Contemporary practice patterns of transurethral therapies for benign prostate hypertrophy: results of a worldwide survey.

To perform a global survey to identify contemporary practice patterns of transurethral therapies for benign prostatic hypertrophy.

A REDCap survey was distributed to the ~ 3500 members of the Endourological Society. Surgeons completed demographic information and then selected the BPH therapies they perform 10 cases/year. There were four categories of BPH therapies: ablation, enucleation, resection/vaporization, and MIST (minimally invasive surgical technique). Within each category, there were subcategories to account for different energy modalities. All statistical analyses were performed using SAS 9.4.

A total of 175 surgeons responded to our survey. Prostate resection/vaporization remained the most commonly utilized technique (51.9%, n = 147/283) followed by enucleation (22.6%, n = 64/283). Bipolar TURP (bTURP) was the most common modality for prostate resection (69.4%, n = 102/147). Holmium laser enucleation (HoLEP) was the most common modality for enucleation (46.9%, n = 30/64). Urolift® was performed more often than Rezūm™ (55.9% vs. 44.1%, n = 19/34 vs. 15/34, respectively). Among surgeons performing ablation, country of practice was a significantly associated with length of stay (LOS), p < 0.0001. For surgeons performing enucleation, academic institution and completion of a fellowship were associated with postoperative day (POD) 1 catheter removal (p = 0.0240 and p = 0.020, respectively).

In this contemporary, global survey of the Endourology Society, resection/vaporization techniques were the most commonly performed. Rates of MISTs remained relatively low at 12.1%. Academic institution and fellowship status were associated with shorter catheterization times and LOS for certain surgical categories.

World journal of urology. 2021 Jun 18 [Epub ahead of print]

Matthew S Lee, Mark Assmus, Deepak Agarwal, Tim Large, Amy Krambeck

Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Northwestern University, 676 N. St. Clair, Suite 2300, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA. ., Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, USA., Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Northwestern University, 676 N. St. Clair, Suite 2300, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.

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