S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Urology (비뇨기과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_비뇨기과학전공)
Questionnaire survey of urologists' initial treatment practices for acute urinary retention secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia in Korea
- Ku, Ja Hyeon; Kim, Soo Woong; Paick, Jae-Seung
- Issue Date
- Urol Int 2006;76:314-320
- Acute urinary retention; Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Lower urinary tract symptoms; -Blockers; Korean urologists, survey
- BACKGROUND: We undertook a survey of Korean urologists to establish initial treatment practices for acute urinary retention secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. METHODS: Probability samples were drawn from the Korean Urological Association Registry of Physicians, and a random sample of 850 Korean urologists were asked to complete a questionnaire that explored practice characteristics and treatment strategies in the management of acute urinary retention. The returned questionnaires were statistically analyzed. RESULTS: Of the 850 questionnaires sent, 302 were returned, and 277 of those were included in the final analysis (response rate 32.6%). Korean urologists preferred urethral catheterization as the initial management. Of respondents, 154 (55.6%) and 109 (39.4%) started their patients on alpha-blockers and alpha-blockers with finasteride, respectively. Nearly half (50.2%) used a trial without catheter 7 days after catheterization. One failed trial without catheter was an indication for surgery for only 69 (24.9%) of the respondents. A second trial without catheter was advocated by 108 (39.0%). Most urologists (82.3%) expected to be successful with the above management in 50% or greater. Physician's demographics or types of initial management did not influence physician's perception of expected success rate when the expected success rate was divided as < or =50% and >50. CONCLUSIONS: These data provide a picture of current practice regarding the management of acute urinary retention secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia in Korea. There is no uniformity in the management of acute urinary retention in Korea.
- 0042-1138 (Print)
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