Navigation Links
New Procedure May Shrink Enlarged Prostate Without Surgery
Date:4/15/2013

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Men who need treatment for an enlarged prostate may soon have a new nonsurgical option, a small, early study suggests.

Called prostatic artery embolization (PAE), the technique uses a catheter threaded into an artery in the leg. The catheter is guided to the artery that supplies blood to the prostate. Then, tiny beads are injected into the artery, which temporarily block the blood supply to the prostate.

The temporary loss of blood supply causes the prostate to shrink, relieving symptoms, according to study lead author Dr. Sandeep Bagla. What's more, the new treatment doesn't appear to have the same risk of serious complications, such as incontinence and impotence, that often accompany enlarged prostate treatment.

"This is fantastic news for the average man with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Many men decline current treatments because of the risks. But, for the average man, PAE is a no-brainer," said Bagla, an interventional radiologist at Inova Alexandria Hospital, in Virginia.

The procedure has only been available as part of Bagla's trial until recently, but he said some interventional radiologists have started doing prostatic artery embolization, and he expects the procedure will become more widely available by the end of the year.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. An enlarged prostate is very common as men get older. As many as half of all men in their 60s will have an enlarged prostate, according to the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). By the time men are in their 70s and 80s, up to 90 percent have benign prostatic hyperplasia, according to the NIDDK.

Some men experience no symptoms, while others may feel the need to urinate frequently, but they have a weak urinary stream, the NIDDK says. There are a number of treatments ava
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Drug May Prevent Pancreatitis After Digestive Procedure
2. Procedure gives patients with A-fib who cant take blood thinners alternative to reduce stroke
3. Procedure Might Ease Pain of Female Genital Mutilation
4. Study finds Massachusetts health reform leads to increased inpatient surgical procedures
5. FDA Approves SonixGPS Needle Guidance Technology for Vascular Access Procedures
6. EVINCI results could lead to 75 percent reduction of invasive procedures for patients with suspected CAD
7. PMIC Announces Release of New CDT 2013 Dental Procedure Coding System
8. New angioplasty procedure improves blood flow in blocked arteries to extremities
9. Most Forehead Lift Patients Recommend Procedure: Survey
10. Cardiac bypass surgery superior to non-surgical procedure for adults with diabetes and heart disease
11. Acute care model improves surgical care quality, lowers costs for 2 procedures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Procedure May Shrink Enlarged Prostate Without Surgery
(Date:4/27/2015)... The Radiology Business Management Association ... applied business information and intelligence, is proud to announce ... newsletter for its more than 2,000 members. , “RBMA ... news sources in that it is exclusively devoted to ... radiology. The newsletter is produced in cooperation with Thorn ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Doping has been around sports for years ... continue to capture the public’s imagination, but so-called smart ... performance enhancement along with new ethical considerations. In an ... Anjan Chatterjee of Pennsylvania Hospital and the ... of these enhancements in sports. , Chatterjee studies the ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 Jvion, the Atlanta-based leader in ... and recognized as one of the top 40 fastest ... is presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, honors Atlanta’s ... status as an economic capital and employment hub. , ... spurred by the growing need to improve healthcare quality ...
(Date:4/26/2015)... Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) April 26, 2015 ... network service provider announces that Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company ... Daniel Armstrong, Manager of Network Infrastructure at Brotherhood Mutual ... value and the service reliability Brotherhood Mutual needed. ... route diversity, and IFN worked with us to ensure ...
(Date:4/26/2015)... This annual celebration is one of the ... include a spectacular collection of vendors offering distinctive gifts ... incense, chimes, vases, candleholders, fleece throws, trivets, jewelry and ... collection of vendors, guests will have the opportunity to ... Jimmie Jazz Band. , “We are ecstatic to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Radiology Business Management Association Launches Weekly Legislative and Policy Newsletter 2Health News:The Brain, Smart Drugs, and Sports on SCI TV with Anjan Chatterjee 2Health News:The Brain, Smart Drugs, and Sports on SCI TV with Anjan Chatterjee 3Health News:Jvion Named to Top 40 Atlanta 2015 Pacesetters 2Health News:Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC for Fiber Transport Service 2Health News:Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC for Fiber Transport Service 3Health News:It’s Coming! The 5th Annual Tulip Festival & Mother’s Day Celebration at Honor's Haven Resort & Spa! 2
... Pays Cash When You Are Sick or Hurt?COLUMBUS, Ga., March 2 ... Aflac Duck as the mystery benefactor to policyholders who ... humorously shows how Aflac pays cash benefits when a medical ... night in a dark parlor. A group of friends is comforting ...
... March 2 DATATRAK International, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... global eClinical solutions for the clinical trials industry, today ... of Research and Development. In his role as DATATRAK,s ... to Raymond J. Merk, DATATRAK,s Chief Financial Officer and ...
... LCA-Vision Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV ), a ... Plus (R) brand, today announced that members of its executive ... Institutional Investors Conference on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 8:40 ... The JW Marriott Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando, Fla. ...
... study of children ages 8-11 years shows contact ... Athletic Competence, and Social Acceptance , JACKSONVILLE, ... benefits to children beyond simply correcting their nearsightedness ... physical appearance, acceptance among friends, and ability to ...
... Workplace Awards, Ten Honored for Best PracticesWASHINGTON, March ... can be felt across all industries, workplaces that ... times reap rewards for employer and employees alike, ... Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards ceremony yesterday. Five organizations ...
... its 15,000th wish this summer , ... Pickering, ON, (PRWEB) March 2, ... three and 17 are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Every day more ... the efforts of The Children,s Wish Foundation of Canada and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Aflac Commercial Asks, 'Who Dun It?' 2Health News:New Aflac Commercial Asks, 'Who Dun It?' 3Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces the Return of Chris Wilke as Vice-President of R&D and the Issuance of a Patent 2Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces the Return of Chris Wilke as Vice-President of R&D and the Issuance of a Patent 3Health News:Children's Self-Perceptions Improve More With Contact Lenses vs. Glasses 2Health News:Children's Self-Perceptions Improve More With Contact Lenses vs. Glasses 3Health News:Children's Self-Perceptions Improve More With Contact Lenses vs. Glasses 4Health News:Top Employers Find That in Tough Economic Times, a Healthy, Productive Workplace is More Important Than Ever 2Health News:Top Employers Find That in Tough Economic Times, a Healthy, Productive Workplace is More Important Than Ever 3Health News:Top Employers Find That in Tough Economic Times, a Healthy, Productive Workplace is More Important Than Ever 4Health News:Children's Wish, Canada's National Wish Granting Foundation Celebrates 25 Years 2Health News:Children's Wish, Canada's National Wish Granting Foundation Celebrates 25 Years 3
(Date:4/24/2015)... -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), ... spoke about the importance of extrapolation in bringing biosimilars ... annual European Biosimilars Group conference in London ... publication of a pivotal white paper titled, "Why ... biosimilars." Speaking at the EGA conference, ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... , April 24, 2015  AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV ... Administration (FDA) has accepted its New Drug Application (NDA) ... two direct-acting antiviral treatment of ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir (OBV/PTV/r), ... of adults with chronic genotype 4 (GT4) hepatitis C ... first all-oral, interferon-free therapy being evaluated by the FDA ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... 23, 2015 Once again, BeaconMedaes is meeting ... to patient safety. BeaconMedaes, priority is to ... disease. The next generation Zone Valve Box ... are now mounted in the assembly, allowing for ease ... ceiling tiles potentially releasing dust spores and other bacteria ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hospira Leadership Presents at Preeminent European Biosimilars Forum, Announces New White Paper on Extrapolation 2Hospira Leadership Presents at Preeminent European Biosimilars Forum, Announces New White Paper on Extrapolation 3Hospira Leadership Presents at Preeminent European Biosimilars Forum, Announces New White Paper on Extrapolation 4Hospira Leadership Presents at Preeminent European Biosimilars Forum, Announces New White Paper on Extrapolation 5Hospira Leadership Presents at Preeminent European Biosimilars Forum, Announces New White Paper on Extrapolation 6Hospira Leadership Presents at Preeminent European Biosimilars Forum, Announces New White Paper on Extrapolation 7U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 2U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 3U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 4U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 5U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 6U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 7BeaconMedaes launches new Zone Valve Box Assembly 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: