Research Study

Modern Genetic Methods to Test EPS Samples in Prostatitis Patients
Principal Investigator 
Ben Chew

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Prostate Diseases
Health Conditions 
Prostatitis
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT01932645
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Oct 18, 2013 to Dec 30, 2017
Locations 
Diamond Health Care Centre
Name/Title 
Thomas Grgic, Research Coordinator
Phone 
604-875-4111 ext.62421
Purpose of Study 

Prostatitis is so widespread a disease that affects people from youths to seniors, with approximately a third experiencing a remission of symptoms over a year follow-up. Although the etiology of prostatitis is still not clear, it is mainly thought to be due to infection of bacteria or other microorganisms. Up to now, there is still no research being done on the microbiome (bacterial species) of the prostate. The objective of this study is to look at the etiology of chronic prostatitis (bacteria or non-bacteria prostatitis), mainly focusing on the effect of bacteria in the prostate.

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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