Session

Prostatitis

State-of-the-art Lecture 5

  • Location:
    Room 1, Capital suite (level 3)
  • Chair:
     P. Allchorne, London (GB)
  • This session examines diagnosis and treatments of prostatitis (EAU guidelines), including pathophysiology, types, diagnosis, treatments, and future developments.
Introduction
Prostatitis: Types and treatment
 J. Shah, London (GB)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

Prostatitis is a "Cinderella" condition which causes heartsink for the clinician and distress for the patient. Many patients have suffered for many years. They will often have received long courses of antibiotics with little benefit and the usual unwanted side effects. Is there another way of treating prostatitis that could ease the symptoms and return the patient to a more normal way of life? During this lecture I will explore what is current and what is recommended. I will then discuss perhaps a new way forward to investigate and treat this troublesome condition.