Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Surgical Management of a Male Patient With LUTS

A 48-year-old White man presented with chronic voiding problems. He was evaluated and found to have high urinary residuals ranging up to 1000 cc. He was started on alpha blockers but had persistent urinary retention. The upper urinary tracts were normal on ultrasound. Office cystoscopy showed no obvious pathology. Video-urodynamics were performed (see Figure 1…

Use of 5-ARIs May Reduce Blood Loss During TURP

Aquablation, TURP Offer Similar Long-Term Outcomes

Aquablation therapy is associated with 3-year outcomes similar to those of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), according to a new study. At 3 years, men who underwent Aquablation—a minimally invasive procedure in which a high-velocity waterjet is used to resect…

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