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Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2013 Jun;19(6):527-30.

[Correlation of IPSS with IL-8 and COX-2 levels in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis].

[Article in Chinese]

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Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, Sichuan 610075, China. cdg998@sina.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the correlation of International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) with the levels of interleukin-8 (IL-8) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in the prostate tissue and expressed prostatic secretion (EPS) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) complicated by prostatitis.

METHODS:

We divided 80 BPH patients to be treated by transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) into a simple BPH group (n = 30) and a BPH with prostatitis group (n = 50) based on the pathologic features. We statistically analyzed IPSS and the levels of IL-8 and COX-2 in EPS before surgery and the IL-8 and COX-2 levels in the prostate tissue after surgery.

RESULTS:

IPSS was positively correlated with the IL-8 and COX-2 levels in the prostate tissue and EPS of the BPH patients, moderately in the simple hyperplasia group (r > 0.5) and highly in the other (r > 0.8). The levels of IL-8 and COX-2 in the prostate tissue and EPS were significantly higher in the BPH with prostatitis group than in the simple BPH group (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

The levels of IL-8 and COX-2 in EPS indirectly reflect those in the prostate tissue. IPSS and the levels of IL-8 and COX-2 in EPS can help determine whether BPH is complicated by histological prostatic inflammation.

PMID:
23862231
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