Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi 1997 Jul;88(7):670-6
Department of Urology, Asahikawa Medical College.
Background: We studied the clinical efficacy of transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) using Endotherm UMW system (OLYMPUS).
Methods: TUMT was performed in 28 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Three patients of them were catheterized because of urinary retention. Read More
Tech Urol 2000 Dec;6(4):243-4
Curr Opin Urol 2003 Jan;13(1):45-9
Department of Urology, UMC St Radboud, 6500 HB Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Purpose Of Review: From all the available thermoablative methods for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia, transurethral microwave thermotherapy is considered as standard in minimally invasive management. The literature is enriched by several new studies on transurethral microwave thermotherapy, and thus this review presents up-to-date information about thermotherapy.
Recent Findings: New studies have provided significant information regarding differences in outcome for devices with different protocols and selection criteria, confirming the superiority of high-energy programmes. Read More
Curr Opin Urol 2000 Jan;10(1):15-7
Department of Surgery and Perioperative Sciences, Urology and Andrology, Umeå University, Sweden.
High-energy transurethral microwave thermotherapy is an attractive alternative outpatient single-session treatment for symptomatic benign prostatic enlargement, with good tolerability, low morbidity and few complications. This paper reviews recent published literature, with a focus on tolerability and morbidity. Read More