Gray Zone Patients in Our Clinical Data
American Journal of Health Research
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 381-385
Received: Dec. 2, 2015; Accepted: Dec. 10, 2015; Published: Dec. 22, 2015
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Arber Neziri, Urology Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo
Flamur Tartari, Service of Urology, M. Tereza, Tirana, Albania
Avni Fetahu, Urology Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo
Liridon Selmani, Urology Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo
Fahredin Veselaj, Urology Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo
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Objective: To determine the relationship between the prostate volume and the serum values ofprostate specific antigen among patients in the “grey zone”, classified according to their age group. Gray zone represents serum prostate specific antigen values between 4.1 to 10 ng/ml. Material and Methods: Prospective and retrospective 1420 patients classified in four age-groups with LUTS (Lower urinary tract symptoms) were analyzed. Patients were treated for BPH in the urology clinical at the University Clinical Center of Kosovo during the period of January 2008 - October 2014. Data were recorded from patients according to age, prostate size estimated by transabdominal ultrasound using 3.5MHz ultrasonography, according to the ellipsoid formula, V = D1xD2xD3/2.5, volume of prostate, V=TxAPxCCxPi /6 where T = transverse diameter, AP = antero-posterior diameter, CC = cranial caudal diameter. Patients with confirmed prostate cancer were excluded from the study. Statistical analyses used t-test and ANOVA with 95 and 99% confidence intervals. Results: For the grey zone patients, these mean values were 44.6 cm3 and 5.9 ng/mL. Conclusions: The data provide evidence to support that prostate volume and serum PSA concentration significantly correlate with aging and within the grey zone patients.
Grey Zone, Benign Prostate Hypertrophy, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), Volume of Prostate
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Arber Neziri, Flamur Tartari, Avni Fetahu, Liridon Selmani, Fahredin Veselaj, Gray Zone Patients in Our Clinical Data, American Journal of Health Research. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 381-385. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150306.21
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