Elevated red blood cell distribution width in benign prostatic hyperplasia patients with metabolic syndrome.

Red blood distribution width (RDW) is a novel prognostic marker that reflects oxidative stress and inflammation in patients. Chronic inflammation has been proposed as a candidate mechanism between benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, the relationship between RDW and MetS in BPH patients is unclear. Men aged 50 year-old… (More)