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  1. Radical retropubic prostatectomy outcomes at a community hospital.

    Article - En anglais


    We reviewed a 6-year experience performing radical retropubic prostatectomy at 2 community hospitals (for-profit and not-for-profit) to assess outcomes and to compare them to the published literature reflecting outcomes from major academic hospitals.

    Materials and Methods 

    Charts of 116 patients who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy (nerve sparing in select cases) between 1990 and 1996 were reviewed for clinical and pathological outcomes as well as hospital charges.

    Subjective patient reports of urinary continence, potency and satisfaction were evaluated postoperatively.


    Average patient age was 66.6 years and average preoperative prostate specific antigen level was 9.6 ng./ml.

    Of the patients 43% had T1c disease, 63% pT2 and 37% pT3.

    Positive margins were present in 17.2% of the specimens and 66% of the patients had Gleason scores of 5 and 6. No deaths occurred.

    Major complications occurred in 5.4% of patients and included deep venous thrombosis (1.8%), pulmonary embolism (1.8%), rectal injury requiring ileostomy (0.9%) and fascial dehiscence (0.9%). Mean blood loss was 872 cc and mean blood transfusion rate was 1.7 units (almost exclusively autologous blood).

    Hospital charges decreased at the not-for-profit hospital to $13,233 in 1996 from $17,743 in 1990 to 1995, whereas charges increased at the for-profit hospital to $25,979 in 1996 from $24,481 in 1990 to 1995. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Adénocarcinome, Prostate, Prostatectomie, Qualité, Soin, Hôpital, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Traitement, Evaluation, Adulte, Homme, Mâle, Tumeur maligne, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Prostate pathologie, Chirurgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adenocarcinoma, Prostate, Prostatectomy, Quality, Care, Hospital, United States, North America, America, Treatment, Evaluation, Adult, Human, Male, Malignant tumor, Urinary system disease, Male genital diseases, Prostate disease, Surgery

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0094826

    Code Inist : 002B25H. Création : 14/05/1998.