Chapter 32. Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Elderly Men

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine3,
  2. Paul Jansen4 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni5
  1. Ming Liu1 and
  2. Gordon H. Muir2

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch32

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Liu, M. and Muir, G. H. (2009) Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Elderly Men, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch32

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 5

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, China

  2. 2

    Department of Urology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • management of benign prostatic hyperplasia in elderly men;
  • prostate specific antigen (PSA);
  • benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH);
  • lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTs);
  • urinary retention;
  • alpha-adrenergic blockade;
  • transurethral resection of prostate (TURP);
  • laser prostatectomy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Assessment

  • Prostate specific antigen (PSA)

  • Urinary retention

  • Nocturnal frequency

  • Treatment

  • References