Journal article

Patient outcomes in the acute recovery phase following robotic-assisted prostate surgery: A prospective study

Rosemary Watts, Mari Botti, Elizabeth Beale, Helen Crowe, AJ Costello

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted minimally invasive urologic surgery was developed to minimise surgical trauma resulting in quicker recovery. It has many potential benefits for patients with localised prostate cancer over traditional surgical techniques without taking a risk with the oncological result. OBJECTIVES: To report the specific surgical outcomes for the first Australian cohort of patients with localised prostate cancer that had undergone robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) surgery. The outcomes represent the acute (in-hospital) recovery phase and include pain, length of stay (LOS), urinary catheter management and wound management. METHODS: Prospective descriptive survey of 21..

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