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Personalized therapeutics of α1-blockers in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Authors Zhu LL, Feng ZJ, Zhou Q

Received 8 February 2015

Accepted for publication 9 February 2015

Published 26 March 2015 Volume 2015:10 Pages 621—624

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S82435

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Zhi-Ying Wu

Ling-ling Zhu,1 Zhi-jun Feng,2 Quan Zhou3

1Geriatric VIP Ward, Division of Nursing, 2Department of Urology Surgery, 3Department of Pharmacy, the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China
 
We read with great interest the multicenter, prospective, comparative cohort study by Zhang et al1 who suggested that patients with uncontrolled or untreated hypertension and lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH/LUTS) should be warned about a decrease in blood pressure on initiation of alfuzosin 10 mg therapy alone or concomitantly with antihypertensive medication. Here we discuss and share our perspectives on this issue.
 
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