AB058. Therapeutic efficacy of trans-rectal triple physiotherapy combined with pharmacotherapy in comparison with pharmacotherapy alone in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)
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AB058. Therapeutic efficacy of trans-rectal triple physiotherapy combined with pharmacotherapy in comparison with pharmacotherapy alone in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)

Shanshan Cheng, Benkang Shi, Yaofeng Zhu, Shouzhen Chen, Yaxiao Liu, Shiyu Wang, Meng Yu, Jianfeng Cui, Yangyang Xia, Ning Zhang

Department of Urology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China


Background: To evaluate the therapeutic effect of the combination of trans-rectal triple physiotherapy plus pharmacotherapy in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) and to compare this combinatorial effect with the effect of pharmacotherapy alone retrospectively.

Methods: A total of 73 patients with CP/CPPS were divided into two groups: the first group was treated with drugs, and the second group received a combination of the same drugs and trans-rectal triple physiotherapy. All the patients were evaluated by the NIH-CPSI, HADS, PVR and Qmax, before and after therapy.

Results: At the termination of therapy, significant improvements in NIH-CPSI total and subscale scores, PRV and HADS were observed in both groups, with better outcomes with the second group. Patients in the first group did not exhibit an improvement in Qmax, while the second group showed a significant increase.

Conclusions: The combination of trans-rectal triple physiotherapy and pharmacotherapy may be an effective therapeutic strategy for patients with CP/CPPS. Thus, there is a need for more prospective, randomized, controlled studies to confirm our results.

Keywords: Triple physiotherapy; chronic prostatitis (CP); chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS); pharmacotherapy


doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.s058


Cite this abstract as: Cheng S, Shi B, Zhu Y, Chen S, Liu Y, Wang S, Yu M, Cui J, Xia Y, Zhang N. Therapeutic efficacy of trans-rectal triple physiotherapy combined with pharmacotherapy in comparison with pharmacotherapy alone in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). Transl Androl Urol 2017;6(Suppl 3):AB058. doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.s058