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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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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.

Obesity Found to Increase BPH Risk

BPH has long been thought to be an inevitable function of genetic predisposition and age related changes in sex steroid hormones.

BPH-Related Acute Urinary Retention On the Rise

The incidence of emergency department visits rose 36% from 2007 to 2010 in California.

BPH Drug Prescribing Increasing in the U.S.

Alpha blockers are the mostly commonly prescribed drugs to treat LUTS secondary to BPH.

High Doses of Saw Palmetto Safe Over 18 Months

High Doses of Saw Palmetto Safe Over 18 Months

No evidence of toxicity for patients given doses of up to 960 mg daily for up to 18 months.

Silodosin Improves Management of Acute Urinary Retention

The drug increases the likelihood of a successful trial without catheter.