• Robotic partial nephrectomy may be superior to open, laparoscopic procedures

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Robotic partial nephrectomy appeared associated with predominantly superior outcomes compared with open or laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, according to results of a meta-analysis.
    Inderbir S. Gill, MD, chair and distinguished professor of urology at Keck School of Medicine of USC, and colleagues, used the PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science databases to review data from 20,282 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy between Jan. 1, 2000, and June 2017.
    Robotic procedures appeared superior to open procedures for a number of parameters, including blood loss (weighted mean difference, 85.01; P
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