Biopsy

Top Complaint After Prostate Biopsy Is Infection

Top Complaint After Prostate Biopsy Is Infection

Most common infection in prostate biopsy was E. coli, followed by mild bleeding.

Combined Urinary Testing Helps Detect Aggressive PCa, Avoid Biopsy

Combined Urinary Testing Helps Detect Aggressive PCa, Avoid Biopsy

Combining testing of urinary T2:ERG, PCA3 at thresholds that detected aggressive prostate cancer improved specificity from 18% to 39%.

Biopsy Timing in Active Surveillance Not Tied to PCa Reclassification

Biopsy Timing in Active Surveillance Not Tied to PCa Reclassification

But PSA density and body mass index are associated with prostate cancer reclassification.

Prostate Biopsy May Be Avoidable if MRI Findings Are Negative

Prostate Biopsy May Be Avoidable if MRI Findings Are Negative

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In a study, systematic biopsy detected clinically significant prostate cancer in only 3% of men with negative findings on multiparametic MRI.

Prostate MRI Quality May Improve With Bowel Prep

Prostate MRI Quality May Improve With Bowel Prep

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In multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging, rectal distension have a negative effect on T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted images.

Multiparametric MRI May Prevent Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

Multiparametric MRI May Prevent Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

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Using imaging to triage men with elevated PSA might avoid a quarter of unnecessary biopsies, according to a study.

Office-Based Renal Mass Biopsy Safe

Office-Based Renal Mass Biopsy Safe

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In a study, only 3 of 108 patients experienced complications, all of which were minor and required no hospitalization or further intervention.

Some AS Patients Eligible for Relaxed Prostate Biopsy Schedules

Some AS Patients Eligible for Relaxed Prostate Biopsy Schedules

Patients on active surveillance with stable disease at the time of initial surveillance prostate biopsy may be appropriate candidates for less intensive surveillance prostate biopsy schedules.

Prostate Cancer AS Patients May Benefit From MRI/Fusion Biopsy

Prostate Cancer AS Patients May Benefit From MRI/Fusion Biopsy

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In patients undergoing confirmatory biopsy for active surveillance, MRI can increase detection of clinically significant tumors compared with standard systematic biopsy.

<i>PITX2</i> Methylation of Prostate Biopsies Aids Risk Assessment

PITX2 Methylation of Prostate Biopsies Aids Risk Assessment

PITX2 methylation was increased in tumor-positive biopsies.

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Criteria May Need Updating

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Criteria May Need Updating

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When MRI-US fusion biopsy is added to the standard 12-core biopsy, the number of men eligible for active surveillance decreases, study finds.

Standard TRUS Prostate Biopsy Needed Despite Negative MRIs

Standard TRUS Prostate Biopsy Needed Despite Negative MRIs

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Magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate missed 13% of high-grade cancers that were later found on transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy.

Infections After Prostate Biopsy Continue to Rise

Infections After Prostate Biopsy Continue to Rise

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Patients are at higher risk with the transrectal rather than transperineal approach.

Fewer Prostate Biopsies After USPSTF Limited PSA Screening

Fewer Prostate Biopsies After USPSTF Limited PSA Screening

Following the 2012 USPSTF recommendation against PSA screening in populations, rates of radical prostatectomy and biopsy have become significantly less common.

Biases Suspected in Prostate Cancer Risk Estimates

Biases Suspected in Prostate Cancer Risk Estimates

Incident prostate cancer cohorts were defined by examining men who were regularly screened from the placebo arms of two large prostate cancer prevention trials.

PCa Deaths Rare Among Men With Benign 1st Biopsy and Low PSA

PCa Deaths Rare Among Men With Benign 1st Biopsy and Low PSA

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After 20 years, the prostate cancer mortality rate was 0.7% for men with a PSA level of 10 ng/mL or less and benign initial biopsy results.

Urinary Biomarker Index Measures LN Activity Without Biopsy

Urinary Biomarker Index Measures LN Activity Without Biopsy

The development of this scale, once further validated, will give clinicians the ability to verify lupus nephritis activity without the need for an invasive kidney biopsy.

TRUS-biopsy Inferior for Prostate Cancer Detection

TRUS-biopsy Inferior for Prostate Cancer Detection

Transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) prostate biopsy poorly detects and rules out clinically significant prostate cancer.

Dutasteride Cuts Risk of Prostate Biopsy-Related UTIs

Dutasteride Cuts Risk of Prostate Biopsy-Related UTIs

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In a study, use of the medication was associated with a significant 61% decreased risk.

Prostate Biopsy Rates Fall Following Guideline Updates

Prostate Biopsy Rates Fall Following Guideline Updates

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The proportion of biopsied men who have complications from the procedure rose from 14% to 18% from 2005 to 2014.

Saturation Prostate Biopsy Not Better

Saturation Prostate Biopsy Not Better

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Detection of high Gleason grade tumors is not significantly improved versus standard 12-core biopsy.

Renal Mass Biopsy for a Small Renal Mass Can Be Accurate

Renal Mass Biopsy for a Small Renal Mass Can Be Accurate

Between renal mass biopsy, surgical pathology, rate of accuracy in identifying malignancies 97.1%.

Targeted Prophylaxis Before Prostate Biopsy Cuts Sepsis Risk

Targeted Prophylaxis Before Prostate Biopsy Cuts Sepsis Risk

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Antibiotics selected based on results of pre-biopsy rectal swab cultures.

Diagnostic Features May Help Men Avoid Prostate Biopsy

Diagnostic Features May Help Men Avoid Prostate Biopsy

Prostate-specific antigen density, total tumor length are significant predictors.

Repeating PSA Test Reduces Risk of Prostate Biopsy, PCa Diagnosis

Repeating PSA Test Reduces Risk of Prostate Biopsy, PCa Diagnosis

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Men with a normal PSA upon repeat testing had a 78% lower risk of prostate cancer diagnosis than men with a second abnormal PSA result.

MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy Detects High-Grade Prostate Cancer

MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy Detects High-Grade Prostate Cancer

More high-grade cancers detected with MRF-TB vs. systematic biopsy in men undergoing primary biopsy.

Immediate Repeat Prostate Biopsy May Be Unnecessary in Most ASAP Cases

Immediate Repeat Prostate Biopsy May Be Unnecessary in Most ASAP Cases

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Relatively few men with atypical small acinar proliferation are found to have high-grade prostate cancer on repeat biopsy.

Novel Technique May Improve Detection of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Novel Technique May Improve Detection of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

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Small study demonstrates the promise of PET-CT using a radiotracer that targets the prostate-specific membrane antigen.

MRI-TRUS Biopsy Aids Detection of Locally Recurrent PCa

MRI-TRUS Biopsy Aids Detection of Locally Recurrent PCa

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The technique, with cognitive assistance, identified recurrent tumors in 80% of patients.

Perineural Invasion Predicts Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis

Perineural Invasion Predicts Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis

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PNI in prostate biopsy specimens are associated with an 11-fold increased risk of bone metastasis.

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