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PURPOSE We investigated whether adding the IIF categorization improved the accuracy of Bosniak renal cyst classification, as evidenced by a low rate of progression in IIF lesions and a high rate of malignancy in category III lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients with complex renal cysts categorized as a Bosniak(More)
BACKGROUND Nephroureterectomy alone fails to adequately treat many patients with advanced upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). Perioperative platinum-based chemotherapy has been proposed but requires adequate renal function. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine whether the ability to deliver platinum-based chemotherapy following nephroureterectomy is(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The published AASM guidelines approve use of a nasal cannula/pressure transducer to detect apneas/hypopneas, but require esophageal manometry for Respiratory Effort-Related Arousals (RERAs). However, esophageal manometry may be poorly tolerated by many subjects. We have shown that the shape of the inspiratory flow signal from a nasal(More)
PURPOSE We describe the literature base pertaining to adrenalectomy at radical nephrectomy and present a pragmatic approach based on primary tumor and disease characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS Literature searches were performed via the National Center for Biotechnology Information databases using various keywords. Articles that pertained to the(More)
The increasing use of routine CT scan, along with advances in imaging technology, have facilitated the early diagnosis of incidental renal masses. This has resulted in the reduction in the rate of metastatic disease diagnosis. Although surgery remains the mainstay in the treatment of renal tumors, the decreasing incidence of lymph node involvement has(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the effect of warm ischemia time on early postoperative renal function following laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 453 patients who were surgically treated for renal tumors between May 2001 and September 2007, and who were identified in our database 128 underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Of these 128(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if preoperative variables, including gender, age and tumour size, influence the decision for active surveillance of renal masses, as due to the increasing detection of incidental renal masses within the ageing population there is a need to identify reliable means of selecting patients who require therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the treatment recommendations from a nationally representative sample of radiation oncologists and urologists on adjuvant radiotherapy for patients with pathologically advanced prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy. METHODS From a random sample of 1422 physicians (n = 711 radiation oncologists; n = 711 urologists) in the American(More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment of the elderly patient with a small renal mass is becoming a common conundrum with scant data available to support treatment decisions. Goals were to assess risk of surgical treatment for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in the elderly as compared to their younger counterparts. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospectively maintained database(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether presurgical sunitinib reduces primary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) size and facilitates partial nephrectomy (PN). METHODS Data from potential candidates for PN treated with sunitinib with primary RCC in situ were reviewed retrospectively. Primary outcome was reduction in tumor bidirectional area. RESULTS Included were 72(More)