1. How to improve the effectiveness of transurethral resection in nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer?

    Purpose of review: The high rate of early recurrences in nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer is considered to be strongly related to the effectiveness of transurethral resection (TUR). The aim of this article is to review methods, currently available or in development, that aim at improving TUR, with an emphasis on studies over the past year. Recent findings: It has been shown that re-TUR diminishes staging error and improves local tumour control. However, instead of simply repeating the standard procedure, it makes more sense to improve the technique itself. Modifications in TUR equipment, such as bipolar resection and laser treatment, mainly ...
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