All publications of “Marcelo Langer Wroclawski”3 results
New US Preventive Service Task Force recommendations for prostate cancer screening: a needed update, but not enough
Prostate cancer (PC) screening remains a controversial topic, although it has been studied for more than two decades. Since the 1990s, when the use of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) began in clinical practice, the mortality rate from PC has decreased by around 50%. Prostate cancer screening policies, early diagnosis and treatment are pointed out as responsible to 45%-70% of this reduction.() On the other hand, indiscriminate screening can lead to problems because of unnecessary prostate biopsies, and their possible side effects, […]
Giant prostatic hyperplasia: report of a previously asymptomatic man presenting with gross hematuria and hypovolemic shock
Giant prostatic hyperplasia is a rare condition characterized by very high volume benign prostatic enlargement (>500g). Few cases have been reported so far and most of them are associated with severe lower urinary symptoms. We report the first case of asymptomatic giant prostatic hyperplasia in an elderly man who had a 720g prostate adenoma, sudden gross hematuria and hypovolemic shock. The patient was successfully treated with open transvesical prostatectomy and had an uneventful postoperative recovery.
A descriptive study of prostate cancer mortality in the state of São Paulo, from 1980 to 2007
ABSTRACT Objective: Prostate cancer is the second most common neoplasm among men worldwide. This study aimed to examine the trend in mortality rates of prostate cancer among the population in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, from 1980 to 2007. Methods: a descriptive study of temporal series was conducted using mortality data due to prostate cancer between1980 and 2007 in the state of São Paulo. Mortality rates were obtained from the SUS Information System on Mortality (SIM/SUS – DATASUS). The […]