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Thermotherapy

   

  • Keijzers
    GBJM, Francisca EAE, d’Ancona FCH, et al [ Univ of
    Nijmegen, The Netherlands]

    Long-Term Results of Lower Energy Transurethral
    Microwave Thermotherapy 

    J Urol 159 : 1996-1973, 1998



    The article is very sobering assessment of 231
    patients treated at one center and studied for 5
    years follwing transurethral microwave thermotherapy.



    The cumulative risk of retreatment overall was 57%
    and cumulative risk of invasive retreatments was
    41% 



    Retreatment rates of this magnitude are
    prohibitively high : the cost effectiveness of this
    treatment is very suspect.

 



 

  

Speciality Spotlight

 

 
Urology
 

 

Thermotherapy
   

  • Keijzers GBJM, Francisca EAE, d’Ancona FCH, et al [ Univ of Nijmegen, The Netherlands]
    Long-Term Results of Lower Energy Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy 
    J Urol 159 : 1996-1973, 1998

    The article is very sobering assessment of 231 patients treated at one center and studied for 5 years follwing transurethral microwave thermotherapy.

    The cumulative risk of retreatment overall was 57% and cumulative risk of invasive retreatments was 41% 

    Retreatment rates of this magnitude are prohibitively high : the cost effectiveness of this treatment is very suspect.

 

 

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