To report preliminary results of a study on local hyperthermia treatment in chronic abacterial prostatitis and prostatodynia.
Exposure duration: first treatment: once or twice per week for 2 or 4 weeks; the same procedure was repeated after 1 week, 1, 3 and 6 months after the first treatment
|Exposure duration||first treatment: once or twice per week for 2 or 4 weeks; the same procedure was repeated after 1 week, 1, 3 and 6 months after the first treatment|
|Additional info||Prostatic temperature of 39°C or 43°C was applied transrectally to the chronic prostatitis and prostatodynia patients. The treatment consisted of 16 groups which divided into according to: group treated with Doxyzyklin, group treated at 39.5°C or 43°C, group divided according to the frequency of treatement and group divided according to duration of treatment.|
No parameters are specified for this exposure.
Objective parameters like uroflow, residual urine and urinalysis were not effected by hyperthermia. Marked subjective improvement, however, was noted in all of the patients after a follow-up of six months. Although the mechanism is still unknown, local hyperthermia seems to be a good palliative treatment in chronic abacterial prostatitis and prostatodynia.