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Mirabegron for overactive bladder in men

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of mirabegron (Myrbetriq) in treating overactive bladder (OAB) in men. It concluded that mirabegron was a safe and effective OAB treatment in men.  Some background Overactive Bladder (OAB) is a sudden, frequent urge to urinate. It may result in urge incontinence (inability to hold on...

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Preserved sexual function with water vapor thermal therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia

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

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effect on sexual function of water vapor therapy for the treatment of urinary symptoms from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study found that water vapor therapy is effective and does not affect sexual function for men with BPH.  Some background Urinary symptoms caused by BPH...

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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 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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Searching for men with urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate to test new blood vessel treatment.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial aims to assess the safety and effectiveness of prostate artery embolization (PAE – blocking off part of the blood supply to the prostate) to treat urinary symptoms of an enlarged prostate. The main outcome to be measured is side effects from this treatment over 12 months. This trial is being conducted in Chicago,...

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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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Alpha-blockers and urinary obstruction

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effects of alpha-blockers on urinary obstruction among men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The authors concluded that alpha-blockers are effective at improving urinary flow and BPH-related urinary obstruction symptoms. Some background Alpha-blockers are often the first choice for treating BPH-related...

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