International multicenter group studies outcomes of robotic kidney surgery

Dr Moon has joined a group of surgeons from North America, Europe, and India, forming the  Vattikuti Global Quality Initiative on Robotic Urologic Surgery.

This group pools clinical data to study outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy, compare techniques, and analyse the best utilization of robotic surgery in patients with kidney cancer.  A number of projects have already been published [1-4] and presented in International scientific meetings, and work is ongoing.

1. Novara G, La Falce S, Abaza R, Adshead J, Ahlawat R, Buffi NM, Challacombe B, Dasgupta P, Moon DA, Parekh D, Porpiglia F, Rawal S, Rogers C, Volpe A, Bhandari M, Mottrie A.  Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy in cystic tumors: analysis of the Vattikuti Global Quality Initiative in Robotic Urologic Surgery (GQI-RUS) database. BJU Int (In Press, epub Aug 25 2015)
2. Dalela D, Barod R, Sood A, Ahlawat R, Rawal S, Challacombe B, Porpiglia F, Moon D, Buffi N, Larcher A, Parekh D, Novara G, Volpe A, Mottrie A, Abaza R, Rogers C.  Perioperative and functional outcomes of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for renal tumors >4 cm in a multi-institutional, multinational cohort. Eur Urol Suppl April 2015; 14(2): e923
3. Larcher A, Abaza R, Mottrie A, Ahlawat R, Buffi N, Moon D, Porpiglia F, Rawal S, B Challacombe, Fossati N, Dalela D, Novara G, Volpe A, Rogers C.  Predicting perioperative outcomes of robot assisted partial nephrectomy: The role of hospital case volume in the early phase of adoption.  Eur Urol Suppl April 2015; 14(2): e924
4. Dalela D, Barod R, Sood A, Bhandari M, Ahlawat R, Rawal S, Challacombe B, Porpiglia F, Moon D, Larcher A, Parekh D, Novara G, Mottrie A, Volpe A, Abaza R, Rogers C.  Impact of annual surgical volume on outcomes of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy in a multi-institutional multinational cohort. Eur Urol Suppl April 2015; 14(2): e923-923b