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Nurse-led clinics for assessing men with lower urinary tract symptoms

Jessica Greenwood BSc (Hons), Dip (Nurs), RGN.Clinical Nurse Specialist for Urological Cancers, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust, LondonUp to 50% of men develop benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by the age of 60, with incidence increasing to 80% by the time men reach the age of 80 (Kirby, 2003). The clinical manifestations of BPH are known as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and they affect 40-50% of men over the age of 70 (Abrams, 1994; Kirby and McConnell, 1999).

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