Consolidation therapy is necessary following successful biofeedback treatment for pubertal chronic prostatitis patients: A 3-year follow-up study - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess long-term effects of biofeedback training on pubertal chronic prostatitis (CP).

METHODS: Pubertal CP patients received 12-week intensive biofeedback training and were divided into two groups: group 1 received further monthly training ≥24 (26-36) months; group 2 received further monthly training < 24 (13-23) months. National Institutes of Health-CP Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) scores, maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax) and postvoid residual urine volume (PVR) were recorded monthly.

RESULTS: Total NIH-CPSI scores decreased significantly in group 1 (n = 10; mean age ± SD 16.5 ± 1.1 years) together with all subdomain scores (pain, urination, life impact). Total NIH-CPSI scores increased significantly in group 2 (n = 12; mean age ± SD 16.3 ± 1.2 years) at 30 and 36 months, and were significantly different from group 1 at these time points. Urination and life-impact scores increased significantly and Qmax decreased significantly in group 2 at 30 and 36 months. PVR was unchanged in either group.

CONCLUSIONS: Twelve-week intensive biofeedback training requires lengthy consolidation sessions to achieve long-term success. Further investigation should assess longer intervals between consolidation sessions, for improving patient compliance and outcome.

Written by:
Wang J, Qi L, Zhang XY, Dai YQ, Li Y.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, Xiang Ya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha City, Hunan Province, China.

Reference: J Int Med Res. 2013 Feb 6. Epub ahead of print.

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PMID: 23569039 Prostatitis Section