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New treatments for benign prostatic hypertrophy

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 05 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1234
  1. M McKee,
  2. N Black,
  3. D Hunter,
  4. C Sanderson
  1. Department of Public Health and Policy, Health Services Research Unit, London
  2. School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT

    EDITOR, - Roger S Kirby and M C Bishop's examination of treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy is timely,1 given the growing number of methods of treatment that are being advocated and the emerging evidence that the volume of unmet need for treatment in the population is large.2 We believe, however, that the arguments advanced by Kirby are not supported by the evidence. In the absence of data from …

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