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Featuring: Has the robot caught up? National trends in utilization, perioperative outcomes, and cost for open, laparoscopic, and robotic pediatric pyeloplasty in the United States from 2003 to 2015

  • Diana Cardona-Grau
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    Correspondence to: Diana Cardona-Grau, Division of Pediatric Urology, University of California San Diego, Rady Children's Hospital, 3020 Children's Way MC-5120, San Diego, CA, USA, Tel.: +1 858 576 1700x5715 (office); fax: +1 858 966 8479
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    Division of Pediatric Urology, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA
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  • Christopher E. Bayne
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    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, USA
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      The April Pediatric Urology Journal Club featured a report on utilization trends and cost for open, laparoscopic and robotic pyeloplasties in pediatrics [
      • Varda B.K.
      • Wang Y.
      • Chung B.I.
      • et al.
      Has the robot caught up? National trends in utilization, perioperative outcomes, and cost for open, laparoscopic, and robotic pediatric pyeloplasty in the United States from 2003 to 2015.
      ]. Authors Briony Varda (@BrionyVarda) and Michael Kurtz (@MKurtzMD) joined the discussion [

      #pedurojc Healthcare Social Media Transcript. Symplur. https://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/pedurojc/. Transcript timeframe: Apr 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST through Apr 24, 2018, 5:00 PM EST. [Accessed 24 April 2018].

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      References

        • Varda B.K.
        • Wang Y.
        • Chung B.I.
        • et al.
        Has the robot caught up? National trends in utilization, perioperative outcomes, and cost for open, laparoscopic, and robotic pediatric pyeloplasty in the United States from 2003 to 2015.
        J Pediatr Urol. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2017.12.010
      1. #pedurojc Healthcare Social Media Transcript. Symplur. https://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/pedurojc/. Transcript timeframe: Apr 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST through Apr 24, 2018, 5:00 PM EST. [Accessed 24 April 2018].