Category III Chronic Prostatitis/chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Insights from the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network Studies
Published In: Current Urology Reports, v. 9, no. 4, July 2008, p. 320-327
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2007
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome remains an enigmatic medical condition. Creation of the National Institutes of Health-funded Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network (CPCRN) has stimulated a renewed interest in research on and clinical aspects of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Landmark publications of the CPCRN document a decade of progress. Insights from these CPCRN studies have improved our management of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and offer hope for continued progress.