Nomogram to predict prostate cancer diagnosis on primary transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy in a contemporary series.

@article{Diblasio2013NomogramTP,
  title={Nomogram to predict prostate cancer diagnosis on primary transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy in a contemporary series.},
  author={Christopher J Diblasio and Ithaar H Derweesh and Michael M. Maddox and Reza Mehrazin and Changhong Yu and John B Malcolm and Michael A Aleman and Anthony Patterson and Robert W. Wake and Michael W. Kattan},
  journal={Current urology},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={141-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy (TRUSB) remains the mainstay for prostate cancer (CaP) diagnosis. Numerous variables have shown associations with development of CaP. We present a nomogram that predicts the probability of detecting CaP on TRUSB. METHODS After obtaining institutional review board approval, all patients undergoing primary TRUSB for CaP detection at a single center at our institution between 2/2000 and 9/2007 were reviewed. Patients undergoing repeat biopsies were… CONTINUE READING