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Members of the Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network (CPCRN) met in a 1-day symposium to review recent findings and to debate unanswered issues in the diagnosis and management of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). The meeting was focused on producing an overview summary statement that would, as nearly as possible,(More)
PURPOSE We evaluate the efficacy of high dose combination radiotherapy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 212 patients with localized prostate cancer (T1-T3) were treated with transperineal radioactive seed implantation followed by 45 Gy. external beam radiation therapy. Patients with Gleason scores of 2-5(More)
OBJECTIVES The National Institutes of Health (NIH) category III chronic prostatitis syndromes (nonbacterial chronic prostatitis and prostatodynia) are common disorders with few effective therapies. Bioflavonoids have recently been shown in an open-label study to improve the symptoms of these disorders in a significant proportion of men. The aim of this(More)
PURPOSE We examine whether leukocytes and bacteria correlate with symptom severity in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS All 488 men screened into the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Cohort Study before close of recruitment on August 22, 2001 were selected for analysis. The National(More)
BACKGROUND In men with chronic prostatitis-chronic pelvic pain syndrome, treatment with alpha-adrenergic receptor blockers early in the course of the disorder has been reported to be effective in some, but not all, relatively small randomized trials. METHODS We conducted a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) in men is principally defined by pain in the pelvic region lasting more than 3 months. No cause of the disease has been established, and therapies are empirical and mostly untested. Antimicrobial agents and alpha-adrenergic receptor blockers are frequently used. OBJECTIVE To determine(More)
PURPOSE We describe the study design of the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Cohort (CPC) study characterizing men with chronic prostatitis/the chronic pelvic pain syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS All 488 men screened into the CPC study before close of recruitment on August 22, 2001 were selected for analysis. The National Institutes of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if finasteride can reduce symptoms in men with a clinical diagnosis of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (National Institutes of Health, NIH, category IIIA chronic pelvic pain syndrome, CPPS) compared with placebo. PATIENTS AND METHODS Men (76) with category IIIA CPPS enrolled in four North American prostatitis research centres were(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) for the treatment of men with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) category III. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a 16-week double-blind study 100 men with a clinical diagnosis of CPPS were randomized to receive 300 mg PPS or placebo 3 times(More)
PURPOSE Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) is a common debilitating condition in which ejaculation relieves symptoms for some but exacerbates them in others. We studied ejaculatory pain in a cohort with CPPS to investigate associations with symptoms, quality of life and risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS The 486 men in the National Institutes of Health(More)