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 747 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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The authors reply: Impact of metabolic syndrome on response to medical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 

Author(s): Ali Kabir, Ali Cyrus

Journal: Korean J Urol. 2015 Dec;56(12):847-8.

 

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2015

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Letter to the editor: Impact of metabolic syndrome on response to medical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 

Author(s): Mustafa Kadihasanoglu, Emin Ozbek

Journal: Korean J Urol. 2015 Dec;56(12):845-6.

 

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2015

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The terms "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia" returned 125 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evolving and investigational therapies for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 

Author(s): Shiva Madhwan Nair, Marie Adrianne Pimentel, Peter J Gilling

Journal: Can J Urol. 2015 Oct;22 Suppl 1():82-7.

 

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common and are often caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Traditional surgical methods of open enucleation and transurethral resection of prostrate (TURP) have been efficacious in alleviating these symptoms however, these are operator ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Bipolar energy in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a current systematic review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva, Luke Bidikov, Walker Michaels, Diedra Gustafson, Wilson R Molina, Fernando J Kim

Journal: Can J Urol. 2015 Oct;22 Suppl 1():30-44.

 

For decades, the monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate has been established as the minimally invasive surgical treatment for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In recent years, new technologies and devices emerged to reduce the morbidity and improve outcomes ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Complementary and alternative medications for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 

Author(s): Aryeh Keehn, Franklin C Lowe

Journal: Can J Urol. 2015 Oct;22 Suppl 1():18-23.

 

The use of complementary and alternative medications has become a multi-million dollar business in the United States and comprises more than half of all filled prescriptions for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in Europe. For the practicing urologist, understanding the phytotherapeutic ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Prostate Embolization for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

 

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2016

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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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