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J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 May;27(5):709-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2016.01.146.

Prostatic Artery Embolization Using Embosphere Microspheres for Prostates Measuring 80-150 cm(3): Early Results from a US Trial.

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1
Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina, 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Electronic address: ari_isaacson@med.unc.edu.
2
Department of Urology, University of North Carolina, 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
3
Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina, 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Abstract

Between November 2014 and October 2015, 12 patients with prostates measuring 80-150 cm(3) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs) were enrolled in a prospective single-center US trial to evaluate Embosphere Microspheres for use in prostatic artery embolization (PAE). At 3 months, mean improvements in International Prostate Symptom Score and quality of life score were 18.3 points (range, 5-27) and 3.6 points (range, 1-6), respectively. One-month cystoscopies and anoscopies demonstrated no ischemic injuries. There were no major complications. In this cohort, Embosphere Microspheres, when used for PAE, were safe and effective in reducing LUTSs in the early follow-up period.

PMID:
27106645
DOI:
10.1016/j.jvir.2016.01.146
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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