A practical approach to the management of lower urinary tract symptoms among men

Woo, Henry H., Gillman, Michael P., Gardiner, Robert, Marshall, Villis and Lynch, William J. (2011) A practical approach to the management of lower urinary tract symptoms among men. Medical Journal of Australia, 195 1: 34-39.

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Author Woo, Henry H.
Gillman, Michael P.
Gardiner, Robert
Marshall, Villis
Lynch, William J.
Title A practical approach to the management of lower urinary tract symptoms among men
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2011-07-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 195
Issue 1
Start page 34
End page 39
Total pages 6
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
• Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common among Australian men over the age of 45 years; most men with LUTS will have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), overactive bladder (OAB), or both.
• The cause of LUTS should be diagnosed by assessing symptom severity and excluding of medical or pharmaceutical causes. All men with LUTS should undergo digital rectal examination; other diagnostic tools include urine and blood testing, voiding charts and imaging.
• Depending on disease severity, impact on quality of life, patient preference, presence of complications and fitness for surgery, BPH is managed with watchful waiting, pharmacotherapy (α-blockers or 5-α-reductase inhibitors), minimally invasive surgical therapies or surgery.
• OAB is initially treated with behavioural therapy; if this is ineffective, pharmacotherapy (usually antimuscarinics) can be used.
• Patients with LUTS with a provisional diagnosis other than BPH or OAB, or with complications or poor response to pharmacotherapy, should be referred to a urologist.
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