Greenlight(®) photoselective vaporization of the prostate: Contemporary practices in France.

The objective of this study was to assess the French surgeons practices with the Greenlight(®) laser. MATERIAL AND METHODS: During the 4th meeting of French Greenlight(®) users group (GUGL), was proposed a questionnaire on the management of patients and the GL technique. The questionnaire covered the operator's characteristics (age, experience with the GL, etc.), the treatment strategy, preoperative management (anticoagulants…) and postoperative management (ambulatory, removal catheter…) as well as the surgical technique (fiber type, energy used, etc.). RESULTS: Among the 117 participants, 64 answered to the questionnaire (55%). Fifty-six percent chose GL, whatever was the prostate volume, simple prostatectomy was the most commonly alternative used for high prostate size (39%). The aspirin was pursued by 89% of practitioners perioperatively. Conversely, clopidogrel was continued by only 19% and anticoagulant by only 14%. Seventy-three percent of participants commonly used classic vaporization and only 3% used new techniques (GreenLEP). During procedure, 72% used energy between 120W and 160W. Sixty percent used transrectal ultrasound during surgery (32% throughout the procedure). Only 16% of surgeons made ambulatory procedure and almost 33% never. Surgeons with over 3years of experience (vs.
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research

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Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
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Source: Critical Ultrasound Journal - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractFinding optimal parameters of endovenous laser coagulation using the radiation with a wavelength of 1910  nm. In vivo experiments have been carried out on the small saphenous veins of three sheep of Edilbay breed and the dependence of venous wall and surrounding tissue damage on the radiation power was analyzed on the basis of morphological study results, as well as ultrasound examination and clinical observation of animals in the postoperative period. As radiation source, we used the diode-pumped solid-state laser, based on the LiYF4:Tm crystal, with emission wavelength of 1910  nm. For morphological stu...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol X Source Type: research
michowski P Abstract A simple, rapid and efficient methodology was developed for the extraction and determination of heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs) in cigarette and forest fire ash samples based on a novel Ultrasound-Assisted Dispersive Solid-liquid Microextraction (UA-DSLME) coupled to polyurethane foam (PUF) mini-column as a clean-up strategy and on-line determination by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The optimal working conditions were found by (i) application of two-level full factorial designs and (ii) implementation of a response surface methodology based on the second-order ...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
This study considers a mathematical framework for analyzing the behavior of ultrasonic waves’ nonlinearities due to load-induced cracks with loaded interfaces in concrete materials. The proposed framework uses phase-space domain that is essential in chaos analysis, which is the main contribution of the following article. To verify chaotic behavior, three mathematical tools are exploited. First, Poincaré map is used to verify aperiodic behavior of ultrasonic waves in phase-space domain. Next, Recurrence plot as well as recurrence quantification analysis are performed to verify deterministic behavior of ultrasou...
Source: Journal of Sound and Vibration - Category: Physics Source Type: research
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Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: Chu C, Yi X, Sun J, Zhang X, Liu S, Zhang N, Wang J Abstract Anesthetic effects and safety of dexmedetomidine and tramadol, respectively, combined with propofol in ultrasound-guided percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy (PMCT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were compared. One hundred and seventy-six patients with HCC, treated by ultrasound-guided PMCT in The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University from January 2014 to December 2016, were retrospectively analyzed and divided into two groups: dexmedetomidine group (anesthetized with dexmedetomidine combined with propofol, n=91) and tramadol group ...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
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Source: Food Packaging and Shelf Life - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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