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    admin wrote a new blog post: MRI Highly Effective in Identifying Prostate Cancer Recurrence Even at Low PSA Levels   6 years, 6 months ago

    According to a study conducted by researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, a pelvic MRI scan with IV contrast and rectal balloon is highly effective in identifying local recurrence even at low PSA values in prostate cancer patients with a rising or persistently elevated PSA after prostatectomy.

    For prostate cancer patients with [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Research Study for Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Due To Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)   6 years, 6 months ago

    Are you a man age 50 or older?

    Do you have to urinate frequently during the day and at night?

    Do you have trouble urinating?

    Are these and other urinary problems interfering with your life and your relationships?

    If you answered “yes” to the above questions, you may be a candidate for the L.I.F.T. Study.

    The L.I.F.T. Study [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Acupuncture Relieves Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects   6 years, 6 months ago

    The main treatment for men with prostate cancer focuses significantly on reducing the level of testosterone in the body by either surgery or hormone therapy. Testosterone is needed by the cancer to grow and spread.  Eliminating testosterone has been proven to keep the cancer in check.  However, this type of therapy also causes side effects [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Laser Acupuncture for Young Bedwetters   6 years, 6 months ago

    According to a new study in Turkey, laser acupuncture therapy which is a noninvasive, painless, short term therapy with low cost can be considered as an alternative therapy for young bedwetters.

    The researchers wanted to see if they could help kids stop wetting the bed by targeting points on the body associated with the bladder in [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Progress in Prostate Cancer Detection with New Pro-PSA Test   6 years, 6 months ago

    For prostate cancer, the only current commercially available screening tests approved by FDA results in a high number of false positive results which leads to unnecessary biopsies, over detection and over treatment of indolent cancer. This is particularly true on the aggressive form of the cancer.

    There is a new test that was recently approved for [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: MRI Highly Effective in Identifying Prostate Cancer Recurrence Even at Low PSA Levels   6 years, 6 months ago

    According to a study conducted by researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, a pelvic MRI scan with IV contrast and rectal balloon is highly effective in identifying local recurrence even at low PSA values in prostate cancer patients with a rising or persistently elevated PSA after prostatectomy.

    For prostate cancer patients with rising PSA, [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Research Study for Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Due To Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)   6 years, 6 months ago

    Are you a man age 50 or older?

    Do you have to urinate frequently during the day and at night?

    Do you have trouble urinating?

    Are these and other urinary problems interfering with your life and your relationships?

    If you answered “yes” to the above questions, you may be a candidate for the L.I.F.T. Study.

    The L.I.F.T. Study is an [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Progress in Prostate Cancer Detection with New Pro-PSA Test   6 years, 6 months ago

    For prostate cancer, the only current commercially available screening tests approved by FDA results in a high number of false positive results which leads to unnecessary biopsies, over detection and over treatment of indolent cancer. This is particularly true on the aggressive form of the cancer.

    There is a new test that was recently approved for [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Research Study for Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Due To Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)   6 years, 6 months ago

    Are you a man age 50 or older?

    Do you have to urinate frequently during the day and at night?

    Do you have trouble urinating?

    Are these and other urinary problems interfering with your life and your relationships?

    If you answered “yes” to the above questions, you may be a candidate for the L.I.F.T. Study.

    The L.I.F.T. Study is an [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Drinking Less to Avoid Incontinence   6 years, 6 months ago

    A study which pulled data from more than 65,000 health and lifestyle surveys of female nurses looked at women who had not yet developed incontinence, to see whether fewer beverages each day could prevent the onset of incontinence later. The survey tracked nurses for 2-4 years, asking how much they drank each [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Dutasteride and Finasteride May Contribute to Irreversible Sexual Dysfunction in Men   6 years, 6 months ago

    Dutasteride (Avodart), a drug frequently prescribed to treat enlarged prostate and Finasteride (Proscar and Propecia); a drug frequently prescribed to treat hair loss may contribute to erectile dysfunction, depression and loss of libido.  Symptoms may even persist after the medication stopped.

    This is according to a study led by Abdulmaged [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Trapping Prostate Cancer with Nanomaterials   6 years, 6 months ago

    A team of researchers from across the world have developed nano-sized, self assembling nanomaterials made of peptides (SAP). The cultures were then used to house prostate cancer stem cells.

    Not only did the SAP stop cancer stem cells from growing, but it also prevented them from dividing further in vitro. Further, when the cells [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Use Caution When Deciding on HIFU   6 years, 6 months ago

    Normally, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is used as a salvage treatment for prostate cancer.  Recently, a movement has taken place to push HIFU as a front-line use, but both the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Association of Urology classify the procedure as experimental.

    The first case series to report outcomes in men after [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Research Underway for FDA Approved Investigational Medication for Prostate Cancer   6 years, 7 months ago

    Men naturally produce the male hormone testosterone which stimulates the prostate cancer cells.  Constantly suppressing the testosterone can treat prostate cancer however this diminishes quality of life by causing loss of sexual interest, impotence, hot flashes, decreased mental ability, fatigue and even depression. In an effort to turn this around, patients are now being enrolled [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Intravaginal Suppository Probiotic May Reduce Rate of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections   6 years, 7 months ago

    The results of a new study suggest that probiotic may reduce the rate of recurrent urinary tract infections in women prone to these infections.

    There is a theory that a depletion of vaginal lactobacilli, a type of bacteria, is associated with urinary tract infection risk, which suggests that replenishing this bacteria may be beneficial.

    A double blind [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Research Underway for FDA Approved Investigational Medication for Prostate Cancer   6 years, 7 months ago

    Men naturally produce the male hormone testosterone which stimulates the prostate cancer cells.  Constantly suppressing the testosterone can treat prostate cancer however this diminishes quality of life by causing loss of sexual interest, impotence, hot flashes, decreased mental ability, fatigue and even depression. In an effort to turn this around, patients are now being enrolled [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Recent Increase in Unnecessary Prostate Biopsy   6 years, 7 months ago

    With an increase in attention given to PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels in men in the United States comes an increase in referrals for prostate biopsy. Oftentimes, these biopsies are recommended even when doctors have no other indications of prostate cancer besides the PSA level. A new study, however, finds that such prostate [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Prostate Growth Not Affected by DHT   6 years, 7 months ago

    According to the study finding published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, daily use of transdermal dihydrotestosterone (DHT) treatment over two years had no beneficial effect on prostate growth but was associated with a reduction in spinal bone mineral density (BMD) .

    In the study 114 men aged 50 years and older with no [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Dutasteride and Finasteride May Contribute to Irreversible Sexual Dysfunction in Men   6 years, 7 months ago

    Dutasteride (Avodart), a drug frequently prescribed to treat enlarged prostate and Finasteride (Proscar and Propecia); a drug frequently prescribed to treat hair loss may contribute to erectile dysfunction, depression and loss of libido.  Symptoms may even persist after the medication stopped.

    This is according to a study led by Abdulmaged M. Traish, a professor of biochemistry [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Diet Drugs Alli and Xenical Linked To Kidney Injury   6 years, 7 months ago

    A new study based on 953 new users of orlistat reported a link in increase kidney injuries. Orlistat is the active ingredient in the diet drugs Alli and Xenical and works by inhibiting the absorption of fat in the gut.

    It was found that 0.5 percent of new orlistat users were hospitalized for kidney problems in [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Use Caution When Deciding on HIFU   6 years, 7 months ago

    Normally, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is used as a salvage treatment for prostate cancer. Recently, a movement has taken place to push HIFU as a front-line use, but both the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Association of Urology classify the procedure as experimental.

    The first case series to report outcomes in men [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Infections Secondary to Transrectal Prostate Needle Biopsy   6 years, 7 months ago

    If prostate cancer is suspected, a prostate needle biopsy is recommended. This surgical procedure takes about 15 minutes and is usually performed in the urologist’s office.

    Post biopsy infections are very rare, occurring in less than 1% of patients however research reports suggest that the rate of infectious complications, including sepsis [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Research Underway for FDA Approved Investigational Medication for Prostate Cancer   6 years, 7 months ago

    Men naturally produce the male hormone testosterone which stimulates the prostate cancer cells. Constantly suppressing the testosterone can treat prostate cancer however this diminishes quality of life by causing loss of sexual interest, impotence, hot flashes, decreased mental ability, fatigue and even depression. In an effort to turn this around, patients are now being [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: NSAID May Have Anti-Bladder Cancer Benefit   6 years, 7 months ago

    People taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs such as naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil) more than twice a week may have a lesser chance of getting bladder cancer.

    The research combined data from three previous studies where authors of each of those studies had asked participants how frequently they took different kinds of medications, including aspirin [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Label Switch in Pfizer Drugs   6 years, 7 months ago

    There is a possible label switch in two of Pfizer’s drugs – an antidepressant and a drug used to shrink the prostate.  This prompted Pfizer to do a subsidiary recall on both drugs.

    The affected drugs are both in generic formulation -  Citalopram is an antidepressant and Finasteride is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

    It [...]