UPOINT system: A new diagnostic/therapeutic algorithm for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome - Abstract

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common condition in urological outpatients, and is often improperly treated for its multifactorial etiology and non-specific clinical phenotype.

Doctor Shoskes proposed a clinical phenotype system for CP/CPPS--the UPOINT system, which is a new diagnostic/therapeutic algorithm addressing 6 CP/CPPS phenotypic domains, including the urinary, psychosocial, organ specific, infection, neurological/systemic and muscle tenderness domains. Under the guidance of UPOINT, doctors can give a multimodal therapy for patients with CP/CPPS according to its clinical phenotype, and several clinical studies have demonstrated obvious clinical benefit from the UPOINT-based therapy.

Written by:
Zhang ZC, Peng J.   Are you the author?
Center of Andrology, The Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100009, China.

Reference: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2013 Jul;19(7):579-82.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23926671

Article in Chinese.

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