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

Evaluation of molecular species of prostate-specific antigen complexed with immunoglobulin M in prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 

Author(s): Sanja Goč, Miroslava Janković

Journal: Dis. Markers. 2013 ;35(6):847-55.

 

This study was aimed at defining molecular species of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in immune complexes with immunoglobulin M (IgM). Having in mind the oligoreactivity of IgM and its preference for carbohydrate antigens, there is the possibility that it can selectively recognize ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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The effect of combined therapy with tamsulosin hydrochloride and meloxicam in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms and impact on nocturia and sleep quality.
 

Author(s): Sacit Nuri Gorgel, Ertugrul Sefik, Osman Kose, Vural Olgunelma, Evren Sahin

Journal: Int Braz J Urol. ;39(5):657-62.

 

We aimed to compare the effect and feasibility of a combined therapy with tamsulosin hydrochloride plus meloxicam, and tamsulosin hydrochloride alone in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia symptoms and impact on nocturia and sleep quality.

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013

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Tamsulosin treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia and risk of severe hypotension in men aged 40-85 years in the United States: risk window analyses using between and within patient methodology.
 

Author(s): Steven T Bird, Joseph A C Delaney, James M Brophy, Mahyar Etminan, Sean C Skeldon, Abraham G Hartzema

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To characterize risk of hypotension requiring admission to hospital in middle aged and older men treated with tamsulosin for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2013

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The terms "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia" returned 60 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicine for benign prostatic hyperplasia: systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Chun Ho Ma, Wai Ling Lin, Sing Leung Lui, Xun-Yuan Cai, Vivian Taam Wong, Eric Ziea, Zhang-Jin Zhang

Journal: Asian J. Androl.. 2013 Jul;15(4):471-82.

 

Chinese herbal medicine is commonly used as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but its efficacy and safety remain to be examined. To compare the efficacy and adverse events of Chinese herbal medicine alone or used adjuvantly with Western medications for BPH. Two independent ...

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2013

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of medical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in the Brazilian public health system.
 

Author(s): Luciana Ribeiro Bahia, Denizar Vianna Araujo, Camila Pepe, Michelle Trindade, Caroline Mendonça Camargo, Valter Javaroni

Journal: Int Braz J Urol. ;38(5):595-605.

 

To perform a cost-effectiveness analysis of medical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) under Brazilian public health system perspective (Unified Health System--"Sistema Unico de Saude (SUS)").

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2012

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Effectiveness and Safety of Moxibustion Therapy for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia With Lower Urinary Tract Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Moxibustion; BPH; Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia; Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy; Lower Urinary Tract Symptom

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2014

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Prostate Embolization for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2014

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Embozene® Microspheres for Prostatic Arterial Embolization in Patients With Symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2014

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