Is simple nephrectomy truly simple? Comparison with the radical alternative.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135129
Title:
Is simple nephrectomy truly simple? Comparison with the radical alternative.
Authors:
Connolly, S S; O'Brien, M Frank; Kunni, I M; Phelan, E; Conroy, R; Thornhill, J A; Grainger, R
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, Trinity College Dublin, Adelaide and Meath incorporating National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. steconnolly@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Is simple nephrectomy truly simple? Comparison with the radical alternative. 2011, 180 (1):177-9 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135129
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0651-7
PubMed ID:
21132396
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21132396
Abstract:
The Oxford English dictionary defines the term "simple" as "easily done" and "uncomplicated". We tested the validity of this terminology in relation to open nephrectomy surgery.; Retrospective review of 215 patients undergoing open, simple (n = 89) or radical (n = 126) nephrectomy in a single university-affiliated institution between 1998 and 2002. Operative time (OT), estimated blood loss (EBL), operative complications (OC) and length of stay in hospital (LOS) were analysed. Statistical analysis employed Fisher's exact test and Stata Release 8.2.; Simple nephrectomy was associated with shorter OT (mean 126 vs. 144 min; p = 0.002), reduced EBL (mean 729 vs. 859 cc; p = 0.472), lower OC (9 vs. 17%; 0.087), and more brief LOS (mean 6 vs. 8 days; p < 0.001).; All parameters suggest favourable outcome for the simple nephrectomy group, supporting the use of this terminology. This implies "simple" nephrectomies are truly easier to perform with less complication than their radical counterpart.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Blood Loss, Surgical; Female; Humans; Length of Stay; Male; Middle Aged; Nephrectomy; Retrospective Studies; Terminology as Topic; Young Adult
ISSN:
1863-4362

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dc.contributor.authorConnolly, S Sen
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, M Franken
dc.contributor.authorKunni, I Men
dc.contributor.authorPhelan, Een
dc.contributor.authorConroy, Ren
dc.contributor.authorThornhill, J Aen
dc.contributor.authorGrainger, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-01T15:27:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-01T15:27:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationIs simple nephrectomy truly simple? Comparison with the radical alternative. 2011, 180 (1):177-9 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid21132396-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0651-7-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135129-
dc.description.abstractThe Oxford English dictionary defines the term "simple" as "easily done" and "uncomplicated". We tested the validity of this terminology in relation to open nephrectomy surgery.-
dc.description.abstractRetrospective review of 215 patients undergoing open, simple (n = 89) or radical (n = 126) nephrectomy in a single university-affiliated institution between 1998 and 2002. Operative time (OT), estimated blood loss (EBL), operative complications (OC) and length of stay in hospital (LOS) were analysed. Statistical analysis employed Fisher's exact test and Stata Release 8.2.-
dc.description.abstractSimple nephrectomy was associated with shorter OT (mean 126 vs. 144 min; p = 0.002), reduced EBL (mean 729 vs. 859 cc; p = 0.472), lower OC (9 vs. 17%; 0.087), and more brief LOS (mean 6 vs. 8 days; p < 0.001).-
dc.description.abstractAll parameters suggest favourable outcome for the simple nephrectomy group, supporting the use of this terminology. This implies "simple" nephrectomies are truly easier to perform with less complication than their radical counterpart.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21132396en
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshBlood Loss, Surgical-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLength of Stay-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNephrectomy-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshTerminology as Topic-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleIs simple nephrectomy truly simple? Comparison with the radical alternative.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Urology, Trinity College Dublin, Adelaide and Meath incorporating National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. steconnolly@rcsi.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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