Clinical Studies

As the bipolar PK technology resection and Olympus transuretheral resection in saline (TURis) platforms continue to be used in the field of Urology, additional clinical studies and publications will continue to be carried out and published that may not be contained in this current bibliography. For a complete listing of all current publications on this (

Olympus PlasmaButton Vaporization Electrode
  1. Geavlete B, Multescu R, Georgescu D, Jecu M, Dragutescu M & Geavlete P. “Innovative Technique in Nonmuscle Invasive Bladder Cancer -- Bipolar Plasma Vaporization.” UROLOGY. 2010, doi:10.1016/j.urology.2010.08.062.
  2. Geavlete B, Multescu R, Dragutescu M, Jecu M, Georgescu D & Geavlete P. “Transurethral resection (TUR) in saline plasma vaporization of the prostate vs standard TUR of the prostate: 'the better choice' in benign prostatic hyperplasia?” BJU International. January 2010, doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09433.x. 
Olympus Bipolar Technology
  1. Chen Q, Zhang L, Fan Q, Zhou J, Peng Y & Wang Z. “Bipolar transurethral resection in saline vs traditional monopolar resection of the prostate: results of a randomized trial with 2-year follow-up.” BJU International. January 2010, doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09401.x.
  2. Fagerström T, Nyman CR & Hahn RG. “Bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate causes less bleeding than the monopolar technique: a single-centre randomized trial of 202 patients.” BJU International. June 2010, Volume 105, Issue 11: pages 1560–1564.
  3. Issa, Muta M.  “Technological Advances in Transurethral Resection of the Prostate: Bipolar versus Monopolar TURP” Journal of Endourology. August 2008, Volume 22, Number 8: Pp. 1587-1595.
  4. Michielsen DP, Coomans D, Braeckman JG & Umbrain V. “Bipolar transurethral resection in saline: The solution to avoid hyponatraemia and transurethral resection syndrome.” Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology. 2010, 44: 228-235.
  5. Michielsen DP & Coomans D. “Urethral Strictures and Bipolar Transurethral Resection in Saline of the Prostate: fact or Fiction?” Journal of Endourology. August 2010, Volume 24, Number 8: Pp. 1333-1337.
  6. Puppo P, Bertolotto F, Introini C, Germinale F, Timossi L & Naselli A. “Bipolar Transurethral Resection in Saline (TURis®): Outcome and Complication Rates After the First 1000 cases.” Journal of Endourology. July 2009, Volume 23, Number 7: Pp. 1145-1149.

The most common risks associated with Plasma Vaporization Therapy and TURP are hematuria, short-term dysuria and urinary tract infection. For a complete lists of risks and complications associated with the use of the bipolar electrodes, please consult the Instructions for Use (IFU) manual. This electrode is not intended to be used for treatment of cancer of the prostate.