TABLE 5-24Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders Priority Topics

KUT-ACompare the effectiveness of management strategies for localized prostate cancer (e.g., active surveillance, radical prostatectomy [conventional, robotic, and laparoscopic], and radiotherapy [conformal, brachytherapy, proton-beam, and intensity-modulated radiotherapy]) on survival, recurrence, side effects, quality of life, and costs.
KUT-BCompare the effectiveness (including survival, hospitalization, quality of life, and costs) of renal replacement therapies (e.g., daily home hemodialysis, intermittent home hemodialysis, conventional in-center dialysis, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, renal transplantation) for patients of different ages, races, and ethnicities.

From: Appendix C, Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities: IOM Recommendations (2009)

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Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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