A temporary intraurethral prostatic stent relieves prostatic obstruction following transurethral microwave thermotherapy.

@article{Shore2007ATI,
  title={A temporary intraurethral prostatic stent relieves prostatic obstruction following transurethral microwave thermotherapy.},
  author={Neal D Shore and Martin K Dineen and Mark J Saslawsky and Jeffrey H Lumerman and Alberto P Corica},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2007},
  volume={177 3},
  pages={1040-6}
}
PURPOSE The Spanner, a novel prostatic stent, was evaluated for safety, efficacy and patient tolerance when used to relieve prostatic obstruction following transurethral microwave thermotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Following transurethral microwave thermotherapy and routine post-procedure Foley catheterization at 1 of 9 clinical sites 186 patients meeting study criteria were randomized to receive a Spanner (100) or the standard of care (86). Baseline evaluations included post-void residual… CONTINUE READING