Preoperative predictors of blood loss at the time of radical prostatectomy: Results from the SEARCH database

J. C. Lloyd, L. L. Bañez, W. J. Aronson, M. K. Terris, J. C. Presti, Christopher Amling, C. J. Kane, S. J. Freedland

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Abstract

The literature contains conflicting data on preoperative predictors of estimated blood loss (EBL) at radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). We sought to examine preoperative predictors of EBL at the time of RRP among patients from the SEARCH database to lend clarity to this issue. A total of 1154 patients were identified in the SEARCH database who underwent RRP between 1988 and 2008 and had EBL data available. We examined multiple preoperative factors for their ability to predict EBL using multivariate linear regression analysis. Median EBL was 900 ml (s.d. 1032). The 25th and 75th percentile for EBL were 600 and 1500 ml, respectively. EBL increased significantly with increasing body mass index (BMI) and increasing prostate size and decreased with more recent year of RRP (all P2) was 807 ml compared to 1067 ml among severely obese men (BMI≥35 kg/m2). Predicted EBL for men with the smallest prostates (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-268
Number of pages5
JournalProstate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology
  • Cancer Research

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Lloyd, J. C., Bañez, L. L., Aronson, W. J., Terris, M. K., Presti, J. C., Amling, C., Kane, C. J., & Freedland, S. J. (2009). Preoperative predictors of blood loss at the time of radical prostatectomy: Results from the SEARCH database. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 12(3), 264-268. https://doi.org/10.1038/pcan.2009.6