T E Ahlering

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Preserving continence during robotic prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    Curr Urol Rep 14:52-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Overcoming obstacles: nerve-sparing issues in radical prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 22:745-50. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Evaluation of long-term thermal injury using cautery during nerve sparing robotic prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, California 92868 3298, USA
    Urology 72:1371-4. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Prostate weight and early potency in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 72:1263-8. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of cautery versus cautery-free preservation of neurovascular bundles on early return of potency
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 20:586-9. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Robotic versus laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Division of Urology in the University of California at Irvine Medical Center, Orange County 92868, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 1:58-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Rapid communication: early potency outcomes with cautery-free neurovascular bundle preservation with robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 19:715-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Feasibility study for robotic radical prostatectomy cautery-free neurovascular bundle preservation
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 65:994-7. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of detectable PSA levels after radical prostatectomy
    T E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 8:163-6. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Seminal vesicle involvement in patients with D1 disease predicts early prostate specific antigen recurrence and metastasis after radical prostatectomy and early androgen ablation
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Division of Urology, University of California at Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Cancer 94:1648-53. 2002

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  1. doi request reprint Preserving continence during robotic prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    Curr Urol Rep 14:52-8. 2013
    ..This review will examine definitions of continence and urinary quality of life evaluation, technical aspects and the impact of patient-related factors affecting time to and overall continence...
  2. doi request reprint Overcoming obstacles: nerve-sparing issues in radical prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 22:745-50. 2008
    ..Our goal was to compare intensity of injury and ability to recover potency in order to stratify risk by injury type...
  3. doi request reprint Evaluation of long-term thermal injury using cautery during nerve sparing robotic prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, California 92868 3298, USA
    Urology 72:1371-4. 2008
    ..We previously reported the short-term benefit of a cautery-free versus cautery technique. To assess long-term consequences of cautery, we report 2-year potency outcomes for these robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomies (RLP)...
  4. doi request reprint Prostate weight and early potency in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 72:1263-8. 2008
    ..In an attempt to understand this difference, we examine factors potentially influencing potency at 3 months...
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of cautery versus cautery-free preservation of neurovascular bundles on early return of potency
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 20:586-9. 2006
    ..To update our short-term potency outcomes from a cautery-free (CFT) versus bipolar cautery technique to preserve the neurovascular bundles (NVB) during robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RLP)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Robotic versus laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Division of Urology in the University of California at Irvine Medical Center, Orange County 92868, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 1:58-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Rapid communication: early potency outcomes with cautery-free neurovascular bundle preservation with robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 19:715-8. 2005
    ..To report short-term potency outcomes with a cautery-free technique (CFT) to preserve the neurovascular bundles (NVB) during robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Feasibility study for robotic radical prostatectomy cautery-free neurovascular bundle preservation
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 65:994-7. 2005
    ..We evaluated the feasibility of preserving the nerve bundles without cautery or surgical clips...
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of detectable PSA levels after radical prostatectomy
    T E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 8:163-6. 2005
    ..Following RP many patients may have a detectable PSA that does not require treatment. PSA doubling time (< 12 months) was the best predictor of disease progression...
  10. ncbi request reprint Seminal vesicle involvement in patients with D1 disease predicts early prostate specific antigen recurrence and metastasis after radical prostatectomy and early androgen ablation
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Division of Urology, University of California at Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Cancer 94:1648-53. 2002
    ..In the current study, the authors present data with which to evaluate and define factors for disease progression in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy with lymph node positive disease who are treated with early endocrine ablation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Impact of obesity on clinical outcomes in robotic prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 65:740-4. 2005
    ..Little is known about the impact of obesity (BMI greater than 30) on the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing radical prostatectomy...
  12. doi request reprint Hypothermic nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: rationale, feasibility, and effect on early continence
    David S Finley
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868 3298, USA
    Urology 73:691-6. 2009
    ..Surgical excision of the prostate during radical prostatectomy causes inflammatory damage to the surrounding neuromuscular tissues that could affect urinary continence...
  13. doi request reprint Sacrifice of accessory pudendal arteries in normally potent men during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy does not impact potency
    Geoffrey N Box
    Department of Urology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA
    J Sex Med 7:298-303. 2010
    ..Herein, we present our potency results relative to sacrificing APAs in normally pre-potent men following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Combined inguinal hernia repair with prosthetic mesh during transperitoneal robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: a 4-year experience
    David S Finley
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California, USA
    J Urol 178:1296-9; discussion 1299-300. 2007
    ..We report our experience with concomitant transperitoneal robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and intraperitoneal inguinal herniorrhaphy using prosthetic mesh...
  15. ncbi request reprint Successful transfer of open surgical skills to a laparoscopic environment using a robotic interface: initial experience with laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    J Urol 170:1738-41. 2003
    ..To our knowledge we report the initial experience with robot assisted LRP of a surgeon without laparoscopic experience...
  16. ncbi request reprint Update on robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Garrett S Matsunaga
    Division of Urological Oncology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Department of Urology, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:2542-52. 2006
    ..Herein, we review the technique and outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Impact of urethral stump length on continence and positive surgical margins in robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy
    James F Borin
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 70:173-7. 2007
    ..Herein we assess whether a more aggressive urethral transection will reduce positive margins and whether reduced urethral length affects return to continence...
  18. ncbi request reprint Robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy with a single assistant
    David I Lee
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 63:1172-5. 2004
    ..The focus of this report was to describe the key elements, which include positioning of the patient and assistant port sites, appropriate equipment, and the assistant-dependent steps of the procedure...
  19. doi request reprint Hypothermic robotic radical prostatectomy: impact on continence
    David S Finley
    Institute of Urologic Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Endourol 23:1443-50. 2009
    ..e., bladder, urethra, and nerves) that may contribute to urinary incontinence. We report the use of local hypothermia during robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy to attenuate this injury...
  20. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: review and assessment of an emerging technique
    J B Basillote
    Department of Urology, University of California at Irvine, Room 304, Bldg 55, Rt 81, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:1694-711. 2004
    ..In this review, we discuss the morbidities associated with this technique and compare outcomes and convalescence with standard open radical prostatectomy...
  21. pmc The effect of difluoromethylornithine on decreasing prostate size and polyamines in men: results of a year-long phase IIb randomized placebo-controlled chemoprevention trial
    Anne R Simoneau
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, 101 The City Drive, Route 81, Building 55, Room 304, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:292-9. 2008
    ..The prostate has high levels of tissue polyamines and has shown sensitivity to DFMO both in vitro and in vivo...
  22. doi request reprint Long-term impact of a robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy mini fellowship training program on postgraduate urological practice patterns
    Aldrin Joseph R Gamboa
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Urol 181:778-82. 2009
    ..We evaluated whether a mini fellowship for robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy would enable postgraduate urologists to incorporate this new procedure into clinical practice...
  23. doi request reprint Continence definition after radical prostatectomy using urinary quality of life: evaluation of patient reported validated questionnaires
    Michael A Liss
    Department of Urology and Medicine, University of California Irvine, Orange, California, USA
    J Urol 183:1464-8. 2010
    ..We evaluated the association of pad status and urinary quality of life to determine whether security and 1 pad status differ from pad-free status to better define 0 pads as the post-prostatectomy standard...
  24. pmc Fossa navicularis strictures due to 22F catheters used in robotic radical prostatectomy
    David S Yee
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Irvine, CA 92868, USA
    JSLS 11:321-5. 2007
    ..We describe herein our experience to determine and prevent fossa navicularis stricture development...
  25. ncbi request reprint Zero positive surgical margins after radical prostatectomy: is the end in sight
    Douglas W Skarecky
    Department of Urology, University of California at Irvine, Orange, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Med Devices 5:709-17. 2008
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  26. doi request reprint Nerve-sparing techniques in open and laparoscopic prostatectomy
    Esequiel Rodriguez
    University of California Irvine Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Orange, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 8:475-9. 2008
    ..In combination with postoperative pharmacological and mechanical recuperative approaches, nerve-sparing surgery has made an impact in postprostatectomy quality of life...
  27. doi request reprint Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: current evaluation of surgical margins in clinically low-, intermediate-, and high-risk prostate cancer
    David S Yee
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    J Endourol 23:1461-5. 2009
    ..We report our PSM rates in our most current 500 cases and particularly in clinically high-risk disease...
  28. ncbi request reprint Reduced annexin II protein expression in high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and prostate cancer
    David S Yee
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 131:902-8. 2007
    ..Although commonly underexpressed in prostate cancer, the association of reduced expression with pathologic grade and stage is unknown...
  29. ncbi request reprint Short-term impact of a robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy 'mini-residency' experience on postgraduate urologists' practice patterns
    Elspeth M McDougall
    Department of Urology, University of California at Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Int J Med Robot 2:70-4. 2006
    ..The follow-up results from the initial 21 RALP M-R participants are presented...
  30. doi request reprint Case report: omental splenosis discovered during robotic prostatectomy
    Donald L Pick
    Department of Urology, University of California at Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 22:1743-4. 2008
    ..Splenosis describes ectopic splenic implants that usually occur after trauma and splenectomy. We present a case of omental splenosis discovered during robot-assisted prostatectomy...
  31. doi request reprint Robotic radical prostatectomy: long-term outcomes
    Geoffrey N Box
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
    Curr Opin Urol 18:173-9. 2008
    ..This surge has arguably been driven by the improved (real or perceived) clinical outcomes. In this review we assess 'long-term' experience based on reports recently published over the past 18 months...
  32. doi request reprint Vascular pedicle control during robot-assisted and laparoscopic prostatectomy: bulldog clamp and suturing technique
    Esequiel Rodriguez
    Department of Urology, University of California at Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 22:1969-70; discussion 1977. 2008
  33. doi request reprint Single institution 2-year patient reported validated sexual function outcomes after nerve sparing robot assisted radical prostatectomy
    Esequiel Rodriguez
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Urol 181:259-63. 2009
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Prostate volume estimation using the ellipsoid formula consistently underestimates actual gland size
    Esequiel Rodriguez
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    J Urol 179:501-3. 2008
    ..Historically estimating prostate volume by transrectal ultrasound underestimates actual prostate weight. We quantified and determined whether trends could be identified to predict or understand the underestimation...
  35. ncbi request reprint Post-robotic prostatectomy urinary continence: characterization of perfect continence versus occasional dribbling in pad-free men
    Esequiel Rodriguez
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 67:785-8. 2006
    ..To review and characterize two groups of men who report being pad-free after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RLRP): those with occasional incontinence and those with complete control...
  36. doi request reprint Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the recovery of potency after radical prostatectomy: effect of unilateral vs bilateral nerve sparing
    David S Finley
    University of California Irvine Medical Center, Department of Urology, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    BJU Int 104:1484-9. 2009
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Robotic radical prostatectomy: a technique to reduce pT2 positive margins
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868 3298, USA
    Urology 64:1224-8. 2004
    ..An important outcome of radical prostatectomy is the reduction of iatrogenic positive margins in organ-confined prostate cancer...
  38. ncbi request reprint Anatomic guide for port placement for daVinci robotic radical prostatectomy
    Donald L Pick
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    J Endourol 18:572-5. 2004
    ..We present data to support port placement using the pubis, rather than the umbilicus, as the landmark...
  39. ncbi request reprint Robot-assisted versus open radical prostatectomy: a comparison of one surgeon's outcomes
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 63:819-22. 2004
    ..RLP, like standard laparoscopic RP, ultimately needs to produce similar or improved results compared with standard RP techniques. Little information comparing RLP with standard RP exists...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Radical robot prostatectomy: oncological outcomes]
    Esequiel Rodriguez
    Clinical Instructor and Robotics Fellow, Department of Urology, Universidad de California Irvine, Orange, CA, USA
    Arch Esp Urol 60:421-9. 2007
    ..To review the current literature on oncologic outcomes following robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Anatomic excision of anterior prostatic fat at radical prostatectomy: implications for pathologic upstaging
    David S Finley
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 70:1000-3. 2007
    ..In this study, we describe a technique to dissect and remove the anterior prostatic fat pad (APF) and its anatomic and pathologic significance...
  42. ncbi request reprint Spread of thermal energy and heat sinks: implications for nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy
    Farhan Khan
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 21:1195-8. 2007
    ..Using a porcine model, we studied thermal spread and queried whether vessels such as the prostatic pedicle may act as a heat sink, reducing the spread of thermal energy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Role of robotics in laparoscopic urologic surgery
    Louis Eichel
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, 101 The City Drive South, Building 55, Room 304, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 31:781-92. 2004
    ..Robotic technology is progressing on every level and will continue to be a driving force in the progress of science and medicine...
  44. ncbi request reprint Initial impact of a dedicated postgraduate laparoscopic mini-residency on clinical practice patterns
    David S Chou
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Endourol 19:360-5. 2005
    ..The initial results from the first 16 participants in the laparoscopic M-R modules are presented...
  45. ncbi request reprint Radical prostatectomy stabilizes peak urinary flow rates
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Department of Urology, UC, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Can J Urol 10:1749-53. 2003
    ..We wanted to study how removal of the prostate via radical prostatectomy (RRP) would effect age-related reduction of PFRs and voided volumes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic assisted radical cystectomy with ileal neobladder: a comparison with the open approach
    Jay B Basillote
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, 92868, USA
    J Urol 172:489-93. 2004
    ..We present and compare our initial series of LACINB with radical cystectomy performed by the open approach (OCINB) during the same period...
  47. ncbi request reprint Robotic prostatectomy: is it the future?
    Thomas E Ahlering
    Urol Oncol 24:1-3. 2006
  48. ncbi request reprint Radical prostatectomy: a current perspective
    David S Yee
    J Urol 178:376-7. 2007
  49. ncbi request reprint Technique for laparoscopic running urethrovesical anastomosis:the single knot method
    Roland F van Velthoven
    Department of Urology, Jules Bordet Institute, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Urology 61:699-702. 2003
    ..To describe a technique for facilitating the urethrovesical anastomosis at the time of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy...
  50. doi request reprint Transrectal ultrasound-guided, energy-free, nerve-sparing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
    Osamu Ukimura
    Section of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Endourol 22:1993-5. 2008