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Prostate Centre & Urology Research Publications

Recent publications from our specialists are listed below by doctor.

Dr Philip Bergersen

Garcia C, Jina H, Bergersen P, Chalasani V. (2016) Bladder Contracture - A Rare and Serious Side Effect of Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Therapy. Urology Case Reports, 4, 22-24.

Lee, M., Savage, J., Dias, M., Bergersen, P. and Winter, M. (2015) Box, cable and smartphone: a simple laparoscopic trainer. The Clinical Teacher, 12: 384-388.

Winter M., Garcia C., Bergersen P., Woo H., Chalasani V. (2013) A systematic review with meta-analysis of transrectal prostate biopsy versus transperineal prostate biopsy for detecting prostate cancer. BJU International Conference Publication;112:22

Winter M., Bergersen P., Woo H., Chalasani V. (2013) Complications after prostate biopsy : A meta-analysis of transrectal prostate biopsy versus transperineal prostate biopsy. BJU International Conference Publication;111:97

Goolam A., Bergersen P., Dean T., Langdon P., Woo H. (2012) Ten year re-treatment rate for bladder neck incision.BJU International Conference Publication;109:23

Goolam A., Bergersen P., Dean T., Langdon P., Woo H. (2012) Ten year re-treatment rate for transurethral incision of the prostate. Journal of Urology;187(4 suppl. 1):799


Dr Venu Chalasani

Knapp G, Chalasani V, Woo H. (2017) Perioperative adverse events in patients on continued anticoagulation undergoing photoselective vaporisation of the prostate with the 180-W Greenlight lithium triborate laser. BJU Int. 23 May 2017. DOI: 10.1111/bju.13822

Garcia C, Jina H, Bergersen P, Chalasani V. (2016) Bladder Contracture - A Rare and Serious Side Effect of Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Therapy. Urology Case Reports, 4, 22-24.

Gunaratne DA, Krieger LE, Maclean F, Vaux KJ, Chalasani V. (2016) Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy With Gemcitabine and Cisplatin for Plasmacytoid Urothelial Bladder Cancer: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clin Genitourin Cancer. Feb;14(1)

Hayne, D., Stockler, M., McCombie, S., Chalasani, V., Long, A., Martin, A., Sengupta, S., Davis, I. (2015). BCG+MMC trial: adding mitomycin C to BCG as adjuvant intravesical therapy for high-risk, non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: a randomised phase III trial (ANZUP 1301). BMC Cancer, 15(1), 1-7.

Bhatia, D., Winter, M., Dias, M., Chalasani, V. (2014). Bladder scanner pitfalls: beware ovarian cysts. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 75(4), 232-233.

Nalavenkata, S., Winter, M., Pickett, J., Dias, M., Chalasani, V. (2014). Fibrous Pseudotumor of the Penis - An Unusual Finding During Repair of Fractured Penis. Urology Case Reports, 2, 13-15.

Garcia, C., Winter, M., Chalasani, V., Dean, T. (2014). Penile Abscess: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Urology Case Reports, 2, 17-19.

Palmer TD, Martínez CH, Vasquez C, Hebron KE, Jones-Paris C, Arnold SA, Chan SM, Chalasani V, Gomez-Lemus JA, Williams AK, Chin JL, Giannico GA, Ketova T, Lewis JD, Zijlstra A. (2014) Integrin-free tetraspanin CD151 can inhibit tumor cell motility upon clustering and is a clinical indicator of prostate cancer progression. Cancer Res. Jan 1;74(1):173-87.

Yoon PD, Chalasani V, Woo HH. (2013) Use of Clavien-Dindo classification in reporting and grading complications after urological surgical procedures: analysis of 2010 to 2012. J Urol. 2013 Oct;190(4):1271-4.

Woo H, Thangasamy I, Chalasani V. (2013) Photoselective vaporization with the green light laser vs transurethral resection of the prostate for treating benign prostate hyperplasia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJU Int. Apr;111(4)

Houghton BB, Chalasani V, Hayne D, Grimison P, Brown CS, Patel MI, Davis ID, Stockler MR. (2013) Intravesical chemotherapy plus bacille Calmette-Guérin in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review with meta-analysis. BJU Int. May;111(6):977-83.

Thangasamy IA, Chalasani V, Bachmann A, Woo HH. (2012) Photoselective vaporisation of the prostate using 80-W and 120-W laser versus transurethral resection of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia: a systematic review with meta-analysis from 2002 to 2012. Eur Urol. Aug;62(2):315-23.

Yoon PD, Chalasani V, Woo HH. (2012) Conversion rates of abstracts presented at the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting into full-text journal articles. BJU Int. Aug;110(4):485-9.

Uddin Ahmed H, Cathcart P, Chalasani V, Williams A, McCartan N, Freeman A, Kirkham A, Allen C, Chin J, Emberton M. (2012) Whole-gland salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy for localized prostate cancer recurrence after external beam radiation therapy. Cancer. Jun 15;118(12):3071-8.


Dr Tom Dean

Garcia, C., Winter, M., Chalasani, V., Dean, T. (2014). Penile Abscess: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Urology Case Reports, 2, 17-19.


Dr Max Dias

Lee, M., Savage, J., Dias, M., Bergersen, P. and Winter, M. (2015) Box, cable and smartphone: a simple laparoscopic trainer. The Clinical Teacher, 12: 384-388.

Bhatia, D., Winter, M., Dias, M., Chalasani, V. (2014). Bladder scanner pitfalls: beware ovarian cysts. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 75(4), 232-233.

Nalavenkata, S., Winter, M., Pickett, J., Dias, M., Chalasani, V. (2014). Fibrous Pseudotumor of the Penis - An Unusual Finding During Repair of Fractured Penis. Urology Case Reports, 2, 13-15.


Dr Richard Haddad

Alwaal A, Al-Qaoud T, Haddad RL, Alzahrani T, Delisle J, Anidjar M. (2015) Predictive validity of the ProMIS Hybrid Simulator in a Urology Residency Training Program. World J Min Access Surg;4:1-5.

Alwaal A, Al-Qaoud T, Haddad RL, Alzahrani T, Delisle J, Anidjar M. (2015) Transfer of skills on LapSim virtual reality laparoscopic simulator into the operating room in urology. Urology Annals Apr - Jun;7(2):172-176.

Ploussard G, Haddad R, Loutochin O, Bera R, Cabrera T, Malibari N, Scarlata E, Derbekyan V, Bladou F, Anidjar M. (2014) A Combination of hemostatic agents may safely replace deep medullary suture during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in a pig model. J Urol Jul 18. Pii:S0022-5347(14)03956-1.[Epub ahead of print].

Zakaria A, Haddad R, Dragomir A, Kassouf W, Andonian S, Aprikian A. (2014) Royal College surgical objectives of urologic training: A survey of faculty members from Canadian training programs. Can Urol Assoc J;8(5-6):167-72.

Ploussard G, Haddad R, Kovac E, Richard P, Anidjar M, Bladou F. (2013) Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: Early single Canadian institution experience. Can Urol Assoc J;7(9-10):348-54.

Alzahrani T, Haddad R, Alkhayal A, Delesle A, Gotlieb W, Fraser S, Bergman S, Bladou F, Anidjar M. (2013) Validation of the da Vinci Surgical Skill Simulator™ Across Three Surgical Disciplines: A Pilot Study. Can Urol Assoc J;7(7-8):e520-9.

Haddad R, Richard P, Bladou F. (2013) Canada’s First Robotic Assisted Totally Intracorporeal Orthotopic Ileal Neobladder. Can Urol Assoc J; 7(7-8):e537-42.

Chen J, Gundara JS, Haddad R, Schiavone V, Meldrum C, Samra JS, Gill AJ, Hugh TJ. (2012) Clinicopathological and molecular aspects of foregut gastrointestinal stromal tumours. ANZ J Surg 2012 Nov 22. doi: 10.1111/ans.12011. [Epub ahead of print]

Haddad RL, Patel MI, Vladica P, Kassouf W, Bladou F, Anidjar M. (2012) Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of small renal tumors using CT-guidance. A review and its current role. Urol J. 2012 Fall; 9(4):629-38.

Haddad RL, Hossack TA, Woo HH. (2012) Results of low threshold to biopsy following high-intensity focused ultrasound for localized prostate cancer. Urology Annals; 4(2), 84-88.


Dr Philip Katelaris

Philpott, Leanne. "Man and CVD: Talking hearts." (2015): 36.

Katelaris, Nikolas Christopher, et al. "Current role of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging in the management of prostate cancer." Korean journal of urology 56.5 (2015): 337-345.


Dr Howard Lau

Dantanarayana ND, Hossack T, Cozzi P, Brooks A, Lau H, Delprado W, Patel MI. (2015) Men under the age of 55 years with screen detected prostate cancer do not have less significant disease compared to older men in a population of patients in Australia. BMC Urol. Dec 30;15:124. 

Raz O, Boesel TW, Arianayagam M, Lau H, Vass J, Huynh CC, Graham SL, Varol C. (2015) The effect of the modified Z trendelenburg position on intraocular pressure during robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: a randomized, controlled study. J Urol. 2015 Apr;193(4):1213-9.


Dr Krishan Rasiah

Thompson JE, Egger S, Böhm M, Haynes AM, Matthews J, Rasiah K, Stricker PD. (2014) Superior quality of life and improved surgical margins are achievable with robotic radical prostatectomy after a long learning curve: a prospective single-surgeon study of 1552 consecutive cases. Eur Urol. Mar;65(3):521-31. 

Savdie R, Symons J, Spernat D, Yuen C, Pe Benito RA, Haynes AM, Matthews J, Rasiah KK, Jagavkar RS, Yu C, Fogarty G, Kattan MW, Brenner P, Sutherland RL, Stricker PD. (2012) High-dose rate brachytherapy compared with open radical prostatectomy for the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer: 10 year biochemical freedom from relapse. BJU Int. Dec;110 Suppl 4:71-6.

Savdie R, Horvath LG, Benito RP, Rasiah KK, Haynes AM, Chatfield M, Stricker PD, Turner JJ, Delprado W, Henshall SM, Sutherland RL, Kench JG. (2012) High Gleason grade carcinoma at a positive surgical margin predicts biochemical failure after radical prostatectomy and may guide adjuvant radiotherapy. BJU Int. Jun;109(12):1794-800. 

Moore BM, Savdie R, PeBenito RA, Haynes AM, Matthews J, Delprado W, Rasiah KK, Stricker PD. (2012) The impact of nerve sparing on incidence and location of positive surgical margins in radical prostatectomy. BJU Int. Feb;109(4):533-8.


Dr Ken Vaux

Eade TN, Guo L, Forde E, Vaux K, Vass J, Hunt P, Kneebone A. (2012) Image-guided dose-escalated intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer: treating to doses beyond 78 Gy. BJU Int. Jun;109(11):1655-60.


Dr Michael Wines

Winter M, Strahan S, Wines M. (2014) Ureteric access sheath aided insertion of resonance metal ureteric stent. BMJ Case Rep. May 30.

Taylor AM, Gundara JS, Wines M, Ruff S, Samra JS. (2013) Perineal small bowel evisceration following blunt abdominal trauma. ANZ J Surg. Dec;83(12):992-3.


A/Prof. Henry Woo

Knapp G, Chalasani V, Woo H. (2017) Perioperative adverse events in patients on continued anticoagulation undergoing photoselective vaporisation of the prostate with the 180-W Greenlight lithium triborate laser. BJU Int. 23 May 2017. DOI: 10.1111/bju.13822

Calopedos R, Garcia C, Rashid P, Murphy D, Lawrentschuk N, Woo H. (2017) Citation indices for social media articles in urology. BJU Int, 23 May 2017. DOI: 10.1111/bju.13872

Tesson S, Sundaresan P, Ager B, Butow P, Kneebone A, Costa D, Woo H, Pearse M, Juraskova I, Turner S. (2016) Knowledge, attitudes and decision-making preferences of men considering participation in the TROG RAVES Prostate Cancer Trial (TROG 08.03). Radiother Oncol. 2016 Feb 9.

Kutikov A, Woo HH, Catto JW. (2016) Urology Tag Ontology Project: Standardizing Social Media Communication Descriptors. Eur Urol. Feb;69(2):183-5.

Chung A, Woo H. (2015) Twitter in urology and other surgical specialties at global conferences. ANZ J Surg. Dec 3.

Whelan L, Mullarkey E, Woo HH. (2015) Prostatosymphyseal Fistula Treated by Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Case Rep Urol.

Cornu, J., Ahyai, S., Bachmann, A., de la Rosette, J., Gilling, P., Gratzke, C., McVary, K., Novara, G., Woo, H., Madersbacher, S. (2015). A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Functional Outcomes and Complications Following Transurethral Procedures for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Resulting from Benign Prostatic Obstruction: An Update. European Urology, 67(6), 1066-1096.

Brunken, C., Seitz, C., Woo, H. (2015). A systematic review of experience of 180-W XPS GreenLight laser vaporisation of the prostate in 1640 men. BJU International, 116(4), 531-537.

Bolton, D., Ong, K., Giles, G., Severi, G., Lawrentschuk, N., Papa, N., Troy, A., Woo, H., Millar, J., Royce, P. (2015). A Whole of Population, Multi-user Series of HIFU for Management of Localised Prostate Cancer: Outcomes and Implications. Journal of Endourology, 29(7), 844-849.

West, K., Woo, H. (2015). Does prostate size impact upon perioperative outcomes associated with photoselective vaporization of the prostate using the 180W lithium triborate laser? Urology Annals, 7(1), 17-20.

Woo, H. (2015). Editorial Comment from Dr Woo to Addition of intrarectal local analgesia to periprostatic nerve block improves pain control for transrectal ultrasonography-guided prostate biopsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Urology, 22(1), 68-69.

Sturch, P., Woo, H., McNichols, T., Muir, G. (2015). Ejaculatory Dysfunction After Treatment for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Retrograde Ejaculation or Retrograde Thinking? BJU International, 115(2), 186-187.

Rashid, P., Narra, M., Woo, H. (2015). Mentoring in surgical training. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 85(4), 225-229.

Lee, C., Woo, H. (2015). Penthrox inhaler analgesia in transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 85(6), 433-437.

Garcia, C., Chin, P., Rashid, P., Woo, H. (2015). Prostatic urethral lift: A minimally invasive treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Prostate International, 3(1), 1-5.

Chan, T., Thoma, B., Radecki, R., Topf, J., Woo, H., Kao, L., Cochran, A., Hiremath, S., Lin, M. (2015). Ten Steps for Setting Up an Online Journal Club. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 35(2), 148-154.

Nicholson, H., Woo, H. (2015). The massively enlarged prostate: Experience with photoselective vaporization of the ≥100 cc prostate using the 180 W lithium triborate laser. Journal of Endourology, 29(4), 459-462.

Pearse, M., Fraser-Browne, C., Davis, I., Duchesne, G., Fisher, R., Frydenberg, M., Haworth, A., Jose, C., Joseph, D., Woo, H., et al (2014). A Phase III trial to investigate the timing of radiotherapy for prostate cancer with high-risk features: background and rationale of the Radiotherapy - Adjuvant Versus Early Salvage (RAVES) trial. BJU International, 113(Supplement 2), 7-12.

Woo, H. (2014). Academic publishing by senior academics in urology in NSW and Victoria. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(4), 296-297.

Su, M., Kneebone, A., Woo, H. (2014). Adjuvant versus salvage radiotherapy following radical prostatectomy: do the AUA/ASTRO guidelines have all the answers? Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 14(11), 1265-1270.

Linton, K., Woo, H. (2014). Complications of prostate cancer treatment. The Lancet Oncology, 15(4), e150-e151.

Lee, C., Woo, H. (2014). Current methods of analgesia for transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy - a systematic review. BJU International, 113(SUPPL. 2), 48-56.

Sundaresan, P., Turner, S., Kneebone, A., Pearse, M., Fraser-Browne, C., Woo, H. (2014). Do Screening Trial Recruitment Logs Accurately Reflect the Eligibility Criteria of a Given Clinical Trial? Early Lessons from the RAVES 0803 Trial. Clinical Oncology, 26(6), 348-352.

Rouprêt, M., Morgan, T., Bostrom, P., Cooperberg, M., Kutikov, A., Linton, K., Palou, J., Martínez-Piñeiro, L., van der Poel, H., Wijburg, C., Woo, H., et al (2014). European Association of Urology (@Uroweb) Recommendations on the Appropriate Use of Social Media. European Urology, 66(4), 628-632.

Spernat, D., Sofield, D., Moon, D., Louie-Johnsun, M., Woo, H. (2014). Implications of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair on open, laparoscopic, and robotic radical prostatectomy. Prostate International, 2(1), 8-11.

Thangasamy, I., Leveridge, M., Davies, B., Finelli, A., Stork, B., Woo, H. (2014). International Urology Journal Club via Twitter: 12-Month Experience. European Urology, 66(1), 112-117.

Dedic-Hagan, J., Teh, A., Liang, E., Collett, N., Woo, H. (2014). Migration of a strand of four seeds in low-dose-rate brachytherapy. BMJ Case Reports, 2014, 1-3.

Cantwell, A., Bogache, W., Richardson, S., Tutrone, R., Barkin, J., Fagelson, J., Chin, P., Woo, H. (2014). Multicentre prospective crossover study of the 'prostatic urethral lift' for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. BJU International, 113(4), 615-622. 

Woo, H., Begbie, S., Gogna, N., Mainwaring, P., Murphy, D., Parnis, F., Steer, C., Davis, I. (2014). Multidisciplinary consensus: A practical guide for the integration of abiraterone into clinical practice. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 10(3), 228-236.

Pezaro, C., Woo, H., Davis, I. (2014). Prostate cancer: measuring PSA. Internal Medicine Journal, 44(5), 433-440.

Thangasamy, I., Woo, H. (2014). Re: Eija Laurikainen, Antti Valpas, Pauliina Aukee, et al. Five-year Results of a Randomized Trial Comparing Retropubic and Transobturator Midurethral Slings for Stress Incontinence. Eur Urol 2014;65:1109-14. European Urology, 66(3), e55.

Teh, A., Ko, H., Barr, G., Woo, H. (2014). Rectal ulcer associated with SpaceOAR hydrogel insertion during prostate brachytherapy. BMJ Case Reports, 2014, 1-3.

Duchesne, G., Woo, H. (2014). The 'Timing of Androgen-Deprivation therapy in incurable prostate cancer' protocol (TOAD) - Where are we now? Synopsis of the Victorian Cooperative Oncology Group PR 01-03 and Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group 03.06 clinical trial. BJU International, 114(Suppl1), 9-12.

Loeb, S., Bayne, C., Frey, C., Davies, B., Averch, T., Woo, H., Stork, B., Cooperberg, M., Eggener, S. (2014). Use of social media in urology: data from the American Urological Association (AUA). BJU International, 113(6), 993-998.

Hossack, T., Woo, H. (2014). Validation of a patient reported outcome questionnaire for assessing success of endoscopic prostatectomy. Prostate International, 2(4), 182-187.

Chung, A., Woo, H. (2014). What's truly minimally invasive in benign prostatic hyperplasia surgery? Current Opinion in Urology, 24(1), 36-41.

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