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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The terms "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia" returned 734 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Clinical evaluation of prostate cancer gene 3 score in diagnosis among Chinese men with prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 

Author(s): Jin Huang, Kathleen H Reilly, Hui-Zhen Zhang, Hai-Bo Wang

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Prostate cancer is the second most common diagnosed cancer in men. Due to the low specificity of current diagnosis methods for detecting prostate cancer, identification of new biomarkers is highly desirable. The study was conducted to determine the clinical utility of the prostate ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2015

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Expression of Heat Shock Protein 27 in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia with Chronic Inflammation.
 

Author(s): Yuqing Jiang, Xiuli Wang, Yuexian Guo, Wenping Li, Shijie Yang, Wei Li, Wenqing Cai

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Heat shock protein 27 (HSP 27) is known as a mediator in immune response and has been recently found to be expressed in prostate cancer. This study aimed to investigate the role of HSP27 in inflammatory BPH.

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2015

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The terms "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia" returned 119 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The prevalence of benign prostatic hyperplasia in mainland China: evidence from epidemiological surveys.
 

Author(s): Wenying Wang, Yuwen Guo, Daoxin Zhang, Ye Tian, Xiaonan Zhang

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The epidemiological characteristics of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) in mainland China are not completely understood. We performed this meta-analysis to assess the prevalence of BPH from 1989 through 2014. A total of 14 articles and 19 datasets were included. The pooled overall ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2015

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Impact of preoperative 5α-reductase inhibitors on perioperative blood loss in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Yi-Ping Zhu, Bo Dai, Hai-Liang Zhang, Guo-hai Shi, Ding-Wei Ye

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The ability of 5α-reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) to decrease blood loss during transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) remains controversial. We aimed to conduct a meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to establish the ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2015

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Acupuncture for benign prostatic hyperplasia: a systematic review protocol.
 

Author(s): Wei Zhang, Jinna Yu, Zhishun Liu, Weina Peng

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-malignant enlargement of the prostate commonly encountered in older men. BPH has been treated with acupuncture inside and outside China, but its effects are uncertain. This review aims to assess the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for BPH.

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2015

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Prostate Embolization for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

 

Last Updated: 15 Dec 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: 28 Jun 2016

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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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