This book provides comprehensive coverage of the current and emerging management of prostatitis, from diagnosis to therapy. It addresses all clinical aspects of the prostatitis syndrome and equips the reader with all the information needed to offer a tailored therapy. Furthermore, clinical implications of the disease are analyzed and discussed, with particular attention to andrological complications (infertility) and the possible link between prostatitis and prostate cancer. Special consideration is also given to contemporary aspects of prostatitis management relating to antibiotic stewardship and elevated PSA, bearing in mind that thoughtless treatment of prostatitis represents malpractice and sometimes even a forensic issue. The final chapter comprising questions and answers will be valuable for quick consultation in everyday clinical practice. This book will be a truly practical guide for physicians involved in the diagnostic work-up and treatment of patients suspected of having prostatitis and will also serve as a ready source of information for all physicians who occasionally see prostatitis patients.
Offers comprehensive coverage of management of the patient with prostatitis
Provides all the information needed to offer a tailored therapy
Represents a truly practical guide for physicians involved in diagnostic work-up and treatment
Introduction and aim of the book.- Epidemiology and microbiological considerations: what’s new?.- The diagnostic approach to patient with prostatitis-like symptoms: what do we have to do?.- Classification of prostatitis: what is the clinical usefulness?.- Imaging studies: what is their role?.- Treatment of bacterial prostatitis: the pharmacologist’s point of view.- Treatment of non-bacterial prostatitis: what’s new?.- The role of phythoterapy in the management of prostatitis patients.- Management of infective complications following prostate biopsy.- The contribution of prostate infection and inflammation to BPH and cancer.- The role of STD pathogens in bacterial prostatitis patients.- Andrologic sequelae in prostatitis patients.- The role of chronic prostatitis in male infertility: is there a relationship?.- Thoughtless treatment of prostatitis is malpractice, sometimes even a forensic issue.- The prostatitis patient: Questions and Answers.