Latest Prostate biopsy Stories

2012-01-09 15:13:48

Tuning in to tune out may be just what's needed for men undergoing a prostate biopsy, according to researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute. The Duke team found that noise-cancelling headphones playing a classical melody may reduce the pain and anxiety of the often uncomfortable procedure. The finding, published this month in the journal Urology, points to a simple and inexpensive way to help an estimated 700,000 U.S. men who undergo a prostate biopsy a year. The procedure is...

2011-09-22 12:11:37

In a study of complication rates following prostate biopsy among Medicare beneficiaries, Johns Hopkins researchers have found a significant rise in serious complications requiring hospitalization. The researchers found that this common outpatient procedure, used to diagnose prostate cancer, was associated with a 6.9 percent rate of hospitalization within 30 days of biopsy compared to a 2.9 percent hospitalization rate among a control group of men who did not have a prostate biopsy. The study,...

2011-08-29 15:00:00

Innovative alternative diagnosis options to prostate biopsy (MRI-S) and prostate cancer treatment (HIFU) are now being offered by Atlantic HIFU, a leader in quality prostate health care. Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 Painless Non-Invasive Diagnosis of the Prostate Atlantic HIFU offers 3T MRI-S technology, an exciting new medical imaging option for all men with rising PSA or prior biopsies that help urologists diagnose and treat prostate disease and cancer more effectively than...

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