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NICE endorses TURis system for prostate surgery

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1081 (Published 26 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1081
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Surgeons should use the transurethral resection in saline (TURis) system to reduce the size of enlarged prostate glands, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.

The guidelines from NICE’s Medical Technologies Advisory Committee1 said that the bipolar electrosurgery system, manufactured by Olympus Medical, reduces the need for blood transfusion, cuts complications, and could save hospitals as much as …

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