renal invasive procedure (27 of whom had undergone a percutaneous renal procedure and 2 surgical pyelolithotomy) were investigated with angiography. Out of the 21 patients with evidence of arterial injury, 19 were treated by transarterial embolization with gelfoam with or with hydrogel particles; (n =(More)
Despite the availability of lithotripsy and endourology, clear guidelines on the management of impacted upper ureteric calculi are lacking. In this study, 51 upper ureteric calculi treated with in situ extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) were classified according to the degree of impaction as indicated by proximal back pressure changes. Patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate and compare the correlations between Preoperative Aspects and Dimensions Used for an Anatomical (PADUA) and R.E.N.A.L. [Radius (tumour size as maximal diameter), Exophytic/endophytic properties of the tumour, Nearness of tumour deepest portion to the collecting system or sinus, Anterior (a)/posterior (p) descriptor and the Location(More)
Allograft lithiasis is usually secondary. Donor-graft lithiasis is a rare cause and only 5 cases have been reported. We report 2 such cases which are the first in the live-related transplantation programme. The pressing need to increase the donor pool in developing countries, safety of therapy in graft lithiasis coupled with minimal estimated risk of(More)
Whether all upper ureteral stones must be manipulated before extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL*) is an ongoing controversy. In a prospective trial, symptomatic patients with solitary upper ureteral calculi less than 1 year in duration were alternated between ESWL in situ and pre-ESWL stone manipulation. Pretreatment excretory urograms were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the role of primary open surgery versus the recommended combination approach (percutaneous and lithotripsy) to treat staghorn calculi in a developing country. PATIENTS AND METHODS Available records (n = 91) of patients with staghorn managed during the last 4 years were retrieved. Patients were placed in two groups, open surgery and(More)
Robotic surgery has been eagerly adopted by patients and surgeons alike in the field of urology, over the last decade. However, there is a lack of standardization in training curricula and accreditation guidelines to ensure surgeon competence and patient safety. Accordingly, in this review, we aim to highlight 'who' needs to learn 'what' and 'how', to(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive approaches to kidney transplantation (KT) have been described recently. However, information concerning perioperative management in these patients is lacking. Accordingly, in the current study, we describe our perioperative management strategy in patients undergoing robotic KT with regional hypothermia and report its safety and(More)