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Association between self-perception period of lower urinary tract symptoms and International Prostate Symptom Score: a propensity score matching study

  • Sung Ryul Shim1,
  • Jae Heon Kim2,
  • Hoon Choi3,
  • Jae Hyun Bae3,
  • Hae Joon Kim5,
  • Soon-Sun Kwon4,
  • Byung Chul Chun5 and
  • Won Jin Lee5Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Urology201515:30

Received: 24 October 2014

Accepted: 24 March 2015

Published: 10 April 2015

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24 Mar 2015 Editorially accepted
10 Apr 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12894-015-0021-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology and Medical Informatics, Korea University
Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul Hospital
Department of Urology, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan Hospital
Biomedical Research Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University