Relation between glycemic levels and low tract urinary symptoms in elderly
Ferreira, Fabio Thadeu
Daltoe, Luciane [UNIFESP]
Ferreira, Jessica Mayra [UNIFESP]
Lorenzetti, Fabio [UNIFESP]
Is part ofAging Male
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Introduction: Due the low mortality attributed to BPH, the evaluation of the impacts of LUTS on quality of life of the patients has great importance, especially on the concern of therapeutic choices, except on cases of formal surgery indication. This increase is directly related with difficulties to perform ordinary tasks and a normal living in community.Objectives: Determinate an association among Diabetes mellitus II and BPH symptoms in a group of elder men.Methodology: This is an observational clinic trial, comparative. About 62 male subjects, 60 years old or more have been active interviewed. They were divided in two similarly groups. First was composed by men without diabetes and the second with diabetic men. for the evaluation of prostatic symptoms, it was utilized the IPSS.Results: Mean age on Group I was 67.6 years old, while on Group II was 68.7 years old (p = 0.1521). After questionnaire, 51.5% of participants on Group I and 54.2% on Group II presented Systemic Arterial Hypertension (p = 0.099). IPSS was higher on group II (p<0.0005). Discussion: Diabetes mellitus was positively associated with the increasing of the LUTS, especially NOCTURIA. Patients on group I had a media of 14.2 points on IPSS questionnaire, while those on group II reached the media of 7 points. This pattern was the same even after the age, corporal mass and social/economic adjustment.Conclusion: There is a statistically association between DM and LUTS on Elder men, evaluated through a specific questionnaire.
CitationAging Male. London: Informa Healthcare, v. 18, n. 1, p. 34-37, 2015.
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