Navigation Links
Prostate cancer surgery better at teaching hospitals
Date:11/7/2011

DETROIT -- Prostate cancer patients who undergo radical prostatectomy get better results at teaching hospitals than at non-academic medical institutions, according to the findings of an international study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.

"While our findings do not imply that teaching hospitals always provide better care than others, it is obvious that teaching hospitals have certain intrinsic characteristics that would explain the better results," says Quoc-Dien Trinh, M.D., a Fellow at Henry Ford Hospital's Vattikuti Urology Institute and lead author of the study.

Radical prostatectomy, or RP, is the surgical removal of the entire cancerous prostate gland and some surrounding tissue. RP and radiation therapy are the most comment treatments for curing prostate cancer.

The study, the first of its kind, appears in the current issue of the Journal of Urology.

Drawing on data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Health Care Utilization Project, the Henry Ford researchers concentrated on nearly 90,000 RPs performed from 2001 to 2007. Of those, nearly 60 percent were performed at teaching hospitals. Compared to those patients who had RP surgery at non-academic institutions, the study found that:

They had fewer complications after surgery.

  • There were fewer blood transfusions.
  • Hospital stays were shorter.
  • Hospitals with heavy caseloads saw similar results for complications, blood transfusions, and length of stay. But even after adjusting findings for such hospitals, they found that teaching institutions enjoyed better RP results than others.

The researchers suggested that the very nature and characteristics of teaching hospitals might be the reasons for better RP results. Most of them offer more subspecialties.

And, at teaching hospitals, every level of clinical decision-making is subjected to peer review, which may translate into better sel
'/>"/>

Contact: Krista Hopson
khopson1@hfhs.org
313-874-7207
Henry Ford Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Advance Toward Test for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
2. DASH FOR DAD Race Series Coming to 11 Cities to Raise Prostate Cancer Awareness
3. Jim Huber to Serve as National Spokesman for Know Your Score: Fight Prostate Campaign at Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday in August
4. Few differences in outcomes between open and laparoscopic prostate surgery
5. Two Surgical Methods Equally Successful for Prostate Cancer
6. Genetic Mutation Linked to Prostate Cancer in Blacks
7. Statins May Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients
8. Demand For Mobile Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy Vendor Programs Continues Into 2010
9. Be a Star Athlete in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer
10. Do men with early prostate cancer commit suicide more frequently?
11. Effective prostate cancer treatment discovery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)... CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 More ... annual President’s Circle Reception on Monday at the home ... accomplishments and hear from guest speaker Dr. Winifred Lender ... worlds. , Dr. Lender, a Santa Barbara psychologist, author ... challenges and benefits of living in the digital age. ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... QueenBeeTickets.com has a variety of tickets for online ... Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band tickets for ... going on sale October 25 and are expected to ... the selection of tickets for Bob Seger & The ... is touring North America beginning next month, and he ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Interrupting blood supply to ... reduce the risks associated with the surgery, according to a ... stop the blood supply to the heart to be able ... the heart will reduce its ability to produce energy because ... flow to another large muscle, such as an arm or ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to ... osteoporosis-related fractures, a new study says. "If ... that help us accurately predict who will suffer ... these at-risk people for preventive measures," study author ... division of general internal medicine and health services ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 On October 22, ... featuring skin diseases both fictional and real. The ... a nonprofit organization committed to advocacy and philanthropy in ... will take the opportunity to impart truth and clarity ... , There are many misconceptions about Morgellons Disease ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 2Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 3Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 4Health News:QueenBeeTickets.com Features Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Tickets for Charleston Civic Center, Huntington Center, and Nationwide Arena at Reduced Prices 2Health News:Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study 2Health News:Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk 2Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 2Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 3
... clinical trials on a new investigational drug being developed ... been successfully completed. Completion of the initial phase ... prepared by researchers at Cardiff University,s Welsh School of ... an approved medicine have significantly improved. Approximately ...
... N.C. Millions of patients with advanced disease in palliative ... easily. But a new study from Duke University Medical ... intervention, and among those who do benefit, it doesn,t make ... just plain old room air both offer equal benefit. ...
... Reporter , THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- An ... two hours, making only one doctor visit necessary before ... advance against a disease that kills nearly 2 million ... "This is a very important discovery," said infectious disease ...
... and a little serendipity led a Northwestern University research team ... used for gas storage and food and medical technologies. And ... first known all-natural metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that are simple to ... the Northwestern MOFs you can pop into your mouth and ...
... Stem cells might be thought of as trunks in the ... can turn into a dazzling variety other cellskidney, brain, heart ... the capacity to turn into virtually any cell type in ... of cell therapies, the conquering of age-old diseases or even ...
... September, 2010 - Elsevier announced today the publication of ... Andropause Society (EMAS) in the journal Maturitas ... post-reproductive health of women. The statements cover the ... epilepsy, endometriosis and premature ovarian failure. Each statement ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:First clinical trials successfully completed on potent new hepatitis C drug 2Health News:Study challenges value of oxygen therapy in end-of-life care 2Health News:Study challenges value of oxygen therapy in end-of-life care 3Health News:Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate 2Health News:Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate 3Health News:Edible nanostructures 2Health News:Edible nanostructures 3Health News:Study finds that cancer-causing gene crucial in stem cell development 2Health News:Study finds that cancer-causing gene crucial in stem cell development 3Health News:EMAS publishes position statements about the post-reproductive health of women 2
(Date:10/25/2014)... SANTA MONICA, Calif. , Oct. 24, 2014 ... medtech leaders over friendly robotic competition at the  ... Conference on October 29-30 th at ... The event will highlight local student built robots ... and Technology" (FIRST) competition.  FIRST students and mentors ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Oct. 24, 2014   Metanome, Inc. , a ... services and data analysis, was the genomic sequencing provider ... Phase I/II clinical trial of SER 109, an Ecobiotic® ... Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). Metanome has ... R&D and clinical programs. Such genomic characterization has enabled ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... HILL, N.C. , Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... teams can provide a company access to diverse ... emerging markets, and round-the clock business hours for ... overcoming difficult hurdles. According to ... team disappointments, such as seeing a project not ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Local robotics teams compete - a "FIRST" at next week's MD&M Minneapolis- October 29-30th at the Minneapolis Convention Center 2Local robotics teams compete - a "FIRST" at next week's MD&M Minneapolis- October 29-30th at the Minneapolis Convention Center 3Metanome Selected as Metagenomics Provider for Seres Health Clinical Trial 2Work Around the Clock: Successfully Building & Managing Global Virtual Teams 2
... Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD ) today announced ... No. 7,501,439, titled "Tartrate Salt of Isofagomine and Methods of ... isofagomine, the active ingredient in the Company,s investigational drug Plicera(TM) ... disease. The patent will expire in 2027. John ...
... CONFIRM SAFETY AND EFFICACY FOR ROOM TEMPERATURE STORAGENANTONG ... Bulletin Board: SNBP) is pleased to announce that ... skeletal muscle relaxant marketed as Kutai in China, ... multi-center Phase IV Clinical Study investigated the safety ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Amicus Therapeutics Announces Issuance of New Plicera(TM) Composition of Matter Patent 2Amicus Therapeutics Announces Issuance of New Plicera(TM) Composition of Matter Patent 3Phase IV Multi-center Clinical Study of Kutai Concludes in Nanjing 2Phase IV Multi-center Clinical Study of Kutai Concludes in Nanjing 3
1.0% Tryptone, 0.5% Yeast Extract, 1.0% Sodium Chloride, 7.5% Glycerol....
Luria bertani broth: 1.0% Tryptone, 0.5% Yeast Extract, 1.0% Sodium Chloride....
Inoculum Broth with Calcium Chloride and Phytone....
12% Tryptone, 24% Yeast Extract, 4.0% Glycerol. Supplied with 1 liter of 10x phosphate buffer (0190-1L)....
Medicine Products: