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Table 3 Comparison of the baseline and 7th day post-biopsy total IPSS and PFR in patients with different baseline IPSS and PFR categories who voided after prostate biopsy

From: A prospective evaluation of the impact of trans-rectal prostate biopsy on the voiding function of patients

Categories Baseline 7th day post-biopsy p value*
IPSS categories    
 Mild (0‒7) 3.9 ± 2.3 5.8 ± 4.1 0.125
 Moderate (8‒19) 12.1 ± 2.8 15.3 ± 6.0 0.002
 Severe (20‒35) 23.5 ± 2.9 23.4 ± 6.0 0.933
PFR categories    
 Normal (≥ 15 ml/s) 26.3 ± 10.5 21.6 ± 9.9 0.001
 Equivocal (10–14 ml/s) 12.7 ± 1.2 13.5 ± 9.5 0.834
 Obstructed (< 10 ml/s) 8.0 ± 0.6 8.2 ± 7.6 0.939
  1. All variables are expressed as mean ± standard deviation
  2. IPSS: International Prostate Symptom Score, PFR: peak flow rate
  3. *p value (paired samples t test) < 0.05 is significant