Latest Prostate Specific Antigen News
LUTS is 49% more likely to develop in men with a PSA level above 6 ng/mL versus 4 ng/mL or less.
The PLCO trial's conclusion that routine PSA testing does not affect prostate cancer mortality risk could be wrong.
The odds of PSA screening were higher among blacks than non-Hispanic whites.
PSA level declined by an average of 0.68 ng/mL in the treatment group.
Older men whose clinician was a physician trainee had substantially lower prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening rates.
The proportion of biopsied men who have complications from the procedure rose from 14% to 18% from 2005 to 2014.
This includes less frequent screening and more restrictive biopsy referral criteria.
Differential effect of 2012 USPSTF recommendations for primary care providers, urologists.
Rate of unnecessary screening was 15.7% in men 65 years and older.
Prostate cancer is 1.4 times more likely to develop in those with a PSA level of 2.5 ng/mL or higher.
Equal serum prostate-specific antigen and prostate-specific antigen mass despite larger prostates.
A 50% or greater PSA decline at 15 days after start of treatment was associated with increased progression-free and overall survival.
Prostate-specific antigen density, total tumor length are significant predictors.
After, men undergoing prostate needle biopsy more likely to be diagnosed with high-risk disease.
Screening not linked to improved patient survival after transplant; may delay time to listing, transplant.
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