Shared care for benign prostatic hyperplasia : a feasibility study.
Objective To determine the proportion of patients with symptoms of urinary outflow obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) who could be managed in the community after assessment in a shared-care clinic (managed by nursing staff, supervised by a consultant) to which they had direct access.
Patients and methods A total of 127 men were referred to one consultant urologist in a 9-month period for assessment of possible urinary outflow obstruction.
All were investigated using urine analysis, serum prostate-specific antigen level, urea and electrolytes, plain abdominal X-ray, renal ultrasonography and urinary flow rate.
Additional investigations were undertaken as required.
The proportion of men who could have been investigated in a shared-care clinic and then managed in the community was determined.
Results Of 127 men, 88 (69%) were found to have uncomplicated outflow obstruction secondary to BPH ; of these 49 (38%) could have been managed in the community after assessment in the shared-care clinic and a further 27 (21%) could have been managed in the community after additional investigation by a specialist.
Twelve men (9%) were found to have uncomplicated outflow obstruction and chose to undergo transurethral resection of the prostate.
Conclusion Many men with uncomplicated outflow obstruction could be assessed in a shared-care clinic and then managed in the community.
A shared-care protocol for the management of these men has now been introduced in this unit.
Mots-clés Pascal : Adénome, Prostate, Homme, Obstruction, Voie urinaire, Traitement, Ambulatoire, Faisabilité, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Prostate pathologie, Tumeur bénigne, Voie urinaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adenoma, Prostate, Human, Obstruction, Urinary tract, Treatment, Ambulatory, Feasibility, United Kingdom, Europe, Urinary system disease, Male genital diseases, Prostate disease, Benign neoplasm, Urinary tract disease
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Cote : 95-0429531
Code Inist : 002B14D02. Création : 01/03/1996.