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Prevalence, incidence estimation, risk factors and characterization of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome in urological hospital outpatients in Italy : Results of a multicenter case-control observational study. Commentary
Auteur(s)
BARTOLETTI Riccardo ; CAI Tommaso ; MONDAINI Nicola ; ...
Corporation(s) du ou des auteurs
Italian Prostatitis Study Group INC
Résumé
Purpose: We evaluated the prevalence and estimated the incidence and risk factors of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome in urological hospital outpatients in Italy. Materials and Methods: From January to June 2006 patients from 28 Italian urological centers who were between 25 and 50 years old with symptoms of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome were consecutively enrolled in this prospective epidemiological case-control study. A total of 152 subjects of similar age, race and area of origin who were investigated for infertile couples but were otherwise healthy served as controls. All subjects provided a medical history and underwent different symptom scorings, clinical evaluation and microbiological tests. Results: Of 5,540 male urological outpatients 764 with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome were enrolled, including 225 (29.4%) at the first presentation and 539 (70.6%) who underwent previous treatment. Thus, the prevalence of the syndrome was 13.8%, while the estimated incidence was 4.5%. Cigarette smoking, a high caloric diet with low fruit and vegetable consumption, constipation, meteorism, slow digestion, a sexual relationship with more than 1 partner and coitus interruptus were more likely in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome than in controls (each p <0.001). The syndrome had a negative influence on sexual desire, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation (p <0.001). The Meares and Stamey test w
Editeur
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Identifiant
ISSN : 0022-5347 CODEN : JOURAA
Source
The Journal of urology A. 2007, vol. 178, n° 6, pp. 2411-2415 [5 pages] [bibl. : 19 ref.]
Langue
Anglais
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