Prostatic Hyperplasia clinical trials at UC Irvine
1 in progress, 0 open to eligible people
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy to Reduce Stress Urinary Incontinence After Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate
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Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is a surgical procedure used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). HoLEP involves the removal of obstructive prostatic tissue via an endoscopic approach to relieve bothersome urinary symptoms. HoLEP is recommended by the American Urological Association (AUA) as a size-independent treatment for BPH. While the surgery is highly durable and versatile, post-operative stress urinary incontinence (SUI) has been reported following HoLEP, up to 44%. Pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) is a therapeutic strategy with low cost and risk to patients used to treat SUI following prostate surgery. However, data on the efficacy of conducting PFPT prior to HoLEP in minimizing or eliminating post-operative urinary incontinence is limited. The investigators will recruit patients who have already agreed to undergo HoLEP for this study. Participants will be randomized into two groups: The intervention group will begin standardized PFPT before surgery and will continue PFPT after surgery, and the second group will begin PFPT after surgery only (current practice). Both groups will continue with PFPT following surgery until urinary continence is regained. Investigators will compare the time required to regain urinary continence and patient-reported outcomes between the two groups.
Our lead scientists for Prostatic Hyperplasia research studies include Akhil Das.