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PURPOSE After radical prostatectomy continence is commonly defined as no pads except a security pad or 0 to 1 pad. We evaluated the association of pad status and urinary quality of life to determine whether security and 1 pad status differ from pad-free status to better define 0 pads as the post-prostatectomy standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 500(More)
PURPOSE We reviewed our 4-year experience with percutaneous cryoablation and laparoscopy for treating small renal masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS After institutional review board approval we retrospectively analyzed renal cryoablation procedures performed between March 2003 and October 2007. An in-depth analysis was performed concerning demographics,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of the urologist's experience in selecting active surveillance (AS) versus immediate treatment (IT) for low-risk prostate cancer. METHODS Men with low-risk prostate cancer were enrolled from March 2011 to August 2013 at 13 medical centers in Kaiser Permanente Southern California. The AS cohort was defined as men who had(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Caliceal leak after partial nephrectomy (PN) typically resolves with conservative management. However, persistent fistulae pose a formidable challenge that may require additional therapeutic actions. METHODS We describe a case of a patient with a solitary kidney who suffered a persistent urine leak following PN. A novel(More)
Indocyanine Green (ICG) is frequently used during urologic robotic procedures and is generally considered to be safe. However, there are reported cases of severe complications from ICG when used for non-urologic purposes. We present the first case to our knowledge of anaphylactic shock in response to intravenous ICG during a robotic partial nephrectomy.
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