Propensity-score matched comparison of complications, blood transfusions, length of stay, and in-hospital mortality between open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: a national series.

@article{Sun2012PropensityscoreMC,
  title={Propensity-score matched comparison of complications, blood transfusions, length of stay, and in-hospital mortality between open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: a national series.},
  author={Maxine Sun and Firas Abdollah and Shahrokh F Shariat and Jan Schmitges and Quynh Dieu Trinh and Zelong Tian and Claudio Jeldres and Al’a Abdo and Marco Bianchi and Alberto Briganti and Francesco Montorsi and Paul Perrotte and Pierre I. Karakiewicz},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={
          80-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND To examine the use of open partial nephrectomy (OPN) and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), as well as intraoperative and postoperative morbidity. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective cohort analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample for years 1998-2007. Patients with non-metastatic kidney cancer who underwent OPN or LPN were identified. Propensity-based matching was performed to adjust for potential baseline differences between the two groups. The rates of intraoperative… CONTINUE READING

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