Antibacterial therapy improves the effectiveness of prostate cancer detection using prostate-specific antigen in patients with asymptomatic prostatitis

@article{Tang2009AntibacterialTI,
  title={Antibacterial therapy improves the effectiveness of prostate cancer detection using prostate-specific antigen in patients with asymptomatic prostatitis},
  author={Ping Tang and Ke-ji Xie and Bin Wang and Xiang-Rong Deng and Ru-biao Ou},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
  year={2009},
  volume={42},
  pages={13-18}
}
To improve prostate cancer (PC) detection accuracy among patients with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) above 4.0 ng/ml and asymptomatic prostate inflammation. A total of 136 patients with PSA ranging from 4.0 to 50.0 ng/ml with asymptomatic prostatitis were included in the study cohort. All these patients underwent antibacterial therapy for 2 weeks followed by repeat PSA determination and transrectal ultrasound–guided needle prostate biopsy. The PSA, PSAD (PSA density), and f/t PSA (free… CONTINUE READING