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

Bipolar transurethral vaporization: a superior procedure in benign prostatic hyperplasia: a prospective randomized comparison with bipolar TURP.
 

Author(s): Siavash Falahatkar, Gholamreza Mokhtari, Keivan Gholamjani Moghaddam, Ahmad Asadollahzade, Alireza Farzan, Elaheh Shahab, Ali Ghasemi, Aliakbar Allahkhah, Samaneh Esmaeili

Journal: Int Braz J Urol. ;40(3):346-55.

 

To compare the outcomes of bipolar transurethral vaporization of the prostate (TUVP) with bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2014

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A practical primary care approach to lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH-LUTS).
 

Author(s): Matt T Rosenberg, Erik S Witt, Martin Miner, Jack Barkin

Journal: Can J Urol. 2014 Jun;21 Suppl 2():12-24.

 

In the primary care office the evaluation of prostate related lower urinary tract symptoms (BPH-LUTS) in the male can be confusing. Are the symptoms, in fact, from the prostate or is there another etiology such as the bladder or medical conditions causing or contributing to the problems? ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Inhibitors of apoptosis proteins in experimental benign prostatic hyperplasia: effects of serenoa repens, selenium and lycopene.
 

Author(s): Letteria Minutoli, Domenica Altavilla, Herbert Marini, Mariagrazia Rinaldi, Natasha Irrera, Gabriele Pizzino, Alessandra Bitto, Salvatore Arena, Sebastiano Cimino, Francesco Squadrito, Giorgio Ivan Russo, Giuseppe Morgia

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The apoptosis machinery is a promising target against benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Inhibitors of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) modulate apoptosis by direct inhibition of caspases. Serenoa Repens (SeR) may be combined with other natural compounds such as Lycopene (Ly) and Selenium ...

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2014

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The terms "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia" returned 58 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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Prostate Embolization for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

 

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2014

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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: 11 Nov 2014

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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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