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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428929/improvements-in-self-reported-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-with-prostate-health-supplement
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Isaac Eliaz, Elaine Weil, Barry Wilk
Context • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) produces lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) that diminish quality of life. Conventional treatments are often accompanied by adverse side effects. By contrast, consumers of phytochemicals-based dietary supplements often report a reduction in symptoms without side effects. The field needs studies that quantify the strength and character of perceived benefits. Objectives • The study intended to quantify the character and strength of perceived improvements in LUTS in men, after the consumption of a prostate health supplement...
February 10, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388415/innovations-in-imaging-modalities-for-recurrent-and-metastatic-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review
#2
Simone Albisinni, Fouad Aoun, Quentin Marcelis, Claude Jungels, Walid Al Hajj Obeid, Marc Zanaty, Andrea Tubaro, Thierry Roumeguere, Cosimo DE Nunzio
INTRODUCTION: The last decade has witnessed tremendous changes in the management of advanced and metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). In the current systematic review, we analyze novel imaging techniques in the setting of recurrent and metastatic PCa, exploring available data and highlighting future exams which could enter clinical practice in the upcoming years. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The National Library of Medicine Database was searched for relevant articles published between January 2012 and August 2017...
January 31, 2018: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381380/the-diagnostic-performance-of-mri-for-detection-of-lymph-node-metastasis-in-bladder-and-prostate-cancer-an-updated-systematic-review-and-diagnostic-meta-analysis
#3
Sungmin Woo, Chong Hyun Suh, Sang Youn Kim, Jeong Yeon Cho, Seung Hyup Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review the diagnostic performance of MRI for the detection of pelvic lymph node (LN) metastasis in patients with bladder and prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched up to January 13, 2017. We included diagnostic accuracy studies that used MRI for pelvic LN detection in patients with bladder or prostate cancer, using histopathologic analyses published since 2000 as the reference standard...
January 30, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338083/androgen-deprivation-therapy-dementia-and-cognitive-dysfunction-in-men-with-prostate-cancer-how-much-smoke-and-how-much-fire
#4
REVIEW
Deaglan J McHugh, James C Root, Christian J Nelson, Michael J Morris
Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) remains the cornerstone of management for patients with metastatic prostate cancer. Although the toxicities of ADT are well established, there is increasing controversy surrounding the association between cognitive dysfunction and the receipt of ADT, with some evidence suggesting an increased risk of dementia. The authors conducted a literature search to identify pertinent clinical studies in this field. This general review outlines the key findings and discusses the relative strengths and weaknesses when drawing conclusions about the risk of cognitive dysfunction or dementia with ADT use...
January 16, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331546/clinically-localized-prostate-cancer-aua-astro-suo-guideline-part-ii-recommended-approaches-and-details-of-specific-care-options
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Martin G Sanda, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Erin Kirkby, Ronald C Chen, Tony Crispino, Joann Fontanarosa, Stephen J Freedland, Kirsten Greene, Laurence H Klotz, Danil V Makarov, Joel B Nelson, George Rodrigues, Howard M Sandler, Mary Ellen Taplin, Jonathan R Treadwell
PURPOSE: This guideline is structured to provide a clinical framework stratified by cancer severity to facilitate care decisions and guide the specifics of implementing the selected management options. The summary presented herein represents Part II of the two-part series dedicated to Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: AUA/ASTRO/SUO Guideline discussing risk stratification and care options by cancer severity. Please refer to Part I for discussion of specific care options and outcome expectations and management...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317837/the-rnasel-1385g-a-polymorphism-is-associated-with-risk-of-prostate-cancer-in-africans
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REVIEW
Xiaolei Liu, Dejie Zheng, Guowei Lu, Baohong Yang
The RNASEL -1385G/A (rs486907) variant has been reported to be associated with increased risk of prostate cancer. However, these associations are not consistent among studies. To address this issue, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the association between RNASEL -1385G/A polymorphism and prostate cancer risk. The PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science databases were searched for relevant papers published in the past 20 years from 1997 to 2017. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to assess the strength of associations...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305198/association-between-primary-local-treatment-and-non-prostate-cancer-mortality-in-men-with-non-metastatic-prostate-cancer
#7
Christopher J D Wallis, Raj Satkunasivam, Sender Herschorn, Calvin Law, Arun Seth, Ronald T Kodama, Girish S Kulkarni, Robert K Nam
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between local treatment modality, surgery or radiotherapy, and non-prostate cancer and cardiovascular mortality in patients treated for non-metastatic prostate cancer, given the high competing risk of mortality in this population. METHODS: We performed a population-based, retrospective cohort study of men treated for non-metastatic prostate cancer in Ontario, Canada from 2002-2009. Patients treated with surgery and radiotherapy were matched on demographics, comorbidity, and cardiovascular risk factors...
January 2, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303101/-testosterone-therapy-indications-and-risks
#8
M G F Maatje, M Dinkelman-Smit, W P A Boellaard, G R Dohle
- Late onset hypogonadism (LOH) is a shortage of testosterone in adult men whose male development was normal. This form of hypogonadism results in decreased testosterone levels and variable gonadotrophin levels. - The symptoms of LOH are often aspecific and may be consistent with ageing in men: lowered libido, loss of strength, reduced cognitive functioning and disorders of sleeping and mood. - There is discussion about testosterone parameters, but if clinical symptoms are consistent with LOH and the testosterone level is < 8 nmol/l, hypogonadism is evidently indicated...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303080/latest-evidence-on-the-role-of-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-active-surveillance-for-insignificant-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review
#9
Francesco Cantiello, Stefano Manno, Antonio Cicione, Rocco Damiano
OBJECTIVE: Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI) has become a very useful tool in the management of low risk Prostate Cancer (PCa) patients eligible for Active Surveillance (AS). The aim of this systematic review was to critically review the latest literature concerning the role of mpMRI in this clinical setting, underlying current strengths and weakness. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive literature research for English-language original and review articles was carried out using the National Center for Biotechnology Information PubMed database with the aim of identify studies on mpMRI for AS in low risk PCa patients...
January 4, 2018: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300814/body-mass-index-and-20-specific-cancers-re-analyses-of-dose-response-meta-analyses-of-observational-studies
#10
E K Choi, H B Park, K H Lee, J H Park, M Eisenhut, H J van der Vliet, G Kim, J I Shin
Background: Objectives were to provide an overview and understand the strength of evidence and extent of potential biases and validity of claimed associations between Body Mass Index (BMI) and risk of developing cancer. Methods: We performed an umbrella review and comprehensively re-analysed the data of dose-response meta-analyses on associations between BMI and risk of 20-specific cancers (bladder, brain, breast, colonic, rectal, endometrial, gallbladder, gastric, leukemia, liver, lung, melanoma, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, oesophagus, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, renal, thyroid) by adding big data or missed individual studies...
December 28, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291169/with-increasing-trends-of-prostate-cancer-in-the-saudi-arabia-and-arab-world-should-we-start-screening-programs
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REVIEW
Mostafa A Arafa, Danny M Rabah
Incidence rate for prostate cancer in the Arab World is significantly lower than United States and Europe, it ranges from 5.5% to 39.2%. However, the incidence and the number of deaths is expected to increase. In Saudi Arabia, the crude incidence rate and age standardized incidence rate of prostate cancer are reported to be steadily increasing in between 2001-2008. Only two screening trials were attempted in 2001 and 2009 which yielded an incidence rate of 1.17% and 2.5% respectively. Men in the Arab world are sharing a common characteristic of poor knowledge and poor attitude towards prostate cancer examination and screening practices...
December 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289534/penile-length-measurement-technique-and-applications
#12
Ethan P Davoudzadeh, Natan P Davoudzadeh, Ezra Margolin, Peter J Stahl, Doron S Stember
INTRODUCTION: Penile size has long been an important fixation in men's lives. On the one hand, a smaller penis has been associated with anxiety and apprehension; on the other hand, a larger penis has generally been related to virility and strength. These perceptions predominate during an erection, when penile size is representative of a man's masculinity. AIM: To assess adult penile length and summarize average penile length assessments from the literature; analyze how various urologic diseases and therapies affect penile length and volume; and review how surgical treatments for Peyronie's disease, penile prosthesis implantation, and radical prostatectomy can affect penile size to appropriately counsel patients seeking such therapies and set realistic goals for patients...
December 27, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275049/the-multiple-slit-technique-must-for-penile-length-and-girth-restoration
#13
Paulo H Egydio, Franklin E Kuehhas
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe erectile dysfunction (ED) and penile size issues, especially seen in Peyronie's disease (PD), are candidates for more invasive penile prosthesis insertion techniques that aim for penile length and girth reconstruction. AIM: To present the feasibility and safety of penile length and girth restoration based on the so-called multiple-slit technique (MUST) for patients with severe ED and significant penile shortening with or without PD...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243502/evidence-based-management-of-incidental-focal-uptake-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-on-pet-ct
#14
Deborah Pencharz, Malavika Nathan, Thomas L Wagner
Focal incidental uptake, with or without CT abnormalities, is a common finding on FDG PET/CT and evidence based management for this type of uptake is lacking. This article reviews the evidence on focal incidental uptake including the incidence of malignancy, differential diagnosis and imaging criteria which can be used to further characterise it. The article focusses on PET rather than CT criteria. The strength of the evidence base is highly variable ranging from systematic reviews and meta-analyses to a virtual absence of evidence...
December 15, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229326/quantifying-the-effect-of-3t-magnetic-resonance-imaging-residual-system-distortions-and-patient-induced-susceptibility-distortions-on-radiation-therapy-treatment-planning-for-prostate-cancer
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Mary Adjeiwaah, Mikael Bylund, Josef A Lundman, Camilla Thellenberg Karlsson, Joakim H Jonsson, Tufve Nyholm
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of magnetic resonance system- and patient-induced susceptibility distortions from a 3T scanner on dose distributions for prostate cancers. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Combined displacement fields from the residual system and patient-induced susceptibility distortions were used to distort 17 prostate patient CT images. VMAT dose plans were initially optimized on distorted CT images and the plan parameters transferred to the original patient CT images to calculate a new dose distribution...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222925/quantification-of-photonic-localization-properties-of-targeted-nuclear-mass-density-variations-application-in-cancer-stage-detection
#16
Peeyush Sahay, Aditya Ganju, Huda M Almabadi, Hemendra M Ghimire, Murali M Yallapu, Omar Skalli, Meena Jaggi, Subhash C Chauhan, Prabhakar Pradhan
Light localization is a phenomenon which arises due to the interference effects of light waves inside a disordered optical medium. Quantification of degree light localization in optical media is widely used for characterizing degree of structural disorder in that media. Recently, this light localization approach was extended to analyze structural changes in biological cell like heterogeneous optical media, with potential application in cancer diagnostics. Confocal fluorescence microscopy was used to construct 'optical lattices', which represents 2D refractive index map corresponding to the spatial mass density distribution of a selected molecule inside the cell...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222198/higher-muscle-strength-is-associated-with-prolonged-survival-in-older-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#17
Kathelijn Sophie Versteeg, Susanne Blauwhoff-Buskermolen, Laurien M Buffart, Marian A E de van der Schueren, Jacqueline A E Langius, Henk M W Verheul, Andrea B Maier, Inge R Konings
BACKGROUND: Identifying predictors of treatment toxicity and overall survival (OS) is important for selecting patients who will benefit from chemotherapy. In younger patients with cancer, muscle mass and radiodensity are associated with treatment toxicity and OS. In this study, we investigated whether muscle mass, radiodensity, and strength were associated with treatment toxicity and OS in patients with advanced cancer aged 60 years or older. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Before starting palliative chemotherapy, muscle mass and radiodensity were assessed using computed tomography scans and muscle strength was assessed using a hydraulic hand grip dynamometer...
December 8, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216311/amelioration-of-sexual-behavior-and-motor-activity-deficits-in-a-castrated-rodent-model-with-a-selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-sarm-2f
#18
Megumi Morimoto, Yuichiro Amano, Masahiro Oka, Ayako Harada, Hisashi Fujita, Yukiko Hikichi, Ryuichi Tozawa, Masuo Yamaoka, Takahito Hara
Sarcopenia and cachexia present characteristic features of a decrease in skeletal muscle mass and strength, anorexia, and lack of motivation. Treatments for these diseases have not yet been established, although selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) are considered as therapeutic targets. We previously reported that a novel SARM compound, SARM-2f, exhibits anabolic effect on muscles, with less stimulatory effect on prostate weight compared with testosterone, in rat Hershberger assays and cancer cachexia models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
#19
Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203459/mobile-phone-apps-for-quality-of-life-and-well-being-assessment-in-breast-and-prostate-cancer-patients-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Esther Rincon, Francisco Monteiro-Guerra, Octavio Rivera-Romero, Enrique Dorronzoro-Zubiete, Carlos Luis Sanchez-Bocanegra, Elia Gabarron
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone health apps are increasingly gaining attention in oncological care as potential tools for supporting cancer patients. Although the number of publications and health apps focusing on cancer is increasing, there are still few specifically designed for the most prevalent cancers diagnosed: breast and prostate cancers. There is a need to review the effect of these apps on breast and prostate cancer patients' quality of life (QoL) and well-being. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to review the scientific literature on mobile phone apps targeting breast or prostate cancer patients and involving QoL and well-being (anxiety and depression symptoms) and analyze the clinical and technological characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of these apps, as well as patients' user experience with them...
December 4, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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