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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Robotic Prostatectomy Long Learning Curve

From “European Urology” Dec., 2014: Australian study where a very experienced Open Radical Prostatectomy surgeon (over 3000 cases—certainly familiar with the anatomy) did 686 open RP’s and 866 Robotic RP’s. Examining the comparison of complications (incontinence, ED, inadequate cancer control) between the 2 types of operations, it took the surgeon 600-800 Robotic cases to match [...]

February 27th, 2015|

Comparison of Radiation Bladder and Rectal Side Effects

From AUA Daily Scope (on line news magazine) and reported in the journal “Cancer” Jan. 2015 Early mild GI toxicity: IMRT 86.2% Proton Beam 95.7% Late (chronic) moderate to severe GI toxicity: IMRT 10.8% Proton Beam 12.8% Early mild Bladder toxicity: IMRT 71.2% Proton Beam 78.7% Late (chronic) moderate to severe Bladder toxicity: IMRT 18.3% [...]

February 15th, 2015|