Approximately 50% to 60% of men with chronic prostatitis experience troublesome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).
Individual interventions yield statistically significant but minimally important improvements in clinical trials. Research has shown that categorizing patients with prostatitis by phenotype is an effective way to rationally select therapy and maximize the impact on symptom reduction and improve quality of life.
Nickel JC. Are you the author?
Professor, Department of Urology, Queen's University, and Tier 1 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Research Chair in Urologic Pain and Inflammation, Kingston, ON.
Reference: Can Urol Assoc J. 2012 Oct;6(5 Suppl 2):S133-5.