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Male LUTS Severity Linked to Constipation

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are commonly attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate Preserves Sexual Function

HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate Preserves Sexual Function

Following surgery, improvement in sexual satisfaction correlated with improvements in all lower urinary tract symptoms.

Prostate Cancer Found in 1.4% of TURP Specimens

Prostate Cancer Found in 1.4% of TURP Specimens

This rate of incidental PCa detection is lower than found in previous studies.

TURP Better than PAE for Bladder Outlet Obstruction

TURP Better than PAE for Bladder Outlet Obstruction

Researchers compared transurethral resection of the prostate with prostate artery embolization in a randomized trial.

Doxazosin for BPH Has Minimal Effect on Sexual Function

Doxazosin for BPH Has Minimal Effect on Sexual Function

Ejaculatory function worsens, however, in men taking 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors.

Electronic Nose Differentiates Between PCa, BPH

Electronic Nose Differentiates Between PCa, BPH

Using leave-one-out cross-validation, sensitivity of 78 percent and specificity of 67 percent.

Ejaculatory Problems Linked to BPH Drugs

Ejaculatory Problems Linked to BPH Drugs

Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors increase the risk of ejaculatory dysfunction, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows.

BPH Surgery Outcomes Worse for Older, Non-Caucasian Men

BPH Surgery Outcomes Worse for Older, Non-Caucasian Men

New study also suggests that low preoperative hematocrit and albumin levels predict adverse outcomes.

Prostatic Artery Embolization Works for Enlarged Prostate

Prostatic Artery Embolization Works for Enlarged Prostate

Cumulative rates of clinical success were 87.2% at 3 months, 80.2% at 18 months, and 72.3% at 36 months (long term).

Enlarged Prostate Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Enlarged Prostate Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Older and obese men and those with low HDL cholesterol are more likely to have the syndrome as a determinant of prostatic enlargement.

Prostatic Artery Embolization Safe, Effective for BPH

Early results from a small group of patients show a clinical success rate of 95%.

New Device Improves Urine Flow in BPH

The FDA has approved the first permanent implant to relieve low or blocked urine flow in men aged 50 years and older with BPH.

Hypogonadal Men with BPH Benefit from Dutasteride

Improvements observed in urinary symptoms and bone mineral density.

Hypogonadism Prevalence High in Obese BPH/LUTS Sufferers

Men with a body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher had a 39.3% prevalence of low testosterone, study finds.

Ketoconazole May Have Role in Managing Acute Urinary Retention

Adding ketoconazole to tamsulosin increased the likelihood of a successful trial without catheter in men with benign prostatic obstruction.

Male LUTS Severity Linked to Constipation

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are commonly attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia.