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      Trends in renal surgery: robotic technology is associated with increased use of partial nephrectomy.

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          Underuse of partial vs radical nephrectomy for renal tumors was noted in recent population based analyses. An explanation is the learning curve associated with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. We analyzed state trends in renal surgery and their relationship to the introduction of robotic technology.

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          Journal
          J. Urol.
          The Journal of urology
          Elsevier BV
          1527-3792
          0022-5347
          Apr 2013
          : 189
          : 4
          Affiliations
          [1 ] James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA.
          Article
          S0022-5347(12)05250-0
          10.1016/j.juro.2012.10.024
          23085300

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