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08 July 2021: Clinical Research

Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy (TUMT) in the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Preliminary Report

Roger J. Ziętek 1BDF , Zbigniew M. Ziętek 123ACE*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.931597

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e931597

Table 3 Baseline International Index of Erectile Function-5 IIEF-5 scores and after 6 months of observations in the patients allocated in the transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) and pharmacologic (control) group. P, P1, P2, and P3 indicate statistical significance according to the Z test: P, baseline comparison between TUMT and control group; P1, 6-month follow-up comparison between the TUMT and control groups; P2, only within the TUMT group, baseline vs 6-month follow-up; P3, only within the control group, baseline vs 6-month follow-up.

IIEF-5 scale symptomsBeforeAfter
n (%)P, P3n (%)P1, P2
No ED210 (25%)208 (20%)235 (28%)156 (15%)
Mild258 (31%)356 (34%)334 (40%)375 (36%)
Mild to moderate196 (23%)267 (26%)186 (22%)292 (28%)
Moderate106 (13%)148 (14%)35 (4%)148 (14%)
Severe70 (8%)61 (6%)50 (6%)68 (7%)
Total840 (100%)1040 (100%)840 (100%)1040 (100%)
IIEF-5 – International Index of Erectile Function-5; ED – erectile dysfunction; TUMT – transurethral microwave thermotherapy.

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