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The ERUS Curriculum for Robot-assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Structure Definition and Pilot Clinical Validation

Alessandro Larcher, Geert De Naeyer, Filippo Turri, Paolo Dell'Oglio, Umberto Capitanio, Justin W Collins, Peter Wiklund, Henk Van Der Poel, Francesco Montorsi, Alexandre Mottrie, Ithaar Derweesh, Alessandro Volpe, Jihad Kaouk, Vincenzo Ficarra, Francesco Porpiglia, Stefan Siemer, Koon Rha, Jens Uwe Stolzenburg, Rajesh Ahlawat, Declan Murphy Show all



BACKGROUND: No validated training program for robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) exists. OBJECTIVE: To define the structure and provide a pilot clinical validation of a curriculum for robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A modified Delphi consensus methodology involving 27 experts defined curriculum structure. One trainee completed the curriculum under the mentorship of an expert. A total of 40 patients treated with curriculum RAPN (cRAPN) were compared with 160 patients treated with standard of care (sRAPN). OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: To define curriculum structure, consensus was defined as ≥90% expert agreement. To investi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The European Association of Urology is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Intuitive Surgical, ERUS is a section of the European Association of Urology. Training program development at ORSI Academy is supported by a restricted research grant from ERASMUS+ program. Research activity in the field of kidney cancer at Urological Research Institute, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele is supported by an unrestricted grant from Recordati. The synthetic hydrogel models used in the study were developed by Ahmed Ghazi MD, Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Rochester, New York and Director of the Simulation Innovation Laboratory and by his team of biomedical engineers.