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A comparison of transrectal hyperthermia, transurethral thermotherapy, urolume wallstent, and prostatic spiral for benign prostatic hyperplasia patients at poor operative risk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7509486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transrectal hyperthermia, transurethral thermotherapy, prostatic stent, and prostatic spiral were used to treat 120 poor operative risk patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. The preoperative subjective and objective conditions of the four groups (each of 30 patients) were comparable. None of the patients had an indwelling catheter, but according to flow nomograms, all were obstructed. The greatest increase in peak flow rate was observed after stent placement, while the greatest decrease of residual urine volume was seen after the insertion of the stent and transrectal hyperthermia. According to maximum flow nomograms, only the placement of the stent resolved bladder outlet obstruction. The greatest improvement in subjective symptoms was the result of stent insertion, but the heating procedures also caused a significant reduction of symptom scores. The spiral produced satisfactory results only in the short term.
F Montorsi; G Guazzoni; F Bergamaschi; P Consonni; L Galli; P Rigatti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Prostate     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0270-4137     ISO Abbreviation:  Prostate     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-29     Completed Date:  1994-03-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101368     Medline TA:  Prostate     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Human Anatomy, University of Milan School of Medicine, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Analgesia / methods
Anesthesia, Local
Cystostomy / adverse effects
Epididymitis / etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Hematuria / etiology
Hyperthermia, Induced* / adverse effects,  methods
Hypnotics and Sedatives / administration & dosage
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / etiology
Prostatic Hyperplasia / surgery,  therapy*
Retrospective Studies
Stents* / adverse effects
Urinary Catheterization / adverse effects
Urinary Incontinence / etiology
Urinary Retention / etiology
Urinary Tract Infections / etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hypnotics and Sedatives

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