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Volume 25, Issue 3 (May 2023) 25, 356–360; 10.4103/aja202267

Enhanced recovery after surgery in transurethral surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Jing Zhou1,2, Zhu-Feng Peng1, Pan Song1,2, Lu-Chen Yang1,2, Zheng-Huan Liu1,2, Shuai-Ke Shi1, Lin-Chun Wang1, Jun-Hao Chen1, Liang-Ren Liu1, Qiang Dong1

1 Department of Urology/Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
    2 West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610000, China

Correspondence: Dr. Q Dong (dqiang666@163.com)



Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) measures have not been systematically applied in transurethral surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study was performed on patients with BPH who required surgical intervention. From July 2019 to June 2020, the ERAS program was applied to 248 patients, and the conventional program was applied to 238 patients. After 1 year of follow-up, the differences between the ERAS group and the conventional group were evaluated. The ERAS group had a shorter time of urinary catheterization compared with the conventional group (mean ± standard deviation [s.d.]: 1.0 ± 0.4 days vs 2.7 ± 0.8 days, P < 0.01), and the pain (mean ± s.d.) was significantly reduced through postoperative hospitalization days (PODs) 0–2 (POD 0: 1.7 ± 0.8 vs 2.4 ± 1.0, P < 0.01; POD 1: 1.6 ± 0.9 vs 3.5 ± 1.3, P < 0.01; POD 2: 1.2 ± 0.7 vs 3.0 ± 1.3, P < 0.01). No statistically significant difference was found in the rate of postoperative complications, such as postoperative bleeding (P = 0.79), urinary retention (P = 0.40), fever (P = 0.55), and readmission (P = 0.71). The hospitalization cost of the ERAS group was similar to that of the conventional group (mean ± s.d.: 16 927.8 ± 5808.1 Chinese Yuan [CNY] vs 17 044.1 ± 5830.7 CNY, P =0.85). The International Prostate Symptom Scores (IPSS) and quality of life (QoL) scores in the two groups were also similar when compared at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after discharge. The ERAS program we conducted was safe, repeatable, and efficient. In conclusion, patients undergoing the ERAS program experienced less postoperative stress than those undergoing the conventional program.
    Keywords: aging male; benign prostatic hyperplasia; enhanced recovery after surgery; prostate; transurethral surgery

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