Phenotypic approach to the management of the chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome

BJU Int. 2010 Nov;106(9):1252-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09701.x.


• Our traditional approach to managing the chronic prostatitis (CP) syndromes has not been very successful for many of our patients. • Our developing understanding of CP/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) as a heterogeneous syndrome rather than a homogenous disease has allowed us to develop treatment strategies based on individual patient characteristics. • By considering each patient as a unique individual and tailoring treatments to a specific patient's clinical 'phenotype' we improve our therapeutic outcomes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pelvic Pain / classification*
  • Pelvic Pain / drug therapy
  • Pelvic Pain / etiology
  • Phenotype*
  • Prostatitis / classification*
  • Prostatitis / drug therapy
  • Prostatitis / etiology
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Syndrome
  • Treatment Outcome