World J Urol 2021 Aug 26. Epub 2021 Aug 26.
Department of Urology, University of Miami, 1150 NW 14th St, Suite 309, Miami, FL, 33136, USA.
Purpose: To determine how many men are able to remain off of medical therapy for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) following surgery for benign prostatic obstruction (BPO).
Methods: The TriNetX Analytics Network was used to identify men who were taking medical therapy for BPO (at least one of: alpha-1 blockers, anticholinergics, B3 agonists, or 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors) and subsequently underwent surgery for BPO. They were then placed into one of six cohorts, classified based on the type of surgery they received: transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), Laser vaporization of prostate (PVP), transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP), prostatic urethral lift (PUL), water-vapor thermal therapy (WV), or Laser enucleation of the prostate (LEP). Read More