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Andre Luis Abreu, MD

TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Urology
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentUrology
AddressNTT 7416
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9178
Phone+1 323 865 3700
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    1. Ashrafi AN, Nassiri N, Gill IS, Gulati M, Park D, de Castro Abreu AL. Contrast-Enhanced Transrectal Ultrasound in Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Curr Urol Rep. 2018 Aug 28; 19(10):87. PMID: 30155585.
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    2. de Castro Abreu AL, Ashrafi AN, Gill IS, Oishi M, Winter MW, Park D, Duddalwar V, Stern MC, Palmer SL, Aron M, Gulati M. Contrast-Enhanced Transrectal Ultrasound for Follow-up After Focal HIFU Ablation for Prostate Cancer. J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Aug 16. PMID: 30117172.
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    3. Ashrafi AN, Tafuri A, Cacciamani GE, Park D, de Castro Abreu AL, Gill IS. Focal therapy for prostate cancer: concepts and future directions. Curr Opin Urol. 2018 Aug 10. PMID: 30102623.
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    4. Shin T, Smyth TB, Ukimura O, Ahmadi N, de Castro Abreu AL, Ohe C, Oishi M, Mimata H, Gill IS. Diagnostic accuracy of a five-point Likert scoring system for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluated according to results of MRI/ultrasonography image-fusion targeted biopsy of the prostate. BJU Int. 2018 01; 121(1):77-83. PMID: 28749070.
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    5. Matsugasumi T, Fujihara A, Ushijima S, Kanazawa M, Yamada Y, Shiraishi T, Hongo F, Kamoi K, Okihara K, de Castro Abreu AL, Oishi M, Shin T, Palmer S, Gill IS, Ukimura O. Morphometric analysis of prostate zonal anatomy using magnetic resonance imaging: impact on age-related changes in patients in Japan and the USA. BJU Int. 2017 10; 120(4):497-504. PMID: 28220583.
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    6. Desai MM, Simone G, de Castro Abreu AL, Chopra S, Ferriero M, Guaglianone S, Minisola F, Park D, Sotelo R, Gallucci M, Gill IS, Aron M. Robotic Intracorporeal Continent Cutaneous Diversion. J Urol. 2017 Aug; 198(2):436-444. PMID: 28336308.
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    7. Shin T, Duddalwar VA, Ukimura O, Matsugasumi T, Chen F, Ahmadi N, de Castro Abreu AL, Mimata H, Gill IS. Does Computed Tomography Still Have Limitations to Distinguish Benign from Malignant Renal Tumors for Radiologists? Urol Int. 2017; 99(2):229-236. PMID: 28268233.
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    8. Shin T, Smyth TB, Ukimura O, Ahmadi N, de Castro Abreu AL, Oishi M, Mimata H, Gill IS. Detection of prostate cancer using magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasonography image-fusion targeted biopsy in African-American men. BJU Int. 2017 08; 120(2):233-238. PMID: 28111879.
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    9. Chopra S, de Castro Abreu AL, Berger AK, Sehgal S, Gill I, Aron M, Desai MM. Evolution of robot-assisted orthotopic ileal neobladder formation: a step-by-step update to the University of Southern California (USC) technique. BJU Int. 2017 Jan; 119(1):185-191. PMID: 27474790.
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    10. Ballas LK, de Castro Abreu AL, Quinn DI. What Medical, Urologic, and Radiation Oncologists Want from Molecular Imaging of Prostate Cancer. J Nucl Med. 2016 Oct; 57(Suppl 3):6S-12S. PMID: 27694176.
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    11. Chen FK, de Castro Abreu AL, Palmer SL. Utility of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Follow-up of Prostate Cancer: State of the Art. J Nucl Med. 2016 Oct; 57(Suppl 3):13S-18S. PMID: 27694164.
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    12. Chopra S, Simone G, Metcalfe C, de Castro Abreu AL, Nabhani J, Ferriero M, Bove AM, Sotelo R, Aron M, Desai MM, Gallucci M, Gill IS. Robot-assisted Level II-III Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: Step-by-Step Technique and 1-Year Outcomes. Eur Urol. 2017 Aug; 72(2):267-274. PMID: 27663048.
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    13. de Castro Abreu AL, Ukimura O, Shoji S, Leslie S, Chopra S, Marien A, Matsugasumi T, Dharmaraja A, Wong K, Zaba N, Ma Y, Desai MM, Gill IS. Robotic transmural ablation of bladder tumors using high-intensity focused ultrasound: Experimental study. Int J Urol. 2016 Jun; 23(6):501-8. PMID: 27037721.
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    14. Chopra S, Metcalfe C, Satkunasivam R, Nagaraj S, Becker C, de Castro Abreu AL, Azhar RA, Gill I, Desai M, Aron M, Berger A. Initial Series of Four-Arm Robotic Completely Intracorporeal Ileal Ureter. J Endourol. 2016 Apr; 30(4):395-9. PMID: 26859439.
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    15. de Castro Abreu AL, Ukimura O. Editorial Comment to Validation of active surveillance criteria for pathologically insignificant prostate cancer in Asian men. Int J Urol. 2016 Jan; 23(1):55. PMID: 26502362.
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    16. van den Bos W, Muller BG, de Bruin DM, de Castro Abreu AL, Chaussy C, Coleman JA, Finelli A, Gill IS, Gross ME, Jenniskens SF, Kahmann F, Laguna-Pes MP, Rastinehad AR, Simmons LA, Sulser T, Villers A, Ward JF, de la Rosette JJ. Salvage ablative therapy in prostate cancer: international multidisciplinary consensus on trial design. Urol Oncol. 2015 Nov; 33(11):495.e1-7. PMID: 26231310.
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    17. de Castro Abreu AL, Chopra S, Azhar RA, Berger AK, Metcalfe C, Minetti M, Carey JN, Ukimura O, Desai M, Gill IS. Robotic Transabdominal Control of the Suprahepatic, Infradiaphragmatic Vena Cava to Enable Level 3 Caval Tumor Thrombectomy: Pilot Study in a Perfused-Cadaver Model. J Endourol. 2015 Oct; 29(10):1177-81. PMID: 26066667.
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    18. Bernhard JC, Isotani S, Matsugasumi T, Duddalwar V, Hung AJ, Suer E, Baco E, Satkunasivam R, Djaladat H, Metcalfe C, Hu B, Wong K, Park D, Nguyen M, Hwang D, Bazargani ST, de Castro Abreu AL, Aron M, Ukimura O, Gill IS. Personalized 3D printed model of kidney and tumor anatomy: a useful tool for patient education. World J Urol. 2016 Mar; 34(3):337-45. PMID: 26162845.
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    19. Chopra S, Metcalfe C, de Castro Abreu AL, Azhar RA, Satkunasivam R, Desai M, Aron M, Gill I, Berger AK. Port Placement and Docking for Robotic Surgery: The University of Southern California Approach. J Endourol. 2015 Aug; 29(8):868-72. PMID: 25891537.
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    20. Shoji S, Ukimura O, de Castro Abreu AL, Marien A, Matsugasumi T, Bahn D, Gill IS. Image-based monitoring of targeted biopsy-proven prostate cancer on active surveillance: 11-year experience. World J Urol. 2016 Feb; 34(2):221-7. PMID: 26093647.
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    21. Satkunasivam R, Tsai S, Syan S, Bernhard JC, de Castro Abreu AL, Chopra S, Berger AK, Lee D, Hung AJ, Cai J, Desai MM, Gill IS. Robotic unclamped "minimal-margin" partial nephrectomy: ongoing refinement of the anatomic zero-ischemia concept. Eur Urol. 2015 Oct; 68(4):705-12. PMID: 26071789.
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    22. Ukimura O, Gross ME, de Castro Abreu AL, Azhar RA, Matsugasumi T, Ushijima S, Kanazawa M, Aron M, Gill IS. A novel technique using three-dimensionally documented biopsy mapping allows precise re-visiting of prostate cancer foci with serial surveillance of cell cycle progression gene panel. Prostate. 2015 Jun; 75(8):863-71. PMID: 25663102.
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    23. Ukimura O, Marien A, Palmer S, Villers A, Aron M, de Castro Abreu AL, Leslie S, Shoji S, Matsugasumi T, Gross M, Dasgupta P, Gill IS. Trans-rectal ultrasound visibility of prostate lesions identified by magnetic resonance imaging increases accuracy of image-fusion targeted biopsies. World J Urol. 2015 Nov; 33(11):1669-76. PMID: 25656687.
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    24. de Castro Abreu AL, Azhar RA, Berger AK, Chopra S, Marien A, Santomauro M, Satkunasivam R, Sun Y, Aron M, Ukimura O, Desai MM, Gill IS. Robotic implantation of biodegradable regenerative urinary conduit: experimental study. J Endourol. 2015 Jan; 29(1):52-7. PMID: 24810844.
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    25. Papalia R, De Castro Abreu AL, Panebianco V, Duddalwar V, Simone G, Leslie S, Guaglianone S, Tejura T, Ferriero M, Costantini M, Desai M, Gallucci M, Gill IS. Novel kidney segmentation system to describe tumour location for nephron-sparing surgery. World J Urol. 2015 Jun; 33(6):865-71. PMID: 25159872.
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    26. de Castro Abreu AL, Bahn D, Chopra S, Leslie S, Matsugasumi T, Gill IS, Ukimura O. Real-time transrectal ultrasonography-guided hands-free technique for focal cryoablation of the prostate. BJU Int. 2014 Nov; 114(5):784-9. PMID: 24802231.
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    27. Azhar RA, de Castro Abreu AL, Broxham E, Sherrod A, Ma Y, Cai J, Gill TS, Desai M, Gill IS. Histological analysis of the kidney tumor-parenchyma interface. J Urol. 2015 Feb; 193(2):415-22. PMID: 25111913.
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    28. Ukimura O, de Castro Abreu AL, Matsugasumi T, Shoji S, Ma Y, Gill IS. Robot-assisted laparoscopic high-intensity focused ultrasound for focal therapy of prostate: novel approach. Int J Urol. 2014 Dec; 21(12):1289-90. PMID: 25041288.
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    29. Desai MM, Gill IS, de Castro Abreu AL, Hosseini A, Nyberg T, Adding C, Laurin O, Collins J, Miranda G, Goh AC, Aron M, Wiklund P. Robotic intracorporeal orthotopic neobladder during radical cystectomy in 132 patients. J Urol. 2014 Dec; 192(6):1734-40. PMID: 25016136.
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    30. Leslie S, Gill I, de Castro Abreu AL, Cai J, Desai M. Reply from authors re: Homayoun Zargar, Riccardo Autorino, Oktay Akca, Jihad H. Kaouk. Anatomic complexity of renal masses and outcomes of minimally invasive partial nephrectomy: do we have an answer? Eur Urol 2014;66:894-6: contact surface area, a novel parameter, may outperform nephrometry systems in predicting complexity of partial nephrectomy surgery. Eur Urol. 2014 Nov; 66(5):896-7. PMID: 24906682.
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    31. de Castro Abreu AL, Ukimura O, Desai MM. Editorial comment. Urology. 2014 Jul; 84(1):104-5. PMID: 24813069.
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    32. Ukimura O, de Castro Abreu AL, Hung AJ, Gill IS. Cryosurgery for clinical T3 prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2014 May; 113(5):684-5. PMID: 24717057.
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    33. Leslie S, Gill IS, de Castro Abreu AL, Rahmanuddin S, Gill KS, Nguyen M, Berger AK, Goh AC, Cai J, Duddalwar VA, Aron M, Desai MM. Renal tumor contact surface area: a novel parameter for predicting complexity and outcomes of partial nephrectomy. Eur Urol. 2014 Nov; 66(5):884-93. PMID: 24680360.
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    34. Sun Y, de Castro Abreu AL, Gill IS. Robotic inferior vena cava thrombus surgery: novel strategies. Curr Opin Urol. 2014 Mar; 24(2):140-7. PMID: 24451090.
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    35. Desai MM, de Castro Abreu AL, Leslie S, Cai J, Huang EY, Lewandowski PM, Lee D, Dharmaraja A, Berger AK, Goh A, Ukimura O, Aron M, Gill IS. Robotic partial nephrectomy with superselective versus main artery clamping: a retrospective comparison. Eur Urol. 2014 Oct; 66(4):713-9. PMID: 24486306.
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    36. Shoji S, Aron M, de Castro Abreu AL, Leslie S, Ahmadi H, Desai MM, Gill IS, Ukimura O. Intraoperative ultrasonography with a surgeon-manipulated microtransducer during robotic radical prostatectomy. Int J Urol. 2014 Jul; 21(7):736-9. PMID: 24446651.
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    37. de Castro Abreu AL, Ma Y, Shoji S, Marien A, Leslie S, Gill I, Ukimura O. Denonvilliers' space expansion by transperineal injection of hydrogel: implications for focal therapy of prostate cancer. Int J Urol. 2014 Apr; 21(4):416-8. PMID: 24118183.
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    38. de Castro Abreu AL, Bahn D, Leslie S, Shoji S, Silverman P, Desai MM, Gill IS, Ukimura O. Salvage focal and salvage total cryoablation for locally recurrent prostate cancer after primary radiation therapy. BJU Int. 2013 Aug; 112(3):298-307. PMID: 23826840.
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    39. Ukimura O, de Castro Abreu AL, Gill IS, Shoji S, Hung AJ, Bahn D. Image visibility of cancer to enhance targeting precision and spatial mapping biopsy for focal therapy of prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2013 Jun; 111(8):E354-64. PMID: 23714647.
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    40. Shoji S, Uchida T, Nakamoto M, Kim H, de Castro Abreu AL, Leslie S, Sato Y, Gill IS, Ukimura O. Prostate swelling and shift during high intensity focused ultrasound: implication for targeted focal therapy. J Urol. 2013 Oct; 190(4):1224-32. PMID: 23583532.
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    41. Goh AC, Gill IS, Lee DJ, de Castro Abreu AL, Fairey AS, Leslie S, Berger AK, Daneshmand S, Sotelo R, Gill KS, Xie HW, Chu LY, Aron M, Desai MM. Robotic intracorporeal orthotopic ileal neobladder: replicating open surgical principles. Eur Urol. 2012 Nov; 62(5):891-901. PMID: 22920581.
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    42. Bahn D, de Castro Abreu AL, Gill IS, Hung AJ, Silverman P, Gross ME, Lieskovsky G, Ukimura O. Focal cryotherapy for clinically unilateral, low-intermediate risk prostate cancer in 73 men with a median follow-up of 3.7 years. Eur Urol. 2012 Jul; 62(1):55-63. PMID: 22445223.
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    43. Ng CK, Gill IS, Patil MB, Hung AJ, Berger AK, de Castro Abreu AL, Nakamoto M, Eisenberg MS, Ukimura O, Thangathurai D, Aron M, Desai MM. Anatomic renal artery branch microdissection to facilitate zero-ischemia partial nephrectomy. Eur Urol. 2012 Jan; 61(1):67-74. PMID: 21908096.
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