Research Finds a Less Painful Remedy for Enlarged Prostrate

Published By : 03 Mar 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

The latest study presented by Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting shows a new treatment for enlarged prostrate that is likely to be less painful than the conventional treatment. This means that the new treatment could be an alternative for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Dr. Sandeep Bagla, one of the leading researchers of the study stated that the new treatment could mean lesser risk for the patient with less pain and thankfully lesser recovery time than the traditional surgery. Dr. Sandeep Bagla is an interventional radiologist at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Virginia. He further added that the new research could confirm the innovative procedure to be an effective therapy for treating BPH in the coming future. 

Medscape stated, about one-third men above the age of 50 and about 90% of men above 85 year of age are affected by enlarged prostrate in United States. Additionally, 14 million men are affected by symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Researchers studied the medical records of 78 men who underwent treatment for enlarged prostate using the new technique. The new treatment is called, prostrate artery embolization (PAE). The treatment was performed as a routine procedure and not a clinical study.

The patients who underwent this treatment were categorized in 3 analysis groups. These groupings were based on the size of the enlarged prostate. The first group consisted of patients that had prostrate less than 50 cubic cms; second measured between 50-80 cubic cms; and the third, more than 80 cubic cms.
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