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Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2007 Aug;3(4):507-12.

Current treatment options in the management of chronic prostatitis.

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Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44195, USA.

Abstract

Chronic prostatitis is a disease with an unknown etiology that affects a large number of men. The optimal management for category III chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is unknown. The recent years have seen a significant increase in research efforts to understand, classify and treat CP/CPPS. Standard treatment usually consists of prolonged courses of antibiotics, even though well-designed clinical trials have failed to demonstrate their efficacy. Recent treatment strategies with some evidence of efficacy include: alpha-blockers, anti-inflammatory agents, hormonal manipulation, phytotherapy (quercetin, bee pollen), physiotherapy and chronic pain therapy. A stepwise, multimodal approach can be successful for the majority of patients who present with this difficult condition.

KEYWORDS:

CPPS; chronic; management; prostatitis; treatment

PMID:
18472971
PMCID:
PMC2374945
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