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    BPH research examines inflammation's role

    This article is part of the State of Urology 2014

    Steven A. Kaplan, MDDr. KaplanIs inflammation a potential target for the treatment of BPH? New research being presented in Orlando may help answer this question.

    “The role of inflammation in the prostate continues to evolve and may be a new target for therapy,” said Steven A. Kaplan, MD, professor of urology at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.

    Updates on new technology for BPH, including the recently approved UroLift system (NeoTract, Inc., Pleasanton, CA) and various new iterations of existing lasers are also expected to draw interest at this year’s meeting, Dr. Kaplan said.

    Research on optimizing the patient profile for response to medical therapy for BPH and outcomes of LUTS therapy and concomitant hypogonadism therapy and the association between other comorbid factors (eg, obesity and cardiovascular disease) will be hot topics as well, he noted.

    Here is Dr. Kaplan’s list of the best abstracts from the podium and poster sessions:

    PD25-01: The AUA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of LUTS/BPH: Do We Practice What the Guideline Preaches?
    Gregory B. Auffenberg

    PD23-06: Change in Sexual Function in Men With LUTS/BPH Associated with Long-term Treatment with Doxazosin, Finasteride, and Combined Therapy
    R. Charles Welliver, Jr.

    PD26-06: Greenlight XPS-180W Laser Vaporization of the Prostate for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Global, Multi-center Study Including 1053 Patients, Analysis of Complication Rates and Outcomes at 2 Years According to Prostate Size
    Pierre-Alain Hueber

    PD26-09: Transurethral Water Vapor Therapy for BPH; 1-year Clinical Results of the First-in-Man and Rezum I Clinical Trials Using the Rezum System
    Christopher Dixon

    PD26-12: Use of Medical Therapy and Success of Laser Surgery and TURP for BPH
    Seth Strope

    MP71-01: Comparative Outcomes of Open and Minimally Invasive Simple Prostatectomy for Symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
    Sriram Rangarajan

    MP71-08: Two Year Durability of the Prostatic Urethral Lift: Multi-center Prospective Study
    Claus G. Roehrborn

    MP71-16: Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Greenlight (GL) 180-W XPS PVP and Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (The Goliath Study): One Year Follow-up By Prostate Size
    Alexander Bachmann

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