Korean clinical practice guideline for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Jeong Kyun Yeo, Hun Choi, Jae Hyun Bae, Jae Heon Kim, Seong Ok Yang, Chul Young Oh, Young Sam Cho, Kyoung Woo Kim, Hyung Ji Kim

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In 2014, the Korean Urological Association organized the Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Guideline Developing Committee composed of experts in the field of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the participation of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine and the Korean Continence Society to develop a Korean clinical practice guideline for BPH. The purpose of this clinical practice guideline is to provide current and comprehensive recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of BPH. The committee developed the guideline mainly by adapting existing guidelines and partially by using the de novo method. A comprehensive literature review was carried out primarily from 2009 to 2013 by using medical search engines including data from Korea. Based on the published evidence, recommendations were synthesized, and the level of evidence of the recommendations was determined by using methods adapted from the 2011 Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. Meta-analysis was done for one key question and four recommendations. A draft guideline was reviewed by expert peer reviewers and discussed at an expert consensus meeting until final agreement was achieved. This evidence-based guideline for BPH provides recommendations to primary practitioners and urologists for the diagnosis and treatment of BPH in men older than 40 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-44
Number of pages15
JournalInvestigative and clinical urology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Guideline
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Prostate
  • Prostatic hyperplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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