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Management of benign prostatic hyperplasia by family physicians.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20170598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The past decade has profoundly changed how physicians manage patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The concepts of symptom indices, symptom complexes, flow rates, prostate-specific antigen (PSA), prostate size and new medical approaches supported by new clinical studies, have provided family practitioners as well as specialists with evidence-based management algorithms to treat BPH. Men with BPH most often visit a physician due to their partner's urging because of the many symptoms, with the most bothersome being nocturia. Today, primary care physicians are the gatekeepers for diagnosing and managing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men. They need to be aware of long term negative consequences if these major symptoms are not treated early.
Allan Toguri; Jack Barkin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of urology     Volume:  17 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1195-9479     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Urol     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-22     Completed Date:  2010-05-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9515842     Medline TA:  Can J Urol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Scarborough General Hospital, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists / therapeutic use*
Combined Modality Therapy
Family Practice / methods*,  trends
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Physicians, Family / trends
Prostate-Specific Antigen / blood*
Prostatic Hyperplasia / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Transurethral Resection of Prostate
Treatment Outcome
Urinary Retention / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Urination Disorders / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists; EC Antigen

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