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BACKGROUND The comparative outcome with GreenLight (GL) photoselective vaporisation of the prostate and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in men with lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) has been questioned. OBJECTIVE The primary objective of the GOLIATH study was to evaluate the noninferiority of 180-W GL(More)
PURPOSE We present the 1-year results of the GOLIATH prospective randomized controlled trial comparing transurethral resection of the prostate to GreenLight XPS for the treatment of men with nonneurogenic lower urinary tract symptoms due to prostate enlargement. The updated results at 1 year show that transurethral resection of the prostate and GreenLight(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of transperineal template prostate biopsies in men on active surveillance. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 101 men on active surveillance for prostate cancer underwent restaging transperineal template prostate biopsies at a single centre. Criteria for active surveillance were ≤75 years, Gleason ≤3+3, prostate-specific antigen(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the optimal treatment conditions and effects of TOOKAD(®) Soluble vascular-targeted photodynamic (VTP) therapy in patients with localised prostate cancer. To evaluate the safety and quality of life after TOOKAD(®) Soluble VTP treatment in patients with localised prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Men (aged >18 years) diagnosed(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our early experience with new GreenLight XPS™ generator using the new MoXy laser fiber, examining its efficacy and safety and also its ability to effectively treat the larger prostate gland. PATIENTS AND METHODS From July 2010 until August 2012, 131 patients, with an average age of 72.6 years (range 49-92), were treated using the(More)
BACKGROUND The GOLIATH study is a 2-yr trial comparing transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) to photoselective vaporization with the GreenLight XPS Laser System (GL-XPS) for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). Noninferiority of GL-XPS to TURP was demonstrated based on a 6-mo follow-up from the study. OBJECTIVE To determine whether(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the ease of removal of the Memokath 028 prostatic stent (Engineers & Doctors A/S, Hornbaek, Denmark), an important attribute of the 'ideal' prostatic stent. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data on patients who had had a Memokath 028 stent removed in three different centres in Europe over an 8-year period were collected retrospectively.(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to carry out an independent evaluation of the efficacy and security of a number of vessel ligation devices and ligatures. MATERIALS AND METHODS A vascular ligation model was devised using fresh, ex vivo porcine internal carotid arteries of varying external diameters. Coloured normal saline was infused via a(More)
BACKGROUND Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is considered the gold standard for male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, TURP may lead to sexual dysfunction and incontinence, and has a long recovery period. Prostatic urethral lift (PUL) is a treatment option that may overcome these(More)
INTRODUCTION To evaluate the potential and feasibility of the potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) Greenlight laser to perform partial nephrectomy in a porcine model. TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS A total of 15 laparoscopic partial nephrectomies were performed in 4 Danish land-raised pigs under anesthesia. Transperitoneal access was obtained, and using a total of(More)