Vol. 43 (1): 95-103, January – February, 2017

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2016.0139


Yigit Akin 1, Hakan Gulmez 2, Erhan Ates 3, Mehmet Gulum 4, Murat Savas 5

1 Department of Urology, Harran University School of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey; 2 Department of Family Medicine, 14th Family Healthcare centre, Konya, Turkey; 3 Department of Urology, Necip Fazil State Hospital, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; 4 Department of Urology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey; 5 Department of Urology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey



Objectives: To investigate the impact of neck circumference (NC) in the treatment of bening prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients with metabolic syndrome (MtS). Additionally, we determined dose response to alpha-blockers and cut-off values for NC and waist circumference (WC), in these patients.

Materials and Methods: Non-randomized, open-labelled, and multi-centre study was conducted between March 2014 and September 2015. The BPH patients were enrolled and were divided into 2 groups: with MtS (Group 1; n=94) and without MtS (Group 2; n=103). Demographic data, anthropometric measurements, blood analyses, uroflowmetric parameters, post voiding residual urine (PVR), prostate volume, quality of life (QoL) index, NC and WC were recorded. Both groups were administered oral alphablockers and response to treatment was evaluated. Receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curves were obtained and significant p was p<0.05.

Results: In total, 197 patients were enrolled with mean age of 60.5±8.1 years. Mean NC and WC were higher in MtS patients (p<0.001). Uroflowmetry parameters and QoL indexes were comparable between groups before treatment. International prostate symptom score, uroflowmetry parameters, and QoL significant improved in Group 2 than Group 1, at 1st and 6th months of treatment with alpha-blockers. Success rate of treatment was significant higher in Group 2 than Group 1 (p<0.001). Cut-off values were 42.5cm and 113.5cm for NC and WC respectively, for response to alpha-blockers in BPH patients with MtS.

Conclusions: MtS can be related with BPH and can negatively affect the response to alpha-blocker treatment. NC can be used for predicting response to alpha-blocker treatment in BPH patients with MtS.

Keywords: Prostatic Hyperplasia; Quality of Life; Patients

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