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A meta-analysis of trials of transurethral needle ablation for treating symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia

Boyle, P. and Robertson, C. and Vaughan, E. Darracott and Fitzpatrick, John M. (2004) A meta-analysis of trials of transurethral needle ablation for treating symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. British Journal of Urology International, 94 (1). pp. 83-88. ISSN 1464-4096

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Abstract

This section opens with two meta-analyses, the first into the use of transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) for treating symptomatic BPH and the second into comparative trials between transurethral electrovaporization and TURP. The first of these meta-analyses showed that despite a variety of trial methods, not all were satisfactory. TUNA was effective in improving symptoms and flow rates. The place of this therapy in the treatment of symptomatic BPH is suggested. In the second meta-analysis, methodological shortcomings of the various trials are again discussed. The possible advantages of both of these treatments are described, but the authors suggest that there is a need for future well-designed trials with extended follow-up. This seems to be the ultimate conclusion of a significant number of the meta-analysis into technological treatments for symptomatic BPH.

Item type: Article
ID code: 17322
Keywords: BPH, TUNA, meta-analysis, efficacy, flow rate, IPSS, Other systems of medicine, Statistics, Urology
Subjects: Medicine > Other systems of medicine
Social Sciences > Statistics
Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2010 11:57
    Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 08:49
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/17322

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