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 379 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Is there a relationship between androgenic alopecia and benign prostatic hyperplasia?
 

Author(s): Ladan Dastgheib, Mehdi Shirazi, Iman Moezzi, Saber Dehghan, Maryam-Sadat Sadati

Journal: Acta Med Iran. 2015 ;53(1):30-2.

 

Androgenic alopecia as a physiologic process and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) as a pathologic process in the older population are androgen-dependent processes influenced by 5-alpha reductase enzyme which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. This cross sectional study ...

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2015

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Prostate cancer antigen 3 gene expression in peripheral blood and urine sediments from prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia patients versus healthy individuals.
 

Author(s): Hemen Moradi Sardareh, Mohammad Taghi Goodarzi, Reza Yadegar-Azari, Jalal Poorolajal, Seyed Habibollah Mousavi-Bahar, Massoud Saidijam

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To determine the expression of prostate cancer antigen 3 (PCA3) gene in peripheral blood and urine sediments from patients with prostate cancer (PCa) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and normal subjects.

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2014

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The terms "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia" returned 57 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical value of prostate segmentation and volume determination on MRI in benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 

Author(s): Brian Garvey, Barış Türkbey, Hong Truong, Marcelino Bernardo, Senthil Periaswamy, Peter L Choyke

Journal: Diagn Interv Radiol. ;20(3):229-33.

 

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a nonmalignant pathological enlargement of the prostate, which occurs primarily in the transitional zone. BPH is highly prevalent and is a major cause of lower urinary tract symptoms in aging males, although there is no direct relationship between ...

Last Updated: 16 May 2014

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Personalized medicine for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 

Author(s): Seth K Bechis, Alexander G Otsetov, Rongbin Ge, Aria F Olumi

Journal: J. Urol.. 2014 Jul;192(1):16-23.

 

Benign prostatic hyperplasia affects more than 50% of men by age 60 years, and is the cause of millions of dollars in health care expenditure for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms and urinary obstruction. Despite the widespread use of medical therapy, there is no universal ...

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2014

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Vitamin D and benign prostatic hyperplasia -- a review.
 

Author(s): Geovanni Espinosa, Ralph Esposito, Amir Kazzazi, Bob Djavan

Journal: Can J Urol. 2013 Aug;20(4):6820-5.

 

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a more common form of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). BPH is due to the excessive growth of both stromal and epithelial cells of the prostate. Fifty percent of men over the age of 50 will have this disease, along with the probability that ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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Prostate Embolization for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

 

Last Updated: 29 May 2015

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Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) for Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

 

Last Updated: 13 May 2015

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Efficacy and Safety of Silodosin on Nocturia for Patients With Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Nocturia; Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

 

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2014

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