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Algorithms in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Judith Dockray and Gordon Muir

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/9780199572779.003.0023

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Algorithms in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia

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• Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the commonest cause of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in the aging male • Management is guided by patient's symptoms • Often a sequential process of escalating treatment that is accelerated if the patient presents with a complication of BPH, e.g. AUR • Newer minimally invasive treatments are more acceptable to patients than traditional invasive procedures but long-term data on re-operation rates are awaited • Algorithms in both primary and specialist care allow rapid adoption of EBM with minimal effort, improving standardization of treatment and avoiding unnecessary interventions and cost.

Chapter.  1496 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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