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Temporary implantable nitinol device (i-TIND) for the relief of lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a temporary implant for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study found that the temporary implantable nitinol device (iTind) implantation is effective in treating BPH related symptoms. Some background People diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia...

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The use of prostatic urethral lift as an alternative to TURP (trans-urethral resection of prostate)

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes after prostatic urethral lift (PUL) procedure in patients who have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study found that PUL can help with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), even in patients with severe BPH.  Some background People diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia...

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Is Tadalafil effective for urinary symptoms in patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at using Tadalafil (Cialis) to treat urinary symptoms in men who have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). It concluded that tadalafil taken for a year could improve urinary symptoms in men who have BPH.  Some background Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland. An...

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Is silodosin effective for the treatment of nocturia in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of silodosin (Rapaflo, Silodyx) for the treatment of nocturia in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study found that silodosin is safe and effective for the treatment of nocturia in these patients.  Some background People diagnosed with BPH...

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Is a combination of dutasteride and tamsulosin better for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of taking both Dutasteride (Avodart) and Tamsulosin (Flomax) at the same time to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It concluded that the combination treatment was more successful than tamsulosin given alone.  Some background Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)...

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Thulium laser enucleation versus thulium laser resection for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the use of thulium laser enucleation (TLE) versus thulium laser resection (TLR) of the prostate in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia with small prostates (less than 30 grams). This study found that there were no significant differences between the two procedures for these patients. Some background...

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Is nocturia more bothersome than daytime urinary symptoms?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the differences in quality of life for patients with nocturia compared to those with daytime urinary symptoms only. This study found that patients with nocturia had a lower quality of life than patients with daytime symptoms only. Some background People diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH; non-cancerous...

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Is there an increased risk of an irregular heartbeat in patients with an enlarged prostate?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study concluded that patients with BPH have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.  Some background Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of...

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