Tamás Barsi

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BACKGROUND International guidelines uniformly suggest no routine staging of bone metastasis in patients with bone scintigraphy (BS) in low-risk prostate cancer (PCa). These recommendations are based on retrospective investigations only. In addition, BS has most often been reported as a definitive investigation with no room for equivocal cases. OBJECTIVE(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate, using international urology and oncology guidelines, the criteria for performing bone scintigraphy (BS) in patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer in a prospective setting with 2 years of follow-up after prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective setting, criteria from European and US(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between bone pain and bone metastases in newly diagnosed prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS This prospective study of bone scintigraphy enrolled 567 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer. The presence of all-cause bone pain, known benign bone disease, and unexplained bone pain (ie, not related(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively determine the prognostic value of the bone scan index (BSI) for time to development of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) in consecutive, hormone-naïve patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients participated in a prospective, observational, multicenter study of the value of(More)
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