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What type of medication is better for the treatment of symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at using a combination of alpha blockers (AB) and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5I) to treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms. This study concluded that combination therapy of these drugs could improve symptoms. Some background Benign Prostatic...

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5 alpha reductase inhibitors and mortality risk in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared mortality (risk of death) in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia being treated with either 5 alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARI) or alpha blockers (AB). This study concluded that there was no increased risk with 5ARI versus AB treatment. Some background Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous...

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The effect of surgical treatment for an enlarged prostate on sexual dysfunction.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked the effect of treatments for BPH and lower urinary tract symptoms on male sexual function and health. It concluded that more invasive surgeries had more of an impact on sexual function. Some background Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. An enlarged prostate...

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Water therapy versus surgical removal to treat an enlarged prostate

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

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of aquablation versus transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP – surgical removal of prostate tissue) in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH – an enlarged prostate). The study concluded that aquablation was similar in safety and effectiveness when compared...

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Water therapy versus surgical removal to treat an enlarged prostate

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

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of aquablation versus transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP – surgical removal of prostate tissue) in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH – an enlarged prostate). The study concluded that aquablation was similar in safety and effectiveness when compared...

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Penile blood pressure may indicate Tadalafil response in benign prostatic hyperplasia patients

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at using penile blood pressure to determine whether Tadalafil (Cialis) would be successful in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia. This study found that penile blood pressure could indicate whether Tadalafil could successfully treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. Some background Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a...

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Aquablation, is it better than TURP for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared Aquablation and TURP as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) treatments in men. It concluded that Aquablation could improve symptoms in larger prostates (more than 50g) with less side effects than TURP. Some background Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. An...

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I Keep Getting Up At Night To Go to the Bathroom: Nocturia and Nocturnal Polyuria

I Keep Getting Up At Night To Go to the Bathroom: Nocturia and Nocturnal Polyuria

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Urinary incontinence | 3 comments

By Professor Steven Kaplan, MD “I never get a full night’s sleep…I’ve got to get up two or three times a night.” “As soon as I lie down, I feel like I need to GO!” “When it was just once a night, I could handle it.  Now it’s once every hour!” If any of these statements describe your experience,...

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Does combining anti-muscarinic and alpha-blocker medications improve lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men with BPH?

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of combining anti-muscarinics with alpha-blocker treatment to treat men with LUTS/BPH. The authors concluded that the addition of anti-muscarinic drugs improved some LUTS and are well tolerated by patients.    Some background Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) include nocturia...

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