Tania Anne Hossack

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OBJECTIVE To specifically evaluate perioperative morbidity associated with men who were taking coumadin and continued on this medication at therapeutic levels for the purposes of the prostate (PVP). Increasing numbers of men are taking coumadin for medical comorbidity and this creates clinical concerns for urologists treating such men with benign prostatic(More)
There are few reports of the clinical outcomes of photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) using the 120-W lithium triborate (LBO) laser. The present study evaluates clinical outcomes of 76 men treated with the 120-W LBO laser by an experienced PVP surgeon with 12 months follow up. The International Prostate(More)
PURPOSE Anterior tumors are estimated to constitute 20% of prostate cancers. Current data indicate that transperineal biopsy is more reliable than transrectal biopsy in identifying these tumors. If correct, this superior reliability should result in an increased proportion of anterior tumors identified by transperineal biopsy. We investigated this(More)
AIM To evaluate the peri-operative morbidity of men taking clopidogrel who underwent photoselective vaporisation of the prostate (PVP). PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective database was collected. Between March 2005 and July 2010, 480 men underwent PVP. Of these, 18 men underwent PVP treatment while on clopidogrel. The surgery was carried out with either an(More)
PURPOSE We determined whether systematic template guided transperineal biopsies can accurately locate and sensitively detect prostate cancer. In addition, we reported discrepancies between diagnostic and pathological Gleason scores, and investigated whether prostate size had an effect on the cancer detection rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective(More)
There is little reported on sexual functional outcome following photoselective vaporisation of the prostate using the 120 W lithium triborate laser. The objective of this study was to evaluate changes in sexual function at 3 and 12 months following PVP. The primary outcome measures were changes in voiding parameters and changes in erectile function in the(More)
PURPOSE Several international committees involved in establishing standards of care have recommended that patients undergoing surgery for bladder outlet obstruction should be assessed with patient reported outcomes (PRO). The Patient Global Impression of Improvement (PGI-I) is an instrument designed to measure a patients interpretation of symptom changes(More)
OBJECTIVE • To measure patient discomfort associated with transrectal ultrasonography guided prostate biopsy (TRUSPB) performed with periprostatic local anaesthetic (LA) infiltration and to document agreement to possible repeat biopsy, as a recent audit showed that 86% of Australian urologists performed prostate biopsies using sedation or general(More)
BACKGROUND Suprasphincteric fistulae remain the most difficult to cure. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the healing rate of suprasphincteric anal fistula treated by ano-cutaneous advancement flap repair, and the impact of this procedure on continence and quality of life. METHOD Sixteen patients with complex, recurrent or chronic(More)
• To investigate the significance of the percentage of positive biopsy cores (PPBCs) in predicting the biochemical outcome in patients with clinically localised prostate cancer undergoing low-dose rate brachytherapy (LDRB). • A total of 326 consecutive patients underwent LDRB between February 1997 and January 2007. The cohort consisted of 68.7%, 30.4% and(More)