TUMT


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TUMT

Transurethral microwave therapy, see there.
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Approved by the FDA in 1996, TUMT appears to work best in men with mild to moderate prostate enlargement.
But it was anecdotal reports of blood pressure surges during TUMT that prompted Cleveland Clinic medical student Benjamin Larson and fellow researchers to investigate.
Forty-two percent of the patients had rises in systolic blood pressure (the top number) of more than 30 mmHg during TUMT, while five percent had surges of more than 70 mmHg, the study found.
Also, the study authors wrote that no existing TUMT treatment protocols include continuous monitoring of vital signs during the procedure.
Noting that the study findings require confirmation in larger trials and that they shouldn't necessarily deter men from choosing TUMT, Larson says the reason for the blood pressure spikes remains unclear, although pain felt during the procedure is one possible cause.
Today, use of TUMT has waned at Cleveland Clinic and other large medical centers, as BPH medications have been improved and new minimally invasive options, such as photovaporization of the prostate (PVP), have come into favor, according to Dr.
The minimum workup necessary for safe TUMT appears to consist of the patient's history and a physical examination that includes a test of urine to exclude infection and prostate ultrasound tests.
Urinary voiding symptoms are greatly improved after TUMT and continue to improve with time.
Twenty out of 22 were able to void after a single TUMT session.|16~ After treatment, at least six weeks are necessary to allow tissue resorption and reorganization.
Another disease of the prostate that TUMT may be used for is prostatitis.
Microwave heating has been used for other diseases, and with a combination of conductive cooling, transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) has been developed for prostate diseases.
TURP and low energy TUMT treatment in men with LUTS suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction elected by means of pressure-flow studies: 8-year follow-up.