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Guidelines for clinicians in making the initial evaluation of the patient with prostatic disease. Covers prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and prostate cancer. Treatment options for BPH, including drug therapy, surgery, prostate stents, laser, and microwave therapy, are discussed with case study illustrations.

Robert E. Weiss, MD - Associate Professor of Urology,
UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center
Steven A. Kaplan, MD - Professor of Urology,
Columbia University
William R. Fair, MD - (1935-2002)

Focus is pharmacologic treatment: injection, transurethral, and oral pharmacotherapy. Drugs are reviewed, with information on mechanism of action, efficacy, criteria for use, side effects, and advantages and disadvantages. Covers diagnostic tests, causes of erectile dysfunction, underlying medical conditions causing impotence, and role of psychological therapy.

Harin Padma-Nathan, MD - Clinical Professor of Urology, USC