Suman Chatterjee

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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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)