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Rezum therapy an option for benign prostatic hyperplasia


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Reuters Health - 04/03/2022 - Rezum water vapor thermal therapy was safe and effective in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), in a registry study. "This prospectively collected registry of real-world cases shows Rezum to be a fast, effective treatment for BPH even in men with small-to-large prostates, median lobes, and retention with catheters, with a very low complication and retreatment rate at one year," Dr. Dean Elterman of University Health Network, University of Toronto told Reuters Health by email. The American Urological Association guideline currently includes the therapy for BPH when prostate volumes are less than 80cc, whereas the European Association of Urology labels the procedure investigational, due to the lack of long-term safety and efficacy data. The registry included "83 men with prostates >80cc, with a mean in this larger group of 105cc (range 80cc-160cc)," Dr. Elterman said. "These very large prostates would normally requ...


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