Minimally invasive prostate convective water vapor energy ablation: A multicenter, randomized, controlled study for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia

Kevin T. McVary, Steven N. Gange, Marc C. Gittelman, Kenneth Allen Goldberg, Kalpesh Patel, Neal D. Shore, Richard M. Levin, Michael Rousseau, J. Randolf Beahrs, Jed Kaminetsky, Barrett E. Cowan, Christopher H. Cantrill, Lance A. Mynderse, James C. Ulchaker, Thayne R. Larson, Christopher M. Dixon, Claus Roehrborn

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Purpose This report reveals the results of a multicenter, randomized, controlled study using transurethral prostate convective water vapor thermal energy to treat lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Materials and Methods Men 50 years old or older with an International Prostate Symptom Score of 13 or greater, maximum flow rate of 15 ml per second or less and prostate size 30 to 80 cc were randomized 2:1 between thermal therapy with the Rezūm® System and control. Thermal water vapor was injected into the transition zone and median lobe as needed. The control procedure was rigid cystoscopy with simulated active treatment sounds. The primary end point compared International Prostate Symptom Score reduction at 3 months. Treatment subjects were followed for 12 months. Results There were 197 men randomized (active 136, control 61). Thermal therapy and control International Prostate Symptom Score was reduced by 11.2 ± 7.6 and 4.3 ± 6.9 respectively (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1529-1537
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume195
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • lower urinary tract symptoms
  • prostate
  • prostatic hyperplasia
  • thermal conductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    McVary, K. T., Gange, S. N., Gittelman, M. C., Goldberg, K. A., Patel, K., Shore, N. D., Levin, R. M., Rousseau, M., Beahrs, J. R., Kaminetsky, J., Cowan, B. E., Cantrill, C. H., Mynderse, L. A., Ulchaker, J. C., Larson, T. R., Dixon, C. M., & Roehrborn, C. (2016). Minimally invasive prostate convective water vapor energy ablation: A multicenter, randomized, controlled study for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Journal of Urology, 195(5), 1529-1537. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2015.10.181