New survey reveals low levels of awareness about prostate health in men older than 50 years of age
Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) may be useful as a surrogate marker of intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP) in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, according to a new report. IPP is an anatomical feature caused by the growth of prostatic lateral and median lobes. The new finding is from a study of 250 men older than 50 years…
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Post-marketing data show that prostatic urethral lift provides symptom relief in patients outside of the controlled clinical trial setting.
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Men treated with 5-alpha reductase inhibitors were diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 years later than men not using these drugs.
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Men with larger vs smaller prostate gland sizes treated with Aquablation experienced similar improvement in International Prostate Symptom Score.
Increased risk seen among men using dutasteride, finasteride for benign prostatic hyperplasia