The utility of serum prostatic-specific antigen in the management of men with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Abstract:

:Several analyses have demonstrated a clinically useful relationship between serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) and prostate volume in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Both prostate volume and serum PSA predict certain aspects of the natural history of LUTS and BPH, and men with higher PSA and larger glands in general have a higher rate of progression measured by various parameters. Serum PSA also predicts the response to certain types of medical therapy in men with LUTS and BPH and is thus useful in the evaluation and management of these patients. Lastly, serum PSA does not loose its usefulness as a cancer marker for prostate cancer even if certain medications reduce serum PSA values predictably by 50%.

journal_name

Int J Impot Res

authors

Roehrborn CG

doi

10.1038/ijir.2008.53

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2008-12-01 00:00:00

pages

S19-26

eissn

0955-9930

issn

1476-5489

pii

ijir200853

journal_volume

20 Suppl 3

pub_type

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