Recalls, warnings, and approvals.
1 Jan 2011
Emphasize potential prostate biopsy and cancer treatment outcomes when discussing risks, benefits of PSA testing
One-third of men age 65 and older with abnormal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels elect to have a prostate biopsy, yet once cancer is detected most men undergo immediate treatment regardless of advanced age and multiple comorbidities, a study found.
23 Apr 2013
A summary of approvals, recalls, warnings and alerts.
1 Mar 2009
A provisional clinical opinion from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommends against prostate-specific antigen screening for men with a life expectancy of 10 years or less.
24 Jul 2012
In last week's ACP InternistWeekly, the first sentence of the item on reimbursement cuts and prostate drugs should have read “Medicare reimbursement cuts were associated with reduced use of androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer, particularly among men for whom the benefits of such therapy were unclear.” The item has been updated.
16 Nov 2010
Patients expect it and internists won't let it go. But does the evidence support the need for the periodic health exam? Experts weigh in on the value of regularly seeing a patient on a preventive basis.
1 Jan 2010
Bisphosphonate prescriptions remain low for men on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), even for those at high risk of subsequent fractures, a study found.
9 Dec 2014
An obscure nutrient is now being hailed as a link to prevention of diseases as disparate as diabetes, schizophrenia, cancer, strokes and heart attacks. Experts square off on how much vitamin D can be associated with illnesses, the proper amount that people should get, and how they can get it.
1 Nov 2009
A new analysis quantified the effects of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening on men's quality of life.
21 Aug 2012
Alcohol is associated with so many benefits and harms that it's hard to know where to start talking to patients about using it. One place might be alcohol misuse and abuse. Teach patients where they fall on the continuum of drinking behavior.
1 Jan 2013