MRI-based grading scheme eases prostate cancer evaluation

Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute and National Institutes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET/MRI benefits prostate cancer patients Trust MRgFUS for prostate cancer ablation Can whole-body MRI be used in oncologic staging? Can AI best quantitative MRI in prostate lesions? Multiparametric MRI aids in prostate cancer follow-up
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When it comes to prostate cancer screening, decision aids cannot replace a conversation between a man and his physician.Medscape Urology
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How clinically effective is MRI-guided biopsy for prostate cancer? The modality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Which biopsy method best detects prostate cancer? AIUM: TRUS or MRI for prostate diagnosis? MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients Multiparametric MRI aids in prostate cancer follow-up Societies eye role for prostate MRI-guided biopsy
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Patient decision aids (PDAs) can support the treatment decision making process and empower patients to take a proactive role in their treatment pathway while using a shared decision-making (SDM) approach makin...
Source: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research
This study describes the development and i...
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To evaluate barriers to implementation of patient decision aids (PDAs) issued in an electronic medical record (EMR). We undertook an implementation outcomes analysis focused on what proportion of men eligible for the PDA received it (penetration), and of the men who received it, how many used it as intended (fidelity). We also evaluated various patient centered outcomes related to decision making.
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AbstractUptake of decision aids (DAs) in daily routine is low, resulting in limited knowledge about successful DA implementation at a large scale. We assessed implementation rates after multi-regional implementation of three different prostate cancer (PCa) treatment DAs and patient-perceived barriers and facilitators to use a DA. Thirty-three hospitals implemented one out of the three DAs in routine care. Implementation rates for each DA were calculated per hospital. After deciding about PCa treatment, patients (n = 1033) completed a survey on pre-formulated barriers and facilitators to use a DA. Overall DA i...
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Interview with Kari A O Tikkinen, MD, PhD, author of Decision Aids for Prostate Cancer Screening Choice: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
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This systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 randomized clinical trials estimates the association of decision aids with decisional outcomes in prostate cancer screening.
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In 2009, routine prostate cancer screening using a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test was described as “the controversy that refuses to die.”(p1351) Unfortunately, 10 years later, the controversy is still alive and thriving. Clinical trials have failed to resolve whether or to what degree screening using PSA tests help reduce prostate cancer –specific mortality, and it has long been clear that PSA screening tests increase the diagnosis of low-risk cancers and can lead to patient harm from potentially unnecessary biopsies and cancer treatment. As a result, many expert groups recommend shared decision-mak...
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