Overview summary statement

Anthony J. Schaeffer*, Nand S. Datta, Jackson E. Fowler, John N. Krieger, Mark S. Litwin, Robert B. Nadler, J. Curtis Nickel, Michel A. Pontari, Daniel A. Shoskes, Scott I. Zeitlin, Carol Hart

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Members of the Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network (CPCRN) met in a 1-day symposium to review recent findings and to debate unanswered issues in the diagnosis and management of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). The meeting was focused on producing an overview summary statement that would, as nearly as possible, represent the consensus views of the attendees. As discussed below, the participants agreed that a history, physical examination, and urinalysis/urine culture are mandatory for the evaluation of all patients presenting with CP/CPPS, with other assessments categorized as recommended or optional, depending on the history and physical findings. Observations and suggestions regarding first- and second-line therapies are also offered, with the recognition that randomized, placebo-controlled trials to guide selection of therapies for chronic nonbacterial prostatitis are currently lacking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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