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Finasteride in the treatment of clinical benign prostatic hyperplasia: a systematic review of randomised trials

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Background: Benign prostatic hyperplasia affects older men. This systematic review determined efficacy and adverse effects of finasteride. Review methods: PubMed, the Cochrane Library, reference lists of reports, and reviews were searched for randomised, double-blind trials of finasteride in benign prostatic hyperplasia. Outcomes included symptom score, urinary flow rate, prostate volume, discontinuation, and adverse effects. Relative risk and NNT or NNH were calculated for dichotomous data. ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1471-2490-2-14

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
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Pain Research
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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
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NDM
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Pain Research
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Merck Sharp and Dohme Ltd, UK More from this funder
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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BMC Urology Journal website
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2
Article number:
14
Publication date:
2002-12-01
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1471-2490
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English
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2008-11-28

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