Correlation between prostate-specific antigen and bone scan findings in patients with prostate cancer at Grey’s Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal: A retrospective chart review

SA Journal of Oncology


 
 
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Title Correlation between prostate-specific antigen and bone scan findings in patients with prostate cancer at Grey’s Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal: A retrospective chart review
 
Creator Omar, Farag El-Koha, Omran Sibanda, Wilbert
 
Subject — PSA; bone scan; prostate; cancer correlation; Grey’s Hospital
Description Many studies have indicated that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is used for the detection and monitoring of prostate cancer. We analysed PSA levels and bone scan findings to determine whether PSA can accurately predict bone metastases. A study was conducted at Grey’s Hospital, a public hospital in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. A total of 84 patients were included in this study: 61 (72.62%) black patients, 14 (16.67%) Indian and 9 (10.71%) white patients. Our study indicated a high correlation between PSA level and bone scan finding. We arrived at a conclusion that at PSA level 24 ng/mL, bone scan is highly recommended.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2020-01-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
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Identifier 10.4102/sajo.v4i0.100
 
Source South African Journal of Oncology; Vol 4 (2020); 3 pages 2523-0646 2518-8704
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sajo.org.za/index.php/sajo/article/view/100/305 https://sajo.org.za/index.php/sajo/article/view/100/304 https://sajo.org.za/index.php/sajo/article/view/100/306 https://sajo.org.za/index.php/sajo/article/view/100/303
 
Coverage South Africa — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Farag Omar, Omran El-Koha, Wilbert Sibanda https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0