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Diagnosis and assessment of BPH: subjective parameters

Herbert Leyh

in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572779
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607501 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0010

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Diagnosis and assessment of BPH: subjective parameters

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• Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) may be the result of BPH • The symptoms of BPH can be divided in obstructive and irritative symptoms • More important than a single determination of symptoms is the dynamic process of symptom changes • The correlation between the extent of symptoms and the prostatic volume or the grade of obstruction is weak • Symptom quantification with the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) helps to determine the severity of the disease, detects symptom progression and documents response to therapy • With the IPSS the impact of urinary symptoms on quality of life can also be evaluated.

Chapter.  1872 words. 

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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