Antibiotics and observation have a similar impact on asymptomatic patients with a raised PSA.

@article{Heldwein2011AntibioticsAO,
  title={Antibiotics and observation have a similar impact on asymptomatic patients with a raised PSA.},
  author={Flavio Lobo Heldwein and Patrick Ely Teloken and Ant{\^o}nio Atal{\'i}bio Hartmann and Ernani Lu{\'i}s Rhoden and Cl{\'a}udio Teloken},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2011},
  volume={107 10},
  pages={1576-81}
}
OBJECTIVES • To compare the influence of a 4-week course of empirical antimicrobial therapy or observation on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels of asymptomatic patients with a raised baseline PSA. • To identify whether a decrease in PSA can predict the risk of prostate cancer (PCa) detection on prostate biopsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS • Patients were referred to our ambulatory centre because of a raised PSA level (>2.5 ng/mL) with a normal digital rectal examination. A 12-core prostate… CONTINUE READING