Jacques Planas

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In order to successfully cure patients with prostate cancer (PCa), it is important to detect the disease at an early stage. The existing clinical biomarkers for PCa are not ideal, since they cannot specifically differentiate between those patients who should be treated immediately and those who should avoid over-treatment. Current screening techniques lack(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between statin use along with serum cholesterol levels and prostate cancer (PCa) detection and aggressiveness. Statin users of three years or more and serum cholesterol levels (SC) were assessed in 2408 men scheduled for prostate biopsy. SC was classified as normal (NSC: <200 mg/dL) or high (HSC: >200(More)
28.5% (106) after radical prostatectomy (RP). Osteoporosis was defined according to the International Society for Clinical Densitometry official position (2005). The mean DCI was 609.7 mg in men with osteoporosis and 682.8 mg in those without (P < 0.001); in men under ADT the mean DCI remained significantly lower in those with osteoporosis (615.5 vs 700.4(More)
BACKGROUND Bone metastases are a common complication of prostate cancer, so treatment and prevention are essential to slow the progression of the disease and the occurrence of skeletal related events (SREs), which have devastating consequences for the quality of life of patients. SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE Bone metastases are characterized by increased bone(More)
ଝ Cáncer de próstata resistente a castración no diseminado (CPRCM0), un viejo escenario con interés clínico renovado The questionable use of androgen suppression in patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer means that often we attend the diagnosis of resistance to castration before the cancer is metastatic (CRPCM0), without having to date a valid(More)
We present the case of a 79-year-old male who, due to hematuria, underwent cystoscopy that showed a lesion in the bladder dome. Transurethral resection was attempted, but access to the tumor by this route was impossible. Given the findings, a body CT scan was performed showing an inguinoscrotal hernia with vesical carcinoma contained. Open surgical(More)
OBJECTIVES: To familiarize the urologist with the various diagnostic tests currently available for bone mineral density measurement, as well as to perform an update on bone mineral densitometry. METHODS: We review the currently available methods for the evaluation of bone mineral density, with special focus on dual energy X-ray ab-sorptiometry (DXA),(More)
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