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Chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome present similarly, with persistent pelvic pain. Find out how to differentiate the two types of chronic prostatitis, as well as the treatment options for each.
When diagnosis of acute bacterial prostatitis is confirmed after physical examination and urinalysis, most cases can be managed in the outpatient setting. A new algorithm in this article points to which antibiotic regimen to use when a patient needs to be hospitalized.
History, physical examination, and additional testing such as prostate-specific antigen and urinalysis can differentiate this condition from others with similar symptoms. Treatment options are also discussed.
Aug 15, 2012 Issue
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
What are the effects of medical, herbal, and surgical treatments in men with BPH?
Jalyn offers the convenience of taking one medication instead of two. Although monotherapy with dutasteride or tamsulosin is beneficial for many men, the combination drug is slightly better than either component alone at decreasing symptom scores; however, these benefits are of questionable clinical significance.
Prostatitis ranges from a straightforward clinical entity in its acute form to a complex, debilitating condition when chronic. It is often a source of frustration for the treating physician and patient. There are four classifications of prostatitis: acute bacterial, chronic bacterial, chronic prosta...
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a common condition affecting older men. Typical presenting symptoms include urinary hesitancy, weak stream, nocturia, incontinence, and recurrent urinary tract infections. Acute urinary retention, which requires urgent bladder catheterization, is relatively uncommon. ...
What are the effects of treatments for chronic bacterial and abacterial prostatitis?
What are the effects of treatment?