Ipertrofia prostatica benigna e Mepartricina

Translated title of the contribution: Benign prostate hypertrophy and Mepartricin

A. F. De Rose, G. Carmignani

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Estrogens can lead to benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) through two different ways: a) acting directly on stroma by specific receptors; b) increasing DHT prostatic receptors. Mepartricin performs an anti-estrogenic action at intestinal level only, increasing fecal excretion and reducing their serum and prostatic level. A European study evaluated 178 patients, 88 treated with Mepartricin and 98 with placebo. The group treated with Mepartricin showed from the first month a better urinary flow and a significant decrease of IPSS score.

Translated title of the contributionBenign prostate hypertrophy and Mepartricin
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalRivista Italiana di Biologia e Medicina
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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