Prevalence of BPH and lower urinary tract symptoms in West Africans

  title={Prevalence of BPH and lower urinary tract symptoms in West Africans},
  author={A P Chokkalingam and Edward Donkoh Yeboah and Angelo Demarzo and George Netto and Ke Yu and Richard Berko Biritwum and Yao Tettey and Alexander Adjei and Sana Jadallah and Yue-xia Li and L. W. Chu and David Chia and Shelley Niwa and AlanW. Partin and Ian M. Thompson and Claus G. Roehrborn and Robert Nathaniel Hoover and Ann W Hsing},
  journal={Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases},
Background:BPH and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are very common among older men in Western countries. However, the prevalence of these two conditions in the developing countries is less clear.Methods:We assessed the age-standardized prevalence of BPH and/or LUTS among West Africans in a probability sample of 950 men aged 50–74 in Accra, Ghana, with no evidence of biopsy-confirmed prostate cancer after screening with PSA and digital rectal examination (DRE). Information on LUTS was based… CONTINUE READING
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