Do intravesical prostatic protrusions affect the clinical outcomes of dutasteride in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic enlargement

@inproceedings{Suzuki2013DoIP,
  title={Do intravesical prostatic protrusions affect the clinical outcomes of dutasteride in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic enlargement},
  author={Takahisa Suzuki and Atsushi Otsuka and Taiki Kato and Takahiro Aoki and Toshimasa Nakanishi and Hiroshi Furuse and Seiichiro Ozono},
  year={2013}
}
Hypothesis / aims of study Recent articles have demonstrated that intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP) can identify bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic enlargement (LUTS/BPE). As IPP increases, the degree of BOO also increase. A cut off value of 10mm of IPP has been reported as a good predictive value to define BOO. Moreover, IPP exceeding 10mm seems to more frequently respond poorly to medical treatment with… CONTINUE READING