BPH modality may offer efficient optionA novel treatment for the targeted removal of prostate tissue may soon be coming to a hospital near you. According to the results of a phase II study presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans, Aquablation, a minimally invasive water ablation therapy, demonstrated efficient and precise resection of prostate tissue in patients with BPH.
Convective transurethral therapy reduces LUTSA handheld transurethral therapy that delivers targeted sterile water vapor reduces lower urinary tract symptom severity in patients with BPH with no impact on sexual function.
New tech may bring exciting era in BPHThe management of BPH has had an interesting roller coaster ride over the past 25 years with new medicines, minimally invasive surgical therapies, and a host of novel surgical technologies, including lasers and bipolar electrosurgery.
Bipolar vaporization: Do benefits outweigh risks?A large, randomized trial provides a head-to-head comparison of late complications involving the two approaches to BPH.
Best of AUA 2015: PCa surveillance, surgical controversies create buzzUrology Times’ “Best of AUA 2015” report provides a guide to the meeting’s take-home messages in 15 therapeutic areas—an information-packed, condensed summary of the top papers and presentations.
BPH technique efficacious even in severe obstructionA patient follow-up report shows promising mid-term results from five German urology centers that implemented the prostatic urethral lift (UroLift System, NeoTract, Inc.) to alleviate symptomatic BPH in patients suffering from mild, moderate, and even severe obstruction.
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.