Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Perspective

 
 
  • New Nonstatin Cholesterol Lowering Drugs: How to Use Them   Dr Skolnik gives a quick summary of guidance on incorporating new agents that provide alternatives to statin monotherapy.
  • EAU 2022 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EAU 2022
  • AUA 2022 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AUA 2022
  • Kidney Stones: What Hurts and What Helps   The Curbsiders review the amazing tips they learned about urinary stone disease in a recent podcast with Dr David Goldfarb.
  • Managing the Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms of BPH   Recently released guidelines detail the various classes of pharmacotherapy to use in primary care settings, depending on the patient's symptoms, prostate size, and other factors.
  • AUA 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AUA 2021
  • EAU 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EAU 2021
  • A 62-Year-Old Man With Urinary Urgency This week's question features a man with urinary frequency.
  • AUA 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AUA 2020
  • Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Delayed With 5-ARIs   Physicians need to be aware that PSA levels may be 50% lower in men taking these drugs, causing a delay in diagnosis, says Dr Chodak.
  • Don't Miss This Risk in Female Cataract Surgery Patients Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg takes a closer look at the unique intraoperative risks that floppy iris syndrome poses to female patients compared with their male counterparts.
  • AUA 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AUA 2019
  • EAU 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EAU 2019
  • Tamsulosin for Postoperative Urinary Retention Can the BPH drug tamsulosin prevent postoperative urinary retention in male patients undergoing surgery?
  • Malpractice Case: When the Care Team Drops the Ball on Documenting When physicians share treatment of a patient, it is critical to know who is managing particular care aspects to avoid finger-pointing later.
  • 18-Year Follow-up Data Vindicate Finasteride   Dr Gerald Chodak discusses a long-term study demonstrating the efficacy of finasteride in preventing prostate cancer, as well as the questions it raises regarding clinical use.
  • Open vs Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Is This the Final Word?   Dr Gerald Chodak reviews the latest report on open vs robotic radical prostatectomy and suggests that the experience of the surgeon should be the main consideration for patients.
  • When It Looks Like Heart Failure but Isn't Having encountered more than a few cases of obstructive uropathy masquerading as heart failure in elderly men, Dr Walton-Shirley asks for some creative thinking before diagnosing CHF.
  • Urologists Should Disclose Prostatectomy Volume, Experience   Studies suggest that experience in performing prostatectomy improves patient outcomes, so urologists should tell patients how many they have done, says Dr Gerald Chodak.
  • Unilateral HIFU: More Cons Than Pros(tate)?   A small study of high-intensity focused ultrasound in localized prostate cancer fails to make the case for this treatment option, says Dr Gerald Chodak.