Medical & Surgical Urology

Medical & Surgical Urology
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ISSN: 2168-9857


Harcharan Gill

Harcharan Gill

875 Blake Wilbur Drive Stanford, CA 94305

  • Research Article
    Racial Disparities in the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
    Author(s): Harcharan GillHarcharan Gill

    Purpose: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) affects the majority of men over the age of 50 years. Management of patients with symptomatic BPH includes surveillance, medication, and surgery. We examined ethnic differences in BPH treatment in a diverse population with similar healthcare access and socioeconomic status. Materials and methods: We searched the California Medi-Cal database comprising over 7 million persons from 2000 to 2005 for patients who had been enrolled in Medicaid for at least one year before a new diagnosis of BPH. We collected information on age, race, presenting symptoms and management. Results: Our study included 53,172 men at a mean age of 67 years with 35% white, 9.3% African-American, 18.1% Hispanic, 23% Asian, and 4.3% other. Medications were prescribed to only 45% of all patients, with 98... View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9857.1000157

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