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2011-04-04 23:26:47

Much of the risk of developing incontinence before middle age is determined by our genes. Genetic factors can explain half of people's susceptibility to urinary incontinence, a study of twins at the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) reveals. Urinary incontinence is very common, especially among women, with around one in three affected at some point in life. Incontinence, overactive bladder and other lower urinary tract symptoms can be caused by factors such as old...

2011-03-22 08:10:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoTract, Inc. a medical device company focused on developing urology devices, today announced that the first U.S. patients have been enrolled in a multinational trial of its UroLift® System at Western Urological Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. The UroLift System is a minimally invasive approach to treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) that lifts prostate tissue out of the way so that it no longer blocks the...

2011-02-22 11:51:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation has released a special men's heath update in its February 2011 online newsletter. According to the update, tremendous progress is being made in developing new minimally-invasive and highly precise treatments for two conditions that afflict millions of men worldwide - prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). By offering increased precision, the new treatments are...

2010-10-06 17:22:52

When compared with placebo and other drugs, long-term use of finasteride improves urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia, and reduces disease progression. This conclusion comes from combining the findings of 23 randomized clinical trials that evaluated almost 21,000 men, and is published this month in The Cochrane Library. Finasteride is frequently given to men who have lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) such as frequent voiding at night (nocturia), incomplete...

2010-09-15 16:51:06

Latest TNS NIPO study underlines need for wide-scale, reliable screening A recent TNS NIPO survey, on behalf of the Dutch Association of Urology (NVU) and the European Association of Urology (EAU), showed that almost four out of 10 Dutch men of 50 years and older suffer, or have suffered, from urinary complaints. The same number of men also said in the same survey they are worried that they may have prostate cancer. The TNS NIPO survey also indicated that a significantly larger number of men...

2010-07-12 15:15:00

NEVILLEWOOD, Pa., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study, published in the July issue of Advances in Therapy, revealed that a novel saw palmetto extract (SPE), SPET-085, is as effective as finasteride, the standard prescription drug therapy, in blocking the critical enzyme that leads to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH, also known as an enlarged prostate, is the most common benign proliferative disorder in men, affecting more than 50 percent of men over the age of 70. Symptoms...

2010-06-01 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nocturia, defined as two or more urinations (voids) per night, may be a more serious condition than widely thought, according to the findings of three new studies. One study suggested nocturia in adults is associated with a significantly increased risk of death, which was even more pronounced in younger adults. Another study reported that risk of death in the elderly was associated with the frequency of night-time urination (voiding). A third study...

2010-05-31 12:58:52

A 17-year-long community study looking at symptoms of enlarged prostate in over 2,000 men age 40 to 79 years suggests that surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) offers more relief from incontinence and obstruction symptoms than treatment from drug-based therapy, according to a new study by researchers at Mayo Clinic. The researchers presented their results today at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association. Overall, results show:     * Urinary...

2010-05-18 18:00:00

CONCORD, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed what could be a promising new test to help determine the aggressiveness of prostate cancer, says a Bay Area urologist who specializes in treating the disease, although patients may not realize any benefits for another decade or longer. The researchers claim their test, called the Prostate Health Index (PHI), would show which patients' cancer was likely to progress rapidly. The preliminary...


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