Natural course of lower urinary tract symptoms in men not requiring treatment--a 5-year longitudinal population-based study.

@article{Pyhnen2014NaturalCO,
  title={Natural course of lower urinary tract symptoms in men not requiring treatment--a 5-year longitudinal population-based study.},
  author={Antti P{\"o}yh{\"o}nen and Jukka T H{\"a}kkinen and Juha E Koskim{\"a}ki and Teuvo L. J. Tammela and Anssi Auvinen},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2014},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={411-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the natural course of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) by quantifying their longitudinal changes. METHODS A population-based study of men aged 55, 65, or 75 years in Pirkanmaa region, Finland was conducted with a 5-year follow-up (1999-2004). Mailed self-administered questionnaire with the Danish Prostatic Symptom Score instrument was used to evaluate LUTS. Men with any treatment for LUTS or a history of prostate cancer were excluded. RESULTS A total of 1331 men… CONTINUE READING