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OBJECTIVE To provide the first update of the EAU guidelines on assessment, therapy and follow-up of men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). METHODS A systematic literature review was conducted based on the results of a MEDLINE search concentrating on the years 1999-2003. In combination with expert(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of BPH. METHODS A search of published work was conducted using Medline. In combination with expert opinions recommendations were made on the usefulness of tests for assessment and follow-up: mandatory, recommended, or optional. In addition, indications and outcomes for the(More)
BACKGROUND Pooled data from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with short-term follow-up have shown a safety advantage for bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (B-TURP) compared with monopolar TURP (M-TURP). However, RCTs with follow-up >12 mo are scarce. OBJECTIVE To compare the midterm safety/efficacy of B-TURP versus M-TURP. DESIGN,(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness and the safety of photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) to open prostatectomy (OP) for the surgical treatment of large prostatic adenomas. METHODS A total of 125 patients with prostate glands >80ml were randomly allocated to PVP (n=65) or OP (n=60) and prospectively evaluated at 1, 3, 6, and 12 mo(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the comparative effectiveness of electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback with verbal instructions as learning tools of pelvic muscle exercises (PMEs) in the early management of urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-two consecutive patients (mean age 64 years, sd 4.2), with urinary incontinence after(More)
OBJECTIVE We review the pathophysiology and possible prevention measures of complications after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). METHODS A literature search was performed with the Medline database on ESWL between 1980 and 2004. RESULTS ESWL application has been intuitively connected to complications. These are related mostly to residual(More)
CONFLICT OF INTEREST None Take Home Message: This is a prospective randomized study showing that for large prostatic adenomas, photoselective vaporization of the prostate requires less blood transfusions, shorter catheterization time and shorter hospital stay compared to open prostatectomy, while achieving similar functional results at the same time. AIM(More)
UNLABELLED WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: The effect of TURP on overall sexual function and particularly erectile function (EF) is controversial with conflicting results based on a low level of evidence. The effects of monopolar and bipolar TURP (M-TURP and B-TURP, respectively) on EF are similar, as has been shown in a few(More)
OBJECTIVES For patients with prostate specific antigen (PSA) values of 4-10 ng/mL, some urologists perform prostatic biopsies depending upon the findings of digital rectal examination (DRE) and transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS), and others perform biopsies on most of these men regardless of the findings of DRE and TRUS. The purpose of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVES The European Society of Urological Technology (ESUT) conducted a survey in order to assess and record the current trends between urologists with regard to the application of endourological stone management to identify trends and differences in treatment strategies among urologists. METHODS A total of 695 certified urologists and urological(More)