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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794585/current-status-of-robotic-single-port-surgery
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REVIEW
Ryan J Nelson, Jaya Sai S Chavali, Nitin Yerram, Paurush Babbar, Jihad H Kaouk
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery in urology is an ever progressing field, and boundaries are constantly broken with the aid of new technology. Advancements in instrumentation have given birth to the era of robotic laparoendoscopic single-site technique (R-LESS). R-LESS however, has not gained widespread acceptance due to technical hurdles such as adequate triangulation, robotic arm clashing, decreased access for the bedside assistant, lack of wrist articulation, continued need for an axillary/accessory port, lack of robust retraction, and ergonomic discomfort...
July 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744776/between-history-art-and-medicine-the-dresden-friedrichstadt-hospital-its-neptune-fountain-and-connections-to-vienna
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Uwe Wollina, Sabine Hunger, André Koch, Katlein França, Torello Lotti, Massimo Fioranelli, Maria Grazia Roccia
The Dresden-Friedrichstadt hospital originated from Marcolini's summer palace. It was founded in 1845 and opened in 1849. It is a place where history and art of European importance mixes with technical and medical innovations. We reflect on the meetings of Napoleon Bonaparte and Metternich in 1812, the creation of the famous Neptune fountain by Longuelune and Matielli and two outstanding physicians of the 19(th) century, the surgeon Eduard Zeis, who coined the medical term "plastic surgery", and Maximilian Nitze, inventor of the first "modern" cystoscope and the father of urology...
July 25, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734706/emerging-minimally-invasive-treatment-options-for-male-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Magistro, Christopher R Chapple, Mostafa Elhilali, Peter Gilling, Kevin T McVary, Claus G Roehrborn, Christian G Stief, Henry H Woo, Christian Gratzke
CONTEXT: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are one of the most common and troublesome nonmalignant conditions affecting quality of life in aging men. A spectrum of established medical and surgical options is available to provide relief of bothersome LUTS. Both the adverse events of medication and the morbidity with surgical treatment modalities have to be counterbalanced against efficacy. Novel minimally invasive treatment options aim to be effective, ideally to be performed in an ambulatory setting under local anaesthesia and to offer a more favourable safety profile than existing reference techniques...
July 19, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734037/setting-up-a-pediatric-robotic-urology-program-a-usa-institution-experience
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REVIEW
Prithvi B Murthy, Eric D Schadler, Marcelo Orvieto, Gregory Zagaja, Arieh L Shalhav, Mohan S Gundeti
Implementing a robotic urological surgery program requires institutional support, and necessitates a comprehensive, detail-oriented plan that accounts for training, oversight, cost and case volume. Given the prevalence of robotic surgery in adult urology, in many instances it might be feasible to implement a pediatric robotic urology program within the greater context of adult urology. This involves, from an institutional standpoint, proportional distribution of equipment cost and operating room time. However, the pediatric urology team primarily determines goals for volume expansion, operative case selection, resident training and surgical innovation within the specialty...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716329/mending-gaps-in-knowledge-collaborations-in-neurogenic-bladder-research
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REVIEW
Jeremy B Myers, Darshan P Patel, Sean P Elliott, John T Stoffel, Blayne Welk, Amitabh Jha, Sara M Lenherr
Patient-reported outcomes and quality of life assessments are essential to studying conditions such as neurogenic bladder in which multiple management strategies are approximately equally efficacious. Innovations for the treatment of neurogenic bladder need to be guided by both clinical and patient-reported outcomes that are rigorously tested via high-quality prospective cohort or randomized studies. Collaborative research groups in reconstructive urology are critical to the study of uncommon disease processes because they allow studies to be powered adequately, foster innovative treatment strategies through collaboration, and help moderate the risk of investigator and or institutional biases...
August 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712686/using-touch-surgery-to-improve-surgical-education-in-low-and-middle-income-settings-a-randomized-control-trial
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Gisele Juru Bunogerane, Kathryn Taylor, Yihan Lin, Ainhoa Costas-Chavarri
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: There is a severe surgical workforce shortage in Rwanda. Innovative educational tools must be introduced to train more residents and increase surgical capacity. Touch Surgery (TS) is a smartphone application that offers trainees the opportunity to practice operations; however, its effect is unknown in low- and middle-income countries. Our objectives were to determine the training effect of TS and its feasibility for use in surgery education in a low-resource setting...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699357/adoption-of-robotic-assisted-partial-nephrectomies-a-population-based-analysis-of-u-s-surgeons-from-2004-2013
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Hoiwan Cheung, Ye Wang, Steven Chang, Yash S Khandwala, Francesco Del Giudice, Benjamin I Chung
INTRODUCTION: Urological surgeries have contributed to the increasing prevalence of minimally invasive robotic procedures. Although factors influencing the adoption of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy have previously been identified, the explanation for the rapid rise in robotic partial nephrectomies remains unknown. Using a retrospective population-based sample, we attempt to determine hospital and surgeon-specific factors influencing a surgeon's decision to utilize robotic assistance for partial nephrectomies...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652870/global-implementation-of-advanced-urological-care-policy-implementation-research
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Lynn Stothers, Andrew Macnab
INTRODUCTION: In high-resource countries, modern treatments for urological diseases have led to significant reductions in mortality and morbidity; however, the benefits of modern treatment have yet to reach the majority of people worldwide. As attention is focused on improving urological care in the global community, policy and implementation research (PIR) offers a platform for effective organization and engagement. METHODS: We have compiled a photo essay to illustrate the fundamental components of PIR...
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610779/survival-and-complications-following-surgery-and-radiation-for-localized-prostate-cancer-an-international-collaborative-review
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REVIEW
Christopher J D Wallis, Adam Glaser, Jim C Hu, Hartwig Huland, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Daniel Moon, Declan G Murphy, Paul L Nguyen, Matthew J Resnick, Robert K Nam
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of treatment options for localized prostate cancer (PCa) remains among the highest priorities for comparative effectiveness research. Surgery and radiotherapy (RT) are the two interventions most commonly used. OBJECTIVE: To provide a critical narrative review of evidence of the comparative effectiveness and harms of surgery and RT in the treatment of localized PCa. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A collaborative critical narrative review of the literature was conducted...
June 10, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277591/the-role-of-fluorescent-angiography-in-anastomotic-leaks
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Sarath Sujatha-Bhaskar, Mehraneh D Jafari, Michael J Stamos
Anastomotic leaks following colorectal anastomosis has substantial implications including increased morbidity, longer hospitalization, and reduced overall survival. The etiology of leaks includes patient factors, technical factors, and anastomotic perfusion. An intact anastomotic blood supply is especially crucial in the physiology of anastomotic healing. To date, no established intraoperative methods have been developed that reliably and reproducibly identify and prevent leak occurrence. Recently, fluorescent angiography (FA) with indocyanine green (ICG) has emerged as an innovative modality for intraoperative perfusion assessment...
March 9, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248019/-using-autonomous-electrostimulation-device-erektron-in-treating-female-overactive-bladder
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G Yu Yarin, O V Shelyakina, V N Fedorenko, A V Alekseeva, I A Vilgelmi
INTRODUCTION: Overactive bladder (OAB) is one of the most common syndromes of lower urinary tract dysfunction. Besides standard therapy using anticholinergic medications, comprehensive management of overactive bladder includes physiotherapy. AIM: To test the clinical effectiveness and safety of autonomous electrostimulation device "Erektron" in treating OAB in women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted at the Urology and Gynecology Clinic of the Innovative Medical Technology Center between 25...
November 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153591/the-present-and-future-challenges-facing-urology-departments-at-academic-health-centers
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REVIEW
Benjamin J McCormick, Raj S Pruthi
Academic health centers (ACHs) represent the pinnacle of health care by providing innovative clinical care, cutting-edge research, and premier education. However, recent changes in health care put their tripartite mission at risk. The coming years will bring immense change to AHCs as they adjust to new market conditions impacting the 3 distinct elements of their mission. Fundamental adaptations are required for AHCs to survive, let alone thrive and continue to represent the best of medical research, education, and health...
January 30, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152914/current-landscape-of-prostate-cancer-quality-measures-in-the-united-states
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Eleanor Fitall, Dayo Jagun, Kristi Mitchell, Peter St John Francis, Hong Tang, Kyung Min Song
273 Background: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the leading cancer for men in the United States (US) and identified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of the top 20 high-impact Medicare conditions experienced by beneficiaries. Thus, there is increasing focus by stakeholders to measure and achieve high-value, quality care in PCa. However, quality measurement is particularly difficult in oncology. Our aim was to assess the current landscape of PCa quality measures (QMs) in the US. METHODS: Published literature and online resources from the past 5 years were reviewed to identify PCa QMs and general oncology QMs relevant to PCa...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145058/patient-reported-postoperative-pain-body-image-and-cosmetic-satisfaction-after-transumbilical-laparoendoscopic-single-site-adrenalectomy
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Takeo Nomura, Kohei Takei, Satoki Abe, Yuko Fukuda, Naoyuki Yamanaka, Shinya Sejiyama, Mutsushi Yamasaki, Tadamasa Shibuya, Tadasuke Ando, Ken-Ichi Mori, Yasuhiro Sumino, Fuminori Sato, Hiromitsu Mimata
INTRODUCTION: Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery is a recently innovated urologic surgical procedure. Transumbilical laparoendoscopic single-site adrenalectomy (LESS-A) is technically safe and feasible in patients with benign adrenal tumors. To improve patient counseling and informed consent, we evaluated patient-reported postoperative pain, body image, and cosmetic satisfaction after transumbilical LESS-A. METHODS: We reviewed 24 patients who underwent transumbilical LESS-A and assessed their operative and esthetic outcomes and incisional pain...
February 1, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126242/artificial-intelligence-in-medicine
#15
REVIEW
Pavel Hamet, Johanne Tremblay
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a general term that implies the use of a computer to model intelligent behavior with minimal human intervention. AI is generally accepted as having started with the invention of robots. The term derives from the Czech word robota, meaning biosynthetic machines used as forced labor. In this field, Leonardo Da Vinci's lasting heritage is today's burgeoning use of robotic-assisted surgery, named after him, for complex urologic and gynecologic procedures. Da Vinci's sketchbooks of robots helped set the stage for this innovation...
April 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917586/a-qualitative-perspectival-review-of-the-australian-and-new-zealand-urology-education-and-training-program
#16
Prem Rashid
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a prospective, qualitative review to explore the challenges associated with the delivery of current and future high-quality urological training, and to report the reflective considerations and opinions of leaders in the Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) urological surgical training programme. METHODS: Ethics-approved semi-structured, template-based, qualitative interview techniques were used to evaluate key aspects of the current urology training programme...
March 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885453/-innovative-radionuclide-use-in-urology
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EDITORIAL
T Maurer, J E Gschwend, M Schwaiger, M Eiber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729942/vero%C3%A2-radiotherapy-for-low-burden-cancer-789-patients-with-957-lesions
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R Orecchia, A Surgo, M Muto, A Ferrari, G Piperno, M A Gerardi, S Comi, C Garibaldi, D Ciardo, A Bazani, F Golino, F Pansini, C Fodor, P Romanelli, D Maestri, V Scroffi, S Mazza, B A Jereczek-Fossa
PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate patient profile, feasibility, and acute toxicity of RadioTherapy (RT) delivered by VERO® in the first 20 months of clinical activity. METHODS: Inclusion criteria: 1) adult patients; 2) limited volume cancer (M0 or oligometastatic); 3) small extracranial lesions; 4) treatment between April 2012 and December 2013 and 5) written informed consent. Two techniques were employed: intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694176/what-medical-urologic-and-radiation-oncologists-want-from-molecular-imaging-of-prostate-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Leslie K Ballas, Andre Luis de Castro Abreu, David I Quinn
As molecular imaging better delineates the state of prostate cancer, clinical management will evolve. The currently licensed imaging modalities are limited by lack of specificity or sensitivity for the extent of cancer and for predicting outcome in response to therapy. Clinicians want molecular imaging that-by being more reliable in tailoring treatment and monitoring response for each patient-will become a key facet of precision medicine, surgery, and radiation therapy. Identifying patients who are candidates for specific or novel treatments is important, but equally important is the finding that a given patient may not be a good candidate for single-modality therapy...
October 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629857/photodynamic-therapy-as-a-promising-method-used-in-the-treatment-of-oral-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Ewa J Prażmo, Mirosław Kwaśny, Mariusz Łapiński, Agnieszka Mielczarek
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) consists of three elements: photosensitizer, light and oxygen. The photosensitizer has the property of selective accumulation in abnormal or infected tissues without causing any damage to the healthy cells. This innovative therapeutic method has already been successfully adapted in many fields of medicine, e.g. dermatology, gynecology, urology and cancer therapy. Dentistry is also beginning to incorporate photodisinfection for treatment of the oral cavity. The antibacterial and fungicidal properties of the photosensitizer have been used to achieve better results in root canal treatment, periodontal therapy and the eradication of candidiasis in prosthodontics...
July 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
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