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BACKGROUND Combination therapy with dutasteride and tamsulosin provides significantly greater benefit than either monotherapy for various patient-reported outcomes in men with moderate-to-severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatic enlargement. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether combination therapy is(More)
OBJECTIVE • To investigate the influence of baseline variables on the 4-year incidence of acute urinary retention (AUR), benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)-related surgery and overall clinical progression in men treated with tamsulosin, dutasteride, or a combination of both. PATIENTS AND METHODS • The 4-year Combination of Avodart® and Tamsulosin (CombAT)(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the current recommended dose of pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) with doses two to three times higher. METHODS We evaluated three dosages (300, 600, and 900 mg) of PPS in a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group, multicenter, 32-week study. Adults (n = 380) with a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis (IC) as determined(More)
OBJECTIVES The Symptom Management After Reducing Therapy (SMART-1) study examined the combination of the dual action 5alpha-reductase inhibitor (5ARI) dutasteride, and alpha(1)-blocker tamsulosin, followed by withdrawal of tamsulosin in men with symptomatic BPH. METHODS 327 BPH patients were randomised to 0.5mg dutasteride and 0.4 mg tamsulosin for 36(More)
INTRODUCTION To report the three year results of a multi-center, randomized, patient and outcome assessor blinded trial of the Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) in men with bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS At 19 centers in North America and Australia, 206 subjects = 50 years old(More)
PURPOSE We investigated whether combination therapy with dutasteride and tamsulosin is more effective than either monotherapy alone for improving symptoms and long-term outcomes in men with moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms and prostatic enlargement (30 cc or greater). We report preplanned 2-year analyses. MATERIALS AND METHODS The CombAT(More)
An association between erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular disease has long been recognized, and studies suggest that ED is an independent marker of cardiovascular disease risk and even further, a marker for the burden of both obstructive and non-obstructive coronary artery disease. Therefore, the primary care physician (PCP) must assess the(More)
OBJECTIVES Dutasteride, a dual inhibitor of Type 1 and Type 2 5 alpha-reductase, has been shown to improve disease measures in patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in three randomised, placebo-controlled, large-scale, 2-year Phase III clinical studies. This paper reports the pooled results of a 2-year open-label extension of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To perform a Canadian multicenter randomized placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of 6 weeks of levofloxacin therapy compared with placebo in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). Uncontrolled studies have supported the use of antibiotics in CP/CPPS. METHODS Men with a National Institutes of Health(More)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a highly prevalent condition in aging men, which can be progressive and lead to acute urinary retention (AUR) and the need for surgery. It is commonly treated with alpha-blockers and 5alpha-reductase inhibitors (5ARIs), both of which improve the symptoms of BPH. Long-term treatment with 5ARIs can also reduce the risk of(More)