Midterm results from an international multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing bipolar with monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate.

@article{Mamoulakis2013MidtermRF,
  title={Midterm results from an international multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing bipolar with monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate.},
  author={Charalampos Mamoulakis and Michael R Schulze and Andreas A. Skolarikos and Gerasimos J. Alivizatos and Roberto Mario Scarpa and Jens J Rassweiler and Jean J. M. C. H. de la Rosette and Cesare Marco Scoffone},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2013},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={
          667-76
        }
}
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, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS From July 2006 to June 2009, TURP candidates with benign prostatic obstruction were consecutively recruited in four… CONTINUE READING
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