Is blasting water at the prostate the future for BPH care?

US researchers are trialling 'aquablation' in men with LUTS/BPH

Using robotically guided waterjets to remove excess prostate tissue, appears to improve lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and large prostate glands, researchers report.

The findings come from the WATER II single-arm trial of aquablation for the treatment of LUTS/BPH associated with large prostate volumes (80-150mL).

The US study found the procedure resulted in a fall in international prostate symptom scores from 23.7 before treatment to 11.8 one month after treatment and 7.1 after three months.

It also improved quality of life scores from 4.6 before treatment to