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Algorithms in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia 

Algorithms in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia
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Algorithms in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia
Author(s):

Judith Dockray

and Gordon Muir

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0023
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date: 27 November 2020

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the commonest cause of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in the aging male

Management is guided by patient's symptoms

Often a sequential process of escalating treatment that is accelerated if the patient presents with a complication of BPH, e.g. AUR

Newer minimally invasive treatments are more acceptable to patients than traditional invasive procedures but long-term data on re-operation rates are awaited

Algorithms in both primary and specialist care allow rapid adoption of EBM with minimal effort, improving standardization of treatment and avoiding unnecessary interventions and cost.

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