Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorOkello, T.R.
dc.contributor.authorAlema, N.O.
dc.contributor.authorOgwang, D.M.
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-29T14:58:46Z
dc.date.available2022-04-29T14:58:46Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationOkello, T. R., Alema, N. O., & Ogwang, D. M. (2014). Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Relationship to Patients Age, Prostate Volume and Prostate Histology at St Mary's Hospital Lacor. East and Central African Journal of Surgery, 19(2), 87-96.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2073- ISSN 2073-9990
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/2988
dc.description.abstractThe use of PSA for the diagnosis of cancer prostate has remained controversial as well as unreliable because many factors affect PSA levels. Included amongst the many factors that can increase PSA level are riding bicycle, rectal exam, sex, age, serum calcium, prostate inflammation, increased prostate volume. This study was aimed at determining the clinic-patho-radiological finding of patients presenting with enlarged prostate and to determine the PSA profile of all patients presenting with enlarged prostate in St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor. Results: Approximate 135 patients were evaluated in the study and significantly, elderly persons constituted 64.5%, compared with Adult (34.5%) and youth 1%, (P=0.00). Most patients presented with retention of urine (30%), dribbling of urine (23%), hesitancy (16%) and dysuria (13%). When the serum PSA was classified into Low (0.1-2.4ng/ml), Moderate (2.5-3.9ng/ml) and High 4ng/ml and above, we found that 60.7% of the patients had high PSA while 9.6% had moderate and low was 29.6%. PSA correlates positively with patients age (r= 0.24, P=0.005). Prostates volume also correlates positively with serum PSA, (Pearson’s Correlation r=0.275 and P= 0.002). Age and prostate volume also had a significant relation P=0.054 but there was only a very weak relationship between PSA level and Histological diagnosis, (Pearson’s correlation r=0.1). Conclusion: Age and prostate volume significantly correlate with serum PSA, just as age and prostate volume also correlates significantly.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEast and Central African Journal of Surgeryen_US
dc.subjectProstatic specific antigen (PSA)en_US
dc.subjectVolumeen_US
dc.subjectAgeen_US
dc.subjectHistologyen_US
dc.titleProstatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Relationship to Patients Age, Prostate Volume and Prostate Histology at St Mary’s Hospital Lacor.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record