Laurel A Panser

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OBJECTIVE To define the characteristics of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a population of healthy men without clinically evident prostate cancer, but who are at risk for developing the malignancy. The influence of patient age and prostatic size on the serum PSA concentration was assessed in order to use PSA more appropriately to detect clinically(More)
To establish the age-specific prevalence of urinary symptoms among a community-based cohort of men, a randomly selected sample of men were screened and invited to participate in a longitudinal survey of urinary symptoms. The population of Olmsted County, Minnesota, as enumerated by the Rochester Epidemiology Project, formed the sampling base for this study.(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the self-reported sexual function of Japanese men aged 40 to 79 years in a community-based study and compare the results to a similarly conducted study in Olmsted County, Minnesota. METHODS Two hundred eighty-nine Japanese and 2115 American men from the community were queried about ability to have erections when stimulated,(More)
In planning a longitudinal study to characterize the natural history of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), we validated a new disease-specific quality of life questionnaire in a pilot study. We studied 110 men in Rochester, Minnesota who spanned the severity of BPH, from men with no known BPH to men who underwent surgery for this condition. Baseline data(More)
Urinary symptoms and the extent to which they interfere with living activities were compared in 2 community-based investigations that enrolled men 40 to 79 years old who were randomly sampled from Olmsted County, Minnesota (2,119) and the Forth Valley of Scotland (1,385). Both investigations included symptom questions with wording that is nearly identical(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the association between health care-seeking behavior for urinary dysfunction and clinical, physiologic, and anatomic measures of disease. METHODS A randomly selected sample (n = 475) of men aged 40 to 79 years from Olmsted County, Minnesota, was administered a previously validated questionnaire that assessed the frequency of and(More)
We describe relationships among symptoms, prostate volume and peak urinary flow rate in an age stratified, community based random sample of white men 40 to 79 years old with no prior prostate surgery, prostate cancer or other conditions known to interfere with voiding. Symptoms were assessed with an instrument comparable to the American Urological(More)
OBJECTIVES Knowledge of male sexual function is somewhat limited because of a lack of current population-based data. This study provides information on sexual function and satisfaction in a population-based sample of men. METHODS Men aged 40 to 79 years (n = 2115) were selected randomly from the Olmsted County population for the baseline component of a(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of urinary symptoms on health-related quality of life (QoL), including degree of bother, worry, interference with daily activities, psychological well-being, sexual function, and general health in a community-based cohort of men. METHODS Eligible white men (n = 2115) aged 40 to 79 years who had not undergone previous(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the rates at which women received screening Papanicolaou tests, clinical breast examinations, and mammography and to determine the extent to which these women might be expected to respond to screening recommendations from their physicians. DESIGN Random-digit-dial telephone interviews conducted in January 1993. SETTING Fifteen(More)