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Does dutasteride improve a large prostate and bladder symptoms?

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of adding dutasteride (Avodart) to patients already on ineffective drug treatment for an enlarged prostate and bladder symptoms. The study found that adding dutasteride reduced detrusor (muscle of the bladder) size and bladder problems. Some background Patients with enlarged prostates and urinary...

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The effect of botulinum toxin injection on an enlarged prostate

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of injecting botulinum toxin type A (BTA) into patients to treat enlarged prostate who did not respond to medical therapy such as drug treatment. The study found that BTA injection was safe and effective at reducing several urinary symptoms in patients with enlarged prostates. Some background Benign...

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When is it best to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia with HoLEP?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study compared patients who had holmium enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP – laser removal of prostate tissue) as their first treatment for an enlarged prostate (primary), with patients who used HoLEP after other treatments failed (retreatment). The study found that retreatment with HoLEP was safe and effective but with a...

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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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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  To increase awareness, Medivizor is sharing a theory from researchers at  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that attempts to explain what may be causing men in Europe and the US to be so vulnerable to prostate cancer. What does the prostate gland do? The prostate gland is part of the male...

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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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FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

You may not know this but you can get warnings from the FDA on problems with prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.  For example, on August 11, a FDA News Release issued this warning about over-the-counter liquid vitamins that are given to young children and those who cannot swallow pills. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is...

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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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