Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

Paperback | December 24, 2011

EditorAlexander Bachmann, Jean de la Rosette

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The diagnosis and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is considered to be one of the most important topics in urology and afflicts millions of older men world-wide. Although it is not life threatening, its clinical manifestation as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) reduces thepatient's quality of life over many years. Patients often suffer from LUTS due to BPH for a long time. If left untreated, the patients are at significant risk of potentially severe complications.Over the last decade, new diagnostic approaches and treatment options such as prostate lasers have become more accepted in the urological community. This pocketbook provides an update of several aspects related with BPH / LUTS and covers the entire background, diagnostic process and treatmentoptions available to patients suffering from LUTS due to BPH. It will give trainees in urology and general physicians a quick, concise but complete overview of diagnostic processes and recommended treatment options.

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The diagnosis and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is considered to be one of the most important topics in urology and afflicts millions of older men world-wide. Although it is not life threatening, its clinical manifestation as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) reduces thepatient's quality of life over many years. Pat...

Prof. Dr. Alexander Bachmann was born in 1968 in Leipzig, Germany and earned his medical degree at Leipzig University Medical School in 1994. After residency in St. Gallen, Cologne, Zurich, Gelsenkirchen and Leverkusen he became a specialist in urology in 2002. Since April 2006 he has been the Head and Chairman of the Department of Uro...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.68 inPublished:December 24, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199572771

ISBN - 13:9780199572779

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Table of Contents

1. Definitions (LUTS, BPH, BPE, BOO, BPO)2. Natural history of untreated BPH and its impact on LUTS3. Pathophysiology of BPH, symptoms and symptom scores (AUA-SI, IPSS, ICIQ-MLUTS)4. BPH, PSA and the risk of having prostate cancer (PCA)5. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) associated with LUTS and BPH6. Over-active bladder (OAB), LUTS and BPH - a paradigm shift7. Bladder outflow obstruction (BOO), urodynamic studies and BPH8. Aging men and LUTS9. Risk factors associated with BPH10. Diagnostic and assessment of BPH - subjective parameter11. Diagnostic and assessment of BPH - objective parameter12. Watchful waiting and life-style issues associated with LUTS and BPH13. Medical treatment of LUTS and BPH14. Interventional treatment of BPH15. Risk adapted management of BPH