BPH

Study supports BPH laser’s use in high-risk menLaser photoselective vaporization prostatectomy using a 180W 532-nm lithium triborate laser (GreenLight XPS-180W laser system, American Medical Systems) is a safe and efficient option for treating BPH in men at high risk for surgical complications, according to findings from a large, international retrospective analysis.
Study uncovers 400% cost difference in BPH treatmentsThe study shows a wide discrepancy between the least and most expensive ways to treat the common prostate condition.
Embolization shows promise, wide applicability in BPHDespite a recent study’s promise, downsides to the procedure remain, according to one of the study’s authors.
Transfusion rate high with prostatectomy for BPHAnalyses of data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project are providing understanding on trends in utilization of simple prostatectomy for treatment of symptomatic BPH and addressing the gap in information about its outcomes.
Urethral lift's efficacy, safety sustained at 2 yearsUse of the urethral lift as a treatment for BPH provided rapid improvement in symptoms, flow, and quality of life that were sustained at 2 years in a multicenter study.
January 2015 Product Preview: FDA committee recommends approval of complicated UTI agentDrugs and devices in the pipeline from Actavis, Genomic Health, Lipella Pharmaceuticals, Polaris Group, Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Heat Biologics, Repros Therapeutics, and Sophiris Bio.
CMS approves CPT codes for prostatic lift systemThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved two new Category I CPT codes for the UroLift system, a treatment for BPH, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Urology Product Preview: Oral testosterone agent outperforms gel in hypogonadism studyDrugs and devices in the pipeline from Repros Therapeutics, Bavarian Nordic, NxThera, Solace Therapeutics, Generex Biotechnology, Bioniche, OncoCyte, HistoSonics, and Pacific Edge.
BPH guideline adherence: ‘Room for improvement’A retrospective evaluation to determine adherence to the AUA clinical practice guideline for the management of lower urinary tract symptoms/BPH among urologists practicing in an academic setting found generally positive results, but with room for improvement, researchers reported at the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
5-ARI treatment linked to decline in sexual functionSexual function in men with lower urinary tract symptoms/BPH generally declines over time whether or not they are treated with medication. However, the magnitude of worsening differs depending on the treatment received, according to findings from the Medical Therapy of Prostatic Symptoms study.