Ronald J Caras

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INTRODUCTION Multiple studies have linked preoperative nutrition status to postoperative outcomes. This relationship has been little studied in urology. We used a standardized, national, risk-adjusted surgical database to evaluate 30-day outcomes of patients undergoing common urologic oncologic procedures as they related to preoperative albumin. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Complication rates of open radical prostatectomies (ORPs) and laparoscopic radical prostatectomies (LRPs) performed by highly experienced surgeons in centers of excellence are well known. Using a standardized, national, risk-adjusted surgical database, we compared 30-day outcomes following ORP and LRP and analyzed how trainee involvement(More)
As prostate cancer treatment discussions have grown more complex, increasing numbers of nomograms to guide decision-making have been found in the literature. Such nomograms can influence every step in the prostate cancer therapeutic process, from determining the need for biopsy to the need for adjuvant therapy. With a properly counseled patient who is aware(More)
PURPOSE We describe the efficacy of radical prostatectomy to achieve complete primary tumor excision while preserving erectile function in a cohort of patients with high risk features in whom surgical resection was tailored according to clinical staging, biopsy data, preoperative imaging and intraoperative findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a(More)
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