Jim C Hu

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Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Androgen-deprivation therapy for nonmetastatic prostate cancer is associated with an increased risk of peripheral arterial disease and venous thromboembolism
    Jim C Hu
    Institute of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Eur Urol 61:1119-28. 2012
  2. pmc The association of abuse and symptoms suggestive of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: results from the Boston Area Community Health survey
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1532-7. 2007
  3. doi Initial experience with robot-assisted minimally-invasive nephroureterectomy
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Endourol 22:699-704. 2008
  4. ncbi Determinants of treatment regret in low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Urology 72:1274-9. 2008
  5. ncbi Patterns of care for radical prostatectomy in the United States from 2003 to 2005
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 180:1969-74. 2008
  6. ncbi The effect of postprostatectomy external beam radiotherapy on quality of life: results from the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 107:281-8. 2006
  7. ncbi Perioperative complications of laparoscopic and robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Urol 175:541-6; discussion 546. 2006
  8. ncbi Comparative effectiveness of minimally invasive vs open radical prostatectomy
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 45 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 302:1557-64. 2009
  9. doi Determinants of performing radical prostatectomy pelvic lymph node dissection and the number of lymph nodes removed in elderly men
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Urology 77:402-6. 2011
  10. doi Utilization and outcomes of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:2278-84. 2008

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Publications79

  1. pmc Androgen-deprivation therapy for nonmetastatic prostate cancer is associated with an increased risk of peripheral arterial disease and venous thromboembolism
    Jim C Hu
    Institute of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Eur Urol 61:1119-28. 2012
    ..However, few studies have examined its effect on the peripheral vascular system...
  2. pmc The association of abuse and symptoms suggestive of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: results from the Boston Area Community Health survey
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1532-7. 2007
    ..To determine the effect of reported sexual, physical, or emotional abuse on the symptoms suggestive of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) and to determine the effect of race/ethnicity on these patterns...
  3. doi Initial experience with robot-assisted minimally-invasive nephroureterectomy
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Endourol 22:699-704. 2008
    ..Various techniques have been described for laparoscopic nephroureterectomy. We reviewed our initial experience of laparoscopic nephroureterectomy with robot-assisted extravesical excision of the distal ureter and bladder cuff...
  4. ncbi Determinants of treatment regret in low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Urology 72:1274-9. 2008
    ..The regret of a prostate cancer treatment choice, a significant dimension of health-related quality of life, has not been well-characterized. Little is known about its association with the fear of cancer recurrence or spirituality...
  5. ncbi Patterns of care for radical prostatectomy in the United States from 2003 to 2005
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 180:1969-74. 2008
    ..The demand for minimally invasive radical prostatectomy is increasing, although population based outcomes remain unclear. We assessed use and outcomes in American men undergoing radical prostatectomy...
  6. ncbi The effect of postprostatectomy external beam radiotherapy on quality of life: results from the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 107:281-8. 2006
    ..Postprostatectomy salvage radiotherapy may improve prostate-specific antigen (PSA) progression-free survival, but little is known about its effect on quality of life...
  7. ncbi Perioperative complications of laparoscopic and robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Urol 175:541-6; discussion 546. 2006
    ..While it remains controversial whether LRP or da Vinci RAP offers any advantages over radical retropubic prostatectomy, LRP and RAP are being used more frequently. We reviewed our experience with these minimally invasive techniques...
  8. ncbi Comparative effectiveness of minimally invasive vs open radical prostatectomy
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 45 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 302:1557-64. 2009
    ..Minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) has diffused rapidly despite limited data on outcomes and greater costs compared with open retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP)...
  9. doi Determinants of performing radical prostatectomy pelvic lymph node dissection and the number of lymph nodes removed in elderly men
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Urology 77:402-6. 2011
    ..We characterized determinants of performance and extent of PLND during radical prostatectomy in elderly men...
  10. doi Utilization and outcomes of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy
    Jim C Hu
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:2278-84. 2008
    ..We assessed utilization, complications, lengths of stay, and salvage therapy rates for MIRP versus open radical prostatectomy assessed whether MIRP surgeon volume is associated with better outcomes...
  11. ncbi Lack of reduction in racial disparities in cancer-specific mortality over a 20-year period
    Ayal A Aizer
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Cancer 120:1532-9. 2014
    ..In the current study, the authors assessed whether racial disparities in cancer-specific mortality have improved over the last 20 years...
  12. doi Reduced penile size and treatment regret in men with recurrent prostate cancer after surgery, radiotherapy plus androgen deprivation, or radiotherapy alone
    Arti Parekh
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Urology 81:130-4. 2013
    ..To report the relative incidence of the perceived reduction in penile size across prostate cancer treatment modalities and to describe its effect on quality of life and treatment regret...
  13. ncbi Identification of comorbidities that place men at highest risk of death from androgen deprivation therapy before brachytherapy for prostate cancer
    Arti Parekh
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Brachytherapy 12:415-21. 2013
    ..To determine which specific comorbidities predispose men to excess mortality by androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) given before and during brachytherapy for prostate cancer...
  14. doi Cardiovascular comorbidity and treatment regret in men with recurrent prostate cancer
    Paul L Nguyen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BJU Int 110:201-5. 2012
    ....
  15. doi Influence of androgen deprivation therapy on all-cause mortality in men with high-risk prostate cancer and a history of congestive heart failure or myocardial infarction
    Paul L Nguyen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:1411-6. 2012
    ....
  16. doi Population-based determinants of radical prostatectomy surgical margin positivity
    Stephen B Williams
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BJU Int 107:1734-40. 2011
    ..Prognosis (cohort)...
  17. pmc Cost implications of the rapid adoption of newer technologies for treating prostate cancer
    Paul L Nguyen
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1517-24. 2011
    ..We assessed temporal trends in their utilization and their impact on national health care spending...
  18. doi Stepwise approach for nerve sparing without countertraction during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: technique and outcomes
    Keith J Kowalczyk
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Faulkner Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Eur Urol 60:536-47. 2011
    ..However, the impact of active assistant/surgeon neurovascular bundle (NVB) countertraction on sexual function outcomes has not been studied or quantified...
  19. doi Comparative analysis of outcomes and costs following open radical cystectomy versus robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy: results from the US Nationwide Inpatient Sample
    Hua yin Yu
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Eur Urol 61:1239-44. 2012
    ..Although robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy (RARC) was first reported in 2003 and has gained popularity, comparisons with open radical cystectomy (ORC) are limited to reports from high-volume referral centers...
  20. doi The impact of prostate size, median lobe, and prior benign prostatic hyperplasia intervention on robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: technique and outcomes
    Andy C Huang
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Faulkner Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Eur Urol 59:595-603. 2011
    ..Large prostate size, median lobes, and prior benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) surgery may pose technical challenges during robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP)...
  21. doi Effect of minimizing tension during robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy on urinary function recovery
    Keith J Kowalczyk
    Department of Urology, Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, 1 PHC, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    World J Urol 31:515-21. 2013
    ..We assess urinary function after attenuating neurovascular bundle (NVB) and rhabdosphincter tension during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP)...
  22. doi Anatomic bladder neck preservation during robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: description of technique and outcomes
    Marcos P Freire
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur Urol 56:972-80. 2009
    ..Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) has been rapidly adopted despite a daunting learning curve with bladder neck dissection as a challenging step for newcomers...
  23. doi Athermal division and selective suture ligation of the dorsal vein complex during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: description of technique and outcomes
    Yin Lei
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Eur Urol 59:235-43. 2011
    ..Apical dissection and control of the dorsal vein complex (DVC) affects blood loss, apical positive margins, and urinary control during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP)...
  24. doi Technical refinement and learning curve for attenuating neurapraxia during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy to improve sexual function
    Mehrdad Alemozaffar
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Eur Urol 61:1222-8. 2012
    ..Additionally, while learning curve studies often define volume thresholds for improvement, few of these studies demonstrate specific technical modifications that allow reproducibility of improved outcomes...
  25. doi Trends in the care of radical prostatectomy in the United States from 2003 to 2006
    Stephen B Williams
    Division of Urologic Surgery Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    BJU Int 108:49-55. 2011
    ..o determine differences in surgical outcomes by surgical approach during a period of rapid adoption of minimally invasive surgical approaches in radical prostatectomy...
  26. doi Nerve-sparing technique and urinary control after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy
    Wesley W Choi
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    World J Urol 29:21-7. 2011
    ..To characterize determinants of 4-, 12-, and 24-month urinary control after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP)...
  27. doi Population-based comparative effectiveness of salvage radical prostatectomy vs cryotherapy
    David F Friedlander
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA
    Urology 83:653-7. 2014
    ..To characterize population-based practice patterns, disease-specific and overall mortality, and cost associated with salvage cryotherapy (SCT) vs salvage radical prostatectomy (SRP)...
  28. doi Comparative effectiveness, costs and trends in treatment of small renal masses from 2005 to 2007
    Keith J Kowalczyk
    Department of Urology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    BJU Int 112:E273-80. 2013
    ..The present study comprises the first comprehensive population-based analysis of the trends, outcomes and costs of all treatment modalities for T1a renal masses from 2005 to 2007...
  29. doi Patterns of care and outcomes of radiotherapy for lymph node positivity after radical prostatectomy
    Joshua R Kaplan
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BJU Int 111:1208-14. 2013
    ..To evaluate the use and outcomes of adjuvant radiation therapy (ART) for men with lymph node (LN)-positive disease after radical prostatectomy (RP) using a population-based approach...
  30. doi The effect of minimally invasive and open radical prostatectomy surgeon volume
    Wesley W Choi
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Urol Oncol 30:569-76. 2012
    ..To determine the effect of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) surgeon volume on outcomes, and correlate with those of open radical prostatectomy retropubic (ORP)...
  31. doi Comparative effectiveness of cryotherapy vs brachytherapy for localised prostate cancer
    Stephen B Williams
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BJU Int 110:E92-8. 2012
    ..Conversely, cryotherapy was associated with fewer bowel complications. Patients and providers alike should consider these population-based outcomes when discussing therapeutic options for localised prostate cancer...
  32. doi Partial clamping of the renal artery during robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: technique and initial outcomes
    Keith J Kowalczyk
    Department of Urology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
    J Endourol 26:469-73. 2012
    ..We describe the feasibility of partial arterial clamping (PAC) during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN)...
  33. doi Temporal national trends of minimally invasive and retropubic radical prostatectomy outcomes from 2003 to 2007: results from the 100% Medicare sample
    Keith J Kowalczyk
    Department of Urology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
    Eur Urol 61:803-9. 2012
    ..Although the use of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) has increased, there are few comprehensive population-based studies assessing temporal trends and outcomes relative to retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP)...
  34. ncbi Hospital volume, utilization, costs and outcomes of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Hua yin Yu
    Division of Urology, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 187:1632-7. 2012
    ....
  35. doi Overuse of imaging for staging low risk prostate cancer
    Wesley W Choi
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Urol 185:1645-9. 2011
    ..Routine imaging for staging low risk prostate cancer is not recommended according to current guidelines. We characterized patterns of care and factors associated with imaging overuse...
  36. doi Factors associated with the adoption of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy in the United States
    William D Ulmer
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 188:775-80. 2012
    ..We examined the influence of patient, surgeon and hospital characteristics on the use of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy vs radical retropubic prostatectomy...
  37. ncbi Temporal trends in radical prostatectomy complications from 1991 to 1998
    Jim C Hu
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, USA
    J Urol 169:1443-8. 2003
    ..We performed a retrospective, longitudinal, population based study to ascertain whether radical prostatectomy outcomes improved after the diffusion of surgical innovations during the last decade...
  38. ncbi Utilization of pharmacotherapy for erectile dysfunction following treatment for prostate cancer
    Michaella M Prasad
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Sex Med 7:1062-73. 2010
    ..Aim. To ascertain post-treatment utilization of pharmacotherapies for erectile dysfunction (ED) using a population-based approach...
  39. ncbi Variations in surgeon volume and use of pelvic lymph node dissection with open and minimally invasive radical prostatectomy
    Sandip M Prasad
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02478, USA
    Urology 72:647-52; discussion 652-3. 2008
    ..We examined the factors associated with PLND use among men undergoing open RP (ORP) and minimally invasive RP (MIRP)...
  40. ncbi Robotic and standard open radical prostatectomy: oncological and quality-of-life outcomes
    Kuo How Huang
    Institute of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, LA, USA
    J Comp Eff Res 2:293-9. 2013
    ..RARP appears to provide advantages in recovery of continence, potency and quality of life compared with retropubic radical prostatectomy; however, methodological limitations exist in current literature. ..
  41. doi Salvage robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: indications and outcomes
    Stephen B Williams
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 20015, USA
    World J Urol 31:431-4. 2013
    ..Salvage robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (SRALP) has now become a feasible alternative to open prostatectomy in experienced hands. Herein we review the urologic literature for the indications and outcomes of SRALP...
  42. doi Comparison of outpatient narcotic prescribing patterns after minimally invasive versus retropubic and perineal radical prostatectomy
    Keith J Kowalczyk
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Urol 186:1843-8. 2011
    ..We characterized population based outpatient narcotic prescribing patterns after minimally invasive, retropubic and perineal radical prostatectomy...
  43. ncbi Comparative effectiveness of robot-assisted and open radical prostatectomy in the postdissemination era
    Giorgio Gandaglia
    Giorgio Gandaglia, Pierre I Karakiewicz, and Maxine Sun, Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Giorgio Gandaglia and Francesco Montorsi, Urological Research Institute, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy Jesse D Sammon and Mani Menon, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI Steven L Chang, Toni K Choueiri, Adam S Kibel, Ramdev Konijeti, Paul L Nguyen, and Quoc Dien Trinh, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Jim C Hu, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Simon P Kim, Yale University, New Haven, CT and Shyam Sukumar, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    J Clin Oncol 32:1419-26. 2014
    ....
  44. ncbi Marital status and survival in patients with cancer
    Ayal A Aizer
    Ayal A Aizer, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program Ellen P McCarthy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Mallika L Mendu, Sophia Koo, Powell L Graham, Neil E Martin, and Paul L Nguyen, Dana Farber Brigham and Women s Cancer Center Tyler J Wilhite, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Ming Hui Chen, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Karen E Hoffman, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX and Jim C Hu, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    J Clin Oncol 31:3869-76. 2013
    ..To examine the impact of marital status on stage at diagnosis, use of definitive therapy, and cancer-specific mortality among each of the 10 leading causes of cancer-related death in the United States...
  45. doi Use, costs and comparative effectiveness of robotic assisted, laparoscopic and open urological surgery
    Hua yin Yu
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Faulkner Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Urol 187:1392-8. 2012
    ..We used a population based approach to assess use, costs and outcomes of robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery vs laparoscopic surgery and open surgery for common robotic assisted urological procedures...
  46. doi Stepwise description and outcomes of bladder neck sparing during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    David F Friedlander
    Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 188:1754-60. 2012
    ..We compared the continence and cancer control outcomes of bladder neck sparing vs nonsparing techniques during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy...
  47. ncbi Regret in men treated for localized prostate cancer
    Jim C Hu
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 169:2279-83. 2003
    ..We identify the predictors of medical regret in men treated for localized prostate cancer...
  48. doi Risk of all-cause and prostate cancer-specific mortality after brachytherapy in men with small prostate size
    Paul L Nguyen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 79:1318-22. 2011
    ..Brachytherapy for prostate cancer can be technically challenging in men with small prostates (≤20 cc), but it is unknown whether their outcomes are different than those of men with larger prostates...
  49. ncbi Outcomes assessment in men undergoing open retropubic radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, and robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Keith J Kowalczyk
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 45 Francis St, ASB II, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    World J Urol 30:85-9. 2012
    ..To review the various methods of outcomes assessment used for effectiveness studies comparing retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP), laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP), and robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP)...
  50. doi Association of androgen deprivation therapy with cardiovascular death in patients with prostate cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Paul L Nguyen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 306:2359-66. 2011
    ....
  51. doi Randomized controlled trial of barbed polyglyconate versus polyglactin suture for robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy anastomosis: technique and outcomes
    Stephen B Williams
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Eur Urol 58:875-81. 2010
    ..Barbed polyglyconate sutures maintain running suture line tension and may be advantageous in RALP anastomosis for reducing this complication...
  52. doi Which patients with undetectable PSA levels 5 years after radical prostatectomy are still at risk of recurrence?--implications for a risk-adapted follow-up strategy
    Deborah A Ahove
    Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Urology 76:1201-5. 2010
    ..To determine the predictors of late prostate-specific antigen (PSA) failure among men with an undetectable PSA level 5 years after radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  53. doi Radical retropubic prostatectomy and robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: likelihood of positive surgical margin(s)
    Stephen B Williams
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Urology 76:1097-101. 2010
    ....
  54. doi Utilization and expense of adjuvant cancer therapies following radical prostatectomy
    Stephen B Williams
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer 117:4846-54. 2011
    ..We sought to identify the costs of adjuvant therapies following radical prostatectomy (RP) and factors associated with their receipt...
  55. doi Posttreatment prostate specific antigen nadir predicts prostate cancer specific and all cause mortality
    Yolanda D Tseng
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Urol 187:2068-73. 2012
    ..We investigated whether the prostate specific antigen nadir predicts prostate cancer specific and all cause mortality in men treated in a randomized trial of radiation with or without 6 months of androgen deprivation therapy...
  56. ncbi Surgical apgar outcome score: perioperative risk assessment for radical cystectomy
    Sandip M Prasad
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 181:1046-52; discussion 1052-3. 2009
    ..Using a simple 10-point scale similar to neonatal Apgar assessment we evaluated whether a surgical outcome score calculated immediately after radical cystectomy would predict major complications and mortality...
  57. doi Thermal ablation vs surgery for localized kidney cancer: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database analysis
    Toni K Choueiri
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Urology 78:93-8. 2011
    ....
  58. ncbi Population-based determinants of radical prostatectomy operative time
    Stacey C Carter
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BJU Int 113:E112-8. 2014
    ..To determine factors that influence radical prostatectomy (RP) operative times. Operative time assessment is inherent to defining surgeon learning curves and evaluating quality of care...
  59. ncbi Testosterone replacement therapy following the diagnosis of prostate cancer: outcomes and utilization trends
    Alan L Kaplan
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Sex Med 11:1063-70. 2014
    ..Clarification of this safety issue could allow treatment to be considered for a sizeable segment of the aging male population...
  60. doi Does robotic prostatectomy meet its promise in the management of prostate cancer?
    Kuo How Huang
    Institute of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 924 Westwood Blvd, Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Curr Urol Rep 14:184-91. 2013
    ..This is a particularly relevant, given the absence of randomized trials and long-term (more than 10-year) follow-up for RARP biochemical recurrence-free survival...
  61. ncbi Predicting quality of life after radical prostatectomy: results from CaPSURE
    Jim C Hu
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    J Urol 171:703-7; discussion 707-8. 2004
    ..We investigated the usefulness of patient and tumor characteristics in predicting continence, potency, and physical and mental health 1 year after radical prostatectomy...
  62. doi Use of testosterone replacement therapy in the United States and its effect on subsequent prostate cancer outcomes
    Alan L Kaplan
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Urology 82:321-6. 2013
    ..To assess utilization trends and determine the effect of testosterone replacement therapy on outcomes in men who subsequently developed prostate cancer...
  63. ncbi Morbidity and costs of salvage vs. primary radical prostatectomy in older men
    Sandip M Prasad
    Department of Urology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Urol Oncol 31:1477-82. 2013
    ..While single-center salvage RP outcomes appear promising, little is known about outcomes in the community setting in elderly men. We sought to evaluate utilization, outcomes, and costs of salvage RP vs. primary RP in older men...
  64. doi The current status of robotic oncologic surgery
    Hua yin Yu
    Department of Urology, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, California, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 63:45-56. 2013
    ..Robotic technology is widely used in oncologic surgery with demonstrated short-term advantages. However, whether the benefits of robotics justify the higher costs warrant large comparative effectiveness studies with long-term outcomes...
  65. pmc Time to prostate-specific antigen nadir independently predicts overall survival in patients who have metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer treated with androgen-deprivation therapy
    Toni K Choueiri
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer 115:981-7. 2009
    ....
  66. ncbi Role of surgeon volume in radical prostatectomy outcomes
    Jim C Hu
    Departments of Urology and Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:401-5. 2003
    ..To examine the effect of hospital and surgeon volume on postoperative outcomes and to determine whether hospital or surgeon volume is the stronger predictor...
  67. ncbi Quality of life, pain and return to normal activities following laparoscopic donor nephrectomy versus open mini-incision donor nephrectomy
    Kent T Perry
    Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 169:2018-21. 2003
    ..We evaluated pain, convalescence and health related quality of life in patients undergoing laparoscopic and open mini-incision donor nephrectomy...
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    Alexander Berry
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Endourol 22:1565-7. 2008
  69. doi Comparative effectiveness of perineal versus retropubic and minimally invasive radical prostatectomy
    Sandip M Prasad
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Urol 185:111-5. 2011
    ..In our population based study we compared the use and outcomes of perineal radical prostatectomy vs retropubic and minimally invasive radical prostatectomy...
  70. doi Health services research in urology
    Hua yin Yu
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Faulkner Hospitals, Harvard Medical School, 1153 Centre Street, Suite 4420, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    World J Urol 29:273-6. 2011
    ..We examine how HSR affects contemporary evidence-based urologic practice and its role in shaping future urologic research and care...
  71. doi Anatomic and technical considerations for optimizing recovery of sexual function during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Stacey Carter
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Curr Opin Urol 23:88-94. 2013
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  72. doi Impact of radical prostatectomy positive surgical margins on fear of cancer recurrence: results from CaPSURE
    Y Mark Hong
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Urol Oncol 28:268-73. 2010
    ..We examined the influence of positive surgical margin status on fear of cancer recurrence in men undergoing radical prostatectomy...
  73. pmc Hospital surgical volume, utilization, costs and outcomes of retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testis cancer
    Hua yin Yu
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1153 Centre Street, Suite 4420, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Adv Urol 2012:189823. 2012
    ..However, most RPLND are performed at hospitals where there were two or fewer cases per year...
  74. doi Overcoming the learning curve for robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Marcos P Freire
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 45 Francis Street ASB II 3, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 37:37-47, Table of Contents. 2010
    ..This article describes the RALP learning curve, reviews in detail the challenging steps of the operation, describes the authors' RALP technique, and concludes with tips to overcome the learning curve...
  75. doi Cancer control and functional outcomes of salvage radical prostatectomy for radiation-recurrent prostate cancer: a systematic review of the literature
    Daher C Chade
    Urology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Eur Urol 61:961-71. 2012
    ..Prostate cancer (PCa) recurrence following definitive radiation therapy (RT) remains a vexing challenge for the practicing physician. Salvage radical prostatectomy (SRP) has not been recognized yet as a valuable therapeutic option...
  76. doi Robotic urethrovesical anastomosis: combining running and interrupted sutures
    Alexander M Berry
    Division of Urology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02155, USA
    J Endourol 22:2127-9. 2008
  77. pmc Drug treatment of urological symptoms: estimating the magnitude of unmet need in a community-based sample
    Susan A Hall
    Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    BJU Int 104:1680-8. 2009
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  78. ncbi Individual physician experience with laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy in a single outpatient setting
    Stephanie N McClellan
    Newport Beach, California 92663, USA
    Surg Innov 14:102-6. 2007
    ..Optimal patient postoperative stay and a minimal complication rate suggest that this procedure performed at a single outpatient surgery center is feasible...
  79. ncbi Improved survival with single-agent paclitaxel consolidation/maintenance therapy in advanced ovarian carcinoma
    John P Micha
    Gynecologic Oncology Associates, Hoag Cancer Center and Women s Cancer Research Foundation, Newport Beach, CA 92663, USA
    Oncology 71:49-53. 2006
    ..Consolidation/maintenance therapy in the standard management of ovarian cancer remains controversial, primarily due to the unknown impact of this strategy on overall survival...