Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS) is present in 6-12% of men and is the most frequent urological diagnosis for men younger than 50 years old, and significantly reduces quality of life, even below that of other prevalent chronic conditions (e.g. congestive heart failure, diabetes). There is currently no method for stratifying CP/CPPS patients to ensure that appropriate treatments are being provided. We are developing the use of sonographic imaging and electromyography to enhance the current CP/CPPS clinical phenotyping systems with objective neuromuscular evaluation, aiming to create a more appropriate screening system prior to treatment.

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