Gyrus bipolar versus standard monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate: A randomized prospective trial

Marco De Sio, Riccardo Autorino, Giuseppe Quarto, Rocco Damiano, Sisto Perdonà, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Salvatore Mordente, Massimo D'Armiento

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Abstract

Objectives. To compare bipolar plasmakinetic (PK) with standard monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Methods. A total of 70 patients were prospectively randomized into two groups: 35 patients underwent PK TURP with the Gyrus device, and 35 patients underwent standard monopolar TURP. We evaluated the time to catheter removal and hospital discharge, operating time, blood loss, postoperative irrigation, complications, urinary flow rates, symptom relief, and postvoid residual volumes. Results. At baseline, the study groups were comparable in age, prostate volume, mean prostate-specific antigen value, International Prostate Symptom Score, quality-of-life score, flow rate, and postvoid residual volume. The mean catheterization time was 72 and 100 hours in the PK and standard groups, respectively. This difference was statistically significant (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalUrology
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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