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5-alpha reductase inhibitors may be linked with depression, but not suicidality

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined a possible link between suicidality and depression and the use of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Researchers reported no link between suicide risk and 5ARI use. However, the risk of self-harm and depression was significantly increased among men using a 5ARI compared to men...

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Combining flomax and cialis can effectively treat urinary symptoms as well as erectile dysfunction

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether combining tadalafil (Cialis) and tamsulosin (Flomax) can reduce both urinary symptoms as well as erectile dysfunction. This treatment combination was safe and effective in reducing urinary symptoms and improving erectile function. Some background Many men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) experience...

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Adding Cialis to alpha-blocker therapy can improve urinary symptoms

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of combining tadalafil (Cialis) with silodosin (Rapaflo) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Researchers reported improved urinary symptoms when tadalafil was added to silodosin treatment compared to silodosin alone. Some background Men with BPH often experience urinary symptoms that can...

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An overview of urinary symptoms in Parkinson disease and multiple system atrophy

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study summarized the occurrence and treatment of urinary symptoms in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). Some background Urinary incontinence is a bothersome symptom that can have a considerably impact on quality of life. It can have various causes, including disorders of the central nervous...

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Tamsulosin, dutasteride and imidafenacin – a promising new treatment combination for BPH

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of combining 3 different types of therapies – tamsulosin (Flomax), dutasteride (Avodart), and imidafenacin (Uritos) – in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Authors concluded that this treatment combination is safe and effective in reducing urinary symptoms caused by BPH. Some...

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Severe urinary symptoms are associated with increased cardiovascular risk

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the association between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the presence of urinary symptoms. Researchers reported a significant increase in the 10-year CVD risk among men with severe urinary symptoms, after controlling for other risk factors. Some background The occurrence and symptoms of benign prostatic...

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Two-year outcomes following convective radiofrequency water vapor thermal therapy for BPH

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the 2-year outcomes in men who underwent convective therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study concluded that this minimally invasive procedure was safe and continued to be effective after 2 years. Some background Medications are often the first choice of treatment for men with BPH and lower...

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Prostate protrusion into the bladder predicts treatment success with dutasteride

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined factors that affect treatment outcomes with dutasteride (Avodart) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Researchers reported that the amount that the prostate protruded into the bladder before treatment was the strongest predictor of treatment success. Some background An enlarged prostate can protrude into the...

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Aquablation: Early results of a promising minimally invasive procedure for BPH

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of aquablation, a new procedure to treat urinary symptoms due to benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Researchers reported significantly improved urinary symptoms with few treatment-related side effects following aquablation. Some background BPH can lead to bothersome urinary symptoms that impact quality...

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