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Sildenafil citrate improves erectile function and urinary symptoms in men with erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia: a randomized, double-blind trial.
Alpha-blocker treatment improves Qmax, Qave, IPSS, QoL score, and structural changes in bladder wall caused by lower urinary tract obstruction in patients with LUTS.
Medical treatment is the initial choice in management of lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction, but ultimate choice of first-line treatment rests at the discretion of the prescribing doctor.
Based on our results, there still appears to be no good evidence to favor SCH over TAH, as there were no between-group differences in sexual function scores, lower urinary tract or prolapse symptoms, or quality of life," he said.
Benign and Malignant Conditions of the Lower Urinary Tract
Cornelius Kelleher, Sidney Radomski, Jane Schulz and Karl-Erik Andersson followed with a session examining current and future treatment considerations for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and pelvic floor disorders.
We have learned the limits and the utilities of [alpha]-blockers in the long term for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms and benign prostatic hyperplasia," he said.
It covers the basic medical science of the renal and urinary systems, including the organization of the kidneys and their development, the kidneys in disease, including congenital abnormalities and cystic diseases, and the lower urinary tract, including obstruction and infection, neoplastic disease of the ureters and bladder, and disorders of the prostate.
Red blood cell morphology can give a hint about the source of the bleeding: dysmorphic cells and red cell casts point to glomerular (kidney) bleeding, while bleeding from the lower urinary tract is usually the source of normal red cells.
Starting with the subject's history and epidemiology across the world, this expansive textbook covers the basic structure and function of the lower urinary tract in the female; the diagnostic evaluation of incontinence and prolapse; the treatment of incontinence, prolapse, and related conditions; the different forms of associated disorders, including urinary tract infections and lower bowel disorders; other considerations that include Patient Reported Outcomes and medico-legal aspects; and guidelines on standardization from the International Continence Society.
Chronic lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with BPH can cause loss of productivity and sleep, depression and decreased quality of life.

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