National-wide data on the treatment of BPH in Korea

Title
National-wide data on the treatment of BPH in Korea
Author(s)
김현태이형래[이형래]강정윤[강정윤]손환철[손환철]민경은[민경은]
Keywords
BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA; TITANYL-PHOSPHATE LASER; URINARY-TRACT SYMPTOMS; DOUBLE-BLIND; PHOTOSELECTIVE VAPORIZATION; TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION; NOCTURNAL POLYURIA; DESMOPRESSIN; MEN; ML
Issue Date
201109
Publisher
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Citation
PROSTATE CANCER AND PROSTATIC DISEASES, v.14, no.3, pp.243 - 247
Abstract
The healthcare system in Korea provides coverage to all the people who are residing in Korea, so the data of the Korea healthcare system are national-wide and relatively accurate. We obtained the recent 5-year data (2004-2008) on the treatment of BPH from the national health insurance system. We tried to determine the trends or changes of BPH treatments in Korea. Over 3.8 million men visited clinics and were prescribed one or more BPH medications, and more than 44 000 men underwent surgical treatment during 2004-2008. Compared with the year 2004, two times the patients were prescribed BPH medications in 2008. With respect to the surgical treatment, the number of cases was increased 1.6 times in 2006 compared with the previous years. The most commonly used surgical option was TURP before 2006, but laser therapy was carried out as much as TURP in 2006 and in the following years. The relative risk of laser therapy in the 50s is 1.53 (95% CI is 1.47-1.59). In conclusion, our national-wide data for the Korean BPH patients show that these patients' medical treatment increased during the 5 years from 2004 to 2008. Laser treatment had increased and it might replace TURP in several years. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases (2011) 14, 243-247; doi: 10.1038/pcan.2011.12; published online 19 April 2011
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/24593http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/pcan.2011.12
ISSN
1365-7852
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