Acute urinary retention in men: The risks and outcomes with medical therapy
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- Hargreave, T.B. & McNeill, A.S. Curr prostate rep (2005) 3: 121. doi:10.1007/s11918-005-0004-6
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This paper is restricted to the discussion of the relatively modern disorder of sudden painful inability to urinate in older men. It was not a common medical problem until the 19th century when, in developed countries, male life expectancy increased to beyond 60 years; it remains an uncommon problem in those developing countries where male life expectancy remains low, particularly in some sub-Saharan African countries where male life expectancy is only 44.8 years.