ASPI will focus again on transperineal vs. transrectal biopsies during its session at noon ET August 28. The program will feature Agnes Gulbrandsen, a Norwegian hairdresser, who wanted to know why her father died from a brain clot days after undergoing a transrectal prostate biopsy. The doctors dismissed her until her father’s urologist Dr. Truls Bjerklund Johansen proved the link and did a study showing that patients could avoid sepsis and infections by undergoing transperineal procedures.
Dr. Rick Popert, one of the leaders of a movement to abandon transrectal exams, will speak about how he banned transrectal procedures in most of the UK. Also via a video, Dr. Jeremy Grummet, San Australian urologist, will talk about how his country’s health plan is encouraging transperineal biopsies.