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Robotic radical prostatectomy: The new gold standard.

Chopra S, Srivastava A, Tewari A - Arab J Urol (2012)

Bottom Line: In all, 50 original papers were identified using the search criteria; we also found 28 through 'related citations' browsing.Almost a decade after the first robotic RP many reports show the benefits and advantages of incorporating robotics into urological surgery.In addition, patients prefer robotics, as the procedure is less invasive, diminishes the duration of hospitalisation and speeds the return to function.

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Affiliation: LeFrak Institute of Robotic Surgery and Prostate Cancer Institute, James Buchanan Brady Foundation Department of Urology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY, USA.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: Open radical prostatectomy (RP) has been the standard and primary treatment for focal prostate cancer. However, in recent years this view has changed, as robot-assisted laparoscopic RP has gained acceptance among urologists. In this review we evaluate the importance and place of robotics in laparoscopic urological surgery, discussing several techniques that are currently being used and potentially new techniques that might be used in the future.

Methods: We systematically reviewed papers published between 1998 and 2011 using the keywords 'robotic prostatectomy' 'gold standard' and the Medline database. In addition, after selecting relevant reports we searched 'related citations' of the documents to find further supporting published papers.

Results: In all, 50 original papers were identified using the search criteria; we also found 28 through 'related citations' browsing. Papers were selected according to their relevance to the current topic (i.e. RP, original articles) and incorporated into this review. These papers were used for their information on the advantages of using robotics, as well as innovative ideas being used in the field of robotic urological surgery.

Conclusion: Almost a decade after the first robotic RP many reports show the benefits and advantages of incorporating robotics into urological surgery. Robotic surgery decreases the learning curve necessary for surgeons when compared with laparoscopic techniques. In addition, patients prefer robotics, as the procedure is less invasive, diminishes the duration of hospitalisation and speeds the return to function.

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Mentions: We systematically reviewed published reports to show the importance of robotics in urological surgery. The Medline database was searched for reports published between 1998 and 2011, using the keywords ‘robotic prostatectomy gold standard’. Once the search was completed, 50 reports were found from this criterion. Relevant publications were then selected from the 50 that met the desired criterion for the topic (RP, original articles). From these publications, the use of the ‘related citations’ tool allowed for further reports to be found for incorporation into this review. From the related citations, 28 publications from papers through the search were used in this report (Fig. 1).


Robotic radical prostatectomy: The new gold standard.

Chopra S, Srivastava A, Tewari A - Arab J Urol (2012)

Illustration demonstrating how the articles referenced in the paper were found and selected.
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f0005: Illustration demonstrating how the articles referenced in the paper were found and selected.
Mentions: We systematically reviewed published reports to show the importance of robotics in urological surgery. The Medline database was searched for reports published between 1998 and 2011, using the keywords ‘robotic prostatectomy gold standard’. Once the search was completed, 50 reports were found from this criterion. Relevant publications were then selected from the 50 that met the desired criterion for the topic (RP, original articles). From these publications, the use of the ‘related citations’ tool allowed for further reports to be found for incorporation into this review. From the related citations, 28 publications from papers through the search were used in this report (Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: In all, 50 original papers were identified using the search criteria; we also found 28 through 'related citations' browsing.Almost a decade after the first robotic RP many reports show the benefits and advantages of incorporating robotics into urological surgery.In addition, patients prefer robotics, as the procedure is less invasive, diminishes the duration of hospitalisation and speeds the return to function.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: LeFrak Institute of Robotic Surgery and Prostate Cancer Institute, James Buchanan Brady Foundation Department of Urology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY, USA.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: Open radical prostatectomy (RP) has been the standard and primary treatment for focal prostate cancer. However, in recent years this view has changed, as robot-assisted laparoscopic RP has gained acceptance among urologists. In this review we evaluate the importance and place of robotics in laparoscopic urological surgery, discussing several techniques that are currently being used and potentially new techniques that might be used in the future.

Methods: We systematically reviewed papers published between 1998 and 2011 using the keywords 'robotic prostatectomy' 'gold standard' and the Medline database. In addition, after selecting relevant reports we searched 'related citations' of the documents to find further supporting published papers.

Results: In all, 50 original papers were identified using the search criteria; we also found 28 through 'related citations' browsing. Papers were selected according to their relevance to the current topic (i.e. RP, original articles) and incorporated into this review. These papers were used for their information on the advantages of using robotics, as well as innovative ideas being used in the field of robotic urological surgery.

Conclusion: Almost a decade after the first robotic RP many reports show the benefits and advantages of incorporating robotics into urological surgery. Robotic surgery decreases the learning curve necessary for surgeons when compared with laparoscopic techniques. In addition, patients prefer robotics, as the procedure is less invasive, diminishes the duration of hospitalisation and speeds the return to function.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus