Indian Journal of Urology

Year
: 1999  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77--81

An anatomical-functional and aetiological classification of lower urinary tract symptoms to facilitate understanding and diagnosis : storage insufficiency symptom trouble score (SI-STS) and emptying insufficiency symptom trouble score (EI-STS) for facilitating therapeutic decision making in obstructive BPH.


S Kumar 
 Departement of Urology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry

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S Kumar
Departement of Urology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry

Limitations of the current usage of the term «DQ»lower urinary tract symptoms«DQ» and its classifications are briefly reviewed and an anatomical-functional and aetiological classification of lower urinary tract symptoms is proposed to facilitate understanding and diagnosis. Further, the limitations of available scoring systems for lower urinary tract symptoms as applied to therapeutic decision making in obstructive BPH are summarised and a storage insufficiency symptom trouble score (SI-STS) and emptying insufficiency symptom trouble score (EI-STS) are proposed for facilitating therapeutic decision making in obstructive BPH. A decision-making matrix is also presented for choosing appropriate treatment.


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Kumar S. An anatomical-functional and aetiological classification of lower urinary tract symptoms to facilitate understanding and diagnosis : storage insufficiency symptom trouble score (SI-STS) and emptying insufficiency symptom trouble score (EI-STS) for facilitating therapeutic decision making in obstructive BPH. Indian J Urol 1999;15:77-81


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Kumar S. An anatomical-functional and aetiological classification of lower urinary tract symptoms to facilitate understanding and diagnosis : storage insufficiency symptom trouble score (SI-STS) and emptying insufficiency symptom trouble score (EI-STS) for facilitating therapeutic decision making in obstructive BPH. Indian J Urol [serial online] 1999 [cited 2022 Aug 9 ];15:77-81
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