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File Name (link)Revised May, 2000Description
134thermotherapiesyesDurability of Results in 134 Patients Treated with Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy (TARGIS(r)) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
1yearlaseryesOne Year Outcomes of Interstitial Laser Coagulation of the Prostate in 100 Men:
3yeartunayes3 year prospective follow-up of 91 men treated with transurethral needle ablation of prostate (tuna)
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aboutdmsoyesDMSO is dimethyl solfoxide, a chemical which has been being studied for its medical uses for three or four decades. It has never been in what could be called wide-spread use.
aboutnihstudiesyesAt the meeting, researchers discussed what should and should not be done in the NIH-sponsored cohort study and tried to get on the same page in terms of their understanding of the study's goals and limitations.
aboutpfyesSince the founding of The Prostatitis Foundation in 1995 to push for Prostatitis research, collect data on the disease, and provide information to men who are suffering from the disease, important first steps have been taken.
acroarchiveyesA list of acrobat (".pdf") files and a link to get an acrobat reader
alexanderyesTestimony of Dr. Richard Alexander, Urologist and Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. (Appearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee, February 29, 1996.)
allengivesyesMicrosoft co-founder gives the University of Washington $3 million for prostate research.
allergiesnewThis new file on the impact of food allergies on prostatitis could use some alert reader imput.
allopurinolyesThis drug is useful for prostatitis patients who have a metabolic uric acid disorder.
altmedfaqyesA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) file on herbal medicines
alzastudynewA series of studies on new prostate drugs which are seeking patients.
anatomyyesA briefing on prostate anatomy.
androgenyesInformation from Androgen Medical Services, a Ukrainian prostatitis clinic. TPF just passes this info along to you.
androgen2yesA different version of information from Androgen Medical Services, a Ukrainian prostatitis clinic.
antiantinewAntibiotics are known to have some anti-inflammatory properties. This new file could use some more input from patients and doctors.
archivesyesA chronological set of links to 10-day batches of newsgroup postings archived on this site. These archived postings are also searchable.
argomedstudynewThis pharmaceutical group is seeking to enroll prostatitis patients in studies of a new product.
arthrotecguynewThis is one fellow's "It works for me" contribution; since he's anonymous, we call him "arthrotec guy".
asymptinflamyesAsymptomatic Inflammation and/or Infection in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, an abstract from the 1999 AUA meeting.
auayesIn 2000, AUA has begun making its abstracts available online, a briefing and link.
AUA2000114yesAn abstract on Biofeedback, Pelvic Floor Re-Education And Bladder Training For Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome In Males by J. Quentin Clemens, Robert B. Nadler, Anthony J. Schaeffer, Wade Bushman Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL
aua2000abstractsyesA collection of abstracts from AUA 2000, which ought to be each made into its own file. Part 1.
aua2000abstractsbyesA collection of abstracts from AUA 2000, which ought to be each made into its own file. Part 2.
aua2000linksnewThis page provides a link to AUA's online abstracts, and offers instruction on how to use the AUA site, but doesn't follow through and actually give the instructions.
aua99abstractlistyesA list of abstracts on this site from the 1999 AUA meeting.
aua99bulletinyesTwo doctors attending the 1999 annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Dallas reported in their summaries of abastracts and posters at the meeting.
autoreactiveyesSearch for autoreactive antibodies in the sera of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, by Georg Steiner, Stephan Madersbacher, Gero Kramer, Anne Kofler, Michael Marberger; Vienna, Austria (Presentation to be made by Dr. Madersbacher)
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bactdnayesBacterial DNA Sequences In The Prostate Of Men Without Chronic Prostatitis, by Susan Keay , Chen-Ou Zhang , Brenda R. Baldwin, and Richard B. Alexander Baltimore, MD
bactdnatestingyesPreventing Antibiotic Resistance through Rapid Genotypic Identification of Bacteria and of Their Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory.
bacterialcausenewA new-in-2000 home page for the idea that bacterial infections may be at the root of "abacterial" prostatitis.
bacterialsignalnewResearchers have found a way to predict whether antibiotic therapy will help your prostatitis.
bergeryesInformation about the laboratory of Dr. Richard Berger of the University of Washington (Seattle).
betasitosterolyesThe jury is still out on beta sitosterol although there is a very recent review claiming its beneficial effect in men with BPH.
bikeprostateyesIt is still possible to ride a bike if you have prostatitis, but you have to be properly set up to avoid irritating the gland.
biofilmsyesBiofilms are sheets of material including bacteria which can partly explain how bacteria survive after long exposure to antibiotics.
biopsyyesThe risks and benefits of biopsy are examined in a file based on newsgroup comments. Biopsy can only prove you do have cancer, it can't prove you don't.
biopsycomplicationyesBiopsies done to detect cancer lead to a large number of serious consequences for patients, according to this 1999 abstract.
bloodyesDon't worry, if you find blood in your semen it doesn't mean you're going to die.
booksyesSome of the standard prostate books have information useful to prostatitis patients. Some prostaittis-specific books are coming out.
bphlinksnewA new page, not as yet fleshed out, which should soon feature useful links for learning about BPH, or non-cancerous growth of the prostate.
breastyesDr Hennenfent makes a case for drainage in prostatitis by noting that mastitis patients need their breasts "drained.".
broccactionyesHow does the healing effect of the broccoli treatment work? By Dr. Prof. Ibrahim Adnan Saracoglu
broccantibacyesAntibacterial activity of broccoli compounds: The woody stalk (base of the plant) and also the flowering portion of the plant (broccoli) contains antibacterial compounds. By Dr. Prof. Ibrahim Adnan Saracoglu
broccboiledyesFresh broccoli (unboiled) contains some enzymes that must be deactivated.
broccfaqyesA frequently asked questions file on Dr. Prof. Ibrahim Adnan Saracoglu's broccoli therapy.
broccindexyesThe index, or home page for the broccoli section of our site.
broccolicancernewCal-Berkeley scientists have explained how a chemical found in broccolli inhibits cancer cells from growing.
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cancerlinksnewA proposed page, still awaiting development, which examines the possible links if any between prostatitis and prostate cancer. Scientifically, the issues are still undecided
candidalinksnewA proposed page, still awaiting development, which examines the possible links if any between prostatitis and candidiasis. Scientifically, the issues are still undecided
causesyesA page which attempts to provide you with information on all the possible causes of your prostatitis.
charlienew"Charlie" is an anonymous prostatitis patient who offered his version of "it works for me".
chinesepillsyesDiscussion of several different traditional Chinese remedies for prostatitis, including pictures of the boxes.
chlampneuyesA scientific abstract on Chlamydial Pneumonia in patients with IC and its treatment.
chlamydiayesDiscussion of Chlamydia trachomatis and its role in prostate disease, including diagnosis and treatment.
chronologyyesAn early Chronology of The Prostatitis Foundation, the owner of this site.
ciproeffectsyesCiprofloxacin and the quinolone family of antibiotics cause serious side effects in some people. Discussion.
clinicsyesA listing of clinics specializing in prostatitis, not limited to urologists. Still a short list.
cnnyesTranscript of a CNN news broadcast on prostatitis.
congtest98yes1998 Congressional Testimony about prostatitis.
contactsyesLinks and info about how to get more information and support about prostatitis.
coryneyesCorynebacteria are suspected of being at the root of some cases of "abacterial" prostatitis. Exactly how and how much has not been worked out.
cowpersnewA case involving a cyst in the Cowper's Gland. The cowpers gland is a relatively obscure part of the male anatomy.
cppsfertilityyesChronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS): Impact of Inflammation on Fertility Parameters and Seminal Plasma Markers, from the 1999 Selected Abstracts from American Urological Association annual meeting
credoyesA basic statement of philosophy about this site and how it is run.
crnyesThe Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network. The CPCRN is studying all aspects of chronic prostatitis with the hope of improving diagnosis and treatment. Six clinical centers are caring for patients in the CPCRN. A Data Coordinating Center (DCC) is managing study activities and collecting and analyzing information gathered from patients.
cystoyesCompilation of newsgroup comments from men who have had a cystoscopy. Reactions range from horror and agony to " no big deal". This identical file appears under two different names
cystoscopyyesCompilation of newsgroup comments from men who have had a cystoscopy. Reactions range from horror and agony to " no big deal". This identical file appears under two different names
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danielnewDaniel is another witness in the "it works for me" collection of personal methods of managing prostatitis.
diagnosticsyesA linking page providing links to many files about diagnosic techniques used in care of prostatitis patients.
diagtreatchronpyesAn abstract on results of a scientific survey of urologists. Urologists are making the diagnosis of chronic prostatitis frequently, but are rarely doing the time-honored 4-glass test. Although bacterial prostatitis is reportedly uncommon, antibiotic use is not.
doctorluyesIntroduction of Doctor George Yuan Lu, President of Xi'an Renai Hospital, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. George Yuan Lu, M.D. was the only doctor recommended in China by the Department of National Health Administration for treatment of chronic prostatitis in 1996.
doityourselfyesMany men can "drain" their own prostates; here's how....
domingabsyesAbstract of a review article by GJ Domingue Sr. of Tulane University on prostatitis diagnostics. "The laboratory diagnosis of acute bacterial prostatitis is straightforward and easily accomplished in clinical laboratories. Chronic bacterial prostatitis, and especially chronic idiopathic prostatitis (most often referred to as abacterial prostatitis), presents a real challenge to the clinician and clinical microbiologist."
donateyesHow to donate money to support The Prostatitis Foundation, which operates this site.
drainageyesA discussion of the hows and whys of prostate drainage, sometimes known as "massage".
dreyesAn explanation of the much-feared digital rectal exam. Awaits some doctor comments about the usefulness of this technique.
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edoyesFrom Dr. Brad Hennenfent: Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction and Prostatitis may be confused. Here are a few experts on ejaculatory duct obstruction, in no particular order.
elecstimyesA scientific abstract which begins: "Prostatodynia after treatment of prostatitis is not rare and is refractory to treatment. Prostatodynia is suggested to be spasm of pelvic floor muscles around prostate and pain relief was experienced. By electrical stimulation therapy with low frequency. "
erectionqualityyesQuality Of Erection Does Change After TURP - Results Of A Prospective Clinical Study. 1999 Selected Abstracts from American Urological Association annual meeting .
ethanolablationyesAn Abstract."Building on ... research experiences and using a patented transurethral injection device, we have demonstrated the tissue effect of transurethral, intraprostatic, ethanol injection into in-vivo, human prostates."
etiologyyes"Etiology" is doctor-talk for "causes". Symposium on Etiology —In a symposium sponsored byContermporary Urology, three Urology researchers discussed the role of bacteria.
everymannewAnother anonymous testimonial in the "it works for me" series.
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faqglossaryyesA glossary of frequently -asked-about words.
faqsyesA linking page providing connection to various frequently-asked-question files on this site.
femalepyesFemale prostatitis? You decide. A scientific abstract makes the case
fungusyesA discussion of the question of whether Candida Albicans is a significant factor in prostatitis.
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gemifloxacinyesIn one study, Dr. L. Kelly and colleagues, from the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. compared the activity of gemifloxacin with that of five other quinolones (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, sparfloxacin, grepafloxacin and trovafloxacin) as well as ampicillin, amoxycillin, cefixime, cefuroxime and azithromycin.
glossaryyesA glossary of frequently -asked-about words.
graphicsyesProstatitis Anatomy Graphics from able volunteer Nick Worthey. The images are copyrighted, but may be re-used for any non-profit and educational purpose. The Prostatitis Foundation solicits comments from anatomists, doctors, artists and patients for improving these drawings.
guideyesThis file, updated June, 2000.
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heateryesProstate heat therapy device. A Swiss firm with offices in Miami is marketing a device called the Delwa-Star-P which is intended for self-therapy of the prostate gland.
herpesnewA news article about genital herpes, Herpes Simplex Virus -2 (HSV-2). So far, it's been difficult to diagnose HSV-2 by blood tests because older tests confuse it with herpes type 1, which usually causes cold sores. Most people with HSV-2 have mild symptoms, which are easily confused with other conditions. Including prostatitis?
histoplasmosisnewA scientific abstract. "We describe a case of disseminated histoplasmosis in a normal host that was associated with cerebral and prostatic histoplasmosis presenting as fever of undetermined origin, weight loss, and severe debilitating altered mental status. "
howarticleyesWashington DC, Nov. 5-6, 1998, International Prostatitis Collaborative Network Workshop on Chronic Prostatitis Treatment Strategies, How articles an this website about the workshop were prepared
howorksyesHow this website works. It depends on volunteer contributions of time, energy, money, and texts and ideas.
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icpn1yesCoverage of the first International Prostatitis Collaborative Network Workshop on Chronic Prostatitis, from 1998
icpn2yesCoverage of the second International Prostatitis Collaborative Network Workshop on Chronic Prostatitis, 1999
icpn3newInformation about the third International Prostatitis Collaborative Network Workshop on Chronic Prostatitis, planned for October 23-25, 2000 at the Sheraton Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.
icpn4newInformation about the third International Prostatitis Collaborative Network Workshop on Chronic Prostatitis, planned for Sept 13-14, 2002 in Frankfurt
icpn5newInformation about the third International Prostatitis Collaborative Network Workshop on Chronic Prostatitis, in 2005.
immunebladderyesE. Coli Shown Able To Live Within Immune System Cells (An abstract from the scientific publication follows) Bladder infections have long baffled doctors -- and agonized patients -- with their resiliency. A strong dose of antibiotics can bring relief,but the painful infection often returns in as little as a few days.
immunecausenewA links page to articles on this site about the role of the immune system and disordered immune responses in causing or sustaining prostatitis.
indexyesThe home page of this site.
index-esyesThe Prostatitis Foundation would like to have this entire site translated and made available in Spanish. A talented and tireless bilingual volunteer must step forward for this to happen. This page will serve as the main pathway to the new En Español site when it is available.
infertilitynewA new section of this site on infertility questions regarding prostatitis. The jury is still out. The first page has a plain-English summary, the other 6 pages are scientific abstracts, written in abstract-jargon. These files and others can be searched.
infertility2newA new section of this site on infertilityquestions regarding prostatitis. This page consists entirely of scientific abstracts..
infertility3newA new section of this site on infertilityquestions regarding prostatitis. The higher the number on the infertility file, the older the abstract.
infertility4newA new section of this site on infertilityquestions regarding prostatitis. The higher the number on the infertility file, the older the abstract.
infertility5newA new section of this site on infertilityquestions regarding prostatitis. The higher the number on the infertility file, the older the abstract.
infertility6newA new section of this site on infertilityquestions regarding prostatitis. The higher the number on the infertility file, the older the abstract.
infertility7newA new section of this site on infertilityquestions regarding prostatitis. The higher the number on the infertility file, the older the abstract.
itworksformeyesA links page linking visitors to a number of patient testimonials about how people manage their prostatitis.
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kriegerlistyesRetired, refers visitor to "symptomindex.html,", which is the official NIH symptom index, based in part on the work of Dr. John Krieger of the University of Washington in Seattle.
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lasnewLevator Ani Syndrome -- Biofeedback is an effective treatment for levator ani syndrome
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mastcellsnewA scientific abstract:Mast cells mediate the severity of experimental cystitis in mice. We hypothesized that experimental cystitis induced by substance P(SP) or E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) would be less severe in mice rendered mast cell deficient by genetic manipulation.
masturyesA scientific abstract from Turkey: "Young men who are single and suffering from NBP must be informed about their illness in detail and, if they are not doing so, they should be encouraged to ejaculate regularly, for example by masturbation in the absence of a sexual relationship with a partner. "
meetingsyesInformation about upcoming prostatitis meetings.
melatoninyesAn abstract about the benefits of melatonin.
methodsyesA links page with information about methods of treating prostatitis and various forms of prostatitis.
michaelnewA personal testimony from the "It works for me" series.
microwavefficyesEfficacy of transrectal microvawe hyperthemia (trmh) in the treatment of chronic prostatitis, A randomized sham controlled comparative study, from the 1999 Selected Abstracts from American Urological Association annual meeting
monographyesAbout The Prostatitis Syndromes, Approaches to treating bacterial prostatitis, non-bacterial prostatitis, prostatodynia, benign prostatitic hyperplasia, sexual dysfunction, bashful bladder syndrome, waking at night to urinate, and possibly preventing prostate cancer, By Brad Hennenfent, MD, Published by the Prostatitis Foundation, the 97-page, 8.5 by 11 inch, perfect-bound book is available for $25.
muscleyesJames Noyes write "The root cause of my CP (and many other cases from what I've seen posted) appears to have nothing to do with the prostate itself, but everything to do with the muscles around the prostate and around the male sex organs. The muscle problems are more severe than can be helped with muscle-relaxants, however. The good news is there is a very effective treatment for this"
myofascialyesA scientific article: "Given the association of muscle dysfunction and nociception, chronic pelvic pain in some men could be considered a myofascial pain condition that is caused and maintained by central neurogenic mechanisms... biofeedback and other modalities of neuromodulation may improve symptoms."
myofascialrelyesFrom the 1999 Selected Abstracts from American Urological Association annual meeting, Myofascial Release Therapy for Category III Chronic Prostatitis, by RU Anderson; D Wise; and M Meadows; Stanford, CA (Presented by Dr. Anderson)
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neuralstimyesSubmitted by a patient: Neural Stimulation as a method of controlling prostatitis symptoms. Neural Stimulation is a therapy which can be effective for patients with pain and voiding dysfunction, particularly if anti-microbial or anti-inflammatory based therapies are unsuccessful.
newdefyesFrom the November 5-6, 1998 Workshop on Chronic Prostatitis Treatment Strategies, "New Consensus Definition of Prostatitis"The definition was discussed at the workshop in 1998, but was not altered from what appears below.
newsletteryesProvides a link to get a .pdf file of a 1998 prostatitis newsletter from the Foundation.
nickelarticle97yes"A simple but effective strategy for diagnosis and treatment of prostatitis can provide symptom relief and cures for difficult cases if urologists are willing to reconsider some long-abandoned concepts, a Canadian urologist said here," writes Urology Times> contributing editor Charles Bankhead in the opening paragraph of an article in that publication's November, 1997 edition.
nih-cpsiyesAn abstract from NIH explaining the Chronic Prostatitis Symptoms Index (NIH-CPSI), a standardized questionnaire for prostatitis.
nih98listyesA list of participants in the 1998 International Chronic Prostatitis Network workshop.
nih98overviewyesA review article by the webmaster on the 1998 International Chronic Prostatitis Network workshop.
nihbaseyesLinks to a series of articles on the 1998 International Chronic Prostatitis Network workshop.
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oxidantstressyesAbstract from the 1999 American Urological Association annual meeting, "Oxidant Stress in Prostate Fluid Correlates with Diagnosis and Treatment Response in Chronic Prostatitis," by A Shahed and DA Shoskes; Torrance, CA (Presented by Dr. Shoskes)
oxifertilityyesAbstract from the 1999 American Urological Association annual meeting, "Relationship Between Oxidative Stress and Clinical Diagnosis in Men Undergoing Fertility Investigation," by AJ Thomas Jr.; FF Pasqualotto; RK Sharma; D Nelson and A Agarwal; Cleveland, OH (Presented by Dr. Pasqualotto)
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pagesneededyesA list of planned page s for this website which are not present as of June, 2000.
paperyesScientific paper reporting results of a 1995 Internet survey.
pathcommentyesIn 1996, Dr. Russell Kerschmann of the University of California-San Francisco gave a lecture summarizing current pathological understanding of prostatitis. This page is a collection of patient comments on the pathology of prostatitis collected from the newsgroup sci.med.prostate.prostatitis .
pcrcommentyesThe December, 1996 edition of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology includes an article by Dr. John Krieger and his team at the University of Washington on the potential for use of PCR, an advanced molecular biology technique, in diagnosing prostatitis cases which do not reveal any bacteriological cause by more conventional means. This page is a collection of patient comments on the PCR paper collected from the newsgroup sci.med.prostate.prostatitis .
pelvicepidydiyes From the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Volume 40 Number 5 May 1998, Letters to the Editor, Epidydimitis related to pelvic muscle strain , Pelvic Joint Dysfunctions, Lifting Injuries, and Testicular Pain
peyroniesyesThis website contains a page of information and links about Peyronies disease, which inovolves extreme bends or kinks in the penis, even though it is technically not related to prostatitis, because Peyronies patients occasionally visit here.
pfhqyesA picture of The Prostatitis Foundation headquarters building, with a message about who constitutes The Prostatitis Foundation.
phlessonyesA primer on pH, from Chemistry Professor and prostatitis patient John Garst.
phonebankyesPatients who wish to talk on the telephone with an other prostatatitis patient can call one of the numbers on this page. Volunteers for the phone bank are always welcomed.
physicalcausenewA links page about non-bacterial, non-viral, non-fungal, non-immunogenic causes of prostatitis: muscle tension, neurological problems, spinal injury, urinary reflux, etc.
pl01noOne of a series of pages from 1996 by Dr. Ivo Tarfusser kept on this site because this is the only place on the internet where they can be found. Dr. Tarfusser no longer sees prostatitis patients. Unevised in 2000.
pl02noOne of a series of pages from 1996 by Dr. Ivo Tarfusser kept on this site because this is the only place on the internet where they can be found. Dr. Tarfusser no longer sees prostatitis patients. Unevised in 2000.
pl03noOne of a series of pages from 1996 by Dr. Ivo Tarfusser kept on this site because this is the only place on the internet where they can be found. Dr. Tarfusser no longer sees prostatitis patients. Unevised in 2000.
pl04noOne of a series of pages from 1996 by Dr. Ivo Tarfusser kept on this site because this is the only place on the internet where they can be found. Dr. Tarfusser no longer sees prostatitis patients. Unevised in 2000.
pl05noOne of a series of pages from 1996 by Dr. Ivo Tarfusser kept on this site because this is the only place on the internet where they can be found. Dr. Tarfusser no longer sees prostatitis patients. Unevised in 2000.
pl06noOne of a series of pages from 1996 by Dr. Ivo Tarfusser kept on this site because this is the only place on the internet where they can be found. Dr. Tarfusser no longer sees prostatitis patients. Unevised in 2000.
pl09noOne of a series of pages from 1996 by Dr. Ivo Tarfusser kept on this site because this is the only place on the internet where they can be found. Dr. Tarfusser no longer sees prostatitis patients. Unevised in 2000.
pl10noOne of a series of pages from 1996 by Dr. Ivo Tarfusser kept on this site because this is the only place on the internet where they can be found. Dr. Tarfusser no longer sees prostatitis patients. Unevised in 2000.
pl11noOne of a series of pages from 1996 by Dr. Ivo Tarfusser kept on this site because this is the only place on the internet where they can be found. Dr. Tarfusser no longer sees prostatitis patients. Unevised in 2000.
pl12noOne of a series of pages from 1996 by Dr. Ivo Tarfusser kept on this site because this is the only place on the internet where they can be found. Dr. Tarfusser no longer sees prostatitis patients. Unevised in 2000.
pnewsyesReports on news coverage of prostatitis. Empty as of June, 2000.
pointersyesLinks to other sites with prostatitis and related information.
populationyesAn Abstract from the 1999 American Urological Association annual meeting, International Population-Based Study Of Urological Conditions: The Urepik Study. II, Comparative Prostatitis Data, Chris Robertson, Peter Boyle, Atanasio Nonis (Milan, Italy), Martin Keech (Greenford, UK), Richard Hobbs (Birmingham, UK), Richard Fourcade (Auxerre, France), Lambertus Kiemeney (Nijmegen, Netherlands), Chongwook Lee (Seoul, Korea), Maria Watson (RTP, USA), Michael J Barry (Boston, USA). (Presented by Dr Peter Boyle)
postingsnewRecent newsgroup and listserv postings of interest
pquotesyesA short collection of quotes about prostatitis from medical experts.
prosdatabaseyesThe Prostate Expression Database (PEDB) is a curated relational database and suite of analysis tools designed for the study of prostate gene expression in normal and disease states.
prosfaqyesA somewhat outdated Frequently-asked-Questions file, which will remain here until some able volunteer can produce an improved replacement.
prostatayesA patient-written article on Prostata, a commercial product from Gero Vita International, Reno, NV. The Prostatitis Foundation issues a disclaimer but provides the information.
prostatronyesA discussion of the medical device called the "Prostatron"including comments from the manufacturer.
psayesA briefing on the PSA test, now standard screening for prostate cancer. Patients need to know that their prostatitis can raise psa also.
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quercetinyesThe potent bioflavinoid Quercetin is now use by prostatitis patients to control their symptoms and reduce inflammation. Information and links on where to purchase.
quinolonejointsyesA scientific abstract detailing how quinolone antibiotics can damage joints and connective tissues. Since Quinolones like "Cipro" are commonly prescribed for prostatitis, this is an issue.
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reitersyesReiters syndrome, a form of reactive arthritis, includes prostatitis-like symptoms. A briefing.
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salmonellamimicnewAn article discussing the link between getting specific bacterial infections and developing autoimmune diseases such as arthritis. Immune system cells which fight bacteria can also attack normal cells carrying a specific mimic molecule and can attack "innocent bystander" cells -- body cells that bacteria have never infected.
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searchyesSearch engine which searches only prostatitis information on this site. Includes the results of over 5 years of online discussion archived on this site.
sebastopolyesPatient "Aaron" visited this Ukrainian clinic on the Black Sea. This is his circa 1996 report.
selfdrainageyesSelf Drainage -- One Man's Answers A patient asked that his testimonial be posted anonymously. "Very similar to a swollen clogged duct in the prostate feels better when only 4-5 drops are drained from it. I do not believe that drainage alone will cure the infection but it sure does relieve the dull pressure feeling and aching pain. "
seminalectomyyesA comment from Dr.Shoskes about removal of the seminal vesicles, which he says helps in rare cases.
shos97commentyesA Question-and-answer session with Dr Shoskes from 1997
shoskesfaqyesDr. Shoskes provided this site with his own FAQ on prostaitis.
shoskesmovenewDr. Daniel Shoskes, formerly of UCLA and the Institute for Male Urology in Los Angeles, has moved in 2000 to a new position heading a Urology clinic at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Fort Lauderdale, FL .
sodiumbenz From a patient:"The only non-innocuous ingredient specified on the label of Sprite is Sodium Benzoate ...I have similar problems with other soft drinks that have benzoate in them but not in those that haven't. E.g. unbranded tonic water makes me ill, whereas Schweppes tonic water doesn't. The first contains Sodium Benzoate, the second not."
soynewA new page planned to have information on the possible benefits of soy protein in prostatitis. Currently empty of content.
stameymearesnewA page planned on the venerable Stamey-Meares 4-jar test, the page is currently vacant of content (June, 2000)
stanfordstudynewA study of physical therapy as an approach to resolving prostatitis is recruiting patients.
stjohnswortsciencenewA few scientific abstracts on the benefician effects of the popular herb "St. John's Wort".
stonesnewA proposed new page detailing information about prostate stones and how to treat them.
stricturesnewA proposed new page detailing information about urethral strictures and how they mght be related to prostatitis and whether treating them will help prostatitis.
studiesnewLinks visitors to pages about scientific studies which seek to enroll prostatitis patients.
swedenetnewA page linking Swedish-language visitors to the prostatatis patient network in Sweden.
symptomindexnewThe official NIH symptom index questionnaire used to provide a common basis for comparing patient outcomes in multi-site studies.
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tensiondisorderyesThe New Theory That Prostatitis is a Tension Disorder: Anyone With Prostatitis Should Be Aware Of The Disagreement Among Professionals About the Cause of Prostatitis
treatchlamydianewAntibiotic resistance of Chlamydia trachomatis, notes from Dr. Dimitrakov
treatreportsyesOn November 5-6, 1998 at the Workshop on Chronic Prostatitis Treatment Strategies (ICPN2), Treatment Reports , In the mid-part of the meeting, researchers presented their work with prostatitis patients.
trovanyesOn June 9, 1999, FDA issued a public health advisory to physicians concerning the risks of liver toxicity associated with the use of Trovan (trovafloxacin, an oral antibiotic) and Trovan-IV (alatrofloxacin, the intranvenous formulation of the drug). Page contains a link to the FDA site.
trusyesTrans Rectal Ultrasound. Veteran patient Jim Worthy gives his account. "The ultrasound probe did not look quite Dr. Tarfusser's cartoon. It was like a stick with a knob, kind of like the grip end of a baseball bat, but only a couple centimeters on the largest diameter of the ellipsoidal knob. "
tumornewA new page planned for information about bladder and prostate tumors, including non-cancerous bladder tumors.
tunayesTrans-Urethral needle ablation. Not the "Chicken of the Sea". "With transurethral needle ablation (TUNA), the inner region of the prostate is selectively ablated while the prostatic urothelium is preserved. "
turpyesTrans Urethral Resection of the Prostate. The most common prostate surgery...it usually doesn't help prostatitis.
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urinalysisyesRetired; refers visitor to the "urineculture.html" page.
urineculturenewUrinalysis isn't much use in diagnosing bacteria in the prostate gland.
uwantibioticyesWriting in the British scientific journal Nature (April 6), a team of University of Wisconsin scientists report the design, synthesis and evaluation of a new type of molecule that exhibits a wide spectrum of antimicrobial activity, including against two species of bacteria (Enterococcus faecium and Staphylococcus aureus) dreaded by physicians because of their resistance to conventional antibiotics.
uwashpageyesWelcome to the Prostatitis Clinic at the University of Washington (Seattle) Medical Center.
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vasectomyyesA briefing on the frequently discussed topic of whether vastectomy leads to prostatitis. The jury, as with most things in prostatitis, is still out.
viagrahelpingnewA patient reports that viagra, and the accompanying improvement in the frequency and force of his ejaculations, is improving his prostatitis situation.
videoclipsnewHow you can order video clips of presentations by scientists at the 2000 international prostatitis meeting.
virusnewWhat are the possible relationships between viral infections and prostatitis? This page discusses various points.
visitoryesA briefing for the new visitor to this site.
visitstudyyesSymptoms and Chronic Prostatitis: Results of a National Survey of Physician Visits, Mary McNaughton Collins, Randy S. Stafford, Michael P. O'Leary , Michael J. Barry, Boston, MA
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wandyesReport and photograph of a device some people use to drain their own prostates. The Prostatitis Foundation does not recommend this practice, but some people report it helps them.
welcomedryesA page welcoming medical doctors to this mostly patient-oriented site.
whatsnewyesA page on this site, which, when up to date, tells you what has recently been added to the site.
wifedrainageyesMore information about prostate drainage, for people who want their spouses to help with this
worthyprogressyesVeteran patient Jim Worthey reports on his surgery for utricular cysts.
wustlreleaseyesRetired and renamed, so visitor is referred to the correct page.
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yeastyesA yeast links page under construction in June, 2000
yeastessayyesYeast organisms and Prostatitis: One prostatitis patient, John Garst, has written a short essay on the role yeast can play in prostatitis:
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