Comparative analysis of gender-related differences in symptoms and referral patterns prior to initial diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma of the bladder: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Aziz2015ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of gender-related differences in symptoms and referral patterns prior to initial diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma of the bladder: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Atiqullah Aziz and Stephan Madersbacher and Wolfgang Otto and Roman Mayr and Evi Comploj and Armin Pycha and Stefan Denzinger and Hans-Martin Fritsche and Maximilian Burger and Michael Gierth},
  journal={Urologia internationalis},
  year={2015},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={37-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze gender-specific differences regarding clinical symptoms, referral patterns and tumor biology prior to initial diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB). METHODS A consecutive series of patients with an initial diagnosis of UCB was included. All patients completed a questionnaire on demographics, clinical symptoms and referral patterns. RESULTS In total, 68 patients (50 men, 18 women) with newly diagnosed UCB at admission for transurethral resection of… CONTINUE READING