Bone remodeling markers in the detection of bone metastases in prostate cancer.

@article{Piedra2003BoneRM,
  title={Bone remodeling markers in the detection of bone metastases in prostate cancer.},
  author={Concepci{\'o}n de la Piedra and Nilda-Adriana Castro-Errecaborde and Maria Luisa Traba and Cioly M{\'e}ndez-D{\'a}vila and Carmen Garc{\'i}a-Moreno and Lucrecia Rodriguez de Acu{\~n}a and Jes{\'u}s Rodr{\'i}guez-Molina},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={331 1-2},
  pages={45-53}
}
BACKGROUND Early detection of bone metastases in prostatic carcinoma is very useful in treatment and prognosis of the disease. The aim of this work was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of a group of bone markers in order to discriminate between prostate carcinoma patients without (M(0)) and with (M(1)) bone metastases. METHODS Sixty-seven non-treated patients with: benign prostate hyperplasia (n=21), prostatic carcinoma in several stages without bone metastases (T(X)M(0)) (n=31… CONTINUE READING
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