Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, and is common in older men. Symptoms may include: enlarged prostate, urine retention, slow flow of urine, and need to urinate urgently. BPH typically begins while a man is in his 30's, but usually only causes symptoms after age 50. This condition is very common, half of men over 50 develop symptoms, but only 10% of those affected need medical or surgical intervention. Medical intervention may be needed if the patient develops repeated urinary tract infection, or if the urethra becomes completely blocked.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia" returned 755 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chromosomal aberrations in benign prostatic hyperplasia patients.
 

Author(s): Muammer Altok, Özkan Bağcı, Mehmet Umul, Mustafa Güneş, Mehmet Akyüz, Fatih Uruç, Efkan Uz, Sedat Soyupek

Journal: Investig Clin Urol. 2016 Jan;57(1):45-9.

 

To investigate the chromosomal changes in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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Bipolar versus monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia: safe in patients with high surgical risk.
 

Author(s): Er J Yang, Hao Li, Xin B Sun, Li Huang, Li Wang, Xiao X Gong, Yong Yang

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Here, we compared the effects of bipolar and monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate (B-TURP, M-TURP) for treating elderly patients (≥75 years) with benign prostatic hyperplasia(BPH) who had internal comorbidities. Eligible BPH patients were aged ≥75 years and had at ...

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2016

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Economic Evaluation Study (Cheer Compliant) Laser Prostatectomy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Outcomes and Cost-effectiveness.
 

Author(s): Yu-Chao Hsu, Yu-Hsiang Lin, Chih-Yuan Chou, Chen-Pang Hou, Chien-Lun Chen, Phei-Lang Chang, Ke-Hung Tsui

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(5):e2644.

 

To determine which surgical treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms, which is suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is more cost-effective and yields a better patient's preference. Treatment outcome, cost, and perioperative complications to assess the treatment effectiveness ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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The terms "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia" returned 127 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of Cucurbita pepo in the management of patients affected by lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia: A narrative review.
 

Author(s): Rocco Damiano, Tommaso Cai, Paolo Fornara, Corrado Antonio Franzese, Rosario Leonardi, Vincenzo Mirone

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Phytotherapeutic compounds are largely used in the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) due to low side-effect profiles and costs, high level of acceptance by patients and a low rate of dropout. Here, we aimed to analyze all ...

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2016

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Korean clinical practice guideline for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 

Author(s): Jeong Kyun Yeo, Hun Choi, Jae Hyun Bae, Jae Heon Kim, Seong Ok Yang, Chul Young Oh, Young Sam Cho, Kyoung Woo Kim, Hyung Ji Kim

Journal: Investig Clin Urol. 2016 Jan;57(1):30-44.

 

In 2014, the Korean Urological Association organized the Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Guideline Developing Committee composed of experts in the field of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the participation of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine and the Korean Continence Society ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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Evolving and investigational therapies for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 

Author(s): Shiva Madhwan Nair, Marie Adrianne Pimentel, Peter J Gilling

Journal: Can J Urol. 2015 Oct;22 Suppl 1():82-7.

 

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common and are often caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Traditional surgical methods of open enucleation and transurethral resection of prostrate (TURP) have been efficacious in alleviating these symptoms however, these are operator ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Prostate Embolization for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

 

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2016

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Last Updated: 3 Jun 2016

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Prostate Artery Embolization With Embosphere Microspheres Compared to TURP for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2016

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