International Prostate Symptom Score


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International Prostate Symptom Score

A questionnaire system used to quantify the symptoms of urinary flow obstruction due to prostatic hypertrophy.

International Prostate Symptom Score Questionnaire
Symptoms: 0 = never, 5 = always
1. Over the past month, how often have you had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you finished urinating? 
2. Over the past month, how often have you had to urinate again less than two hours after you finished urinating?
3. Over the past month, how often have you stopped and started again several times when you urinated?
4. Over the past month, how often have you found it difficult to postpone urination?
5. Over the past month, how often have you had a weak urinary stream?
6. Over the past month, how often have you had to push or strain to begin urination?
7. Over the past month, how many times did you most typically get up to urinate from the time you went to bed at night until the time you got up in the morning?

Quality of Life due to Urinary Symptoms
0 = delighted, 6 = terrible
If you were to spend the rest of your life with your urinary condition just the way it is now, how would you feel about that?

The least possible score is 0, the most 41. Men with a score of 0-7 have relatively mild symptoms; 8-19 have moderate symptoms; over 19 have severe symptoms.
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Misinterpretation of the international prostate symptom score questionnaire by Indian patients.
One study showed that nettle root extract improved lower urinary tract symptoms significantly better than placebo, with marked improvements in the International Prostate Symptom Score, increases in peak urinary flow rates, and reductions in urine volume remaining in the bladder.
Mean values for International Prostate Symptom Score, post voiding residual and maximal uroflow for all 30 patients at the beginning of study Tabela 1.
Women with lower urinary tract symptoms were assessed using International Prostate Symptom Score. The IPSS is a self-administered questionnaire which uses 7 urologic symptoms and The patients respond to each item using a 6 point scale ranging from 0 (not at all) to 5(almost always) and the scores are summed to obtain a total score ranging from 0 to 35.
The efficacy of an abbreviated model of the International Prostate Symptom Score in evaluating benign prostatic hyperplasia.
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study, 250 mg or 500 mg of Flowens consumed once daily showed statistically significant improvements in the key clinical marker for BPH/LUTS by up to 44%--the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS).
International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life (QoL) score, waist circumference, and body mass index (BMI) were noted.
Moon, "Effect of obesity on prostate-specific antigen, prostate volume, and international prostate symptom score in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia," Korean Journal of Urology, vol.
Bulgular: M-TURP ve P-TURP yapilan her iki grupta; ameliyat oncesinde ve sonrasindaki birinci, dorduncu, yedinei yil takip parametreleri (PSA, International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), maximal flow rate (Qmax) degerleri) acisindan, alfa bloker kullanimi, uretrotomi uygulanmasi ve yeniden operasyon gereksinimi acisindan anlamli farklilik saptanmadi (p>0,05).
NSAIDs improved scores on the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS; P less than .001) and increased urine flow (0.89 mL/s; P = .01).
Patients presenting with the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were interviewed on IPSS (International Prostate Symptom Score) proforma, to decide surgical intervention were included in the study.
No statistically significant correlation was found between the International Prostate Symptom Score, Quality of life and the urodynamic parameters of bladder outlet obstruction (Table 1.).

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