Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2020; 24 (17): 9116-9120

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202009_22858

Postoperative treatment with phytotheraphy Graminex G63 (CERNILEN-Flogo®) after greenlight laser XPS (180W) photovaporization of the prostate (PVP), can affect patient’s quality of life?

A.B. Di Pasquale, A. Cassani, S. Masciovecchio, G. Zasa, G. Ranieri, G. Romano, L. Di Clemente

Department of Urology, “S. Salvatore” Hospital, Urology Unit, L’Aquila, Italy; ASL Abruzzo 1, L’Aquila, Italy. alessandra.cassani73@gmail.com


OBJECTIVE: Phytotherapic treatment as Cernilen-flogo® is commonly used to treat chronic pelvic pain, chronic prostatitis, and BPE (benign prostatic enlargement). In our study, for the first time, we aim to evaluate postoperatively Cernilen-flogo® therapy in patients with BPE/LUTS (lower urinary tract symptoms) previously treated with Greenlight laser XPS (180W) photovaporization of prostate (PVP) to improve surgical outcomes.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected data from patients treated with PVP for BPE/LUTS international prostate symptom score (IPSS) >20 unresponding to conventional treatment. Two groups of patients were analyzed: Group A including 15 patients (50%) treated postoperatively with Cernilen-flogo® vs. no treatment Group B. One expert surgeon performed all the procedures.

RESULTS: 30 patients included with BPE/LUTs previously treated with PVP. There was no difference between patients’ demographic, median age, prostate volume and PSA (prostate specific antigen) level. All patients had a postoperative evaluation after 30-45 days. Patients with postoperative complications (acute urinary retention, postoperative hematuria) were excluded from our study. All patients had a preoperative and postoperative evaluation of IPSS, bother score (BS) and pelvic discomfort (visual analogic scale VAS). Preoperatively there was no significative difference in IPSS, BS and VAS. IPSS Group A was postoperatively 7.13 (SD 1.64) and Group B was 7.33 (SD 1.58) (p=0.67); BS Group A was postoperatively 1.33 (SD 0.81), Group B was 1.73 (SD 1.09) (p=0.30), and VAS Group A was 2.73 (SD 1.9) and Group B was 4.33 (SD 1.58) (p=0.004) showing a statistically significative difference between the two groups in pelvic discomfort with a better outcome in patients treated with Cernilen-flogo®.

CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed that Cernilen-flogo® treatment after PVP is effective and minimize patient’s pelvic discomfort showed by lower VAS level resulting in better postoperatively patient’s quality of life (QOL).

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A.B. Di Pasquale, A. Cassani, S. Masciovecchio, G. Zasa, G. Ranieri, G. Romano, L. Di Clemente
Postoperative treatment with phytotheraphy Graminex G63 (CERNILEN-Flogo®) after greenlight laser XPS (180W) photovaporization of the prostate (PVP), can affect patient’s quality of life?

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2020
Vol. 24 - N. 17
Pages: 9116-9120
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202009_22858