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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Jorge et al. Intravesical therapy: influence on superficial bladder cander recurrence. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2007, vol.60, n.1, pp.36-42. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: To review the influence of various intravesical treatments on superficial bladder cancer recurrence. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 473 superficial bladder neoplasias. Based on diagnosis and transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TUR BT), and depending on pathology, we proposed different adjuvant treatment and follow-up schemes. Results: The following factors were independent risk factors for a longer recurrence-free time: intravesical instillations, high dose BCG, and maintenance therapy in comparison to induction. Conclusions: The use of intravesical instillations independently increases the time to recurrence. It was demonstrated that recurrence was significantly later when high dose BCG and maintenance therapy were employed.

Keywords : Superficial bladder cancer; Progression; Intravesical treatment.

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