TURP for BPH better than watchful waiting in men with moderate symptoms -- study.
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
TURP FOR BPH WITH MODERATE SYMPTOMS IS PREFERABLE TO "WATCHFUL WAITING," John Wasson, MD, et al. conclude in a study published Jan. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine on the effectiveness of transurethral resection of the prostate in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia. "Men with moderate symptoms of [BPH] that substantially reduce the quality of their lives have the most to gain from transurethral resection," Wasson et al. conclude. "For men who are less bothered by urinary difficulties or who wish to delay surgery, watchful waiting is usually a safe alternative."
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