The purpose of the present systematic review is to offer a narrative synthesis of the available literature regarding the role of the temporary implantable nitinol device (TIND) (Medi-Tate®; Medi-Tate Ltd. , Or Akiva, Israel) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)-related lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), specifically focusing on the follow-up data.
Current available evidences are limited in this topic. Sample size of patients available for analysis is small. Moreover, the duration of follow-up period is intermediate and longer follow-up is required. At the available 3 years follow-up, the TIND implantation is safe, effective, and well tolerated. The extended follow-up of the first and only available cohort of patients who underwent TIND for LUTS related to BPH corroborated previous literature findings. Further studies are required in order to assess the durability of TIND outcomes over a longer follow-up, to better define the indications of this approach, and to demonstrate the advantages of second-generation device over the first.
Current urology reports. 2018 Apr 26*** epublish ***
Riccardo Bertolo, Cristian Fiori, Daniele Amparore, Francesco Porpiglia
Division of Urology, Department of Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Turin-San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043, Turin, Orbassano, Italy., Division of Urology, Department of Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Turin-San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043, Turin, Orbassano, Italy. .