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MINERVA UROLOGICA E NEFROLOGICA
A Journal on Nephrology and Urology
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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2001 March;53(1):13-7
Mepartricine in the therapy of male pelvic pain syndrome secondary to chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/prostatodynia
Andros Italia - Ferrara
Background. The aim of this paper is to compare the activity of mepartricin vs placebo in male pain pelvic syndrome secondary to chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/prostatodynia.
Methods. Forty-two patients have been tested (mean age: 35 years; range 29-44), these proved affected by male pain pelvic syndrome secondary to chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/prostatodynia, and were randomized into 2 groups: the 1st treated with mepartricin 40 mg/die for 60 days, the 2nd with placebo (C vitamin 500 mg/die) for 60 days. The following patterns were examined: spontaneous and rectal examination pain, diurnal and nocturnal urinary frequency and prostatic volume. Side effects in course of therapy were examined as well.
Results. Mepartricin proved significantly more active than placebo in reducing spontaneous pain, rectal examination pain, diurnal urinary frequency, nicturia and prostatic volume. No significant difference proved to emerge between placebo and mepartricin in terms of side effects.
Conclusions. These data allow us to substain that mepartricin may be a useful and safe drug for the therapy of male pain pelvic syndrome secondary to chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/prostatodynia.