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Correlation between international prostate symptoms score and uroflowmetry finding in men with lower urinary tract symptoms

Author(s): Kheradmand A | Hosaini M | Babaali N

Journal: Scientific Medical Journal
ISSN 1026-8960

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 205;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Benign prostatic hypertrophy | uroflowmetry | international prostate symptom score

Background and Objectives: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common age-related urological disorder. Patients can subjectively descript their micturition habits by using the international prostate symptom score (IPSS) but whether or not patients answer correlate with their uroflowmetic findings has not been validated objectively. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation of patient answers with findings on uroflowmetry studies.Subjects and Methods: eighty six patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were evaluated by IPSS and uroflowmetry. IPSS was divided into voiding and storage symptoms. Waiting time, voided volume, maximum and average flow rates were recorded. The relationship between these parameters was quantified by SPSS software Pearson correlation coefficient. Results: Patients were aged 46 - 79 years old. Age did not correlate by Qmax , Qave , IPSS and voided volume. Voided volumes were 109-647ml (mean=259.5 ml). Qmax was
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