Role of Prostate Inflammation and Fibrosis in Benign Prostate Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms.

Role of Prostate Inflammation and Fibrosis in Benign Prostate Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2016 Jul 20;:ajprenal.00602.2015 Authors: Bushman WA, Jerde TJ Abstract Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in aging men are extremely common. They have historically been attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), enlargement of the prostate and bladder outlet obstruction. However, recent studies have revealed acute and chronic inflammation to by highly associated with LUTS, correlated with prostatic enlargement and implicated prostate fibrosis as a contributing cause of bladder outlet obstruction. This review examines the evidence implicating inflammation and fibrosis in BPH/LUTS. It identifies potential mechanisms by which inflammation may drive nociceptive signaling as well as hyperplastic growth and fibrosis and identifies targets for pharmacologic intervention. This is a promising area for research and development of novel therapies to prevent or more effectively treat LUTS in aging men. PMID: 27440781 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
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