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Is tamsulosin and tadalafil a safe and effective treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the effectiveness and safety of tamsulosin (Flomax) versus tamsulosin and tadalafil (Cialis) for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The main finding was that the combination treatment appeared to improve LUTS more than treatment with tamsulosin alone, with no difference in side effects. Some...

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How safe and effective is prostate photovaporization for benign prostatic enlargement?

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness and safety of prostate photovaporization (PVP) in benign prostatic enlargement. The main finding was that PVP improved prostate symptoms and quality of life. Some background PVP is a procedure that uses a laser to vaporize (burn away) part of the prostate gland. This can help...

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Evaluating prostate surgery techniques for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes of two different types of prostate surgery for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. The authors concluded that vaporization was associated with more side effects after surgery compared to loop resection. Some background Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition where the prostate...

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What are the effects of tadalafil on benign prostatic hyperplasia and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of tadalafil (Cialis) on patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). The main finding was that tadalafil improved CP/CPPS in these patients. Some background CP/CPPS is lower abdominal pain usually in the pelvis or groin region. It is...

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Comparing bipolar transurethral vaporization of the prostate versus GreenLight laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare two different treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study found that there was similar effectiveness between these treatment options for BPH.  Some background Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. Photoselective...

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Evaluating endoscopic procedures for patients with benign prostatic enlargment

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed trials that compared the safety and effectiveness of two different surgical procedures for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. The authors found that EEP and ENE are effective and safe for these patients. Some background In benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the prostate is enlarged and presses on...

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Evaluating the risk of urinary tract infections after prostate laser surgery

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in patients who had prostate laser surgery. This study found that these infections are a common side effect, and longer antibiotic use does not significantly lower this risk. Some background As men age, the prostate can become larger. If an enlarged prostate presses on...

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Comparing B-TUERP versus B-TURP surgery for patients with large prostates

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared bipolar transurethral enucleation and resection of the prostate (B-TUERP) with bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (B-TURP) to assess which was more effective and safer for patients with enlarged prostates. The authors concluded that B-TUERP was safer and more effective than B-TURP for these...

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Comparing two different interventions for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compared two treatment options, bipolar endoscopic enucleation of the prostate (b-EEP) and bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (b-TURP), for benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). This study found that b-EEP is an effective and safe surgical treatment for BPO.  Some background Benign prostatic...

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Looking for participants with benign prostatic hyperplasia and overactive bladder to test a new drug

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 3 trial is examining the effectiveness of vibegron in the treatment of overactive bladder symptoms (OAB) in patients with prostatic hyperplasia (BPH; enlarged prostatic gland). The main outcome of this trial will be a change in urgency episodes. This trial is being conducted in the US and Canada. The details A benign (not...

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