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  1. A pilot study for a randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of surgical treatments of the prostate.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective To assess the numbers of men in outpatients and subsequently undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) who were referred during 1993-94 and 1996-97, thereby assessing the feasibility of a subsequent study of treatment efficacy in men with bladder outlet obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia, prospectively randomized to the surgical treatment options, i.e. TURP. laser ablation of the prostate, transurethral needle ablation and T3 thermotherapy, to investigate treatment outcome. cost-efficacy and cost-benefit, Patients and methods All patients considered and consenting for prostate surgery were reviewed prospectively with a view to inclusion in the proposed trial.

    The diagnosis was based on two estimates of flow rate from voids of>150 mL and from symptoms assessed using the International Prostate Symptom Score.

    All patients had TURP explained by a urological surgeon and nursing staff, and subsequently had further consultation with research staff.

    Results Patients seen in clinic as new referrals increased by 11% between the periods assessed, although the numbers undergoing TURP decreased by 19%. Of the 383 patients screened, who were on the waiting list for TIJRP, only 13 elected to enter the trial.

    Of the 383 men, 267 (67%) ultimately had prostate surgery, with 39 (10%) electing to continue with watchful waiting and 34 (9%) continuing with pharmacotherapy. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur bénigne, Prostate, Randomisation, Chirurgie, Essai pilote, Technique, Analyse coût efficacité, Facteur sécurité, Etude comparative, Homme, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Prostate pathologie, Economie santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Benign neoplasm, Prostate, Randomization, Surgery, Pilot test, Technique, Cost efficiency analysis, Safety factor, Comparative study, Human, Male genital diseases, Urinary system disease, Prostate disease, Health economy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0143212

    Code Inist : 002B25H. Création : 16/11/1999.