HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Botox helps ease symptoms of enlarged prostate according to Univ. of Pittsburgh study

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 Injections of botulinum toxin A (botox) into the prostate are a promising alternative treatment for the millions of men who have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition commonly referred to as enlarged prostate, according to a study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. Results will be presented today at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in San Francisco and published in abstract 1524 in the AUA proceedings.

"For most men, enlarged prostate is considered to be an uncomfortable inevitability of aging," said Michael Chancellor, M.D., professor of urology and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "Common treatments can have serious side effects, including impotence. We have completed a number of studies that have shown botox injections are a safe and effective treatment for conditions of the lower urinary tract; in this study, we have shown the same may be true for using botox injections for enlarged prostate."

Eleven patients, ranging in age from 50 to 82 years, who had symptomatic BPH that did not respond to alpha-blocker treatment, received injections of botox into their prostate. Three to seven days post-injection the patients showed a decrease in irritative symptoms as indicated by a reduction in the international prostate symptom score by 62.3 percent and improvement in the quality of life index by 56.5 percent. Patients also experienced a significant increase in flow rate, and a small decrease in residual urine and prostate size.

Patients did not experience any significant side effects including stress urinary incontinence, retrograde ejaculation or erectile dysfunction.

BPH is one of the most common diseases affecting men. More than half of all men over the age of 60, and 80 percent by age 80, will have enlarged prostates. Forty to 50 percent will develop symptoms of BPH, which
'"/>

Contact: Jocelyn Uhl
UhlJH@upmc.edu
412-647-3555
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
11-May-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Botox could play a key role in pain control during breast reconstruction
2. Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist use Botox to treat CP
3. Botox injections restore voices, confidence to voice disorder patients
4. Botox proving successful at preventing headaches
5. Botox Treats Excessive Sweating, According To UCSF Study
6. Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers
7. Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows
8. Laughter helps blood vessels function better
9. Chemists synthesize molecule that helps body battle cancers, malaria
10. Medication helps alcoholics control drinking
11. Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/29/2014)... new report released yesterday by the Mental Health ... mental health training and education that police personnel ... prominent issue for Canada,s police community, and today,s ... law enforcement and people with mental illnesses," says ... with an interest in the area of police ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Today, Gen. Arthur T. Dean, Chairman ... (CADCA) , the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, ... intent to nominate Michael Botticelli as the Director of ... Obama’s decision to nominate Michael Botticelli as our nation’s ... hold this important position at this time in our ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Thirteen Novant Health ... Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina list by ... and provides scholarships to nursing students at all levels ... Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center are: Rea Buie, ... King, Lissa Ready, Amber Segerlin, Carmen Smith, Melissa Stafford ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Edvance360, a leading provider ... for online teaching, as well as 2011 winner and ... Learning Management System, announced that Brooke Education Services, Northwest ... Group, Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada (IAB Canada), StarSVCS, ... “We are delighted to welcome each new client to ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Selling cigarettes in plain packages ... and doesn,t harm sales in small stores, according to ... by the tobacco industry when it tried to prevent ... to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products in 2012. ... and the U.K. Researchers surveyed nearly 2,000 adult ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Report advocates improved police training 2Health News:CADCA Statement on Nomination of Michael Botticelli as U.S. Drug Czar 2Health News:Great 100 Honors 13 Novant Health Nurses 2Health News:Edvance360 Continues to Experience Growth in Corporate, K-12, Health, and Non-Profit Sectors 2Health News:Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... , August 29, 2014 ... participate in the inaugural Tweetchat taking place in ... Worldwide , organised by UBM Live , ... #CPhIChat is a first of its kind global ... across the supply chain, aimed to stimulate conversations ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Aug. 28, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: Needle-Free ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02332847/Needle-Free-Delivery-Technology-and-Market-Forecast-2014-2024.html ... technological and commercial prospects What does the ... Visiongain,s brand new report shows you the ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CountryFocus: Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement ... (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/140879 ) ... Reimbursement Landscape Poland " an essential source of ... healthcare market and provides insights into the demographic, ... the report provides valuable insights into the trends ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CPhI Worldwide to Host #CPhIChat Provoking Debate on the Future of Pharma 2CPhI Worldwide to Host #CPhIChat Provoking Debate on the Future of Pharma 3Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 2Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 3Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 4Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 5Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 6Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 7Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 8Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 9Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 10Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 11Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 12Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 13Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 14Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 15Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 16Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 17Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 18Poland & Turkey Pharmaceutical Market worth $15 billion & $21.5 billion Respectively by 2020 2Poland & Turkey Pharmaceutical Market worth $15 billion & $21.5 billion Respectively by 2020 3Poland & Turkey Pharmaceutical Market worth $15 billion & $21.5 billion Respectively by 2020 4Poland & Turkey Pharmaceutical Market worth $15 billion & $21.5 billion Respectively by 2020 5
Cached News: