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Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing of men in UK general practice: a 10-year longitudinal cohort study

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Cross-sectional studies suggest that around 6% of men undergo prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing each year in UK general practice (GP). This longitudinal study aims to determine the cumulative testing pattern of men over a 10-year period and whether this testing can be considered equivalent to screening for prostate cancer (PCa).Patient-level data on PSA tests, biopsies and PCa diagnoses were obtained from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) for the years 2002 to 2011. The ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017729

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C11043/A4286,C18281/A8145,C18281/ A11326
C18281/A15064
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Grou Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
10
Article number:
e017729
Publication date:
2017-10-30
Acceptance date:
2017-09-14
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ISSN:
2044-6055
Pmid:
29084797
Source identifiers:
742358
Language:
English
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pubs:742358
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uuid:0dc1c498-80a5-4df1-856a-75f9be988bbb
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pubs:742358
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2018-01-10

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