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By H. A. Guess (auth.), Nicholas A. Romas M.D., E. Darracott Vaughan M.D. (eds.)

For decades, sufferers who complained of prostatism had just a couple of therapy offerings. The sufferer used to be both a candidate for an optional prostatectomy, or the operation used to be deferred until eventually the sufferer grew to become extra symptomatic. the current textual content summarizes the a number of techniques that have turn into to be had to the practising urologist. Minimally invasive options akin to transurethral incision of the prostate, balloon dilatation, hyperthermia, laser remedy, and prostatic stents are defined. clinical therapy with alpha-blockers, five alpha-reductase inhibitors, and flutamide are addressed by way of authors who've had vast medical event with using those agents.

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New complex diagnostic and therapeutic modalities have become available to the physician, who must take into consideration these new modalities and apply them to a specific situation while being aware of the good and bad outcomes that may occur. This can be an extremely complex task and there can be no pretention that the experts' have reasoned through the problem in an analytical fashion. Rather, the presumption is made that the experts can arrive at accurate answers intuitively. Therefore, the physicians dependence upon implicit guidelines does not necessarily mean that he will provide his patient appropriate care.

The number of physician organizations actively involved in developing practice policies has increased dramatically from one in 1937 to over 26 in 1989 (Kelly and Kellie 1990). Not only have these practice policies addressed appropriate indications for diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, but they have also been influenced by public policy discussions regarding quality, utilization, and cost of medical care. Guidelines were developed for cardiac pacemaker implantation and had a tremendous effect upon the use of this procedure.

I Urol 87:450-459 Holtgrewe HL et aI. (1989) Transurethral prostatectomy: practice aspects of the dominant operation in American urology. J Urol 141:248-253 Kelly IT, KeIlie SE (1990) Appropriateness of medical care. Arch Pathol Lab Med 114:1119-1121 Lytton B et aI. (1968) The incidence of benign prostatic obstruction. K. Mebust: Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Madsen PO, Iversen P (1983) A point system for selecting operative candidates. In: Hinman FIr (ed) Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 763-765 McPherson K et aI.

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