Impact of organ confined prostate cancer treatment on quality of life.

CONCLUSION: OCPC treatment affects QoL. Curative monotherapies, specifically RP and BT, have less effect on QoL than external radiotherapy or other therapeutic alternatives. Urinary incontinence and fistulas secondary to OCPC have the highest impact on QOL impairment. The internationally validated SF 36 questionnaire is a useful cross-sectional measure of QOL to compare the impact of OCPC treatment modalities. PMID: 32950271 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Actas Urol Esp Source Type: research

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Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Early evidence suggested the partial-gland HIFU was safer than whole-gland HIFU, and they had similar oncological outcomes. More prospective randomized controlled trials of whole-gland and partial-gland HIFU for PCa was needed.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeAnalysis of quality of life changes after radiotherapy with focus on the impact of time after treatment and prescription dose.MethodsConsecutive patients were treated with doses from 70.2/1.8  Gy (n = 206) to 72/1.8–2.0 Gy (n = 176) in a single centre and surveyed using the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite questionnaire.ResultsUrinary and bowel bother scores decreased 1 / 3 / 6 points and 7 / 7 / 9 points on average 1 / 5 / 10  years after RT in comparison to baseline scores. The rate of urinary (need of pads in 8% vs. 15% before vs. 10 years...
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Dear Carol: My father is 72 and is in the moderate stages of dementia. Before his dementia diagnosis, he was an active hunter and fisherman. He also has incontinence issues due to prostate cancer, surgery, and treatment. This requires an external urinary attachment system to maintain an active daily life. My mother, as his primary caregiver, works diligently to keep the system and attachments clean and in working order. However, he is at the stage in his dementia journey where he is not able to maintain this attachment on his own. Yet he is defiant when we try to explain that he cannot go on trips with friends because...
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Dear Carol: My father is 72 and is in the moderate stages of dementia. Before his dementia diagnosis, he was an active hunter and fisherman. He also has incontinence issues due to prostate cancer, surgery, and treatment. This requires an external urinary attachment system to maintain an active daily life. My mother, as his primary caregiver, works diligently to keep the system and attachments clean and in working order. However, he is at the stage in his dementia journey where he is not able to maintain this attachment on his own. Yet he is defiant when we try to explain that he cannot go on trips with friends because...
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This study will be conducted to map the evidence about the prevalence of the neglected sexual side effects (NSSE) after PCa treatment, and use of questionnaires in its diagnosis and screening.MethodsThis systematic scoping review will involve searching the following electronic databases: PubMed, Science Direct and Google Scholar. Following title searching, two-independent reviewers will conduct screening of abstracts and full articles. Eligibility criteria will guide the screenings. Data will be extracted from the included studies, and the emerging themes will be analysed. The review team will analyse the implications of t...
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Prospectively ‐collected EPIC‐26 scores were analyzed to assess differences in patient‐reported outcomes in bowel and urinary domains between patients treated with intensity‐modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and proton beam therapy (PBT) for localized prostate cancer at the end of and 3 months post‐radioth erapy at a tertiary cancer center. Patients treated with PBT had less acute decrement in the bowel function domain than those treated with IMRT; there was no difference between the two modalities in the urinary irritative/obstructive and urinary incontinence (UI) domains. AbstractPurposeTo prospectively assess...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
r T Abstract The advent of new high throughput sequencing technologies has paved the way for microbiome research, opening up entirely new perspectives on the complex and diverse ecosystems of the human body. One of the main findings was that it became clear that in contrast to the widely held dogma the urinary tract is not a sterile environment. As for all niches of the human body, a well-balanced microbiome is an essential part for the physiological functioning of the urinary tract and therefore it must be considered a prerequisite for health. The dysbalance of the microbiome is now seen as having a&nbs...
Source: Der Urologe. Ausg. A - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urologe A Source Type: research
Most younger men don’t spend a lot of time considering the health of their prostate. However, around the age of 50, they’ll likely find that their physicians want to check out prostate health both physically and through blood work known as a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.  The PSA is not a perfect test, but it’s still used to help detect prostate cancer since there aren’t many alternatives. National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is meant to increase the knowledge about possible prostate problems and make certain that men get checked out regularly. Continue reading on Egosancares b...
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Utilization of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to guide symptom management during radiation therapy has shown to be more sensitive to changes in health status and might detect the exact onset of the toxic effects of radiotherapy more accurately than clinician-reported outcomes. The Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite for Clinical Practice (EPIC-CP) is a validated 16-item, diseasespecific PROM that targets the unique needs of men with prostate cancer (PCa) and evaluates the five HRQOL domains of urinary incontinence, urinary irritation/obstruction, bowel related symptoms, sexual dysfunction and hormonal symptoms.
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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