Risk for infections after prostate biopsies still rising

In a new article in the Journal of Urology, researchers have found that the risk for post-biopsy infections within 30 days after a prostate biopsy is still rising — potentially because of the continuing increase in prevalence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. … READ MORE …

Risk for hospitalization after surgery or radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer

According to a newly published article in BJU International, there was little to no major difference in the risks for hospitalization within 1 year after first-line treatment among relatively healthy, Medicare-eligible men with localized prostate cancer treated by either radical surgery or radiation therapy. … READ MORE …

5-year cumulative incidence of complications after surgery or radiation therapy

A new report just published in Lancet Oncology provides data on complications other than incontinence and erectile dysfunction (ED) after surgical or radiotherapeutic treatment of prostate cancer within 5 years of the initial treatment. … READ MORE …

Occurrence of infections and hospitalizations in men having prostate biopsy (in Europe)

There has been increased discussion in the past couple of years related to the risk of infection in men undergoing prostate biopsy after initial testing for risk of prostate cancer (based on results of PSA test data and/or a digital rectal examination). … READ MORE …

New data on risks of prostate biopsy and prostate cancer diagnosis, follow-up

According to a new study among Medicare beneficiaries in the USA, researchers have found that 6.9 percent of men having a prostate biopsy are hospitalized within 30 days of the biopsy compared to 2.7 percent of a control group of men who did not have a prostate biopsy. … READ MORE …