Review of recent placebo-controlled trials utilizing phytotherapeutic agents for treatment of BPH

Franklin C. Lowe, Kurt Dreikorn, A. Borkowski, J. Braeckman, L. Denis, P. Ferrari, G. Gerber, R. Levin, P. Perrin, T. Senge

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Abstract

BACKGROUND. In order to assess the efficacy of phytotherapeutic agents for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a review of recently published double-blind placebo-controlled trials was undertaken. METHODS. Only those studies reviewed by the Other Medical Therapies Committee of the Fourth International Consultation on BPH were included. RESULTS. These studies suggest a possible benefit for the use of phytotherapeutic preparations in the treatment of BPH. CONCLUSIONS. These studies need to be confirmed in larger long-term placebo-controlled studies in order to ascertain the true efficacy of these agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalProstate
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • BPH
  • LUTS
  • Phytotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology

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Lowe, F. C., Dreikorn, K., Borkowski, A., Braeckman, J., Denis, L., Ferrari, P., Gerber, G., Levin, R., Perrin, P., & Senge, T. (1998). Review of recent placebo-controlled trials utilizing phytotherapeutic agents for treatment of BPH. Prostate, 37(3), 187-193. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1097-0045(19981101)37:3<187::AID-PROS8>3.0.CO;2-T