Firas Abdollah

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Publications

  1. pmc Metabolic syndrome and benign prostatic hyperplasia: evidence of a potential relationship, hypothesized etiology, and prevention
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, San Raffaele Hospital, Università Vita Salte, Urological Research Institute URI, Milan, Italy
    Korean J Urol 52:507-16. 2011
  2. doi request reprint The key role of time in predicting progression-free survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma treated with partial or radical nephrectomy: conditional survival analysis
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, URI Urological Research Institute, San Raffaele Hospital, University Vita Salute, Milan, Italy Electronic address
    Urol Oncol 32:43.e9-16. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Presence of positive surgical margin in patients with organ-confined prostate cancer equals to extracapsular extension negative surgical margin. A plea for TNM staging system reclassification
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy Electronic address
    Urol Oncol 31:1497-503. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Spatial distribution of positive cores improves the selection of patients with low-risk prostate cancer as candidates for active surveillance
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 112:E234-42. 2013
  5. doi request reprint A novel tool to assess the risk of urinary incontinence after nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 111:905-13. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Selecting the optimal candidate for adjuvant radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer: a long-term survival analysis
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 63:998-1008. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Incidence, survival and mortality rates of stage-specific bladder cancer in United States: a trend analysis
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:219-25. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Comparison of mortality outcomes after radical prostatectomy versus radiotherapy in patients with localized prostate cancer: a population-based analysis
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 19:836-44; author reply 844-5. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Competing-risks mortality after radiotherapy vs. observation for localized prostate cancer: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:95-103. 2012
  10. doi request reprint National Comprehensive Cancer Network practice guidelines 2011: Need for more accurate recommendations for pelvic lymph node dissection in prostate cancer
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 188:423-8. 2012

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  1. pmc Metabolic syndrome and benign prostatic hyperplasia: evidence of a potential relationship, hypothesized etiology, and prevention
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, San Raffaele Hospital, Università Vita Salte, Urological Research Institute URI, Milan, Italy
    Korean J Urol 52:507-16. 2011
    ..However, differences in the definitions used to address the examined predictors and endpoints preclude the possibility of arriving at definitive conclusions...
  2. doi request reprint The key role of time in predicting progression-free survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma treated with partial or radical nephrectomy: conditional survival analysis
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, URI Urological Research Institute, San Raffaele Hospital, University Vita Salute, Milan, Italy Electronic address
    Urol Oncol 32:43.e9-16. 2014
    ..To test this hypothesis, we set to evaluate the conditional PFS rate in surgically treated patients with RCC...
  3. doi request reprint Presence of positive surgical margin in patients with organ-confined prostate cancer equals to extracapsular extension negative surgical margin. A plea for TNM staging system reclassification
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy Electronic address
    Urol Oncol 31:1497-503. 2013
    ..Moreover, we examined the effect of incorporating positive SM as a higher stage on the discrimination accuracy of the current TNM staging system...
  4. doi request reprint Spatial distribution of positive cores improves the selection of patients with low-risk prostate cancer as candidates for active surveillance
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 112:E234-42. 2013
    ..To test the hypothesis that spatial distribution of positive cores at biopsy is a predictor of unfavourable prostate cancer characteristics at radical prostatectomy (RP) in active surveillance (AS) candidates...
  5. doi request reprint A novel tool to assess the risk of urinary incontinence after nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 111:905-13. 2013
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Selecting the optimal candidate for adjuvant radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer: a long-term survival analysis
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 63:998-1008. 2013
    ..The role of adjuvant radiotherapy (ART) after radical prostatectomy (RP) on survival of patients with prostate cancer (PCa) is still controversial...
  7. doi request reprint Incidence, survival and mortality rates of stage-specific bladder cancer in United States: a trend analysis
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:219-25. 2013
    ..To examine the overall and stage-specific age-adjusted incidence, 5-year survival and mortality rates of bladder cancer (BCa) in the United States, between 1973 and 2009...
  8. doi request reprint Comparison of mortality outcomes after radical prostatectomy versus radiotherapy in patients with localized prostate cancer: a population-based analysis
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 19:836-44; author reply 844-5. 2012
    ..To compare the mortality outcomes of radical prostatectomy and radiotherapy as treatment modalities for patients with localized prostate cancer...
  9. doi request reprint Competing-risks mortality after radiotherapy vs. observation for localized prostate cancer: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:95-103. 2012
    ..Our objective was to test the relationship between radiotherapy and survival in men with localized PCa and compare it with those treated with observation...
  10. doi request reprint National Comprehensive Cancer Network practice guidelines 2011: Need for more accurate recommendations for pelvic lymph node dissection in prostate cancer
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 188:423-8. 2012
    ..We examined the ability of these guidelines to correctly predict lymph node invasion in patients treated with extended pelvic lymph node dissection...
  11. doi request reprint Lymph node count threshold for optimal pelvic lymph node staging in prostate cancer
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 19:645-51. 2012
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Critical assessment of the European Association of Urology guideline indications for pelvic lymph node dissection at radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 108:1769-75. 2011
    ..We presented the first formal validation of the 2010 European Association of Urology guidelines for lymphadenectomy in prostate cancer patients...
  13. doi request reprint Stage-specific impact of pelvic lymph node dissection on survival in patients with non-metastatic bladder cancer treated with radical cystectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Canada
    BJU Int 109:1147-54. 2012
    ..To examine the effect of stage-specific pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) on cancer-specific (CSM) and overall mortality (OM) rates at radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer...
  14. doi request reprint A population-based assessment of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network practice guideline indications for pelvic lymph node dissection at radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 109:1177-82. 2012
    ..The 2010 NCCN practice guidelines for prostate cancer recommend a pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) at radical prostatectomy in all individuals with a nomogram predicted LNI risk of ≥2%...
  15. doi request reprint Survival after radical cystectomy of non-bilharzial squamous cell carcinoma vs urothelial carcinoma: a competing-risks analysis
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, Department of Urology, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 109:564-9. 2012
    ..In Western countries, non-bilharzial squamous cell carcinoma (NBSCC) is the second most common histological subtype in bladder cancer (BCa) after urothelial carcinoma (UC)...
  16. doi request reprint The effect of marital status on stage and survival of prostate cancer patients treated with radical prostatectomy: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcome Unit, University of Montreal Health Center CHUM, 1058, rue St Denis, Montreal, QC, H2X 3J4, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 22:1085-95. 2011
    ..We set to test whether this applied to patients diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa) treated with radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  17. doi request reprint Mortality and morbidity after cytoreductive nephrectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2988-96. 2011
    ....
  18. doi request reprint A competing-risks analysis of survival after alternative treatment modalities for prostate cancer patients: 1988-2006
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 59:88-95. 2011
    ..The efficacy of prostate cancer (PCa) treatment modalities is a subject of continuous debate...
  19. ncbi request reprint Hospital and surgical caseload are predictors of comprehensive surgical treatment for bladder cancer: a population based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    J Urol 186:824-8. 2011
    ..We tested the hypothesis that radical cystectomy performed at a high caseload hospital and/or by a high caseload surgeon is more likely to include pelvic lymph node dissection...
  20. doi request reprint Surgical caseload is an important determinant of continent urinary diversion rate at radical cystectomy: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2680-7. 2011
    ..We tested the hypothesis that patients treated at high RC caseload hospitals and/or by high RC caseload surgeons have higher CUD rates...
  21. doi request reprint The importance of pelvic lymph node dissection in the elderly population: implications for interpreting the 2010 National Comprehensive Cancer Network practice guidelines for bladder cancer treatment
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 185:2078-84. 2011
    ..We examined the pelvic lymph node dissection rate in patients 80 years old or older and the impact of pelvic lymph node dissection on cancer specific and overall mortality in these patients...
  22. doi request reprint The role of transrectal saturation biopsy in tumour localization: pathological correlation after retropubic radical prostatectomy and implication for focal ablative therapy
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, San Raffaele Hospital, Universita Vita Salute, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 108:366-71. 2011
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of an initial 24-core prostate biopsy scheme (PBx24) in predicting unilateral prostate cancer (PCa) in radical prostatectomy (RP) specimens...
  23. doi request reprint Decreasing rate and extent of lymph node staging in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy may undermine the rate of diagnosis of lymph node metastases in prostate cancer
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Urol 58:882-92. 2010
    ..At radical prostatectomy (RP), pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) represents the most accurate staging procedure for the presence of lymph node (LN) metastases...
  24. doi request reprint Trans-rectal versus trans-perineal saturation rebiopsy of the prostate: is there a difference in cancer detection rate?
    Firas Abdollah
    University Vita Salute San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Urology 77:921-5. 2011
    ..To test the hypothesis that there is no significant difference in the rate of prostate cancer (PCa) detection rate between the transrectal and transperineal approach in men undergoing a saturation (24-core) prostate rebiopsy...
  25. doi request reprint Performance characteristics of computed tomography in detecting lymph node metastases in contemporary patients with prostate cancer treated with extended pelvic lymph node dissection
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 61:1132-8. 2012
    ..All previous studies addressing the ability of CT scan to predict lymph node invasion (LNI) were based on historical patients treated with limited pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND)...
  26. doi request reprint Head-to-head comparison of three commonly used preoperative tools for prediction of lymph node invasion at radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Urology 78:1363-7. 2011
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Survival following biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer: the impact of competing causes of mortality and patient stratification
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 64:557-64. 2013
    ..Data regarding the natural history of biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP) and adjuvant radiotherapy (aRT) are limited...
  28. doi request reprint Pelvic/retroperitoneal salvage lymph node dissection for patients treated with radical prostatectomy with biochemical recurrence and nodal recurrence detected by [11C]choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography
    Patrizio Rigatti
    Department of Urology, Urological Research Institute, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 60:935-43. 2011
    ..The management of patients with clinical recurrence of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy (RP) remains challenging...
  29. doi request reprint Preoperative circulating sex hormones are not predictors of positive surgical margins at open radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, Milan, Italy
    World J Urol 30:533-9. 2012
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Assessing the risk of lymph node invasion in patients with intermediate risk prostate cancer treated with extended pelvic lymph node dissection. A novel prediction tool
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Prostate 72:499-506. 2012
    ..Controversy exists regarding the need for extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) in patients with intermediate risk prostate cancer (PCa)...
  31. doi request reprint Cancer-specific and other-cause mortality after radical prostatectomy versus observation in patients with prostate cancer: competing-risks analysis of a large North American population-based cohort
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 60:920-30. 2011
    ..Initial treatment options for low-risk clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa) include radical prostatectomy (RP) or observation...
  32. doi request reprint In-hospital mortality and failure to rescue after cytoreductive nephrectomy
    Quoc Dien Trinh
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 63:1107-14. 2013
    ..The risk of in-hospital mortality after cytoreductive nephrectomy (CNT) is non-negligible and may vary widely according to various patient and hospital characteristics and clinical contexts...
  33. doi request reprint Nodal involvement at nephrectomy is associated with worse survival: a stage-for-stage and grade-for-grade analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 20:372-80. 2013
    ..To examine cancer-specific mortality in patients with nodal metastases relative to patients without nodal involvement at nephrectomy for non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma in a population-based cohort...
  34. doi request reprint Trends of retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy use in patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis: a population-based study
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center CHUM, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2997-3004. 2011
    ..Our objective was to assess the utilization rate of RPLND in patients with NSGCTT...
  35. doi request reprint Pelvic lymph node dissection for prostate cancer: adherence and accuracy of the recent guidelines
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 20:405-10. 2013
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Impact of age and comorbidities on long-term survival of patients with high-risk prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy: a multi-institutional competing-risks analysis
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 63:693-701. 2013
    ..However, the combined effect of age and comorbidities has not been assessed in patients with high-risk PCa who might have heterogeneous rates of competing mortality despite the presence of aggressive disease...
  37. doi request reprint Indications for pelvic nodal treatment in prostate cancer should change. Validation of the Roach formula in a large extended nodal dissection series
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83:624-9. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that the Roach formula is still an accurate tool for LNI predictions if an extended PLND (ePLND) is performed...
  38. doi request reprint Survival benefit of radical prostatectomy in patients with localized prostate cancer: estimations of the number needed to treat according to tumor and patient characteristics
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 188:73-83. 2012
    ..We assessed the relationship between treatment type (radical prostatectomy vs observation) and cancer specific mortality in a large, population based cohort...
  39. doi request reprint Age-adjusted incidence, mortality, and survival rates of stage-specific renal cell carcinoma in North America: a trend analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 59:135-41. 2011
    ..The rising incidence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been largely attributed to the increasing use of imaging procedures...
  40. doi request reprint The extent of lymphadenectomy does affect cancer specific survival in pathologically confirmed T4 renal cell carcinoma
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Urologia 79:109-15. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that patients with locally advanced cancer invading beyond Gerota's fascia (pT4 Nany Many RCC) might benefit from an extended LND not only for staging but also for survival purposes...
  41. doi request reprint External validation of the updated nomogram predicting lymph node invasion in patients with prostate cancer undergoing extended pelvic lymph node dissection
    Mauro Gacci
    Department of Urology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Urol Int 90:277-82. 2013
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Biopsy schemes with the fewest cores for detecting 95% of the prostate cancers detected by a 24-core biopsy
    Vincenzo Scattoni
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:1-8. 2010
    ..The most efficient number and location of prostate biopsies remains a matter of debate...
  43. doi request reprint A population-based analysis of the effect of marital status on overall and cancer-specific mortality in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 24:71-9. 2013
    ..The association between marital status and tumor stage and grade, as well as overall mortality (OM) and cancer-specific mortality (CSM) received little attention in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis (SCCP)...
  44. doi request reprint Is a treatment delay in radical prostatectomy safe in individuals with low-risk prostate cancer?
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    J Sex Med 9:2961-9. 2012
    ..Many patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer (PCa) are presented with several treatment modalities, which may require time to understand these options before making an informed decision regarding treatment...
  45. doi request reprint Choosing the best candidates for penile rehabilitation after bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
    Alberto Briganti
    Urological Research Institute, Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 9:608-17. 2012
    ..Controversy exists regarding the ideal candidates for penile rehabilitation after bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (BNSRP)...
  46. doi request reprint Prediction of functional outcomes after nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: results of conditional survival analyses
    Firas Abdollah
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 62:42-52. 2012
    ..This effect, known as conditional survival, has not yet been assessed...
  47. ncbi request reprint Rates of open versus laparoscopic and partial versus radical nephrectomy for T1a renal cell carcinoma: a population-based evaluation
    Marco Bianchi
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Int J Urol 20:1064-71. 2013
    ..To examine the trends of open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and radical nephrectomy according to sociodemographic and tumor characteristics...
  48. doi request reprint Circulating sex steroids and prostate cancer: introducing the time-dependency theory
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    World J Urol 31:267-73. 2013
    ..We sought whether serum total testosterone (tT), estradiol (E2), tT/E2 ratio, and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) significantly fluctuate throughout time in men with prostate cancer (PCa)...
  49. doi request reprint Tumor grade improves the prognostic ability of American Joint Committee on Cancer stage in patients with penile carcinoma
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 185:501-7. 2011
    ..Penile cancer is rare. Thus, predicting cancer specific mortality may be difficult. We devised an accurate and yet easily applicable predictive rule that compares favorably with 2 previous models (73.8% and 74.7% accuracy, respectively)...
  50. doi request reprint Preoperative sex steroids are significant predictors of early biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    World J Urol 31:275-80. 2013
    ..We sought the association of preoperative serum total testosterone (tT), hypogonadism, 17β estradiol (E2), and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) with early biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  51. doi request reprint When to perform lymph node dissection in patients with renal cell carcinoma: a novel approach to the preoperative assessment of risk of lymph node invasion at surgery and of lymph node progression during follow-up
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 112:E59-66. 2013
    ..To identify preoperatively patients who might benefit from lymph node dissection (LND)...
  52. doi request reprint Conditional survival after nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC): changes in future survival probability over time
    Marco Bianchi
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 111:E283-9. 2013
    ..To examine the impact of length of survival on future survival probability, otherwise known as the effect of conditional survival (CS), after nephrectomy (NT) in patients diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  53. doi request reprint An analysis of patients with T2 renal cell carcinoma (RCC) according to tumour size: a population-based analysis
    Marco Bianchi
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 111:1184-90. 2013
    ..Other thresholds were also assessed...
  54. doi request reprint Nerve-sparing approach during radical prostatectomy is strongly associated with the rate of postoperative urinary continence recovery
    Nazareno Suardi
    Urological Research Institute, Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 111:717-22. 2013
    ..The results indicate that, when technically and oncologically feasible, an attempt at a nerve-sparing approach should be planned in order to increase the probability of achieving full continence after radical prostatectomy...
  55. doi request reprint Updated nomogram predicting lymph node invasion in patients with prostate cancer undergoing extended pelvic lymph node dissection: the essential importance of percentage of positive cores
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 61:480-7. 2012
    ..Few predictive models aimed at predicting the presence of lymph node invasion (LNI) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) treated with extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) are available to date...
  56. doi request reprint A non-cancer-related survival benefit is associated with partial nephrectomy
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 61:725-31. 2012
    ..Partial nephrectomy (PN) may better protect against other-cause mortality (OCM) when compared with radical nephrectomy (RN) in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  57. doi request reprint Unilateral positive biopsies in low risk prostate cancer patients diagnosed with extended transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy schemes do not predict unilateral prostate cancer at radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Gallina
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 110:E64-8. 2012
    ..To date, there is no way of correctly identifying patients who will harbour unilateral prostate cancer based on routinely available variables...
  58. doi request reprint Annual prostatectomy volume is related to rectal laceration rate after radical prostatectomy
    Jan Schmitges
    Martini Clinic, Prostate Cancer Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Urology 79:796-803. 2012
    ..To examine the effect of annual prostatectomy volume (APV) on contemporary intraoperative rectal laceration (RL) rates after radical prostatectomy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Radical prostatectomy vs radiotherapy vs observation among older patients with clinically localized prostate cancer: a comparative effectiveness evaluation
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 113:200-8. 2014
    ..To compare efficacy between radical prostatectomy (RP), radiotherapy and observation with respect to overall survival (OS) in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa)...
  60. doi request reprint Extended pelvic lymph node dissection does not affect erectile function recovery in patients treated with bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
    Giorgio Gandaglia
    Department of Urology, Urological Research Institute, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 9:2187-94. 2012
    ..However, the impact of the extent of pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) on EF has never been addressed...
  61. ncbi request reprint Staging lymphadenectomy in renal cell carcinoma must be extended: a sensitivity curve analysis
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 111:412-8. 2013
    ..More extended LND should be pursued if unfavourable clinical and pathological characteristics are evident at diagnosis and/or during surgery...
  62. doi request reprint Serum sex steroids depict a nonlinear u-shaped association with high-risk prostate cancer at radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Clin Cancer Res 18:3648-57. 2012
    ....
  63. doi request reprint Treatment management of small renal masses in the 21st century: a paradigm shift
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:2380-7. 2012
    ..Active surveillance (AS) also may be considered. We examined the rates of PN, RN, and AS within a contemporary population-based cohort...
  64. doi request reprint Conditional survival of patients with urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder treated with radical cystectomy
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 48:1503-11. 2012
    ..To examine the impact of survival probability according to duration of survivorship following radical cystectomy (RC) in patients diagnosed with urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder (UCUB)...
  65. doi request reprint There is no way to identify patients who will harbor small volume, unilateral prostate cancer at final pathology. implications for focal therapies
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, VitaSalute University, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Prostate 72:925-30. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the clinical characteristics of the potentially ideal candidates for focal therapy, that is, patients with unilateral, small volume (namely, pT2a) prostate cancer (PCa) at radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  66. doi request reprint Development and validation of a reference table for prediction of postoperative mortality rate in patients treated with radical cystectomy: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:309-17. 2012
    ..The existing literature suggests that the postoperative mortality (POM) rate in radical cystectomy (RC) patients does not exceed 3%. We sought to develop and externally validate a reference table that quantifies POM after RC...
  67. doi request reprint Impact of the introduction of a robotic training programme on prostate cancer stage migration at a single tertiary referral centre
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 111:1222-30. 2013
    ....
  68. doi request reprint The number of cores taken in patients diagnosed with a single microfocus at initial biopsy is a major predictor of insignificant prostate cancer
    Luca Villa
    Department of Urology, Urological Research Institute, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 189:854-9. 2013
    ..We investigate whether the number of cores taken affects the concordance rate between microfocus of prostate cancer and the confirmation of a pathologically insignificant prostate cancer at radical prostatectomy...
  69. doi request reprint Competing-risks analysis in patients with T1 squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 111:E174-9. 2013
    ....
  70. doi request reprint Erectile function outcome after bilateral nerve sparing radical prostatectomy: which patients may be left untreated?
    Andrea Gallina
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 9:903-8. 2012
    ....
  71. doi request reprint Comparison of partial vs radical nephrectomy with regard to other-cause mortality in T1 renal cell carcinoma among patients aged ≥75 years with multiple comorbidities
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 111:67-73. 2013
    ..To quantify the effect of partial nephrectomy (PN) vs radical nephrectomy (RN) on other-cause mortality (OCM) in elderly patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and/or multiple comorbidities...
  72. ncbi request reprint Chronic kidney disease after nephrectomy in patients with small renal masses: a retrospective observational analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 62:696-703. 2012
    ..Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide health threat associated with increased cardiovascular disease and mortality...
  73. doi request reprint Are infertile men less healthy than fertile men? Results of a prospective case-control survey
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 56:1025-31. 2009
    ..An association between either subfertility or infertility and an elevated risk of certain male cancers has been previously reported. Nothing is known about abnormalities in infertility and general health conditions...
  74. doi request reprint Cytoreductive nephrectomy in the elderly: a population-based cohort from the USA
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 109:1807-12. 2012
    ..In consequence, these rates should be discussed at informed consent and a rigorous patient selection remains essential...
  75. doi request reprint Circulating estradiol, but not testosterone, is a significant predictor of high-grade prostate cancer in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 117:5029-38. 2011
    ....
  76. doi request reprint A stage-for-stage and grade-for-grade analysis of cancer-specific mortality rates in renal cell carcinoma according to age: a competing-risks regression analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 60:1152-9. 2011
    ..The association of advanced age and cancer control outcomes shows discordant findings...
  77. doi request reprint Lymphatic spread of nodal metastases in high-risk prostate cancer: The ascending pathway from the pelvis to the retroperitoneum
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Prostate 72:186-92. 2012
    ....
  78. doi request reprint Racial disparities and socioeconomic status in men diagnosed with testicular germ cell tumors: a survival analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 117:4277-85. 2011
    ..The authors of this report evaluated the effects of race and socioeconomic status (SES) on stage distribution, overall mortality (OM), and cancer-specific mortality (CSM) in men with TGCTs...
  79. doi request reprint A contemporary population-based assessment of the rate of lymph node dissection for penile carcinoma
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:439-46. 2011
    ..We assessed ILND rates in a North American cohort...
  80. doi request reprint Prostate saturation biopsy following a first negative biopsy: state of the art
    Carmen Maccagnano
    Department of Urology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy carmen maccagnano gmail com
    Urol Int 89:126-35. 2012
    ..The aim of this review is to perform a critical analysis of the literature about the actual role of SPBx in the repeat setting...
  81. doi request reprint Blood transfusions in radical prostatectomy: a contemporary population-based analysis
    Jan Schmitges
    Martini Clinic, Prostate Cancer Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Urology 79:332-8. 2012
    ..To examine the homologous blood transfusion (HBT), autologous blood transfusion (ABT) and intraoperative blood conservation technique (IOBCT) rates and trends at open (ORP) and minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP)...
  82. doi request reprint Perioperative mortality is significantly greater in septuagenarian and octogenarian patients treated with radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder
    Daniel Liberman
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 77:660-6. 2011
    ..However, population-based data have stated otherwise...
  83. doi request reprint Hospital volume is a determinant of postoperative complications, blood transfusion and length of stay after radical or partial nephrectomy
    Maxine Sun
    University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 187:405-10. 2012
    ..We examined the impact of hospital volume on short-term outcomes after nephrectomy for nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma...
  84. doi request reprint How can we predict lymphorrhoea and clinically significant lymphocoeles after radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy? Clinical implications
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 107:1095-101. 2011
    ....
  85. doi request reprint Obesity does not increase the risk of lymph node metastases in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina, 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    Int J Urol 16:676-81. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that obesity, quantified as body mass index (BMI), is associated with a higher risk of lymph node invasion (LNI) in patients undergoing extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND)...
  86. doi request reprint Preoperative hypogonadism is not an independent predictor of high-risk disease in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 117:3953-62. 2011
    ....
  87. doi request reprint Influence of obesity on tumour volume in patients with prostate cancer
    Umberto Capitanio
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 109:678-84. 2012
    ..To investigate the association between body mass index and tumour volume at radical prostatectomy in a large European population...
  88. ncbi request reprint Surgery and erectile dysfunction
    Andrea Gallina
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Arch Esp Urol 63:640-8. 2010
    ..The present article focuses on the short and long term outcomes of pelvic surgery in terms of erectile dysfunction...
  89. doi request reprint Preoperative erectile function represents a significant predictor of postoperative urinary continence recovery in patients treated with bilateral nerve sparing radical prostatectomy
    Giorgio Gandaglia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 187:569-74. 2012
    ..We tested the hypothesis that baseline erectile and urinary function predicts urinary continence recovery after bilateral nerve sparing radical prostatectomy...
  90. doi request reprint Diagnosis of isolated high-grade prostatic intra-epithelial neoplasia: proposal of a nomogram for the prediction of cancer detection at saturation re-biopsy
    Marco Roscigno
    Department of Urology and Pathology, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
    BJU Int 109:1329-34. 2012
    ..Our study developed for the first time a predictive nomogram that could be helpful for patient counselling and to guide the urologist to perform rPBX after an initial diagnosis of isolated HGPIN...
  91. doi request reprint Management of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma
    Maxine Sun
    University of Montreal Health Center, Quebec, Canada
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 10:1955-65. 2010
    ..Randomized controlled trials are needed to assess the efficacy of the treatment modalities...
  92. doi request reprint The optimal rebiopsy prostatic scheme depends on patient clinical characteristics: results of a recursive partitioning analysis based on a 24-core systematic scheme
    Vincenzo Scattoni
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 60:834-41. 2011
    ..The most beneficial number and the location of prostate biopsies remain matters of debate, especially after an initial negative biopsy...
  93. doi request reprint Conditional survival predictions after surgery for patients with penile carcinoma
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 117:3723-30. 2011
    ..The objective of the current study was to devise an accurate predictive tool that accounts for CS in men diagnosed with penile cancer...
  94. doi request reprint Does educational status affect a patient's behavior toward erectile dysfunction?
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 5:1941-8. 2008
    ....
  95. doi request reprint Impact of caseload on total hospital charges: a direct comparison between minimally invasive and open radical prostatectomy--a population based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 185:855-61. 2011
    ..We tested the relationship between caseload and total hospital charges after stratifying by minimally invasive and open radical prostatectomy...
  96. doi request reprint Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate and holmium laser ablation of the prostate: indications and outcome
    Nazareno Suardi
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Curr Opin Urol 19:38-43. 2009
    ..The aim of this review is to critically analyze currently available evidence-based reports regarding HoLEP, with particular interest in long-term follow-up results...
  97. doi request reprint Identifying the best candidate for radical prostatectomy among patients with high-risk prostate cancer
    Alberto Briganti
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur Urol 61:584-92. 2012
    ..The current role of radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with high-risk disease remains controversial...
  98. doi request reprint Application of ice cold irrigation during vascular pedicle control of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: EnSeal instrument cooling to reduce collateral thermal tissue damage
    Kevin C Zorn
    Section of Urology, University of Montreal Hospital Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Endourol 24:1991-6. 2010
    ..As such, we sought to evaluate the collateral tissue effects of EnSeal with or without cold saline irrigation (CSI) during PVP control...
  99. doi request reprint Is sperm banking of interest to patients with nongerm cell urological cancer before potentially fertility damaging treatments?
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 182:1101-7. 2009
    ..We assessed the opinions of patients with nongerm cell urological cancer on sperm banking before undergoing surgical or nonsurgical therapy that could potentially endanger subsequent fertility...