PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review aims at reviewing the evidence published in the peer review literature or otherwise available with particular focus on articles published over the last 2 years on the transurethral needle ablation of the prostate in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Prospective noncomparative and comparative studies as well as meta-analyses were considered. Information from the European Real Life database on transurethral needle ablation was also included. RECENT FINDINGS: The evidence currently available confirms a clinically relevant improvement of lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life. Impact on voiding dynamics including flow rates, detrusor pressure at maximum flow and postvoid residual, as well on prostate volume, remains marginal. SUMMARY: All major guidelines in the management of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with benign prostatic enlargement include transurethral needle ablation of the prostate as a valuable treatment option in patients with severe symptoms and low degree of bladder outlet obstruction, patients at high risk for surgery and patients who wish to avoid surgery or regional/general anaesthesia. Â© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Tubaro, A., De Nunzio, C., & Miano, R. (2007). Transurethral needle ablation of the prostate. CURRENT OPINION IN UROLOGY, 17(1), 7-11.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Tubaro, A., De Nunzio, C., & Miano, R. (2007). Transurethral needle ablation of the prostate. CURRENT OPINION IN UROLOGY, 17(1), 7-11.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/24 - Urologia|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MOU.0b013e328011ab98|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Titolo:||Transurethral needle ablation of the prostate|
|Autori:||Tubaro, A; De Nunzio, C; Miano, R|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|