Medical & Surgical Urology

Medical & Surgical Urology
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9857

Saurabh Kale

Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India

  • Research Article   
    Can We Link Vitamin D Deficiency to Benign Prostatic Enlargement? An Observational Case Control Study
    Author(s): Saurabh Kale*

    Purpose: To study the association of prostatic volume, prostatomegaly grade and IPSS (International Prostate Symptom Score) with vitamin D deficiency if any. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on 150 patients, 50 to 70 years of age. Patients presenting with LUTS (Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms) were randomly selected for the study. A diagnostic evaluation for LUTS was done in all the patients based on IPSS & clinical examination. Prostate volume was calculated using Ultrasonography (USG) and serum Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) cut off of <4 ng/ml was considered for inclusion. Successively all the patients were tested for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D 25(OH) D level. Patients diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency were classified as “study population” and those with normal vitamin D level were classified as "control.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2168-9857.21.10.264

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