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Perioperative care of patients undergoing holmium laser resection of the prostate (HoLRP) compared with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
Author(s): Peter J. Gilling; Michael Mackey; Michael D. Cresswell; Katie M. Kennett; Carol B. Cass; Mark R. Fraundorfer; John N. Kabalin
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Paper Abstract

HoLRP is a technique which produces a defect in the prostatic fossa analogous to TURP but does so with significantly less blood loss. The perioperative outcome was assessed in a randomized clinical trial. The patients in the HoLRP arm (61 patients) had a longer resection time when compared to the TURP group (59 patients) but had less nursing contact time, shorter catheter time and a shorter hospital stay. Four patients in the TURP arm (6.8%) required blood transfusion compared to none in the HoLRP arm. Postoperative dysuria was similar in the two groups. Overall, the perioperative morbidity of HoLRP is less than that of TURP.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3245, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VIII, (1 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312272
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Peter J. Gilling, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
Michael Mackey, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
Michael D. Cresswell, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
Katie M. Kennett, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
Carol B. Cass, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
Mark R. Fraundorfer, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
John N. Kabalin, Scottsbluff Urology Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3245:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VIII
Graham M. Watson; Reza S. Malek; Aaron P. Perlmutter; Penny J. Smalley; Sharon L. Thomsen; Harvey Lui; Lawrence S. Bass; R. Rox Anderson; Lou Reinisch; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lloyd P. Tate; R. Rox Anderson; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Kenton W. Gregory; Harvey Lui; Reza S. Malek; Aaron P. Perlmutter; Lou Reinisch; Penny J. Smalley; Lloyd P. Tate; Sharon L. Thomsen; Graham M. Watson, Editor(s)

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