Diagnosis of chronic prostatitis by noninvasive methods in elderly patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia in China.

Chronic prostatitis is hard to be identified in BPH patients in clinical works. This study aimed to diagnose chronic prostatitis in BPH patients by noninvasive methods. BPH patients who received transurethral resection of prostate from January 2014 to July 2015 were enrolled in current study. Patients were received examinations of PSA, sex hormones, inflammatory cytokines, metabolic panel and transrectal ultrasonography. According to histological results, patients were divided into two group of BPH with/without prostatitis. Logistic regression was used to find risk factors of chronic prostatitis. As a result, 181 men with an average age of 72.15 ± 8.41 years were enrolled in this study, including 116 patients with prostatitis and 65 patients without prostatitis. The storage sub-score, PSA and IL-2R were significantly higher in patients with prostatitis than those without prostatitis. Based on logistic regression analysis, the above three parameters were also the risk factors of BPH with prostatitis. The diagnostic model was calculated as: 0.317 × storage sub-score + 0.092 × PSA + 0.003 × IL-2R - 4.296. The AUC was 0.725. Histological prostatitis in BPH patients can be diagnosed by the combination of serum IL-2R, PSA and storage sub-score. Identification of chronic prostatitis in BPH patients could more efficiently alleviate urinary symptoms and reduce the risk of disease progression.

Andrologia. 2021 Apr 02 [Epub ahead of print]

Qifeng Cao, Yu Wu, Wenbin Guan, Yunkai Zhu, Jun Qi, Ding Xu

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China., Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China., Department of Ultrasonography, School of Medicine, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.