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UW research aims to reduce hospital stays for some kidney cancer patients

At the recent World Congress of Endourology meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, Sara Best, MD, presented research findings that will help doctors reduce unnecessary hospital stays for patients who have undergone simple operations to remove cancerous kidney tissue. Researchers from the UW departments of Urology and Radiology determined a set of factors that identify a small percentage of patients who are high-risk for developing complications and likely to benefit from post-surgery hospitalization, while more than 90% of patients who undergo this type of surgery can safely recover at home.

WCE 2016: Preoperative and Operative Variables Predict Which Patients Can Be Discharged Without Admission After Percutaneous Ablation of RCC — Session Highlights” was published on Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System