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Obesity is a component of metabolic syndrome, which influences erectile dysfunction, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), and response to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) treatment. We assessed the effect of obesity on voiding and sexual function parameters in men treated with convective radiofrequency thermal therapy, Rezum (REZ), for LUTS/BPH and compared results between obese (BMI > 30) and non-obese subjects.
Post-Micturition Dribbling (PMD) is a painful symptom for middle aged men. It is estimated that decreased volume of penile corpus cavernosa and dilation of bulbous urethra are related to PMD with the aging process. However, the exact etiology of PMD is not yet determined. We have studied the effectiveness of Udenafil 75mg daily medication in treating PMD patients.
Lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) are common in men, however, many remain undertreated. Hence, self-management with over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is helpful. The FDA requires a rigorous approval process for prescription (Rx)-to-OTC switches. Currently, tamsulosin is being evaluated for OTC use in men with bothersome urinary symptoms. In a simulated OTC setting, we assessed the ability of men interested in a self-management option to appropriately follow instructions in a proposed Drug Facts Label (label).