Prostatic artery embolization offers a safe and durably effective treatment for urinary retention and gross hematuria in challenging non-index BPH patients, according to the results of a retrospective study published in Urology (Nov. 14, 2019 [Epub ahead of print]).
Results of a cross-sectional study of adult American men show that adherence to a low-fat diet is associated with a lower serum testosterone level.
Men who undergo transurethral resection of the prostate are more likely to need a repeat procedure if their urologist graduated medical school after 1995 rather than earlier, according to findings of a retrospective population-based cohort study.
Researchers studying a novel multimodal analgesia protocol at multiple institutions in the U.S. for patients having penile implant surgery found narcotic prescriptions before, during, and in the post-surgery recovery period fell from as high as 50 to 60 narcotic pills to 10 to 15 pills.
An expert multidisciplinary panel using robust methodology has developed recommendations for guiding urinary catheter management after transurethral surgery for BPH.
Guideline-directed care often leads to better outcomes, but that’s not the case with the AUA’s antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines for diabetic patients undergoing primary penile prosthesis implantation. Authors of an ongoing study have found that adhering to the antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines results in a five-fold increased infection risk among diabetic penile prothesis patients, greatly increasing their risk for explantation.
Results from analyses of data collected in the randomized, placebo-controlled Reduction by Dutasteride of prostate Cancer Events (REDUCE) trial point to a potential role for statins in attenuating age-related prostate enlargement.
Findings from an analysis of data collected prospectively over an 18-year period provide further evidence supporting guidelines that recommend holmium laser enucleation of the prostate as the size-independent gold standard for surgical management of BPH, say urologists from McGill University, Montreal.
Urology Times interviewed four leading urologists who are experts in BPH to get their take on the most important BPH studies of 2018 and 2019.
A set of evidence-based nomograms for predicting recovery of erectile function after radical prostatectomy is now available, and the developers hope that surgeons will use these tools to provide prostate cancer patients with a more accurate personalized estimate of their sexual function outcome.