24th Jul 2018
Arora S, Rajesh K. Ahlawat, Ronney Abaza, James M. Adshead, Benjamin J. Challacombe, Prokar Dasgupta, Giorgio Gandaglia, Daniel A. Moon, Thyavihally Yuvaraja, Umberto Capitanio, Alessandro Larcher, Francesco Porpiglia, James R. Porter, Alexander Mottrie, Mahendra Bhandari, Craig Rogers
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Urology. 2018 Jul 24. pii: S0090-4295(18)30616-2. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.06.026.
To evaluate retroperitoneal robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) against transperitoneal approach in a multi-institutional prospective database, after accounting for potential selection bias that may affect this comparison.
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
Post-hoc analysis of the prospective arm of the Vattikuti Collective Quality Initiative database from 2014-2018. Six hundred and ninety consecutive patients underwent RAPN by 22 surgeons at 14 centers in nine countries. Patients who had surgery at centers not performing retroperitoneal approach (n=197) were excluded. Inverse probability of treatment weighting was done to account for potential selection bias by adjusting for age, gender, body mass index, comorbidities, side of surgery, location/size/complexity of tumor, renal function, American Society of Anesthesiologists score, and year of surgery. Operative and perioperative outcomes were compared between weighted transperitoneal and retroperitoneal cohorts.
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