Herbert Lepor

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BACKGROUND Benign prostatic hyperplasia is commonly treated with alpha-adrenergic-receptor antagonists (alpha-blockers) or 5alpha-reductase inhibitors. The long-term effect of these drugs, singly or combined, on the risk of clinical progression is unknown. METHODS We conducted a long-term, double-blind trial (mean follow-up, 4.5 years) involving 3047 men(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy and safety of two once-daily doses of tamsulosin, the first selective alpha1A-antagonist studied in clinical trials. METHODS Patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) were randomized to receive either tamsulosin (0.4 and 0.8 mg/day) or placebo (n = 756). Primary efficacy parameters were improvement in the total(More)
Stem cells are believed to regulate normal prostatic homeostasis and to play a role in the etiology of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. We show here that the proximal region of mouse prostatic ducts is enriched in a subpopulation of epithelial cells that exhibit three important attributes of epithelial stem cells: they are slow cycling,(More)
The technique for radical retropubic prostatectomy has been modified to avoid injury to the branches of the pelvic plexus that innervate the corpora cavernosa. The surgical procedure is based on an understanding of the anatomical relationships between the branches of the pelvic plexus that innervate the corpora cavernosa, the capsular branches of the(More)
The specific features of the prostate adenoma predisposing to the development of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are unknown. Our objective was to determine whether the histological composition of the prostate adenoma is related to the development of symptomatic BPH. Prostate adenomas were obtained from men with asymptomatic BPH undergoing(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the relationship between changes in scores for the American Urological Association (AUA) symptom index and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) impact index with patient global ratings of improvement in a large Veterans Affairs trial comparing different pharmacological therapies for BPH. MATERIALS AND METHODS The primary analyses(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence supports the use of magnetic resonance (MR)-targeted prostate biopsy. The optimal method for such biopsy remains undefined, however. OBJECTIVE To prospectively compare targeted biopsy outcomes between MR imaging (MRI)-ultrasound fusion and visual targeting. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS From June 2012 to March 2013,(More)
BACKGROUND Men with benign prostatic hyperplasia can be treated with alpha 1-adrenergic-antagonist drugs that relax prostatic smooth muscle or with drugs that inhibit 5 alpha-reductase and therefore reduce tissue androgen concentrations. However, the effects of the two types of drugs have not been compared. METHODS We compared the safety and efficacy of(More)
The inheritance pattern of the exstrophy-epispadias complex was investigated by a combined literature review and a survey of the personal experience of pediatric urologists in North and South America, and Europe. Bladder exstrophy recurred in only 9 of approximately 2,500 families (1 in 275) with bladder exstrophy or complete epispadias. The recurrence of(More)
Two prostatic epithelial lines, one of basal origin and one of luminal origin, were established from the dorsolateral prostates of p53 null mice. The cell lines are nontumorigenic when inoculated subcutaneously under the renal capsule or intraprostatically in syngeneic mice. The luminal cell line (PE-L-1) expresses cytokeratins 8 and 18 and the basal cell(More)