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Impotence prostate cancer mri

Fuad F Elkhoury, Demetrios N Simopoulos, Leonard S Marks
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Options for prostate cancer management are rapidly expanding. The recent advent of MRI technology has led to guided prostate biopsies by radiologists working in-bore or by urologists using MR/US fusion technology. The resulting tumor visualization now provides the option of focal therapy. Currently available are highly directed energies - focused ultrasound (HIFU), cryotherapy, and laser - all offering the hope of curing prostate cancer with few side effects. RECENT FINDINGS: MRI now enables visualization of many prostate cancers...
March 2018: Current Opinion in Urology
Bruce K Armstrong, Michael J Barry, Mark Frydenberg, Robert A Gardiner, Ian Haines, Stacy M Carter
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing of men at normal risk of prostate cancer is one of the most contested issues in cancer screening. There is no formal screening program, but testing is common - arguably a practice that ran ahead of the evidence. Public and professional communication about PSA screening has been highly varied and potentially confusing for practitioners and patients alike. There has been much research and policy activity relating to PSA testing in recent years. Landmark randomised controlled trials have been reported; authorities - including the 2013 Prostate Cancer World Congress, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Cancer Council Australia, and the National Health and Medical Research Council - have made or endorsed public statements and/or issued clinical practice guidelines; and the US Preventive Services Task Force is revising its recommendations...
July 26, 2017: Public Health Research & Practice
Jennifer Gordetsky, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Jonathan I Epstein
The introduction of widespread prostate-specific antigen screening brought about an increase in the detection of clinically low-risk prostate cancer. Many of these patients are overtreated by radical prostatectomy and radiation. Comparatively, focal therapy for prostate cancer offers the advantage of decreased rates of incontinence and impotence. The 12-core extended sextant transrectal ultrasound-guided needle biopsy is unable to safely identify candidates for focal therapy. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MRI/ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy can detect more clinically significant prostate cancers and aid in accurate detection of higher-grade disease...
July 2017: Urology
P Pepe, M Pennisi
Erectile dysfunction (ED) following transperineal prostate biopsy (TPB) was prospectively evaluated. From January 2011 to January 2014, 1050 patients were submitted to TPB: 18 core (extended TPB) in 610 cases, 28 core (saturation TPB) in 360 cases and 32 core (saturation plus magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) targeted TPB) in 210 cases. The indications for biopsy were increasing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) or PSA>10 ng ml(-1). All patients were prospectively evaluated with the 5-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) at time zero and at 1, 3 and 6 months from TPB...
January 2016: International Journal of Impotence Research
David A Woodrum, Akira Kawashima, R Jeffrey Karnes, Brian J Davis, Igor Frank, Donald E Engen, Krzysztof R Gorny, Joel P Felmlee, Matthew R Callstrom, Lance A Mynderse
OBJECTIVE: To establish the feasibility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided cryoablation in patients with previous radical prostatectomy and MRI visualized biopsy-proven local recurrence of prostate adenocarcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen postprostatectomy patients (mean 67, 57-78 years) were treated with MRI-guided cryoablation for recurrent prostate carcinoma. Patients were found to have a hyperenhancing nodule using multiparametric MRI with endorectal coil followed by a positive transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy...
October 2013: Urology
B Nicolas Bloch, Robert E Lenkinski, Neil M Rofsky
Management decisions for patients with prostate cancer present a dilemma for both patients and their clinicians because prostate cancers demonstrate a wide range in biologic activity, with the majority of cases not leading to a prostate cancer related death. Furthermore, the current treatment options have significant side effects, such as incontinence, rectal injury and impotence. Key elements for guiding appropriate treatment include: distinction of organ-confined disease from extracapsular extension (ECE); and determination of tumor volume and tumor grade, none of which have been satisfactorily accomplished in today's pre-treatment paradigm...
2008: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
Patrick W McLaughlin, Vrinda Narayana, Amichay Meirovitz, Amichay Meriowitz, Sara Troyer, Peter L Roberson, Roger Gonda, Howard Sandler, Lon Marsh, Theodore Lawrence, Marc Kessler
PURPOSE: Most evidence suggests that impotence after prostate radiation therapy has a vascular etiology. The corpus cavernosum (CC) and the internal pudendal artery (IPA) are the critical vascular structures related to erectile function. This study suggests that it is feasible to markedly decrease radiation dose to the CC and the IPA and directly determine the impact of dose limitation on potency. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-five patients (10 external beam, 15 brachytherapy) underwent MRI/CT-based treatment planning for prostate cancer...
January 1, 2005: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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