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Uro Flash Vol-6 No-1, 2020

Uro Flash Vol-6 No-1, 2020

Introduction Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a highly common urology condition in men, affecting large number of the elderly patients. More than 50% of men aged of 51 to 60 years and ≥ 70% of the men > 60 years have BPH.1 The condition typically leads to a myriad of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), which often require medical management. Although age and the presence of androgens are two well established factors associated with occurrence of BPH, emerging evidence suggests that several other factors like obesity, diabetes, and dietary habits might also play an important contributory role in LUTS and…
Recurrent UTIs Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) constitute approximately 4% of all UTIs, and exhibit an ecological as well as economical risk.1 Epidemiologically, this might be one of the most common problems in urological clinics.2 Often, these infections are secondary to general or local abnormalities. However, a clinically significant fact relates to the gender based epidemiology, seeing that recurrent UTIs involve mainly women even though they generally have a normal urinary tract.3 UTIs are hence one of the most common bacterial infections in women, often as a recurrent disease;4 by definition, recurrent uncomplicated UTI may be defined as 3 or…