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42 Renal & Urology News MARCH 2009 www.renalandurologynews.com MEETINGS CALENDAR GreenLight Laser Effective for LUTS Symptoms, urine flow improved significantly BY ROSEMARY FREI, MSC “But we now use the GreenLight SHANGHAI—Laser vaporization laser approach nearly routinely in all of prostate tissue using a 120-watt our patients with lower urinary tract GreenLight laser significantly re- symptoms due to prostate enlarge- duces lower urinary tract symptoms ment,” Dr. Bachmann said. DOMESTIC MEETINGS Renal Week 2009, (LUTS) secondary to benign pro- Carson Wong, MD, associate profes- San Diego Convention Center, static hyperplasia (BPH), according sor and chief of the Section of Apr. 23-26, ESRD: Charting the San Diego. to a study conducted at nine centers Endourology, Laparoscopy and Mini- Challenges for the Future, Contact: 202.659.0599 in seven countries. mally Invasive Surgery at the Univer- Sheraton Boston Hotel and Towers, Fax: 202.659.0709 The GreenLight laser is not yet sity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Boston. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org widely used in North America or Center in Oklahoma City, reviewed Contact: 617.384.8600 Web site: www.asn-online.org Europe, but this improved version of the results and said “the clinical effica- Fax: 617.384.8686 the potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser cy achieved in the study is impressive.” E-mail: email@example.com Nov. 5-9, Society for Basic is gaining a foothold on both conti- Still, he questioned why such large Web site: cme.med.harvard.edu Urologic Research (SBUR) nents. The nine centers included hos- amounts of energy were applied dur- Annual Meeting, pitals in New York City and Boston. ing the laser treatments. The average Apr. 25-30, American Urological Sheraton New Orleans, Among 629 subjects with BPH- energy used per patient was 274.8 kJ, Association 2009 Annual Meeting, New Orleans. related LUTS, prostate volume fell compared with 85 kJ used in a study McCormick Place, Contact: 847.517.7225 by 55% over an average of 7.7 Chicago. Fax: 847.517.7229 months’ follow-up and PSA levels Contact: 410.689.3700 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org dropped by 43%, according to find- Prostate volume Fax: 410.689.3800 Web site: www.sbur.org ings presented here at the World fell by 55% over E-mail: convention@AUAnet.org Congress of Endourology. Symptoms Web site: www.aua2009.org May 29-June 4, 2010, American decreased significantly and urine an average of 7.7 flow rose significantly. The mean May 29-June 2, American Society Urological Association 2010 Annual Meeting, American Urological Association months’ follow-up. of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) San Francisco. Symptom Score decreased from 21.6 2009 Annual Meeting, Contact: 800.908.9414 at baseline to 8.4 after six months. he and
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