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Research project: TReating Urinary symptoms in Men in Primary Healthcare (TRIUMPH) using non-pharmaceutical and non-surgical interventions.

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The TRIUMPH (TReating Urinary symptoms in Men in Primary Healthcare) study will test whether personalised advice for individual patients based on a nurse's assessment of their urinary symptoms improves control of symptoms compared with the usual care offered by GPs.

Research groups

Britstol Urological Institute

Bristol Trial Centre

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) refer to problems with storing urine, such as more frequent passing of urine during the day, having to pass urine overnight or having to rush to the toilet urgently. LUTS also include problems such as slow stream while passing urine, or dribbling afterwards. Half of men over 40 experience at least one LUTS, which can badly impair the lives of the sufferers and their partners. Most men are diagnosed and treated by their GP and usual care is typically giving general advice on lifestyle and offering tablets, such as an alpha-blocker for the prostate. However, there are many factors which may not be specifically identified and fully considered, including the potential to avoid tablets by addressing factors such as the patient's caffeine intake. Detecting these and offering relevant advice is time-consuming, but potentially beneficial to the patient. TRIUMPH is a study of treating men who have bothersome LUTS. It will randomly divide the subjects of the trial into two equal groups. One group will receive usual care the other will receive tailored care . The results from each group will be compared.



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