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BACKGROUND Thulium vapoenucleation of the prostate (ThuVEP) has been introduced as a minimally invasive treatment for benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). OBJECTIVE To analyze immediate outcomes and the institutional learning curve of ThuVEP, and to report its standardized complication rates, using the modified Clavien classification system (CCS) to grade(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of preoperative ureteral stenting on success rates of ureteroscopy (URS) for nephroureterolithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated patients who underwent URS for nephroureterolithiasis without preoperative indwelling ureteral stents. These patients were matched according to age, sex, body mass index,(More)
PURPOSE Given the lack of urology specific directives for the periprocedural management of anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications, the AUA (American Urological Association) and ICUD (International Consultation on Urological Disease) named an international multidisciplinary panel to develop consensus based recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
INTRODUCTION To evaluate the impact of surgical experience on ureteroscopic stone-free rates (SFR) and complication rates (CR) for the treatment of urinary calculi of the upper urinary tract. METHODS We evaluated retrospectively, patients (n=300) having undergone ureteroscopy (URS) for single urinary calculi treated by residents (n=12) at our department(More)
UNLABELLED Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Thulium VapoEnucleation of the prostate (ThuVEP) has been introduced as a minimally invasive treatment modality of benign prostate obstruction (BPO). This study reports the largest series of patients with symptomatic BPO undergoing(More)
PURPOSE Tm:YAG vapoenucleation was introduced as a minimally invasive treatment in patients with benign prostatic obstruction. The efficiency and safety of Tm:YAG vapoenucleation must still be confirmed in large volume prostates to prove the size independence of this promising treatment option. We evaluated the safety and efficiency of Tm:YAG(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate efficacy and safety of 200 W 2 μm thulium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet vapoenucleation of the prostate (ThuVEP) for patients with benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive patients with symptomatic BPO were treated with 200 W ThuVEP. Patients were matched for age and preoperative prostate volume with(More)
UNLABELLED Study Type--Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy has been proposed for the treatment of localized prostate cancer (PCa) for all risk levels of tumour recurrence. The study adds data on the efficacy of a single HIFU application in the(More)
PURPOSE We determined the efficacy and safety of flexible ureterorenoscopy for single intrarenal calculi and further stratified efficacy by stone burden. MATERIALS AND METHODS CROES collected prospective data on consecutive patients with urinary stones treated with ureterorenoscopy at 114 centers worldwide for 1 year. Only patients who underwent flexible(More)
PURPOSE To determine differences in patients' characteristics, operative time and procedures, and perioperative outcomes between prone and supine positioning in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) using the Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society (CROES) PCNL Global Study database. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between November 2007 and December(More)