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THERMO THERAPY FOR RETENTION IN BPH :‎ FIRST YEAR RESULT ‎

Author: Mahmood S Abdulkareem
Journal: Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية ISSN: 16833589 / ONLINE 2409501X Year: 2004 Volume: 10 Issue: 2 Pages: 22-25
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

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Our objectives were to study and to evaluate thermotherapy for patients with retention of urine. The ‎ability of the patient to pass urine without significant post voiding residue was also studied. Eighty six ‎patients presented with urinary retention were treated by transurethral thermo therapy of the prostate, two ‎weeks following thermo therapy 55 patients (63.9%) were catheter free and by the third week only 9 ‎patients (10.4%) were still with catheter. It can be concluded that thermo therapy can be an option in the ‎treatment of urinary retention and keeping the catheter for one more week can raise its effectiveness

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