Prostatitis, abacterial, hyperthermia

Local hyperthermia to the prostate may be helpful in the relief of abacterial prostatitis according to a study from the Institute of Urology at Tel Aviv University, Israel. The patients in this study had failed to respond to other treatments over a course of several years. Twenty-five percent had complete loss of their symptoms, fifty percent had partial response, with improvement in symptoms, while the remaining twenty-five percent did not benefit. (British Journal of Urology 67:308-311, 1991) Copyright 1991 Phylis Austin

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