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Natural history of lower urinary tract symptoms in Japanese men from a 15-year longitudinal community-based study.
BJU Int. 2012 Oct; 110(7):1023-9.BI

Abstract

Study Type - Symptom prevalence (cohort) Level of Evidence 2b. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? There have been few longitudinal community-based studies on LUTS suggestive of BPH. It is important to determine the natural history of LUTS suggestive of BPH among men in various countries because it is known that there are differences according to race. Although we previously reported a cross-sectional community-based survey on LUTS suggestive of BPH in Japanese men, no longitudinal data were available. The present study provides 15-year longitudinal data on LUTS suggestive of BPH and related variables in Japanese men.

OBJECTIVE

To report the natural history of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)/lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in Japanese men.

PATIENTS AND METHODS

From 1992 to 1993, we conducted a cross-sectional community-based study on LUTS suggestive of BPH in Japanese men aged 40-79 years. • After 15 fifteen years, a follow-up study was conducted to determine their longitudinal changes of LUTS. • Of the 319 participants taking part in the initial study, 135 participated again in the follow-up study. • We investigated International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life index and bother score using a questionnaire, and measured prostate volume (PV), prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and peak urinary flow rate (Q(max)) using a method that we have employed previously.

RESULTS

The change in the total IPSS during 15 years was significant (P= 0.001) and its mean (sd) annual change was 0.11 (0.40). • Although there was little change in the bother score, a significant correlation was observed between changes in the IPSS and bother score (r= 0.528, P < 0.001). • For the individual IPSS and bother scores, only changes in urgency, weak stream and nocturia were significant. • The changes in PV, PSA level and Q(max) were significant. • The change in the total IPSS did not correlate with the changes in these variables.

CONCLUSION

In a 15-year-longitudinal community-based study for Japanese men, we have shown that the IPSS and quality of life index deteriorated, PV and PSA level increased, and Q(max) decreased.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22233355

Citation

Fukuta, Fumimasa, et al. "Natural History of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Japanese Men From a 15-year Longitudinal Community-based Study." BJU International, vol. 110, no. 7, 2012, pp. 1023-9.
Fukuta F, Masumori N, Mori M, et al. Natural history of lower urinary tract symptoms in Japanese men from a 15-year longitudinal community-based study. BJU Int. 2012;110(7):1023-9.
Fukuta, F., Masumori, N., Mori, M., & Tsukamoto, T. (2012). Natural history of lower urinary tract symptoms in Japanese men from a 15-year longitudinal community-based study. BJU International, 110(7), 1023-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10866.x
Fukuta F, et al. Natural History of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Japanese Men From a 15-year Longitudinal Community-based Study. BJU Int. 2012;110(7):1023-9. PubMed PMID: 22233355.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Natural history of lower urinary tract symptoms in Japanese men from a 15-year longitudinal community-based study. AU - Fukuta,Fumimasa, AU - Masumori,Naoya, AU - Mori,Mitsuru, AU - Tsukamoto,Taiji, Y1 - 2012/01/11/ PY - 2012/1/12/entrez PY - 2012/1/12/pubmed PY - 2012/12/10/medline SP - 1023 EP - 9 JF - BJU international JO - BJU Int. VL - 110 IS - 7 N2 - UNLABELLED: Study Type - Symptom prevalence (cohort) Level of Evidence 2b. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? There have been few longitudinal community-based studies on LUTS suggestive of BPH. It is important to determine the natural history of LUTS suggestive of BPH among men in various countries because it is known that there are differences according to race. Although we previously reported a cross-sectional community-based survey on LUTS suggestive of BPH in Japanese men, no longitudinal data were available. The present study provides 15-year longitudinal data on LUTS suggestive of BPH and related variables in Japanese men. OBJECTIVE: To report the natural history of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)/lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in Japanese men. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1992 to 1993, we conducted a cross-sectional community-based study on LUTS suggestive of BPH in Japanese men aged 40-79 years. • After 15 fifteen years, a follow-up study was conducted to determine their longitudinal changes of LUTS. • Of the 319 participants taking part in the initial study, 135 participated again in the follow-up study. • We investigated International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life index and bother score using a questionnaire, and measured prostate volume (PV), prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and peak urinary flow rate (Q(max)) using a method that we have employed previously. RESULTS: The change in the total IPSS during 15 years was significant (P= 0.001) and its mean (sd) annual change was 0.11 (0.40). • Although there was little change in the bother score, a significant correlation was observed between changes in the IPSS and bother score (r= 0.528, P < 0.001). • For the individual IPSS and bother scores, only changes in urgency, weak stream and nocturia were significant. • The changes in PV, PSA level and Q(max) were significant. • The change in the total IPSS did not correlate with the changes in these variables. CONCLUSION: In a 15-year-longitudinal community-based study for Japanese men, we have shown that the IPSS and quality of life index deteriorated, PV and PSA level increased, and Q(max) decreased. SN - 1464-410X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22233355/Natural_history_of_lower_urinary_tract_symptoms_in_Japanese_men_from_a_15_year_longitudinal_community_based_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10866.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -