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

Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia by occlusion of the impaired urogenital venous system - first experience.
 

Author(s): H Strunk, M Meier, H H Schild, M Rauch

Journal: Rofo. 2015 Mar;187(3):180-6.

 

To effect regression of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), Gat et al. (Andrologia 2008) proposed to occlude incompetent spermatic veins to reduce increased hydrostatic pressure on the prostatic venous plexus and prevent reflux with androgen rich blood from the testicles. Our aim ...

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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Dutasteride plus tamsulosin fixed-dose combination first-line therapy versus tamsulosin monotherapy in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a budget impact analysis in the Greek healthcare setting.
 

Author(s): Maria Geitona, Pinelopi Karabela, Ioannis A Katsoulis, Hara Kousoulakou, Eleni Lyberopoulou, Eleftherios Bitros, Loukas Xaplanteris, Sotiria Papanicolaou

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The purpose of this study was to explore the budget impact of dutasteride plus tamsulosin fixed-dose combination (DUT + TAM FDC) versus tamsulosin monotherapy, in the treatment of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) from the perspective of the Greek healthcare insurance system.

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2014

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Is the double dose alpha-blocker treatment superior than the single dose in the management of patients suffering from acute urinary retention caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia?
 

Author(s): Onder Kara, Merve Yazici

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To compare the efficacy and safety of single (tamsulosin) and double dose (tamsulosin + alfuzosin) alpha-blocker therapy for treating catheterized patients with acute urinary retention (AUR) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2014

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The terms "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia" returned 56 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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