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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2009;26(2):85-92.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2009.
Current Trend of the Primary Treatment in Lower Urinary Tract Symptom/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
Hee Chang Jung
Department of Urology, College of medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
Clinical benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a multifaceted phenomenon that is due to prostatic and bladder influences as well as nonurological causes. It is also important to differentiate between the more common voiding or obstructive symptoms as well as the more bothersome storage or irritative symptoms. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and BPH may be two separate conditions with different underlying pathologies. However, they are often treated incorrectly as one entity. Both conditions are very common and they represent chronic conditions of the aging male. They are often associated with a significant reduction in the patients' quality of life. Although these are not new conditions, there have been enormous changes in the methods of assessing and managing the patients with these conditions. This review describes some of the influential studies in this area and the current trends of the primary treatment for LUTS/BPH.
Key Words: Lower urinary tract symptoms, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Medical treatment
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