Introduction: We assessed the efficacy and safety of holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) in patients with high comorbidity burden.Materials and methods: Data from patients treated with HoLEP at our academic referral center from March 2017 to January 2021 were prospectively collected. Patients were divided according to their CCI (Charlson Comorbidity Index). Perioperative surgical data and 3-month functional outcomes were collected.Results: Out of 305 patients included, 107 (35.1%) and 198 (64.9%) were classified as CCI & GE; 3 and < 3, respectively. The groups were comparable in terms of baseline prostate size, symptoms severity, post-void residue and Qmax. The amount of energy delivered during HoLEP (141.3 vs. 118.0 KJ, p=0.01) and lasing time (38 vs 31 minutes, p=0.01) were significantly higher in patients with CCI & GE; 3. However, median enucleation, morcellation and overall surgical time were comparable between the two groups (all p>0.05). Intraoperative complications rate (9.3% vs. 9.5%, p=0.77), median time to catheter removal and hospital stay were comparable between the two cohorts. Similarly, early (30 days) and delayed (>30 days) surgical complications rates were not significantly different between the two groups. At 3-month follow up, functional outcomes using validated questionnaires did not differ between the two groups (all p>0.05).Conclusions: HoLEP represents a safe and effective treatment option for BPH also in patients with high comorbidity burden.

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is safe and effective in patients with high comorbidity burden / Di Maida, Fabrizio; Grosso, Antonio Andrea; Tellini, Riccardo; Nardoni, Samuele; Giudici, Sofia; Cadenar, Anna; Salamone, Vincenzo; Lambertini, Luca; Salvi, Matteo; Minervini, Andrea; Tuccio, Agostino. - In: INTERNATIONAL BRAZ J UROL. - ISSN 1677-5538. - ELETTRONICO. - 49:(2023), pp. 341-350. [10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2022.0174]

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is safe and effective in patients with high comorbidity burden

Di Maida, Fabrizio;Grosso, Antonio Andrea;Tellini, Riccardo;Nardoni, Samuele;Giudici, Sofia;Cadenar, Anna;Salamone, Vincenzo;Lambertini, Luca;Salvi, Matteo;Minervini, Andrea;Tuccio, Agostino
2023

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Introduction: We assessed the efficacy and safety of holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) in patients with high comorbidity burden.Materials and methods: Data from patients treated with HoLEP at our academic referral center from March 2017 to January 2021 were prospectively collected. Patients were divided according to their CCI (Charlson Comorbidity Index). Perioperative surgical data and 3-month functional outcomes were collected.Results: Out of 305 patients included, 107 (35.1%) and 198 (64.9%) were classified as CCI & GE; 3 and < 3, respectively. The groups were comparable in terms of baseline prostate size, symptoms severity, post-void residue and Qmax. The amount of energy delivered during HoLEP (141.3 vs. 118.0 KJ, p=0.01) and lasing time (38 vs 31 minutes, p=0.01) were significantly higher in patients with CCI & GE; 3. However, median enucleation, morcellation and overall surgical time were comparable between the two groups (all p>0.05). Intraoperative complications rate (9.3% vs. 9.5%, p=0.77), median time to catheter removal and hospital stay were comparable between the two cohorts. Similarly, early (30 days) and delayed (>30 days) surgical complications rates were not significantly different between the two groups. At 3-month follow up, functional outcomes using validated questionnaires did not differ between the two groups (all p>0.05).Conclusions: HoLEP represents a safe and effective treatment option for BPH also in patients with high comorbidity burden.
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