Medicinal therapy of benign prostate syndrome.
Summary of "Medicinal therapy of benign prostate syndrome."
Male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) include storage and voiding disorders and should be carefully evaluated before the start of any treatment. Medical therapy is directed at improving symptoms and reducing the risk of progression in order to improve quality of life and prevent complications, such as acute urinary retention, or the need for surgical intervention. Careful assessment of the individual complaints helps to identify the best drug which should be adapted to each individual patient's risk profile. At present, α(1)-adrenoreceptor inhibitors and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors and their combination form the gold standard for pharmacological treatment. In addition, anticholinergic agents are increasingly being used as monotherapy or in combination with α1-adrenocepetor inhibitors for patients with predominant storage disorders while phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors may be suitable for patients suffering from LUTS and concomitant erectile dysfunction.
Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum der Universität München-Großhadern , Marchioninistr. 15, 81377, München, Deutschland, Frank.Strittmatter@med.uni-muenchen.de.
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Name: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22782192
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00120-012-2943-1
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Ultrasound, High-intensity Focused, Transrectal
Tissue ablation of the PROSTATE performed by ultrasound from a transducer placed in the RECTUM. The procedure is used to treat prostate cancer (PROSTATIC NEOPLASMS) and benign prostatic hypertrophy (PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA).
Prostatic Secretory Proteins
Proteins secreted by the prostate gland. The major secretory proteins from the human prostate gland include PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN, prostate-specific acid phosphatase, prostate-specific membrane antigen, and prostate-specific protein-94.
A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Transurethral Resection Of Prostate
Removal of all or part of the PROSTATE, often using a cystoscope and/or resectoscope passed through the URETHRA.
Preliminary cancer therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone/endocrine therapy, immunotherapy, hyperthermia, etc.) that precedes a necessary second modality of treatment.
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