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Medical treatment of LUTS and BPH

Martin C Michel

in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

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ISBN: 9780199572779
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607501 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0013

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Medical treatment of LUTS and BPH

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• Several mono- and combination treatments are available for LUTS/BPH • The risk/benefit ratio for each treatment depends on the patient to be treated • α-blockers provide rapid and effective symptom relief but do not prevent long-term complications • 5α-reductase inhibitors provide effective symptom relief and prevent long-term complications but work slower and effects on symptoms are smaller than those of α-blockers in most patients.

Chapter.  3353 words. 

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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