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:

Effect of transurethral split of the prostate using a double-columnar balloon catheter for benign prostatic hyperplasia: A single-center experience of 565 consecutive patients.
 

Author(s): Weiguo Huang, Zheng Huang, Guofeng Xiao, Xiang Qin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Oct;95(40):e4657.

 

We aimed to evaluate the long-term therapeutic effect of transurethral split of the prostate (TUSP) with a newly improved double-columnar balloon catheter on patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).Total 565 BPH patients (mean age 73.6 years, range 46-94 years) who underwent ...

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016

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Differential expression of androgen, estrogen, and progesterone receptors in benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 

Author(s): Lingmin Song, Wenhao Shen, Heng Zhang, Qiwu Wang, Yongquan Wang, Zhansong Zhou

Journal: Bosn J Basic Med Sci. 2016 Jul;16(3):201-8.

 

This study aimed to identify the differential expression levels of androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptors (ERα, ERβ), and progesterone receptor (PGR) between normal prostate and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The combination of immunohistochemistry, quantitative real-time ...

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2016

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Efficacy and Safety of Silodosin and Dutasteride Combination Therapy in Acute Urinary Retention due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Single-Arm Prospective Study.
 

Author(s): Kazuhisa Hagiwara, Takuya Koie, Hiromichi Iwamura, Atsushi Imai, Shingo Hatakeyama, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Chikara Ohyama

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():4975851.

 

This study aimed to assess the efficacy of combination therapy with dutasteride and silodosin in patients with acute urinary retention (AUR) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Eighty consecutive patients with a first episode of AUR were enrolled in this study. All patients ...

Last Updated: 19 May 2016

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The terms "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia" returned 131 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Efficacy and safety of prostate artery embolization on lower urinary tract symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xiao-Yan Wang, Huan-Tao Zong, Yong Zhang

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Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is emerging and is a promising minimally invasive therapy that improves lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The purpose of this article was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of PAE on LUTS related to BPH.

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2016

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Smoking habits and benign prostatic hyperplasia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.
 

Author(s): Huan Xu, Shi Fu, Yanbo Chen, Qi Chen, Meng Gu, Zhong Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(32):e4565.

 

Previous studies have warned against the promoting effects of cigarette smoking on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In contrast, some have argued that smoking confers a protective effect regarding BPH, while others have observed an aggravated effect. Thus, we performed this meta-analysis ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2016

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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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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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