Medical Websites for Physicians: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Learn about three reliable online resources for physicians that focus on BPH symptoms, management, and guidelines.

Recognizing Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate

Follow the link to read an in-depth interview with Richard J. Macchia, MD, chair of the Department of Urology, SUNY Downstate Medical School, and Ivan Rothman, ARNP, an NP with urology certification at the University of Washington Medical Center Urology Clinic. The two discuss which patients are most likely to get BPH; symptoms that should alert PCPs to the possibility of BPH and office-based diagnostic tools; PSA testing guidelines; when ultrasound, x-rays, and/or referral to a urologist are warranted; and more.

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AUA Clinical Guidelines: Management of BPH

Though the American Urological Association indicates that these guidelines are currently being revised (they were last updated in 2006), the documents herein comprise the most up-to-date and comprehensive recommendations available to health care professionals for the treatment of BPH. This four-chapter work covers diagnosis and treatment recommendations, methodology, results of treatment outcomes analyses, and research and future directions.

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Managing the Enlarged Prostate Gland in Elderly Men

The title of this article, published in the July/August 2010 issue of Clinical Geriatrics, is self-explanatory. In it, the authors (pre-med student Megan Janeway and Neil Baum, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Urology, Tulane Medical School) discuss the case of a 67-year-old male treated for BPH with GreenLight laser treatment, prevalence and incidence of BPH, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and medical management.

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