This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:
To assess the comparative eFectiveness of minimally invasive treatments for lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic
To obtain an estimate of relative ranking of these minimally invasive treatments according to their eFects.
Bibliographical noteA C K N O W L E D G E M E N T S
We are very grateful to Cochrane Urology, especially the Managing Editor Robert Lane, as well as Cochrane Urology Korea for supporting this review. Furthermore, we are grateful to Gretchen Kuntz for revising and providing feedback on the search strategies. We also thank Marco Blanker, Sevann Helo, and Murad Mohammad for their peer-review input of the protocol.
S O U R C E S O F S U P P O R T
• Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano, Argentina
Salary support for Juan Franco, Luis Garegnani, Camila Micalea Escobar Liquitay
• Department of Urology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Korea, South
Salary support for Jae Hung Jung
• Minneapolis VA Health Care System, USA
Salary support for Philipp Dahm
• Department of Urology, University of Minnesota, USA
Support in kind for Philipp Dahm