In the past, too little research has been done on
prostatitis. Thanks to The Prostatitis Foundation's lobbying efforts,
the federal government is now backing some research into prostatitis.
is a scientific abstract? And how do I read it?
of abstracts on this site
from the October, 2000 International Prostatitis Collaborative
Network workshops in Arlington, VA.
from the November, 1999 IPCN meeting.
News from the 1999 AUA Convention (urologists' meeting)
in Dallas. Abstractsfrom
the 1999 meeting.
May 1999 abstract from the Journal
of Clinical Microbiology cites Dr. Shoskes work on Corynebacteria.
May 1999 abstract from the International Journal of Urology
makes the case for frequent ejaculation to relieve the
symptoms of prostatitis.
October 1998 review publication on chronic bacterial prostatitis,
available from the American Society for Microbiology , clarifies
many aspects of prostatitis. Click for an
|From the Journal of
Clinical Microbiology, Aug., 1998, an article on the prospects
rapid DNA assays for bacteria in treating bacterial illness.
Daniel Shoskes of UCLA has posted several
interesting abstracts on his own website. These include
comments on "massage," Quercetin and Corynebacteria.
|A new report on this
site about a paper,
available on medline , on how bacteria form
"Biofilms" allowing them to resist bacteria and
immune responses, in prostatitis and other urinary tract infections.
The article on this site reports on and summarizes remarks of
the authors, including
Dr. Curtis Nickel
Abstract from the May 1998 meeting of
AUA on using DNA technology to
detect bits of bacterial genes in prostate tissues. The
results imply that bacterial infection of prostates is quite
common and also raise a flag about bacterial infection as an
initial step towards cancer.
|An Abstract from the
May 1998 meeting of
AUA reporting a study of
men's visits to the doctor for prostatitis problems which
shows that pain is the major complaint that differs from BPH.
the March, 1998 edition of the
British Journal of Urology , Drs. Brad Hennenfent and A.E.
Feliciano report on the usefulness of
thrice-weekly drainage in diagnosing prostatitis. (The
article is in portable document format and you will need a .pdf
from Adobe, to view the article)
|An article on drug resistant
bacteria is food for thought regarding prostatitis.
article by your webmaster summarizes an article in Urology
Times which reports on a
speech by Dr. Curtis Nickel.
|A news release from
Washington University and an abstract from Nature on research
into how E-coli survives antibiotics
in the bladder have been added to the site. This research
may provide an important clue to how bacteria survive antibiotics
in the prostate gland as well.
of the founders of the prostatitis foundation, Dr. Brad Hennenfent
MD (not a urologist) has compiled
The Prostatitis Syndromes , a 100-page book
or monograph to serve as a print guide for patients or doctors
getting oriented to the problem of prostatitis.. Link to the
book's page for details. You can also see
Dr. Hennefent's letter to the journal Emerging Infectious
Diseases, which is published by the Centers For Disease
Control (CDC), Atlanta.
Internet Survey on Prostatitis by
Dave Trissel and
Dr. Richard B. Alexander of University of Maryland has
been posted on the prostatitis website. Thanks to Dave Trissel
for this. Some correspondents had reported difficulty obtaining
the paper from the UMD site.
Russel Kerschmann's 1996 lecture on the
pathology of prostatitis is no longer available. A collection of
newsgroup comments on Dr. Kerschmann's lecture.
|The 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. We are requesting permission to publish
the entire paper here. The
American Society of Microbiology , which publishes the journal,
has a website (see link) but does not publish the text. In the
meantime, we have a collection of
newsgroup comments on Dr. Krieger's paper, including an
abstract and extensive quotes.
provide a list of mass-market books
on the prostate, most of which have chapters on prostatitis.
However, few of these books challenge the conventional belief
that if doctors can't find bacteria, it must be non-bacterial