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2013-05-08 13:05:15

Robot-assisted surgery to remove kidney cancers has seen a rapid increase in use, and has both replaced and proven safer than laparoscopic procedures for the same purpose, according to a study by the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. However, the study also shows that robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) — while resulting in fewer complications than both open (OPN) and laparoscopic (LPN) removal of cancerous kidney tissue — also involves more...

2013-03-11 12:25:32

New Study Points to Advantages of Robotic Surgery WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For patients with kidney tumors, a new study shows the health and economic advantages to removing just the tumor as opposed to the entire kidney. Robotic surgery, including the daVinci Surgical System and Firefly fluorescence imaging that lights up kidney tumors, are among the latest techniques to make this possible. The retrospective study conducted by MedStar Georgetown University...

2012-10-17 11:58:32

Active surveillance of small kidney masses is a safe and effective alternative to immediate surgery, with similar overall and cancer specific survival rates, according to a study published in the November issue of the urology journal BJUI. The technique is primarily used to treat elderly patients who have complex health issues or decline surgery. But researchers from the Department of Urology at Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK, say that the results of their study suggest that active...

2012-09-12 10:24:03

University of Maryland study findings advance navel nephrectomy as standard of care BALTIMORE, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest study of its kind, living donors who had a kidney removed through a single port in the navel report higher satisfaction in several key categories, compared to donors who underwent traditional multiple-port laparoscopic removal. The new technique has been described as virtually scarless, because nearly the entire incision, once healed,...

2012-05-16 11:09:25

Robot-assisted surgery has replaced another minimally invasive operation as the main procedure to treat kidney cancer while sparing part of the diseased organ, and with comparable results, according to a new research study by Henry Ford Hospital urologists. While the study shows that robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPD), available only since 2004, may also offer fewer complications than laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), the researchers cautioned that available data did not allow...

2012-05-16 00:49:24

Women do better than men after surgical removal of part or all of a cancerous kidney, with fewer post-operative complications, including dying in the hospital, although they are more likely to receive blood transfusions related to their surgery. But Henry Ford Hospital researchers who documented these gender differences can't say why they exist. The results of the new study, based on population samples from throughout the U.S., will be presented this week at the American Urological...

2012-05-16 00:44:54

An increasingly common and safer type of surgery for kidney cancer is not as likely to be used for older, sicker and poorer patients who are uninsured or rely on Medicare or Medicaid for their health care, according to a new study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The treatment, partial nephrectomy (PN), involves surgically removing only the diseased portion of a cancerous kidney, leaving the unaffected part to continue to function. Standard treatment for small kidney tumors has...

2012-04-17 15:00:41

Surgery to remove only the tumor preferable to removing entire kidney Kidney cancer patients who had only their tumor removed had better survival than patients who had their entire kidney removed, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. After an average of five years, 25 percent of patients who had a so-called partial nephrectomy, in which only the tumor and a small margin of healthy tissue is removed, had died, while 42...

2011-08-04 16:57:36

Hospital Clínic of Barcelona applied this proceeding for the first time in the world to living donors for kidney trasplant Kidney transplant from a living donor, besides of being the best option for young people and those affected by particular conditions, results in increased organ survival and solves in part the organ shortage afflicting Spain since the mid-90 despite the high rate of cadaveric donation. According to the National Transplant Organization in 2010 in Spain...

2011-07-09 00:00:32

An altruistic kidney donor from western Pennsylvania is recovering well today after becoming the first patient in the region, and one of just a handful in the country, to undergo robotic-assisted minimally invasive kidney removal surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH). Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2011 An altruistic kidney donor from western Pennsylvania is recovering well today after becoming the first patient in the region, and one of just a handful in the country, to undergo...