Sheaumei Tsai

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Removal of toxic substances from the blood depends on patent connections between the kidney, ureters and bladder that are established when the ureter is transposed from its original insertion site in the male genital tract to the bladder. This transposition is thought to occur as the trigone forms from the common nephric duct and incorporates into the(More)
BACKGROUND Anatomic partial nephrectomy (PN) techniques aim to decrease or eliminate global renal ischemia. OBJECTIVE To report the technical feasibility of completely unclamped "minimal-margin" robotic PN. We also illustrate the stepwise evolution of anatomic PN surgery with related outcomes data. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This study was a(More)
PURPOSE To determine the occurrence of flank symptoms, flank muscle atrophy, bulge, and hernia formation after open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN). PATIENTS AND METHODS Our prospective Institutional Review Board-approved database was queried to identify 50 consecutive patients who were treated with open partial nephrectomy (OPN) and 50(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Presently, there is debate over what drives ultimate postoperative function after partial nephrectomy. Some argue that volume of preserved parenchyma and baseline renal function virtually exclusively drive functional outcomes. Others contend that global renal ischemic injury also matters. Herein, we critically review recent literature,(More)
The objective of this study was to identify a panel of microRNAs (miRNAs) differentially expressed in high-grade non-muscle invasive (NMI; TaG3-T1G3) urothelial carcinoma that progress to muscle-invasive disease compared to those that remain non-muscle invasive, whether recurrence happens or not. Eighty-nine high-grade NMI urothelial carcinoma lesions were(More)
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