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Coloplast Titan penile implant

Coloplast Titan Penile Implant: Device Considerations & Placement Techniques

The Coloplast Titan is one of the most popular three-piece inflatable penile prostheses in the United States. During penile implant surgery, each piece can be adjusted to fit the patient.

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urolift procedure device

UroLift Procedure: Advantages and Limitations

The UroLift procedure is a minimally invasive, non-ablative BPH treatment that places permanent implants to pull the prostate lobes away from the urethra.

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5-alpha reductase inhibitors for BPH

Using 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors (5-ARIs) for BPH

5-alpha reductase inhibitors are a class of medications commonly used to treat BPH. They are most effective in BPH patients with large prostates.

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Blood test for testicular cancer markers.

MicroRNA Testing: The Latest in Testicular Cancer Markers

Testicular cancer markers are the first step in working up a testicular mass, but are not elevated in all testis cancers. MicroRNA biomarkers are elevated in roughly 90% of testis cancers.

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bipolar turp procedure device

Bipolar TURP: Advantages and Limitations

The bipolar TURP procedure involves the use of a bipolar current to resect excess prostate tissue, alleviating symptoms in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).

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HoLEP procedure surgery

HoLEP Procedure: Advantages & Limitations

HoLEP, or holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, is a new BPH treatment that is widely used because of its minimal invasiveness and quicker recovery times. However, urologists should evaluate the limitations of HoLEP before they decide on the procedure.

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Urologist using the IPPS to evaluate patient with BPH

Using the IPSS to Evaluate BPH Symptoms

The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) is a universal assessment endorsed by the AUA. The IPSS questionnaire consists of 7 questions and evaluates BPH patients from a score of 0 to 35.

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Young man consulting with his Urologist about testicular cancer and fertility after orchiectomy

Testicular Cancer and Fertility After Orchiectomy

The testes are responsible for sperm production, so many patients have concerns about testicular cancer and fertility preservation after radical orchiectomy.

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