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2012-05-23 21:29:30

In one of the most comprehensive analyses to date of the cost of robotic-assisted, laparoscopic surgery for prostate cancer, researchers at UPMC found that this now-dominant surgical approach is significantly more costly than standard open surgery, despite little scientific evidence of long-term improved patient outcomes. The results of the study are available online and will appear in the July issue of the journal Urology. In one of the first studies based on actual direct and indirect...

2012-01-30 06:07:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study suggests that Preoperative MRI may help surgeons make better decisions about procedures that may cause nerve damage in men with prostate cancer. "I think preoperative MRI will be useful for surgeons who are uncertain whether to spare or resect the nerves. Our surgeons feel that, compared with clinical information alone, MRI is worthwhile for all patients, because it identifies important information leading to a change in the surgical plan in almost a third...

2012-01-24 11:37:56

Preoperative MRI helps surgeons make more informed decisions about nerve-sparing procedures in men with prostate cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Excluding skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in American men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Open radical prostatectomy, or removal of the prostate, is a common treatment for the disease, but it carries substantial risks, including incontinence...

2011-08-08 12:23:15

Preoperative education should be coupled with postoperative support for prostate cancer survivors, researchers suggest Nearly half of men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer expect better recovery from the side effects of the surgery than they actually attain one year after the operation, a University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center study finds. In addition, prior to surgery, a small proportion of men had expected to have better urinary continence and sexual functions a year after...

2011-05-09 15:09:00

NEW YORK, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Robotic prostatectomy and prostate cancer treatment expert Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, says a return to a normal sex life can be achieved after robotic prostate surgery. Thanks to the nerve-sparing feature of his signature surgical technique, a majority of men (85%) recover their potency within one year of the procedure....

2011-01-12 14:09:34

For men with incontinence for at least one year following radical prostatectomy, participation in a behavioral training program that included pelvic floor muscle training, bladder control strategies and fluid management, resulted in a significant reduction in the number of incontinence episodes, according to a study in the January 12 issue of JAMA. The researchers also found that the addition of biofeedback and pelvic floor electrical stimulation provided no additional benefit. "Men in the...

2010-05-18 14:25:14

Loyola physicians report findings that will guide care for women Two popular procedures for female stress incontinence were found to be equivalent in efficacy but differed in side effects, according to data published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' 58th Annual Clinical Meeting. These surgical techniques, called mid urethral slings, are increasingly common for the treatment of stress incontinence or urine loss...

2009-09-03 13:14:59

Periurethral suspension technique results in greater continence rates after radical prostatectomy The September issue of European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, features an article and a video in the Surgery in Motion section by Vipul R. Patel et al, showing that the periurethral suspension technique results in significantly greater continence rates at 3 months after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). RALP is a widespread and...

2009-05-11 11:15:28

For men younger than 50 with prostate cancer, undergoing a radical prostatectomy can greatly increase their chances for long-term survival, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital. Results from the study done on the National SEER database show that the surgical procedure improves the 5-, 10-, 15- and 20-year survival for younger patients, when compared with other standard treatments such as radiotherapy or watchful waiting. "When given the choice between surgery, watchful waiting or...

2005-10-18 15:54:16

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some surgeons are reluctant to perform surgery to remove the prostate (radical prostatectomy) on older men with prostate cancer, fearing that with advanced age the benefits of the procedure are outweighed by the risks. However, new research suggests that age is not nearly as important as the presence of other illness in determining surgical complications. "Previous studies have shown an increased risk of short-term complications in...


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