Thermal therapy in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Pablo A. Bernier, Claus Roehrborn

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Abstract

After transurethral and transrectal microwave hyperthermia were found to be no more beneficial in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia than a sham treatment, transurethral microwave thermotherapy has emerged as a viable minimally invasive treatment alternative in men with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Several well conducted, randomized, controlled trials demonstrated superiority over sham treatment. Most recent efforts are directed at identifying pretreatment outcome predictors and the best candidates for this therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Urology
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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Prostatic Hyperplasia
Hot Temperature
Placebos
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Transurethral Resection of Prostate
Microwaves
Fever
Therapeutics
Randomized Controlled Trials

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Thermal therapy in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. / Bernier, Pablo A.; Roehrborn, Claus.

In: Current Opinion in Urology, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1997, p. 15-20.

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