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OBJECTIVES Our experiences with elective nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in a consecutive series of 216 patients are presented. Clinicopathological features and long-term oncological outcome is compared to patients treated with radical nephrectomy (RN). METHODS Between 1975 and 2002, NSS was performed in 488 patients; 311 of(More)
The highest CK2 activity was found in mouse testicles and brain, followed by spleen, liver, lung, kidney and heart. The activity values were directly correlated with the protein expression level of the CK2 subunits alpha (catalytic) and beta (regulatory). The alpha' subunit was only detected in brain and testicles. By contrast, Northern blot analyses of the(More)
We report the cloning and characterization of a tumor-associated carbonic anhydrase (CA) that was identified in a human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by serological expression screening with autologous antibodies. The cDNA sequence predicts a 354-amino acid polypeptide with a molecular mass of 39,448 Da that has features of a type I membrane protein. The(More)
BACKGROUND Complication reporting is highly variable and nonstandardized. Therefore, it is imperative to determine the surgical outcomes of major oncologic procedures. OBJECTIVE To describe the complications after robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) using a standardized and validated reporting methodology. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Using(More)
OBJECTIVES Elective nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) < 4 cm has been accepted as alternative to radical nephrectomy (RN). However, NSS for tumours > 4 cm is controversial. We present our experiences and long-term oncologic outcome of RCC > 4 cm treated with NSS in a retrospective single-institutional analysis of 69 patients. (More)
OBJECTIVE To report our 24-year experience with open nephron-sparing surgery for renal tumours, using cold ischaemia achieved by renal artery perfusion, as partial nephrectomy for imperative indications is a surgical challenge. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1980 to 2004, open partial nephrectomy was performed in 717 patients; of these, 65 (9.1%) with a(More)
BACKGROUND Intracorporeal urinary diversion (ICUD) has the potential benefits of a smaller incision, reduced pain, decreased bowel exposure, and reduced risk of fluid imbalance. OBJECTIVE To compare the perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing extracorporeal urinary diversion (ECUD) and ICUD following robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC). (More)
BACKGROUND Nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for renal tumours preserves renal function and has become the standard approach for small renal tumours. Little is known about perioperative and oncologic outcomes of patients following NSS in renal tumours ≥ 7 cm in the presence of a healthy contralateral kidney. OBJECTIVE To analyse oncologic outcomes and(More)
PURPOSE Our first 91 consecutive cases undergoing a robotic assisted cystectomy were analyzed regarding perioperative outcomes, pathological stages and surgical complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 2007 and 2010 a total of 91 patients (76 male and 15 female), 86 with clinically localized bladder cancer and 5 with non-urothelial tumors underwent a(More)
UNLABELLED WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: There is evidence from large abdominal surgeries and some open cystectomy series that multifactorial fast-track regimens shorten postoperative convalescence without any effect on morbidity and mortality. Such a regimen is of particular interest in combination with minimally invasive(More)