The appropriate evaluation of the benign prostatic hyperplasia patient

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a very prevalent disease process in the aging male. It is characterized by symptoms referred to as 'prostatism'. Although it rarely threatens the life of the patient, it does affect the quality of his life; the evaluation of a patient with BPH should therefore focus on a quantitative assessment of the symptoms and the degree to which they bother the patient. The baseline evaluation of patients with BPH should also include medical history, focused physical examination, urinalysis, and assessment of renal function. Other tests, such as prostate-specific antigen measurement, residual urine measurement, uroflowmetry, pressure-flow studies, and imaging of the urinary tract, should be used after their benefits and risks have been weighed. Tests must be examined for their ability to differentiate BPH from other conditions, predict the outcome of therapy, and improve the selection process for certain treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Opinion in Urology
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994

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Prostatic Hyperplasia
Prostatism
Urinalysis
Symptom Assessment
Prostate-Specific Antigen
Urinary Tract
Physical Examination
Quality of Life
Urine
Kidney
Pressure
Therapeutics

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  • Urology

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The appropriate evaluation of the benign prostatic hyperplasia patient. / Roehrborn, Claus.

In: Current Opinion in Urology, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1994, p. 7-15.

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