Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Presentation of our experience at the American Urological Association Annual Congress in San Diego

This time I could not join the AUA Annual Meeting, but there our Australian colleagues in this study presented our multicentric experience with the GreenLight XPS laser for the treatment of patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Also, at this congress, Prof. Alexander Bachmann presented the results of the important study "Goliath"that compares GreenLight XPS 180 watt laser vaporization of the prostate with conventional transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for the treatment of BPH. Despite the TURP arm obtaining excellent results, probably the best ever published in a study, GreenLight vaporization showed to be equally efficacious with less postoperative complications, catheterisation time and hospitalization. It is a very rigorous study, methodologically sound, that finally demonstrates the superiority of GreenLight for BPH over conventional TURP.

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