Stavros Gravas

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Transurethral microwave thermotherapy: from evidence-based medicine to clinical practice
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Greece
    Curr Opin Urol 17:12-6. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Analgesia during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: fentanyl citrate versus parecoxib sodium
    Iraklis C Mitsogiannis
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    J Endourol 22:623-6. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Focal therapy for prostate cancer: patient selection and evaluation
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 12:77-86. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Critical review of lasers in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BJU Int 107:1030-43. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy and garlic consumption: a lesson to learn
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Thessalia, Feidiou 6 8, 412 21, Larissa, Greece
    Urol Res 38:61-3. 2010
  6. pmc Current status of 5alpha-reductase inhibitors in the management of lower urinary tract symptoms and BPH
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly, 6 8, Feidiou Street, 41221 Larissa, Greece
    World J Urol 28:9-15. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Male lower urinary tract symptoms: how do symptoms guide our choice of treatment?
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    Curr Opin Urol 19:49-54. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Translation of benign prostatic hyperplasia guidelines into clinical practice
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    Curr Opin Urol 18:56-60. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic trends indicate the prevalence of obesity will rise globally
    Stavros Gravas
    University Hospital of Larissa, Greece
    Eur Urol 52:204-5. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint The use of tamsulozin as adjunctive treatment after ESWL in patients with distal ureteral stone: do we really need it? Results from a randomised study
    S Gravas
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    Urol Res 35:231-5. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Transurethral microwave thermotherapy: from evidence-based medicine to clinical practice
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Greece
    Curr Opin Urol 17:12-6. 2007
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Analgesia during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: fentanyl citrate versus parecoxib sodium
    Iraklis C Mitsogiannis
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    J Endourol 22:623-6. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the analgesic effect of a cyclooxygenase-2-specific inhibitor (parecoxib sodium) with that of our standard method of analgesia (fentanyl citrate) in patients who needed pain relief when undergoing SWL...
  3. doi request reprint Focal therapy for prostate cancer: patient selection and evaluation
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 12:77-86. 2012
    ..In addition, the rationales, merits and limitations of the available methods for the assessment of potential candidates, the evaluation of treatment efficacy and follow-up of these patients are discussed...
  4. doi request reprint Critical review of lasers in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BJU Int 107:1030-43. 2011
    ..HoLEP is the most rigorously analysed laser technique with durable efficacy for any prostate size and low early and late morbidity. PVP has grown in acceptance and popularity but long-term results from high quality studies are pending...
  5. doi request reprint Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy and garlic consumption: a lesson to learn
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, Medical School, University of Thessalia, Feidiou 6 8, 412 21, Larissa, Greece
    Urol Res 38:61-3. 2010
    ..It is suggested that herbal medications should be discontinued up to 15 days prior to urologic surgery or SWL to minimise the risk of complications...
  6. pmc Current status of 5alpha-reductase inhibitors in the management of lower urinary tract symptoms and BPH
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly, 6 8, Feidiou Street, 41221 Larissa, Greece
    World J Urol 28:9-15. 2010
    ..This article reviews the current status of therapy with 5alpha-reductase inhibitors (5ARIs), namely fiasteride and dutasteride, for men with LUTS and BPH...
  7. doi request reprint Male lower urinary tract symptoms: how do symptoms guide our choice of treatment?
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    Curr Opin Urol 19:49-54. 2009
    ..The present article investigates how symptoms can guide our initial therapeutic approach to male LUTS and provides the recent data on the current treatment options...
  8. ncbi request reprint Translation of benign prostatic hyperplasia guidelines into clinical practice
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    Curr Opin Urol 18:56-60. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic trends indicate the prevalence of obesity will rise globally
    Stavros Gravas
    University Hospital of Larissa, Greece
    Eur Urol 52:204-5. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint The use of tamsulozin as adjunctive treatment after ESWL in patients with distal ureteral stone: do we really need it? Results from a randomised study
    S Gravas
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    Urol Res 35:231-5. 2007
    ..In contrast, a significantly reduced need for analgesics was found...
  11. ncbi request reprint Durability of 30-minute high-energy transurethral microwave therapy for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a study of 213 patients with and without urinary retention
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    Urology 69:854-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate the durability of transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT) Prostasoft 3.5 for the treatment of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia treated with the 30-minute protocol...
  12. ncbi request reprint Urinary basic fibroblast growth factor in bladder cancer patients. Histopathological correlation and clinical potential
    S Gravas
    Department of Urology, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Urol Int 73:173-7. 2004
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Juvenile granulosa cell tumor of the epididymis
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center of Athens Hygeia, Athens, Greece
    Urol Int 78:278-9. 2007
    ..We report the first case of a juvenile granulosa cell tumor of the epididymis in a young man. Clinical and histological findings are presented and the clinical significance of the case is discussed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Seeking evidence that cell kill guided thermotherapy gives results not inferior to those of transurethral prostate resection: results of a pooled analysis of 3 studies of feedback transurethral microwave thermotherapy
    Stavros Gravas
    Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center of Athens Hygeia Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece
    J Urol 174:1002-6; discussion 1006. 2005
    ..We compared ProstaLund Feedback Treatment (PLFT) to transurethral prostate resection (TURP) in terms of efficacy and safety in a pooled analysis of 3 clinical studies with 1-year followup...
  15. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between the UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) gene polymorphism and the risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia in Caucasian men
    Anastasios Karatzas
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Mezourlo, 41110, Larissa, Greece
    Mol Biol Rep 40:6665-9. 2013
    ..TA(6)/TA(7) + TA(6)/TA(6)) (P = 0.31). Our data suggest that the TA repeat polymorphism of UGT1A1 is not associated with increased BPH risk susceptibility in Caucasian men. ..
  16. doi request reprint Feasibility and efficacy of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy using a new modified lateral position for the treatment of renal stones in obese patients
    Anastasios Karatzas
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Mezourlo, 41110 Larissa, Greece
    Urol Res 40:355-9. 2012
    ..In addition, it is faster than in the supine position since it overcomes technical difficulties. Further studies with a large number of patients are required to support our findings...
  17. ncbi request reprint Tumor size and T stage correlate independently with recurrence and progression in high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients treated with adjuvant BCG
    Ioannis Zachos
    Department of Urology, University of Thessalia, Larissa, Greece
    Tumour Biol 35:4185-9. 2014
    ..Tumor size and stage may serve as prognostic factors, because of its independent correlation with recurrence and progression for patients with high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder tumors treated with BCG...
  18. doi request reprint Medical expulsive therapy for distal ureteral stones
    Vassilios Tzortzis
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Drugs 69:677-92. 2009
    ..NSAIDs and anticholinergics have not shown efficacy as single agents or in combination with alpha-blockers or nifedipine. Corticosteroids may provide a small additive effect when combined with either alpha-blockers or nifedipine...
  19. doi request reprint Advances in ultrasound technology in oncologic urology
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly, School of Medicine, Feidiou 6 8, 412 21 Larissa, Greece
    Urol Clin North Am 36:133-45, vii. 2009
    ..This article focuses on the potential clinical applications of recent advances in US technology in oncologic urology...
  20. doi request reprint Genetic polymorphisms in the UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) gene and prostate cancer risk in Caucasian men
    Anastasios Karatzas
    University of Thessaly, School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Mezourlo, Larissa, Greece
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:345-9. 2010
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate the possible correlation between UGT1A1 promoter gene polymorphisms and prostate cancer risk...
  21. ncbi request reprint The impact of stapling devices use on patients with increased body mass index treated with radical cystectomy
    Vassilios Tzortzis
    University of Thessaly, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Can J Urol 21:7114-9. 2014
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the impact of stapling devices use on overweight and obese bladder cancer patients treated with radical cystectomy (RC)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Is there a learning curve for photodynamic diagnosis of bladder cancer with hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride?
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Can J Urol 19:6269-73. 2012
    ..To assess the learning curve for fluorescence cystoscopy using hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride (HAL) in patients with bladder cancer...
  23. ncbi request reprint Oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors alleviate recurrent priapism complicating thalassemia intermedia: a case report
    Vassilios Tzortzis
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Mezourlo, Larissa, Greece
    J Sex Med 6:2068-71. 2009
    ..Elucidation of the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms and application of new effective prophylactic treatments are needed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Systemic therapy of metastatic bladder cancer in the molecular era: current status and future promise
    Ioannis Zachos
    University of Thessalia, Department of Urology, Larissa, Greece
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 19:875-87. 2010
    ..Despite the initial high response rate, the vast majority of patients eventually progress and succumb to their disease, urging the need for development of novel therapies...
  25. doi request reprint Impact of stapling devices on radical cystectomy: comparative study between low- and high-volume surgeons
    Vassilios Tzortzis
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Urology 71:337-40. 2008
    ..To compare effectiveness in terms of blood loss and operative time of stapling devices among surgeons with different levels of surgical volume...
  26. ncbi request reprint Bladder stone formation after a tension-free vaginal tape procedure: report on two cases
    Vassilios Tzortzis
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Urol Int 79:181-2; discussion 183. 2007
    ..The stones together with the intravesical portion of the slings were removed using a suprapubic approach. High clinical suspicion of bladder complications is necessary when evaluating patients with urinary symptoms after a TVT operation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Forgotten, encrusted ureteral stents: a challenging problem with an endourologic solution
    Evangelos Aravantinos
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    J Endourol 20:1045-9. 2006
    ..We present our experience with endoscopic management of this challenging problem and discuss the chosen treatment combinations...
  28. doi request reprint Endobronchial metastasis from prostate cancer
    Irini Gerogianni
    Respiratory Medicine Department, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    Int Urol Nephrol 40:961-4. 2008
    ..The current report also emphasises the need for a multidisciplinary approach for cases of endobronchial metastases, with the collaboration of pneumologists, urologists, pathologists and oncologists...
  29. doi request reprint Investigational therapies targeted to the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Stavros Gravas
    University of Thessalia, Department of Urology, Larissa, Greece
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 22:357-68. 2013
    ..There is a continuing interest in research for new therapies for BPH due to the high prevalence of the condition and the unmet expectations of patients and physicians from the efficacy of available therapies...
  30. doi request reprint Postoperative infection rates in low risk patients undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy with and without antibiotic prophylaxis: a matched case control study
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    J Urol 188:843-7. 2012
    ..We examined the effects of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy with negative preoperative urine cultures...
  31. ncbi request reprint Sexual dysfunction in newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis women
    Vassilios Tzortzis
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Mult Scler 14:561-3. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate female sexuality in a selective population of newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) women...
  32. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of percutaneous nephrolithotomy under assisted local anaesthesia: a prospective study on selected patients with upper urinary tract obstruction
    Evangelos Aravantinos
    Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Feidiou 6 8, 412 21 Larissa, Greece
    Eur Urol 51:224-7; discussion 228. 2007
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of performing percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) under local anaesthesia in selected patients...
  33. doi request reprint Primary renal epithelioid hemangioendothelioma
    Foteini Karasavvidou
    Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Onkologie 32:203-5. 2009
    ..Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EH) is a rare vascular neoplasm with an unpredictable malignant potential that has been described mainly in soft tissue, liver, and lung...
  34. doi request reprint Training in ureteroscopy: a critical appraisal of the literature
    Andreas Skolarikos
    Athens Medical School, Second Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens, Greece
    BJU Int 108:798-805; discussion 805. 2011
    ..Careful curriculum design in high-volume stone centres may be the key to optimizing URS training...
  35. doi request reprint Is focal therapy an alternative to active surveillance?
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    J Endourol 24:855-60. 2010
    ..The rationales, merits, and limitations of both active surveillance and focal therapy are highlighted in this article...
  36. doi request reprint Intraurethral lubricants: a critical literature review and recommendations
    Vassilios Tzortzis
    Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    J Endourol 23:821-6. 2009
    ..The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the characteristics of the intraurethral gels, to assess the effectiveness, and to define evidence-based indications for their use...
  37. ncbi request reprint Application of external microwave thermotherapy in urology: past, present, and future
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Endourol 17:659-66. 2003
    ..The applications of microwave thermotherapy in other urologic diseases are also presented in this review...
  38. ncbi request reprint Thermotherapy and thermoablation for benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, UMC St Radboud, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Urol 13:45-9. 2003
    ..The literature is enriched by several new studies on transurethral microwave thermotherapy, and thus this review presents up-to-date information about thermotherapy...
  39. ncbi request reprint The use of endoluminal ultrasonography for preventing significant bleeding during endopyelotomy: evaluation of helical computed tomography vs endoluminal ultrasonography for detecting crossing vessels
    Ad J M Hendrikx
    Urology, Catharina Hospital, Postbus 1350, 5602 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    BJU Int 97:786-9. 2006
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Transurethral microwave thermotherapy: the gold standard for minimally invasive therapies for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia?
    Jean J M C H de la Rosette
    Department of Urology, University Medical Center St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Endourol 17:245-51. 2003
    ..The relation of TUMT to medical management and TURP also is addressed...
  41. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of intraprostatic temperature-controlled microwave thermotherapy in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia: results of a prospective, open-label, single-center study with 1-year follow-up
    Stavros Gravas
    Department of Urology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Endourol 17:425-30. 2003
    ..We evaluated the efficacy and safety of the Prostalund Feedback Treatment (PLFT), which continuously records the intraprostatic temperature, and its impact on sexual function of the patients...