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 January 01, 2008

by J. Curtis Nickel, Richard B. Alexander, Rodney Anderson, Richard Berger, Craig V. Comiter, Nand S. Datta, Jackson E. Fowler, Jr., John N. Krieger, J. Richard Landis, Mark Litwin, Mary McNaughton-Collins, Michael P. O'Leary, Michel A. Pontari, Anthony J. Schaeffer, Daniel A. Shoskes, Paige White, John W. Kusek, Leroy M. Nyberg

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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.

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