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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Oct 06

Cochrane Database Syst Rev



Pharmacological interventions for treating chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.


Franco J V, Turk T, Jung J H, Xiao Y-T, Iakhno S, Tirapegui F I, Garrote V, Vietto V
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Oct 06; 10(10):CD012552. Epub 2019 Oct 06.
PMID: 31587256.


Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common disorder in which the two main clinical features are pelvic pain and lower urinary tract symptoms. There are currently many approaches for its management, using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. The National Institute of Health – Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) score is a validated measure commonly used to measure CP/CPPS symptoms. We considered a 25% decrease of NIH-CPSI baseline score or a six-point reduction as MCID.