Navigation Links
Study reveals rise in prostate biopsy complications and high post-procedure hospitalization rate
Date:9/21/2011

imple outpatient procedures," adds Schaeffer, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Brady Urological Institute.

In their study, the researchers examined the frequency of biopsy related complications that required hospitalization in more than 17,400 men age 65 and older from 1991 to 2007. They compared these rates to a cohort of 134,977 men during the same time period with similar characteristics who did not undergo a prostate biopsy. The researchers only looked at hospital admissions, not men whose complications were treated in an emergency department or outpatient setting.

While the rate of hospitalization following prostate biopsy has declined steadily since 1991, the researchers found that the rate of hospitalization during the time period was still two-fold higher among the men who had a biopsy (6.9 percent compared to 2.9 percent).

There was also a steady rise in the rate of serious infection-related complications. At the onset of the study in 1991, fewer than 0.5 percent of men were admitted to the hospital because of an infection diagnosed following a prostate biopsy. This rate remained stable until 2000, when rates of infection-related complications began to increase to more than 1.2 percent in 2007.

"Antibiotics are routinely given to men at the time of biopsy, and the fact that infections serious enough to cause hospital admissions have been on the rise makes us think that these types of complications are occurring because of a steady increase in antimicrobial resistance rates in America," says Schaeffer.

Co-author H. Ballentine Carter, M.D., professor of urology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, says, "Based on these findings, we believe that more needs to be done to reduce potential complications. It is important for urologists to determine if a biopsy is appropriate for an individual patient and also if the patient is at increased risk
'/>"/>

Contact: Ellen Beth Levitt
eblevitt@jhmi.edu
410-955-5307
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Japan Reactor Fallout Reached San Francisco Bay Area: Study
2. Alzheimers disease: The first prevention study of its kind
3. Large study finds genetic overlap between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
4. UT awarded NIH grants to study prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative and vascular diseases
5. Infant mortality linked to subsequent risk of stillbirth finds new US study
6. Cash, Luxury Goods Really Do Get People Salivating: Study
7. John Theurer Cancer Center among first clinical trial sites to join landmark MMRF study
8. MRI Can Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women: Study
9. Long-term effectiveness of new family planning method shown in study
10. UCSF study identifies weakness in heart attack therapy
11. Diverticulitis Surgery More Dangerous for Older Black Patients: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/28/2015)... New York (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... ) involving devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. ... underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of ... Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. ... the Court has granted certain defendants named in ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Centurion Service Group will be hosting a live on-site ... their Las Vegas warehouse, located at 4606 Andrews St. Suite ... of equipment from hospitals and surgery centers from around the ... , Buyers will find items of all types including anesthesia, ... said Erik Tivin, CEO of Centurion. , Among the sale’s ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... NV (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 Early ... patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to ... presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports ... returned to duty faster when surgery was not performed. ... with 7 receiving surgical treatment and 17 receiving non-surgical ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... March 28, 2015 Healthpointe’s otolaryngologists, medical ... and throat disorders, are now offering a wide ... issue which is characterized by the presence of phantom ... 5 people, tinnitus is a prevalent symptom that can ... it is non-fatal, tinnitus can impede a person’s quality ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 Servpro ... , this week released a report about the link ... of asthma sufferers, and according to recent medical research, ... , According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people with ... reactions. Breathing in mold may trigger asthma attacks for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 2Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 3Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 4Health News:Medical Equipment Auction to Take Place in North Las Vegas 2Health News:For Type V AC Joint Injuries, Early Surgery May Not Be the Best Approach 2Health News:Healthpointe now Offering Tinnitus Treatments in Clinics throughout Southern California 2Health News:Water Damage Restoration Specialists Servpro of Paso Robles Release Report on Mold and Asthma 2Health News:Water Damage Restoration Specialists Servpro of Paso Robles Release Report on Mold and Asthma 3
... Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure; $6.3 Million Raised to ... ... and television,personalities, professional athletes and other celebrities are teaming up,with American Airlines this ... Airlines Celebrity Golf and Tennis Weekend,Oct. 4-7 at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara ...
... Congressman Chaka Fattah,(D- PA) responds to the ... "The numbers just don,t add up. This ... war, but he won,t support $35 million to ... health insurance is vital to their,well being. Today,s ...
... received a five year, $5 million renewal grant from ... to provide financial and career support for 39 doctoral ... pre-dissertation doctoral students. This grant seeks to address the ... workers by supporting future aging-focused faculty who will ...
... Oct. 3 Immucor, Inc. (Nasdaq:,BLUD), a global ... transfusion industry, today reported financial results for the,fiscal ... for the fiscal first quarter was a record ... same period last year. Of the $12.6 million ...
... faculty member Rachel Jones has been selected to be the ... 2007 Tribute to Nurses Award. , The New York Times ... of candidates nominated by patients and their families, students and ... in the Dec. 2 New York Times Magazine. , ...
... uses CT scans and is performed without anesthesia , , ... supports the effectiveness of an innovative form of colonoscopy ... a patient,s colon. , When it comes to ... colonoscopy" is just as effective as the traditional approach ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:American Airlines 13th Annual Celebrity Golf and Tennis Weekend Will Raise Funds to Fight Breast Cancer 2Health News:American Airlines 13th Annual Celebrity Golf and Tennis Weekend Will Raise Funds to Fight Breast Cancer 3Health News:Hartford Foundation awards grant to address geriatric social work shortage 2Health News:Immucor Announces Record Fiscal First Quarter Revenues 2Health News:Immucor Announces Record Fiscal First Quarter Revenues 3Health News:Immucor Announces Record Fiscal First Quarter Revenues 4Health News:Immucor Announces Record Fiscal First Quarter Revenues 5Health News:Immucor Announces Record Fiscal First Quarter Revenues 6Health News:Immucor Announces Record Fiscal First Quarter Revenues 7Health News:Immucor Announces Record Fiscal First Quarter Revenues 8Health News:Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones wins New York Times Nurse Award 2Health News:'Virtual' Colonoscopy an Effective Option: Study 2Health News:'Virtual' Colonoscopy an Effective Option: Study 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 XRpro Sciences, Inc., a provider ... development services which features high throughput transporter and ... financial results for the year ended December 31, ... of XRpro Sciences commented, "We have completed a ... stage to commercial stage in large part by ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 Report Details  ... leading ophthalmic drug companies  What does the ... ophthalmic industry ? Visiongain,s brand new report shows you ... prospects there. Our 242-page report provides 185 ... in the industry and the future market prospects. Our ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 ... by Product (Diagnostic Catheter (Conventional, Advanced, Ultrasound), Ablation Catheter ... X-ray)) & Indication (AF, VT, WPW) - Global Forecasts ... is expected to reach around ~$4.73 Billion by 2019 ... period 2014 to 2019. Browse   ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:XRpro Sciences Announces Fiscal 2014 Financial Results 2XRpro Sciences Announces Fiscal 2014 Financial Results 3XRpro Sciences Announces Fiscal 2014 Financial Results 4Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 2Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 3Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 4Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 5Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 6Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 7Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 2Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 3Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 4
... Galleon Pharmaceuticals, a leader in the pharmaceutical treatment of ... has elected Thomas J. Dietz, Ph.D., as the company,s ... Holdings, LLC, a diversified financial-holdings and services company.   ... then CEO and a director of Pacific Growth Equities, ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast ... The application and versatility of ... in significance as the population ages and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Thomas Dietz, Ph.D., Elected Chairman of Galleon Pharmaceuticals 2Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast Agents 2Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast Agents 3Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast Agents 4Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast Agents 5Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast Agents 6
... The many benefits of fibre bronchoscopy: The ... by which all other fibre bronchoscopes are ... bronchoscopes from PENTAX, including the FB-19TV, FB-18V ... slim FB-10V and the pediatric FB-8V, offer ...
... many benefits of fibre bronchoscopy: The HF-compatible ... which all other fibre bronchoscopes are measured., ... from PENTAX, including the FB-19TV, FB-18V and ... FB-10V and the pediatric FB-8V, offer much ...
... benefits of fibre bronchoscopy: The HF-compatible V ... all other fibre bronchoscopes are measured., ... PENTAX, including the FB-19TV, FB-18V and FB-15V ... and the pediatric FB-8V, offer much better ...
... fiberoptic bronchoscopes offers a ... with a slim outside ... allows for improved suction ... cytology brushes. The scope ...
Medicine Products: