Screening for prostatic carcinoma with prostate specific antigen: results of the second year.

@article{Brawer1993ScreeningFP,
  title={Screening for prostatic carcinoma with prostate specific antigen: results of the second year.},
  author={Michael K. Brawer and J Beatie and Mark H. Wener and Robert L. Vessella and Stephen D Preston and Paul H. Lange},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1993},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={106-9}
}
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) has been shown to be useful alone and in conjunction with other tests in the diagnosis of prostatic carcinoma. Previously, we demonstrated that a PSA level of greater than 4.0 ng./ml. as the initial diagnostic test in a screening population results in a detection rate of 2.6 and positive predictive value of 30.5. In the present investigation we performed digital rectal examination and transrectal ultrasound as well as ultrasound guided biopsy in men who in the… CONTINUE READING

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