Psoriasis Information Center
Sacroiliitis predicted vascular inflammation beyond psoriatic arthritis and cardiovascular risk factors.
An experimental blood test detects prostate cancer so accurately that it may supplant prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels as a screening tool. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore discovered an early prostate cancer antigen (EPCA-2) that functions as a biomarker. In a sample of 330 men, EPCA-2 levels were positive in 94% of those who…
New findings raise questions about the practice of prescribing antibiotics to men prior to prostate biopsy if they have newly elevated PSA levels and a normal digital rectal examination.
Prostate cancer was diagnosed more frequently in men who underwent single prostate-specific antigen screening than in those who did not, but mortality was unaffected.
Can you tell me definitively whether the PSA-lowering effect of alpha blockers is similar to that of finasteride?
Rheumatology Information Center
Researchers determined the causal associations between genetically predicted TNF-α, IL-12p70, and IL-17 levels and risk for psoriatic arthritis.
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.
The Prostate Health Index is a non-invasive blood test that is 2.5-times more specific in detecting prostate cancer than prostate-specific antigen in patients with PSA values in the 4-10 ng/mL range.
As little as 1 mg/day of finasteride can seriously distort results of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, a study shows. That’s the dosage of Propecia used by more than 4 million men to treat male-pattern baldness, and shown by the study to lower serum PSA concentrations by as much as half. Finasteride is also sold as…
Statins lower prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and appear to reduce the risk of prostate cancer itself, according to data from two trials presented at the American Urological Association meeting in Anaheim, Calif., in May. A team of urologists at Duke University studied 1,214 men (mean age 60 years) prescribed a statin between 1990 and 2006…