Body mass index and prostate specific antigen as predictors of adverse pathology and biochemical recurrence after prostatectomy.

@article{Banez2009BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and prostate specific antigen as predictors of adverse pathology and biochemical recurrence after prostatectomy.},
  author={Lionel Lloyds Banez and Leon L Sun and Bruce J. Trock and Misop Han and Alan W. Partin and William J. Aronson and Martha K. Terris and Joseph Charles Presti and Christopher J. Kane and Christopher L Amling and Judd W. Moul and Stephen J Freedland},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={182 2},
  pages={
          491-6; discussion 496-8
        }
}
PURPOSE Preoperative prostate specific antigen is widely used to predict unfavorable pathological features and biochemical relapse after radical prostatectomy. Recent reports that hemodilution may be responsible for lower prostate specific antigen in obese men led to concerns that prostate specific antigen may be less effective for prognosticating in men with increased body mass index. We determined whether the clinical usefulness of prostate specific antigen is negatively impacted by obesity… CONTINUE READING
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