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Prostate screening in elderly men

A new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advises against prostate cancer screening for men...
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Prostate cancer screening may not reduce mortality

Level 2: Mid-level evidenceIn two recent randomized trials, prostate cancer screening did not appear to show clinically significant benefits. The large European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) evaluated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in 182,000 men with median follow-up of nine years (N Engl J Med. 2009;360:1320-1328; available at content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/13/1320, accessed May 12,…
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Prostatitis

Prostatitis I. What every physician needs to know. Prostatitis refers to lower urinary tract symptoms caused by infection, inflammation, or irritation of the prostate gland. Prostatitis is a common presentation and occurs in men less than 50 years old. Most prostate disorders are managed in the ambulatory care setting. As few as 1% of cases…
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USPSTF recommends against PSA-based screening

Based on the evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave a grade D recommendation against PSA-based screening for men in the general U.S. population, regardless of age.
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