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RMJ. 2011; 36(4): 294-296


Role of alpha blockers in the management of chronic prostatitis

Firas Azer Khori, Mohanned M Naser, Awad B Kaabneh.

Abstract
Objective
To evaluate the role of α-blockers in treatment of chronic prostatitis.
Methods
A total of 124 patients with chronic prostatitis were followed in urology clinic at Prince Rashid Military Hospital from January 2006 to march 2010. Only 98 patients completed the study and were divided into two groups; group A managed with α-blockers and group B with placebo.
Results
There was same response rate in both groups, with 48.7% decrease of at least 4 points in their total NIH-CPSI score from base line to 6 weeks.
Conclusion
We found that α-blockers are not helpful in the management of chronic prostatitis. (Rawal Med J 2011;36:294-296).

Key words: Prostatitis, alpha blockers,



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