AUA 2012 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Coverage

AUA 2012 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Finasteride Reduces PSA, Prostate Volume in BPH Patients

One year of finasteride treatment can decrease PSA levels and prostate volume significantly in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and the magnitude of change may improve clinicians’ ability to diagnose prostate cancer in patients with elevated PSA levels and a prior negative biopsy, researchers reported at the American Urological Association 2012 annual meeting.

BPH Surgical Approaches Compared

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is associated with an increased risk of complications but a significantly lower risk of repeat BPH surgery compared to minimally-invasive surgeries, according to a poster presentation at the American Urological Association 2012 annual meeting.