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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896711/using-eq-5d-3l-and-oab-5d-to-assess-changes-in-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-men-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-associated-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Zalmai Hakimi, Mike Herdman, Marco Pavesi, Nancy Devlin, Jameel Nazir, Chris Hoyle, Isaac A O Odeyemi
OBJECTIVES: To assess changes in the health status of men with lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) using the EQ-5D-3L and OAB-5D instruments and to evaluate the sensitivity of the instruments. METHODS: Data were available from a large randomised phase III trial of men with moderate-to-severe storage and voiding LUTS/BPH (NEPTUNE). Men received a fixed-dose combination of solifenacin 6 mg plus oral controlled absorption system (OCAS™) formulation of tamsulosin (TOCAS, 0...
November 28, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882592/ureterorenoscopy-with-stenting-and-its-effect-on-male-sexual-function-a-controlled-randomised-prospective-study
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M S Bolat, E Akdeniz, R Asci, F Erdemir, O Cinar, L Tomak
Seventy-two male patients, who were included in this study, underwent ureteroscopic stone surgery (study group). Forty-two healthy males were enrolled as control group. Changes in sexual function were evaluated using International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire in pre-operative, first and third postoperative terms. Overall satisfaction in relation to the age, operation time, presence of stents, body mass index, educational status, previous operations, International Index of Erectile Function score, International Prostate Symptom Score, Quality of Life, income status, Male Sexual Health Questionnaire, stone-free rates and Beck's depression scale were evaluated...
November 23, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881518/study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-brief-habit-based-lifestyle-advice-for-cancer-survivors-exploring-behavioural-outcomes-for-the-advancing-survivorship-cancer-outcomes-trial-ascot
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Rebecca J Beeken, Helen Croker, Maggie Heinrich, Lee Smith, Kate Williams, Allan Hackshaw, John Hines, Michael Machesney, Madhavan Krishnaswamy, Sharon Cavanagh, Rebecca Roylance, Alison Hill, Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Jane Wardle, Abigail Fisher
INTRODUCTION: Positive health behaviours such as regular physical activity and a healthy diet have significant effects on cancer outcomes. There is a need for simple but effective behaviour change interventions with the potential to be implemented within the cancer care pathway. Habit-based advice encourages repetition of a behaviour in a consistent context so that the behaviour becomes increasingly automatic in response to a specific contextual cue. This approach therefore encourages long-term behaviour change and can be delivered through printed materials...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877221/the-impact-of-diabetes-on-the-risk-of-prostate-cancer-development-according-to-body-mass-index-a-10-year-nationwide-cohort-study
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Jin Bong Choi, Hyong Woo Moon, Young Hyun Park, Woong Jin Bae, Hyuk Jin Cho, Sung-Hoo Hong, Ji Youl Lee, Sae Woong Kim, Kyung-Do Han, U-Syn Ha
Purpose: We examined the association between obesity and prostate cancer both with and without diabetic patients included in the analysis using nationally representative data of the Korean population from the National Health Insurance System (NHIS). Materials and Methods: Of the 424,712 participants who underwent health examinations in 2002-2008, 139,519 men ≥40 years old and without prostate cancer were followed from the beginning of 2002 to the end of 2012. Multivariate adjusted Cox regression analysis was conducted to examine the hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for the association between prostate cancer and body mass index (BMI) both with and without diabetes...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847919/phosphorus-as-predictive-factor-for-erectile-dysfunction-in-middle-aged-men-a-cross-sectional-study-in-korea
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Seung Ki Min, Kwibok Choi, Soon Ki Kim, Gyeong In Lee, In-Chang Cho
PURPOSE: High serum inorganic phosphorus level is related with atherosclerosis and an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. At the same time, the association of phosphorus with erectile dysfunction (ED) is not well reported. We studied the effect of serum phosphorus on ED and the relationship with other clinical variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March to September 2013, 1,899 police men aged 40 to 59 years who entered in a prostate health screening were targeted...
November 2016: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843346/the-danish-prostate-cancer-database
#6
REVIEW
Mary Nguyen-Nielsen, Søren Høyer, Søren Friis, Steinbjørn Hansen, Klaus Brasso, Erik Breth Jakobsen, Mette Moe, Heidi Larsson, Mette Søgaard, Anne Nakano, Michael Borre
AIM OF DATABASE: The Danish Prostate Cancer Database (DAPROCAdata) is a nationwide clinical cancer database that has prospectively collected data on patients with incident prostate cancer in Denmark since February 2010. The overall aim of the DAPROCAdata is to improve the quality of prostate cancer care in Denmark by systematically collecting key clinical variables for the purposes of health care monitoring, quality improvement, and research. STUDY POPULATION: All Danish patients with histologically verified prostate cancer are included in the DAPROCAdata...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837443/do-cancer-survivors-develop-healthier-lifestyle-behaviors-than-the-cancer-free-population-in-the-plco-study
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Makenzie L Hawkins, Saundra S Buys, Lisa H Gren, Sara E Simonsen, Anne C Kirchhoff, Mia Hashibe
BACKGROUND: Current studies report mixed results in health status and health behaviors after a diagnosis of cancer. The aim of our study is to investigate potential differences in lifestyle factors among cancer survivors and cancer-free individuals in a prospective cohort study conducted in the United States. METHODS: Using data from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Trial, 10,133 cancer survivors were identified and compared to 81,992 participants without cancer to evaluate differences in body mass index (BMI), smoking, NSAID use, and physical activity...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831659/heat-shock-protein-9-mediated-inflammation-reaction-in-patients-with-chronic-prostatitis-with-erectile-dysfunction
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H-F Zhao, X Li, X-Z Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of heat shock protein (HSP)-9 on the inflammation reaction present in patients with chronic prostatitis with erectile dysfunction (ED). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 160 participants in the study were assigned to one of four groups of the same size. Group A had patients with chronic prostatitis and ED. Group B had patients with simple chronic prostatitis. Group C had patients with ED. And group D had healthy volunteers. The serum levels of HSP-9, CRP, TNF-a, IL-6 and CD3 in each individual's serum were tested by ELISA...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830401/investigating-the-prostate-specific-antigen-body-mass-index-and-age-relationship-is-an-age-bmi-adjusted-psa-model-clinically-useful
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Sean Harrison, Kate Tilling, Emma L Turner, J Athene Lane, Andrew Simpkin, Michael Davis, Jenny Donovan, Freddie C Hamdy, David E Neal, Richard M Martin
PURPOSE: Previous studies indicate a possible inverse relationship between prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and body mass index (BMI), and a positive relationship between PSA and age. We investigated the associations between age, BMI, PSA, and screen-detected prostate cancer to determine whether an age-BMI-adjusted PSA model would be clinically useful for detecting prostate cancer. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis nested within the UK ProtecT trial of treatments for localized cancer...
November 9, 2016: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823821/prostate-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-as-monotherapy-for-low-and-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer-early-toxicity-and-quality-of-life-results-from-a-randomized-phase-ii-clinical-trial-of-one-fraction-of-19gy-or-two-fractions-of-13-5gy
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Gerard Morton, Hans T Chung, Merrylee McGuffin, Joelle Helou, Laura D'Alimonte, Ananth Ravi, Patrick Cheung, Ewa Szumacher, Stanley Liu, Motasem Al-Hanaqta, Liying Zhang, Alexandre Mamedov, Andrew Loblaw
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multi-fraction high dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy as monotherapy is safe and effective for low and intermediate risk prostate cancer. Two or single fraction regimens have some radiobiological rationale. The purpose is to determine toxicity and effect on health related quality of life (HRQOL) of single fraction 19Gy or 13.5Gy×2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible patients had low or intermediate risk prostate cancer, prostate volume <60cc, and no androgen deprivation use...
November 4, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823799/residential-greenness-and-risk-of-prostate-cancer-a-case-control-study-in-montreal-canada
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Claire Demoury, Benoît Thierry, Hugues Richard, Brittany Sigler, Yan Kestens, Marie-Elise Parent
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that exposure to greenness favors several health outcomes. We assessed whether living in the proximity of greener areas was related to prostate cancer incidence in a population-based case-control study in Montreal, Canada. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Interviews eliciting lifetime addresses were conducted with 1933 prostate cancer cases diagnosed in 2005-2009 and 1994 population controls. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) estimated the association between residential greenness, both at recruitment (2005-2009) and about ten years prior (1996), defined by the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) around the home, and prostate cancer risk...
November 4, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821109/efficacy-of-acupuncture-for-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndromes-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-sham-acupuncture-controlled-trial
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Zongshi Qin, Zhiwei Zang, Jiani Wu, Jing Zhou, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) affects many adult men worldwide. The currently available therapies offer little or no proven benefit for CP/CPPS. We designed this study to assess the efficacy of acupuncture therapy for the treatment of CP/CPPS. METHODS: This study is designed as a randomized, sham acupuncture-controlled trial. We will compare patients with CP/CPPS in an acupuncture group and a sham acupuncture group. Sixty-eight patients will be randomly allocated to receive acupuncture or sham acupuncture...
November 7, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816833/diet-body-size-physical-activity%C3%A2-and-risk-of-prostate-cancer-an-umbrella-review-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Georgios Markozannes, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Dimitra Karli, Evangelos Evangelou, Evangelia Ntzani, Marc J Gunter, Teresa Norat, John P Ioannidis, Konstantinos K Tsilidis
The existing literature on the relationship between diet, body size, physical activity and prostate cancer risk was summarised by the World Cancer Research Fund Continuous Update Project (CUP). An evaluation of the robustness of this evidence is required to help inform public health policy. The robustness of this evidence was evaluated using several criteria addressing evidence strength and validity, including the statistical significance of the random effects summary estimate and of the largest study in a meta-analysis, number of prostate cancer cases, between-study heterogeneity, 95% prediction intervals, small-study effects bias, excess significance bias and sensitivity analyses with credibility ceilings...
November 3, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792187/prostate-cancer-detection-and-prognosis-from-prostate-specific-antigen-psa-to-exosomal-biomarkers
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REVIEW
Xavier Filella, Laura Foj
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) remains the most used biomarker in the management of early prostate cancer (PCa), in spite of the problems related to false positive results and overdiagnosis. New biomarkers have been proposed in recent years with the aim of increasing specificity and distinguishing aggressive from non-aggressive PCa. The emerging role of the prostate health index and the 4Kscore is reviewed in this article. Both are blood-based tests related to the aggressiveness of the tumor, which provide the risk of suffering PCa and avoiding negative biopsies...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759111/network-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-acupuncture-alpha-blockers-and-antibiotics-on-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
#15
Zongshi Qin, Jiani Wu, Jinhui Tian, Jing Zhou, Yali Liu, Zhishun Liu
Alpha-blockers and antibiotics are most commonly used to treat chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) in clinical practice. Currently, increasing evidence also suggests acupuncture as an effective strategy. This network meta-analysis intended to assess the comparative efficacy and safety of acupuncture, alpha-blockers and antibiotics for CP/CPPS. Twelve trials involving 1203 participants were included. Based on decreases in the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) score, a network meta-analysis indicated that electro-acupuncture (standard mean difference [SMD]: 4...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748407/the-prostate-health-index-adds-predictive-value-to-multi-parametric-mri-in-detecting-significant-prostate-cancers-in-a-repeat-biopsy-population
#16
V J Gnanapragasam, K Burling, A George, S Stearn, A Warren, T Barrett, B Koo, F A Gallagher, A Doble, C Kastner, R A Parker
Both multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) and the Prostate Health Index (PHI) have shown promise in predicting a positive biopsy in men with suspected prostate cancer. Here we investigated the value of combining both tests in men requiring a repeat biopsy. PHI scores were measured in men undergoing re-biopsy with an mpMRI image-guided transperineal approach (n = 279, 94 with negative mpMRIs). The PHI was assessed for ability to add value to mpMRI in predicting all or only significant cancers (Gleason ≥7). In this study adding PHI to mpMRI improved overall and significant cancer prediction (AUC 0...
October 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743489/prostate-health-index-phi-improves-multivariable-risk-prediction-of-aggressive-prostate-cancer
#17
Stacy Loeb, Sanghyuk S Shin, Dennis L Broyles, John T Wei, Martin Sanda, George Klee, Alan W Partin, Lori Sokoll, Daniel W Chan, Chris H Bangma, Ron H N van Schaik, Kevin M Slawin, Leonard S Marks, William J Catalona
OBJECTIVE: To examine the use of the Prostate Health Index (phi)* as a continuous variable in multivariable risk assessment for aggressive prostate cancer in a large multicenter US study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population included 728 men with PSA levels of 2-10 ng/mL and negative digital rectal examination enrolled in a prospective, multi-site early detection trial. The primary endpoint was aggressive prostate cancer, defined as biopsy Gleason score ≥7...
October 15, 2016: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733531/semen-quality-impairment-is-associated-with-sexual-dysfunction-according-to-its-severity
#18
F Lotti, G Corona, G Castellini, E Maseroli, M G Fino, M Cozzolino, M Maggi
STUDY QUESTION: Is sexual dysfunction associated with severity of semen quality impairment in men with couple infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: In males of infertile couples the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) increases as a function of semen quality impairment severity. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Infertile men are at a higher risk for sexual dysfunction, psychopathological and general health disorders. However, it has never been systematically investigated if these problems are associated with severity of semen quality impairment...
October 12, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730440/recent-progress-and-perspectives-on-prostate-cancer-biomarkers
#19
Shingo Hatakeyama, Tohru Yoneyama, Yuki Tobisawa, Chikara Ohyama
The application of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in prostate cancer (PC) screening, diagnosis, and prognosis has improved the clinical management of PC patients. However, the PSA assay has been faced with criticism due to its potential association with over-diagnosis and subsequent overtreatment of patients with indolent disease. The United States Preventive Services Task Force incited much debate over PSA-based screening in 2012 by recommending against this approach. However, the PSA assay remains the first-line tool for the early detection of PC...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727064/quality-of-life-in-long-term-survivors-of-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#20
Kimberley S Mak, Angela B Smith, Alec Eidelman, Rebecca Clayman, Andrzej Niemierko, Jed-Sian Cheng, Jonathan Matthews, Michael R Drumm, Matthew E Nielsen, Adam S Feldman, Richard J Lee, Anthony L Zietman, Ronald C Chen, William U Shipley, Matthew I Milowsky, Jason A Efstathiou
PURPOSE: Health-related quality of life (QOL) has not been well-studied in survivors of muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). The present study compared long-term QOL in MIBC patients treated with radical cystectomy (RC) versus bladder-sparing trimodality therapy (TMT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: This cross-sectional bi-institutional study identified 226 patients with nonmetastatic cT2-cT4 MIBC, diagnosed in 1990 to 2011, who were eligible for RC and were disease free for ≥2 years...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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