Katherine L Rotker

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BACKGROUND Atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP) occurs in approximately 5% of prostate biopsies. Approximately 30-40% of patients with ASAP may develop prostate cancer (PCa) within a 5-year period. Current guidelines recommend a repeat biopsy within 3-6 months after the initial diagnosis. Our objective was to examine the association between ASAP and(More)
Varicocele recurrence is one of the most common complications associated with varicocele repair. A systematic review was performed to evaluate varicocele recurrence rates, anatomic causes of recurrence, and methods of management of recurrent varicoceles. The PubMed database was evaluated using keywords "recurrent" and "varicocele" as well as MESH criteria(More)
Obesity, defined as a body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m² in adults by the National Institutes of Health, is associated with an increased risk for a number of health conditions, including hypertension, unfavorable lipid level, and diabetes mellitus. During the past 2 decades of the twentieth century, the prevalence of obesity has increased in the United States. In(More)
Prostate cancer management changed in recent times given the recommendation against prostate-specific antigen screening, adherence to active surveillance, and "cytoreductive" surgery. We hypothesized that radical prostatectomy (RP) findings changed as well. All consecutive RPs (n=1348) and first time prostate needle biopsies (n=1719) in a period of 9 years(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of brief nurse counseling on sperm banking rates among patients prior to initiating chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed for men aged 18-50 with newly diagnosed cancer, from 1998 to 2003, prior to initiation of chemotherapy. A standardized nursing education session including brief(More)
Purpose. Atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP) is diagnosed in 1-2% of prostate biopsies. 30-40% of patients with ASAP may be diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa) on repeat biopsy. Our objective was to examine the association between ASAP and subsequent diagnosis of intermediate/high risk PCa. Materials and Methods. Ninety-six patients who underwent(More)
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