Suman Chatterjee

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The objective of the study was to determine the incidence and predictors of post operative pain and flank bulging in patients undergoing nephrectomy for a renal tumor through a flank or thoracoabdominal incision. Only one previous retrospective study (1974) has directly addressed this issue in urologic patients. This reported a 3% incidence of flank(More)
PURPOSE Learning laparoscopic urethrovesical anastomosis is a crucial step in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Previously we noted that practice on a low fidelity urethrovesical model was more effective for trainees than basic suturing drills on a foam pad when learning laparoscopic urethrovesical anastomosis skills. We evaluated learner transfer of(More)
PURPOSE In 1992 we initiated a national randomized prospective trial of 3 months of cyproterone acetate before radical prostatectomy compared to prostatectomy alone. Initial results indicated a 50% decrease in the rate of positive surgical margins. This decrease did not translate into a difference in prostate specific antigen (PSA) progression at 3 years.(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine a possible relationship between plasma adiponectin levels and renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Adiponectin, a cytokine secreted by adipocytes, is a potent antiangiogenic factor. Plasma levels of adiponectin in patients with RCC and tumor adiponectin receptors R1 and R2 (AdipoR1&2) expression levels were measured and correlated with disease(More)
PURPOSE We examined whether the Surgical Decision Making Rating Scale can measure a difference in surgical judgment among urologists at various levels of training. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 25 medical students, urology residents and staff urologists viewed clips from 8 select urological procedures and verbalized their thought processes. The clips(More)
BACKGROUND Thirty minutes has been considered as the threshold for tolerable warm ischemic time (WIT). Recent reports demonstrate recovery of renal function after longer WIT. We assessed renal histology according to different WIT in a 2-kidney porcine model. METHODS Twelve female pigs were randomized to an open or laparoscopic group. Each pig was further(More)
BACKGROUND Positive surgical margins (PSM) are an important determinant of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy (RP). We use a population-based cancer registry to evaluate PSM by stage, Gleason and prostate-specific antigen (PSA). METHODS We identified men undergoing RP from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database(More)
BACKGROUND Performing a laparoscopic urethrovesical anastomosis (LUA) after a radical prostatectomy is technically challenging for the novice laparoscopic surgeon. We developed a low-fidelity urethrovesical model (UVM) to allow a urologist to practise this critical step. The aim of our study was to compare the effect of task-specific bench model training(More)
Thyroid disorders are the most common endocrine diseases in India. Numerous studies in various countries differ in their prevalence rate for both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. This present crosssectional observational study was conducted in Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, West Bengal to find out the prevalence of thyroid disorders among(More)
Blood transfusion is the mainstay of treatment for Beta thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder and a major public health problem. Such treatment leads to extensive iron-induced injury in the heart, liver, pancreas and endocrine system. Paediatric tribal population receiving multiple blood transfusions for treatment of β-thalassemia has been studied to(More)