Laser prostatectomy versus transurethral resection for treating benign prostatic obstruction: a systematic review.

@article{Hoffman2003LaserPV,
  title={Laser prostatectomy versus transurethral resection for treating benign prostatic obstruction: a systematic review.},
  author={Richard M Hoffman and Roderick MacDonald and Joel W. Slaton and Timothy J. Wilt},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={169 1},
  pages={210-5}
}
PURPOSE We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of laser prostatectomy techniques compared to transurethral resection of the prostate for symptomatic benign prostatic obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS We searched MEDLINE, the Cochrane library and reference lists of retrieved studies to identify randomized trials of 6 months or greater in duration with at least 10 subjects in each treatment arm. We extracted data on study design… CONTINUE READING