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2012-06-27 17:33:49

Longer hospital stay, higher rates of infectious complications with open appendectomy Obese patients who need to have their appendixes removed fare better after a minimally invasive surgical procedure rather than an open operation, according to a new study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. While the traditional open operation (appendectomy) and minimally invasive procedure (laparoscopic appendectomy) are known to have similar outcomes for...

2012-05-23 18:44:50

Studies on kidney stones, prostate cancer among highlights Mayo Clinic researchers will present findings on prostate cancer risk, screening, treatment and other urological research at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association May 19-23 in Atlanta. Mayo Clinic urologists will also be available to provide expert comment for reporters covering the conference. Mayo Clinic studies that will be presented and their embargo dates include: No negative impact on overall...

2011-05-26 14:18:00

NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new prostate cancer study published in the New England Journal of Medicine comparing surgical treatment to "watchful waiting" revealed important findings for patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and currently debating their treatment options. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/NY09899 ) Two of the most commonly offered clinical options for early prostate cancer treatment today are "watchful waiting" and radical...

2010-11-17 16:48:45

Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson study spanned 15 years A research team from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Kimmel Cancer Center (KCC) at Jefferson has concluded "“ for the first time "“ that a multidisciplinary clinic approach to aggressive prostate cancer can improve survival in patients. The results from the 15-year study of the multidisciplinary clinic can be found in the November issue of Journal of Oncology Practice. Stats and Treatment Prostate cancer...

2010-10-21 00:00:40

David B. Samadi, MD, has been named Vice Chair of the Department of Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. This appointment went into effect on October 6, 2010. New York, NY (Vocus) October 20, 2010 David B. Samadi, MD, has been named Vice Chair of the Department of Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. This appointment went into effect on October 6, 2010. "In his new role, Dr. Samadi will lead the effort to expand the scope of the Department of Urology," said Simon Hall, MD,...

2010-09-30 16:52:00

A new test could reliably detect early increases in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels "” a biomarker commonly used to measure the recurrence of prostate cancer "” in men who have undergone prostate cancer-treating surgery. Earlier detection of these rising levels would allow men with cancer recurrence to undergo earlier, more effective treatment for potentially better outcomes. Data measuring the efficacy of this new test were presented at the Fourth AACR International...

2010-09-30 14:34:05

In the largest, most modern, single-institution study of its kind, Mayo Clinic urologists mined a long-term data registry for survival rates of patients who underwent radical prostatectomy  for localized prostate cancer. The findings are being presented at the North Central Section of the American Urological Association's 84th Annual Meeting in Chicago. A radical prostatectomy is an operation to remove the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it. In this study, Mayo Clinic...


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