Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Prostatic Urethral Lift Benefits Durable Out to 5 Years

Prostatic Urethral Lift Benefits Durable Out to 5 Years

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Patients who underwent the minimally invasive procedure had a 36%, 50%, and 44% improvement in IPSS, quality of life, and peak flow rate, respectively, at 5 years.

Dutasteride Linked to Adverse Sexual Side Effects

Dutasteride Linked to Adverse Sexual Side Effects

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Long-term use of the drug may predispose men to worsening erectile dysfunction and elevated risk of diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

'Real-World' Data Support PUL Use for LUTS

'Real-World' Data Support PUL Use for LUTS

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PUL involves placement of small permanent metallic implants into the prostate that lift the lateral lobes away from the urethra and remove obstruction.

BPH Risk Linked to Use of Prescription NSAIDs

BPH Risk Linked to Use of Prescription NSAIDs

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NSAID users had a 2-fold increased risk of BPH medication use, 59% increased risk of a recorded BPH diagnosis, and 61% increased risk for BPH surgery.

Prostate Photovaporization for BPH Beneficial Long-Term

Prostate Photovaporization for BPH Beneficial Long-Term

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Average International Prostate Symptom Score remained low 5 years after the PVP laser procedure.

New-Onset Urinary Incontinence Common After HoLEP for BPH

New-Onset Urinary Incontinence Common After HoLEP for BPH

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Researchers identified a predictor of new-onset UI after HoLEP that may aid urologists in clinical practice.

Water Vapor Ablation Eases BPH-Related Urinary Retention

Water Vapor Ablation Eases BPH-Related Urinary Retention

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In a study, 81.1% of men were able to void after an average of 28 days after treatment.

Prostatic Urethral Lift an Effective Option for Obstructed Patients

Prostatic Urethral Lift an Effective Option for Obstructed Patients

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In a study, 86% of prostatic urethral lift patients experienced symptom relief in the first month.

5ARIs Raise Risk of Self-Harm, Depression

5ARIs Raise Risk of Self-Harm, Depression

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Study confirms small, but significant increases in the risks of these mental health problems among men taking the medication.

Use of 5-ARIs May Reduce Blood Loss During TURP

Use of 5-ARIs May Reduce Blood Loss During TURP

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The finasteride and dutasteride recipients had significantly less mean blood loss than the placebo group.

Prostatic Enlargement Linked to Obesity

Prostatic Enlargement Linked to Obesity

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia is more likely to develop among men with larger waist circumference and body mass index and higher leptin levels.

Preop Foley Catheter Associated With TURP, TULIP Failure

Preop Foley Catheter Associated With TURP, TULIP Failure

Poor baseline functional status and having a Foley catheter preoperatively were associated with greater risk of TURP or TULIP failure.

Study: 5-ARIs Do Not Increase PCa Death Risk

Study: 5-ARIs Do Not Increase PCa Death Risk

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New findings confirm previous reports.

PAE Is a Promising BPH Treatment Alternative

PAE Is a Promising BPH Treatment Alternative

The procedure may be particularly efficacious for men with very large prostates.

Sexual Problems Linked to 5ARI Use for BPH

Sexual Problems Linked to 5ARI Use for BPH

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Use of 5ARIs for BPH was associated with a statistically significant increased, pooled relative risk for sexual dysfunction.

Prostate, Bladder Cancer Linked to BPH

Prostate, Bladder Cancer Linked to BPH

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In a meta-analysis, men with benign prostatic hyperplasia had a 2.9 times and 1.7 times increased incidence of prostate cancer and bladder cancer, respectively.

HoLEP Improvements in BPH Symptoms Durable Out to 10 Years

HoLEP Improvements in BPH Symptoms Durable Out to 10 Years

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Patients experienced a sustained decrease in AUA Symptom Score, and 95% of patients report being satisfied or very satisfied with the procedure.

Water Vapor Ablation Eases BPH/LUTS, Preserves Sexual Function

Water Vapor Ablation Eases BPH/LUTS, Preserves Sexual Function

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Significant improvements in lower urinary tract symptoms are durable to 24 months, data show.

High PSA Predicts Elevated Risk of Lower Urinary Tract  Symptoms

High PSA Predicts Elevated Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

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LUTS is 49% more likely to develop in men with a PSA level above 6 ng/mL versus 4 ng/mL or less.

Prostatic Urethral Lift Benefits Confirmed

Prostatic Urethral Lift Benefits Confirmed

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New data show that the minimally invasive procedure is superior overall to TURP for treating BPH-related lower urinary tract symptoms.

Prostatic Artery Embolization May Reduce Nocturia in BPH

Prostatic Artery Embolization May Reduce Nocturia in BPH

Procedure partially blocks blood flow to the gland and appears to ease the need to urinate.

Silodosin Safe, Effective for Symptomatic BPH

Silodosin Safe, Effective for Symptomatic BPH

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Three quarters of patients experienced significant improvements in lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life observed and were satisfied with treatment.

PAE Effect on Prostate Zones Characterized

PAE Effect on Prostate Zones Characterized

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Prostatic arterial embolization significantly reduced volumes of median lobes, central zones, peripheral zones, and whole prostate glands.

LUTS/BPH Treatments Provide Similar Improvement

LUTS/BPH Treatments Provide Similar Improvement

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Men receiving common medical treatments for LUTS/BPH, including phytotherapy, experienced similar symptom relief.

Larger Prostates Predict Higher Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Larger Prostates Predict Higher Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

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The risk is 67% higher in men with a prostate size of 40.1-80 mL than those with smaller glands.

Small Prostates Predict More Severe BOO Symptoms

Small Prostates Predict More Severe BOO Symptoms

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The risk of bladder outlet obstruction increased 34% per unit increase in serum PSA and decreased 23% per unit increase in maximal flow rate.

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Appear to Worsen LUTS/BPH

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Appear to Worsen LUTS/BPH

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A recent review found little evidence to support severe lower urinary tract symptoms as a contraindication to TRT.

Patient Mood During Interventional Radiology May Affect Outcomes

Patient Mood During Interventional Radiology May Affect Outcomes

More adverse events seen when people undergoing interventional radiology have negative attitude.

Study: No Clinical Benefit for Botox in BPH

Study: No Clinical Benefit for Botox in BPH

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Previous studies may have overlooked the placebo effect.

'Aquablation' May Relieve BPH Symptoms

'Aquablation' May Relieve BPH Symptoms

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Use of high-velocity saline streams show promise in a small, first-in-man study.

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