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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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Examining infection rates after HoLEP: a minimally invasive procedure for BPH

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the rate of infection associated with Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), a minimally invasive procedure to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Authors concluded that HoLEP was associated with a low rate of infection. Some background BPH can lead to bothersome urinary symptoms and surgery is...

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Minimally invasive procedure for BPH: The effect of the patient’s health on number of side effects

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of the patient’s health and number of medical conditions on the occurrence of side effects after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Researchers concluded that these did not affect the occurrence of side effects after TURP. Most complications after TURP were considered mild.   Some...

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Avodart and propecia: Examining sexual side effects of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) on sexual function. In an analysis of many studies, researchers reported an increased risk of sexual side effects in men receiving 5ARIs for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Some background Drugs that are commonly prescribed for treating urinary symptoms in BPH...

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Comparing reduction in prostate size between two minimally invasive procedures for BPH

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared outcomes of two minimally invasive surgical procedures used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Researchers concluded that the recently developed transurethral bipolar plasma vaporization of the prostate (BPV) showed comparable treatment outcomes to the current standard-of-care. Some background BPH can...

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Comparing the rate of medical encounters after three surgical procedures for BPH

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the rate of complications after 3 surgical procedures to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Researchers reported the lowest rate of encounters between patients and medical staff after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), the standard of care, compared to two laser surgeries. Some background...

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Do hormone levels affect first-line treatment for erectile function in men with BPH?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of hormone levels on treatment with tadalafil (Cialis) for erectile dysfunction in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Authors concluded that tadalafil improved erectile function in men with BPH regardless of hormone levels before treatment. Some background BPH can lead to bothersome urinary...

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Comparing alpha-blockers in treating BPH with overactive bladder symptoms

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study directly compared two alpha-blockers, silodosin (Rapaflo) and naftopidil (Flivas), in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with overactive bladder symptoms. Researchers reported greater improvements in overactive bladder symptoms with silodosin. No differences in side effects were observed between the two...

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