M S Litwin

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Bowel function and bother after treatment for early stage prostate cancer: a longitudinal quality of life analysis from CaPSURE
    Mark S Litwin
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 172:515-9. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Quality of life following definitive therapy for localized prostate cancer: potential impact of multiple therapies
    Mark S Litwin
    David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Curr Opin Urol 13:153-6. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Defining an international research agenda for quality of life in men with prostate cancer
    M S Litwin
    Departments of Urology and Health Services, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Prostate 41:58-67. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of recall in health-related quality-of-life assessment among men treated for prostate cancer
    M S Litwin
    Departments of Urology and Health Services, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, and RAND Health Program, Santa Monica, CA 90095 1738, USA
    J Clin Oncol 17:2882-8. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Health services research
    Mark S Litwin
    David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Semin Radiat Oncol 18:152-60. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint The association between socioeconomic status, health insurance coverage, and quality of life in men with prostate cancer
    D F Penson
    Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:350-8. 2001
  7. doi request reprint Distress and social dysfunction following prostate cancer treatment: a longitudinal cross-cultural comparison of Japanese and American men
    S Namiki
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 12:67-71. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint From bad to worse: comorbidity severity and quality of life after treatment for early-stage prostate cancer
    T J Daskivich
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 13:320-7. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The UCLA Prostate Cancer Index: development, reliability, and validity of a health-related quality of life measure
    M S Litwin
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1738, USA
    Med Care 36:1002-12. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality of life before death for men with prostate cancer: results from the CaPSURE database
    M S Litwin
    Department of Urology and Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Urol 165:871-5. 2001

Detail Information

Publications86

  1. ncbi request reprint Bowel function and bother after treatment for early stage prostate cancer: a longitudinal quality of life analysis from CaPSURE
    Mark S Litwin
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 172:515-9. 2004
    ..We measured bowel function and bowel bother longitudinally the first 2 years after treatment for early stage prostate cancer...
  2. ncbi request reprint Quality of life following definitive therapy for localized prostate cancer: potential impact of multiple therapies
    Mark S Litwin
    David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Curr Opin Urol 13:153-6. 2003
    ..This review summarizes the little that is known about health-related quality of life after multiple therapies...
  3. ncbi request reprint Defining an international research agenda for quality of life in men with prostate cancer
    M S Litwin
    Departments of Urology and Health Services, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Prostate 41:58-67. 1999
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of recall in health-related quality-of-life assessment among men treated for prostate cancer
    M S Litwin
    Departments of Urology and Health Services, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, and RAND Health Program, Santa Monica, CA 90095 1738, USA
    J Clin Oncol 17:2882-8. 1999
    ..To determine the accuracy of patient recall of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in men who have undergone radical prostatectomy for early-stage prostate cancer...
  5. ncbi request reprint Health services research
    Mark S Litwin
    David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Semin Radiat Oncol 18:152-60. 2008
    ..Quality of care encompasses elements of the structure, process, and outcome of medical care...
  6. ncbi request reprint The association between socioeconomic status, health insurance coverage, and quality of life in men with prostate cancer
    D F Penson
    Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:350-8. 2001
    ..These findings have important ramifications for clinicians, researchers and policy makers...
  7. doi request reprint Distress and social dysfunction following prostate cancer treatment: a longitudinal cross-cultural comparison of Japanese and American men
    S Namiki
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 12:67-71. 2009
    ..05). The bother associated with urinary and bowel dysfunction after surgery or brachytherapy for prostate cancer has a greater impact on social function in American men than in Japanese men...
  8. ncbi request reprint From bad to worse: comorbidity severity and quality of life after treatment for early-stage prostate cancer
    T J Daskivich
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 13:320-7. 2010
    ..Although comorbidity groups experienced similar long-term declines from baseline HRQOL after treatment, men with more severe comorbidity had significantly lower baseline scores and therefore poorer long-term HRQOL...
  9. ncbi request reprint The UCLA Prostate Cancer Index: development, reliability, and validity of a health-related quality of life measure
    M S Litwin
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1738, USA
    Med Care 36:1002-12. 1998
    ..This study sought to develop and evaluate a self-administered, multiitem, disease-specific instrument to capture the health concerns central to the quality of life of men treated for early stage prostate cancer...
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality of life before death for men with prostate cancer: results from the CaPSURE database
    M S Litwin
    Department of Urology and Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Urol 165:871-5. 2001
    ..Increased attention to quality of life changes may provide new clinical opportunities to enhance quality of care in the final year of life in these men...
  11. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the cost of treating men with early-stage prostate cancer
    J Brandeis
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095-1738, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:297-303. 2001
    ..Most of this difference was generated by longer duration of XRT treatments. CONCLUSIONS: In early-stage prostate cancer, charges for RP and XRT in African-American men are higher when compared with those for White men...
  12. ncbi request reprint An instrument to measure patient satisfaction with healthcare in an observational database: results of a validation study using data from CaPSURE
    D P Lubeck
    University of California, San Francisco 94109, USA
    Am J Manag Care 6:70-6. 2000
    ..To validate a satisfaction measure for use in longitudinal, prospective studies of patient care...
  13. ncbi request reprint Relationship of first-year costs of treating localized prostate cancer to initial choice of therapy and stage at diagnosis: results from the CAPSURE database
    D F Penson
    Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Urology 57:499-503. 2001
    ..This supports the notion that cost savings may be possible with earlier detection of disease or by minimizing the use of hormonal adjuvant therapy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Life after radical prostatectomy: a longitudinal study
    M S Litwin
    Departments of Urology and Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 166:587-92. 2001
    ..Patients should be encouraged that recovery may continue for months or years after surgery...
  15. ncbi request reprint Long-term quality of life in disadvantaged men with prostate cancer on androgen-deprivation therapy
    C Sevilla
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 15:237-43. 2012
    ..To explore the effects of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) on general, disease-specific and hormone-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among minority men...
  16. ncbi request reprint Education as a predictor of quality of life outcomes among disadvantaged men
    J S Augustus
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 12:253-8. 2009
    ..Because of the close relationship between income and education, broader studies into the associations of these variables and prostate cancer outcomes are needed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in young men after radical prostatectomy
    J L Wright
    Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 11:67-73. 2008
    ..Baseline scores are strongly associated with post-RP scores and severity of declines. Current relationships and use of sexual aids have significant roles in post-RP bother...
  18. doi request reprint Disparities in the utilization of live donor renal transplantation
    J L Gore
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:1124-33. 2009
    ..We identified significant racial and socioeconomic disparities in the utilization of LDRT. Educational initiatives and dissemination of processes that enable increased utilization of LDRT may address these disparities...
  19. ncbi request reprint Predictors of utilities for health states in early stage prostate cancer
    C S Saigal
    Department of Urology, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1738, USA
    J Urol 166:942-6. 2001
    ..Ethnicity appears to modify some effects of other variables on patient preference. Utility assessment provides a quantitative tool to aid physicians in counseling patients when making treatment decisions for localized prostate cancer...
  20. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in men with metastatic prostate cancer: the misleading effect of lead-time bias
    M S Litwin
    Department of Urology, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1738 USA
    BJU Int 91:9-13. 2003
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Sexual function following radical prostatectomy: a prospective longitudinal study of cultural differences between Japanese and American men
    S Namiki
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90095 1738, CA, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 11:298-302. 2008
    ..57; 95% CI=0.44-0.75). This study demonstrates that Japanese and American men experience different patterns of recovery of their sexual function and bother after RP. Ethnicity may be a contributing factor...
  22. ncbi request reprint Updated trends in imaging use in men diagnosed with prostate cancer
    S P Porten
    Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 17:246-51. 2014
    ..Previous studies have found persistent overuse of imaging for clinical staging of men with low-risk prostate cancer. We aimed to determine imaging trends in three cohorts of men...
  23. pmc Health-related quality of life in men with erectile dysfunction
    M S Litwin
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095-1738, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 13:159-66. 1998
    ..With increased attention to patient-centered medical outcomes, greater emphasis has been placed on such variables as HRQOL. This should be particularly true for a patient-driven symptom, such as erectile dysfunction...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic factors associated with postprostatectomy radiotherapy
    T L Krupski
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 8:184-8. 2005
    ..To determine if nonclinical factors affect the use of adjuvant radiation therapy after surgical resection of the prostate gland...
  25. ncbi request reprint Improvement in emotional well-being and relationships of users of sildenafil
    N M Paige
    Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 166:1774-8. 2001
    ..001). CONCLUSIONS: Sildenafil users reported significant improvements in erectile and sexual function that were associated with positive changes in emotional well-being and the sexual partner relationships with their sexual partner...
  26. pmc Rescoring the NIH chronic prostatitis symptom index: nothing new
    J Q Clemens
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5330, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 12:285-7. 2009
    ..80). We conclude that although the rescored NIH-CPSI provides better face validity than the standard scoring algorithm, it requires additional calculation efforts and yields only marginal improvements in performance...
  27. ncbi request reprint Impact of diet on prostate cancer: a review
    G A Sonn
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 8:304-10. 2005
    ..Despite confounding factors present in clinical studies assessing the effect of diet on cancer risk, the data remain compelling that a variety of nutrients may prevent the development and progression of prostate cancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint Androgen deprivation therapy increases cardiovascular morbidity in men with prostate cancer
    Christopher S Saigal
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Cancer 110:1493-500. 2007
    ..In the current study, the authors attempted to measure the risk for subsequent cardiovascular morbidity in men with prostate cancer who received ADT...
  29. ncbi request reprint Variations in stress incontinence and prolapse management by surgeon specialty
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90404, USA
    J Urol 178:1411-7. 2007
    ..In this study we sought to determine the effect of surgeon specialty on outcomes of sling surgery for women with stress urinary incontinence...
  30. ncbi request reprint Health care cost associated with prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy and bone complications
    Tracey L Krupski
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27609, USA
    J Urol 178:1423-8. 2007
    ..We ascertained the health care costs of androgen deprivation therapy and related skeletal events...
  31. ncbi request reprint Stability of time trade-off utilities for health states associated with the treatment of prostate cancer
    Christopher S Saigal
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1738, USA
    Qual Life Res 11:405-14. 2002
    ..Patient preferences for treatment side effects often dominate the decision making process. We proposed to learn more about the nature of patient preferences, or utilities, for these side effects...
  32. ncbi request reprint Unsolicited written comments: an untapped data source
    Sally L Maliski
    School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 34:142-7. 2007
    ..To explore methods for analysis of unsolicited comments written on forced-choice surveys related to health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among men treated for prostate cancer...
  33. ncbi request reprint Mental health in men treated for early stage prostate carcinoma: a posttreatment, longitudinal quality of life analysis from the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor
    Mark S Litwin
    Department of Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Cancer 95:54-60. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after surgery, external beam irradiation, or brachytherapy for early-stage prostate cancer
    Mark S Litwin
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Cancer 109:2239-47. 2007
    ..In the current study, the authors sought to compare health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes after the most commonly used treatments...
  35. ncbi request reprint Treatment choice and quality of care for men with localized prostate cancer
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Med Care 45:401-9. 2007
    ..Variations in patterns of care and treatment outcomes suggest differences in the quality of care for men treated for localized prostate cancer...
  36. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer knowledge among low income minority men
    Christopher M Deibert
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Urol 177:1851-5. 2007
    ..We identified sociodemographic characteristics that predict poor disease understanding in low income, uninsured men with prostate cancer...
  37. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in the surgical management of stress incontinence among female Medicare beneficiaries
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 177:1846-50. 2007
    ..The relationship between urinary incontinence and race/ethnicity is poorly understood. We analyzed Medicare claims data to identify racial differences in the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of women with stress urinary incontinence...
  38. ncbi request reprint The role of provider volume on outcomes after sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Urol 177:1457-62; discussion 1462. 2007
    ..We ascertained whether this relationship held in sling surgery for urinary incontinence...
  39. pmc Outcomes in men denied access to a California public assistance program for prostate cancer
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:217-23. 2007
    ..To improve access to prostate cancer treatment for low income uninsured men, California initiated a program called..
  40. ncbi request reprint The role of preoperative testing on outcomes after sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90404, USA
    J Urol 178:1364-8; discussion 1368-9. 2007
    ..In this study we analyzed Medicare claims data to measure the effect of preoperative urodynamics and cystoscopy on outcomes after sling surgery...
  41. ncbi request reprint Comparing the costs of radiation therapy and radical prostatectomy for the initial treatment of early-stage prostate cancer
    Jeffrey H Burkhardt
    Research Department, American College of Radiology, Reston, VA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:2869-75. 2002
    ..This study compares the direct medical costs during the month before and 9 months after diagnosis for patients treated primarily with external-beam radiation or radical prostatectomy for early-stage prostate cancer...
  42. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial variables affect the quality of life of men diagnosed with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
    J Curtis Nickel
    Department of Urology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    BJU Int 101:59-64. 2008
    ..To examine interactions between demographic, pain, urinary, psychological and environmental predictors of quality of life (QOL) in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive comparison of health-related quality of life after contemporary therapies for localized prostate cancer
    John T Wei
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:557-66. 2002
    ..HRQOL effects of hormonal adjuvants and of cancer control after therapy also lack prior characterization...
  44. ncbi request reprint Quality of life at the end of life: trends in patients with metastatic prostate cancer
    Gil Y Melmed
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Urology 59:103-9. 2002
    ..To identify the rates of decline in health-related quality of life during the year before death in men with prostate cancer...
  45. ncbi request reprint Variations in use of imaging in a national sample of men with early-stage prostate cancer
    Christopher S Saigal
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Urology 59:400-4. 2002
    ..To measure the national practice variations in imaging studies performed for men newly diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer...
  46. ncbi request reprint Variations in quality of care for men with early-stage prostate cancer
    Benjamin A Spencer
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0759, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3735-42. 2008
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint The effect of concomitant prolapse repair on sling outcomes
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90404, USA
    J Urol 180:1003-6. 2008
    ..We analyzed the effect of concomitant prolapse surgery performed at the time of sling surgery on short-term postoperative outcomes in women with urinary incontinence...
  48. ncbi request reprint Impact of prostate cancer screening on health-related quality of life in at-risk families
    Luc Cormier
    Department of Urology, CHU Nancy Brabois, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
    Urology 59:901-6. 2002
    ..To describe the impact of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and anxiety of men with a family history of prostate cancer...
  49. ncbi request reprint Urinary quality of life after prostatectomy or radiation for localized prostate cancer: a prospective longitudinal cross-cultural study between Japanese and U.S. men
    Shunichi Namiki
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Urology 71:1103-8. 2008
    ..S. men with localized prostate cancer...
  50. ncbi request reprint Marriage and mortality in bladder carcinoma
    John L Gore
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Cancer 104:1188-94. 2005
    ..The authors attempted to determine whether marital status is associated with survival in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder carcinoma...
  51. doi request reprint Quality of life and satisfaction with outcome among prostate-cancer survivors
    Martin G Sanda
    Departments of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:1250-61. 2008
    ....
  52. pmc Diffusion of surgical innovation among patients with kidney cancer
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Cancer 112:1708-17. 2008
    ....
  53. doi request reprint The influence of cardiovascular disease on health related quality of life in men with prostate cancer: a 4-year followup study
    Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    J Urol 179:1362-7; discussion 1367. 2008
    ..However, little is known about the impact of comorbidity on health related quality of life outcomes, which may help men and their physicians facing decisions on primary treatment...
  54. ncbi request reprint The effect of age on outcomes of sling surgery for urinary incontinence
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90404, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1927-31. 2007
    ..To measure the effect of patient age on outcomes of sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence...
  55. ncbi request reprint Complications of sling surgery among female Medicare beneficiaries
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:707-14. 2007
    ..To analyze Medicare claims data to determine short-term complications after sling surgery among female beneficiaries aged 65 years and over...
  56. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of urinary incontinence among community dwelling men: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 176:2103-8; discussion 2108. 2006
    ..To measure the prevalence of urinary incontinence in community dwelling men in the United States, we analyzed data from respondents to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
  57. ncbi request reprint Catastrophizing and pain-contingent rest predict patient adjustment in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
    Dean A Tripp
    Department of Psychology, Anesthesiology and Urology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain 7:697-708. 2006
    ..Findings support the need for greater research of such pain-related variables in CP/CPPS...
  58. ncbi request reprint A review of the development and validation of the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index
    Mark S Litwin
    David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Urology 60:14-8; discussion 18-9. 2002
    ..Further work is needed to determine whether it performs as well in minority populations, men seeking care in nonreferral centers, and other diverse populations...
  59. ncbi request reprint Mental health of low income uninsured men with prostate cancer
    John L Gore
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Urol 173:1323-6. 2005
    ..We evaluated mental health outcomes in a cohort of low income, uninsured men with prostate cancer and identified factors that influence mental health...
  60. ncbi request reprint Urologic diseases in America Project: analytical methods and principal findings
    Mark S Litwin
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 173:933-7. 2005
    ..We undertook a project, Urologic Diseases in America, to quantify the burden of urological diseases on the American public...
  61. ncbi request reprint Predictors of fatigue after treatment for prostate cancer
    Sally L Maliski
    Department of Urology, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90092, USA
    Urology 65:101-8. 2005
    ..We also sought to describe the baseline characteristics of men who were fatigued at follow-up to allow for interventions in those at greatest risk...
  62. ncbi request reprint Confidence in the ability to communicate with physicians among low-income patients with prostate cancer
    Sally L Maliski
    Department of Urology, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 6900, USA
    Urology 64:329-34. 2004
    ..Men with prostate cancer need to communicate easily with their physicians when facing treatment decisions and symptom management; however, little is known about whether low-income men are confident in these interactions...
  63. ncbi request reprint Natural history of bone complications in men with prostate carcinoma initiating androgen deprivation therapy
    Tracey L Krupski
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Cancer 101:541-9. 2004
    ..The current study described the natural history of bone complications in men with prostate carcinoma who have initiated ADT...
  64. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends in radical prostatectomy complications from 1991 to 1998
    Jim C Hu
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, USA
    J Urol 169:1443-8. 2003
    ..We performed a retrospective, longitudinal, population based study to ascertain whether radical prostatectomy outcomes improved after the diffusion of surgical innovations during the last decade...
  65. ncbi request reprint The economic impact of chronic prostatitis
    Elizabeth A Calhoun
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1231-6. 2004
    ..Little information exists on the economic impact of chronic prostatitis. The objective of this study was to determine the direct and indirect costs associated with chronic prostatitis...
  66. ncbi request reprint Describing a nurse case manager intervention to empower low-income men with prostate cancer
    Sally L Maliski
    Department of Urology at Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 31:57-64. 2004
    ..Describe and categorize nurse case manager (NCM) interventions for low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer...
  67. ncbi request reprint Predicting quality of life after radical prostatectomy: results from CaPSURE
    Jim C Hu
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    J Urol 171:703-7; discussion 707-8. 2004
    ..We investigated the usefulness of patient and tumor characteristics in predicting continence, potency, and physical and mental health 1 year after radical prostatectomy...
  68. ncbi request reprint Fear of cancer recurrence in patients undergoing definitive treatment for prostate cancer: results from CaPSURE
    Shilpa S Mehta
    TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc, Lake Forest, IL, USA
    J Urol 170:1931-3. 2003
    ..Studies suggest that fear of recurrence is a significant burden. We described fear of cancer recurrence in patients with prostate cancer undergoing treatment with radical prostatectomy (RP), radiation (XRT) or brachytherapy (BT)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Regret in men treated for localized prostate cancer
    Jim C Hu
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 169:2279-83. 2003
    ..We identify the predictors of medical regret in men treated for localized prostate cancer...
  70. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after treatment for prostate cancer
    David F Penson
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles 66 121CHS, Box 951738, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Curr Urol Rep 4:185-95. 2003
    ..Better information regarding the potential impact of prostate cancer treatment on quality of life will improve medical decision-making...
  71. pmc The University of California, San Francisco Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment score: a straightforward and reliable preoperative predictor of disease recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Matthew R Cooperberg
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
    J Urol 173:1938-42. 2005
    ..We devised a novel risk assessment tool which would be a strong predictor of outcome across various levels of risk, and which could be easily applied and intuitively understood...
  72. ncbi request reprint Spirituality influences health related quality of life in men with prostate cancer
    Tracey L Krupski
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Psychooncology 15:121-31. 2006
    ..Because the likelihood of prostate cancer survivorship is high, interventions targeting spirituality could impact the physical and psychosocial health of many men...
  73. ncbi request reprint Discussing quality-of-life issues with a patient newly diagnosed with prostate cancer
    John L Gore
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 3:449-52. 2006
    ..A 66-year-old man with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and benign prostatic hyperplasia presented for evaluation of an elevated PSA level of 6.2 ng/ml...
  74. pmc Variations in reconstruction after radical cystectomy
    John L Gore
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Cancer 107:729-37. 2006
    ..The authors sought to evaluate factors that predict reconstructive technique after radical cystectomy...
  75. ncbi request reprint Increasing costs of urinary incontinence among female Medicare beneficiaries
    Jennifer T Anger
    Departments of Urology and Health Services, University of California Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Urol 176:247-51; discussion 251. 2006
    ..We measured the financial burden of urinary incontinence in the United States from 1992 to 1998 among women 65 years old or older...
  76. ncbi request reprint Information desired and acquired by men with prostate cancer: data from ethnic focus groups
    Sally L Maliski
    Department of Urology, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:393-409. 2006
    ..With content analysis, themes emerging from each focus group were identified and compared. Results highlight disparities in the prostate cancer information desired and acquired by men of different ethnicities...
  77. ncbi request reprint True prevalence of urinary incontinence among female nursing home residents
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Urology 67:281-7. 2006
    ..To measure the sensitivity of this method of defining the prevalence of urinary incontinence among female nursing home residents, we examined data from a clinical survey...
  78. ncbi request reprint A population-based survey of prostate-specific antigen testing among California men at higher risk for prostate carcinoma
    Benjamin A Spencer
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Cancer 106:765-74. 2006
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  79. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of urinary incontinence among community dwelling adult women: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Jennifer Tash Anger
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 175:601-4. 2006
    ..However, there is a wide range of estimates of the burden posed by UI. To measure the prevalence of incontinence in women in the community we analyzed data from women responding to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
  80. ncbi request reprint Geographic and socioeconomic variation in the treatment of prostate cancer
    Tracey L Krupski
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:7881-8. 2005
    ..This study examines geographic and socioeconomic variation in the primary treatment of men with prostate cancer during the era of prostate-specific antigen testing...
  81. ncbi request reprint Ethnic variation in health-related quality of life among low-income men with prostate cancer
    Tracey L Krupski
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:461-8. 2005
    ..To describe and compare health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Hispanic, African-American, and Caucasian men with localized prostate cancer...
  82. ncbi request reprint Demographic and clinical characteristics of men with chronic prostatitis: the national institutes of health chronic prostatitis cohort study
    Anthony J Schaeffer
    Department of Urology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Urol 168:593-8. 2002
    ..We describe the study design of the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Cohort (CPC) study characterizing men with chronic prostatitis/the chronic pelvic pain syndrome...
  83. ncbi request reprint Quality of prostate carcinoma care in a statewide public assistance program
    Tracey L Krupski
    Department of Urology and Health Services, David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Cancer 104:985-92. 2005
    ..The authors evaluated the feasibility of measuring quality of care in a statewide public assistance program for men with prostate carcinoma...
  84. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality-of-life in low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer
    Tracey L Krupski
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:375-90. 2005
    ..Low-income patients with prostate cancer appear to have quality-of-life profiles that are meaningfully worse than age-matched men from the general population without cancer reported on in the literature...
  85. ncbi request reprint Partnership status influences quality of life in low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer
    John L Gore
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Cancer 104:191-8. 2005
    ..The authors evaluated the influence of partnership on measures of HRQOL...
  86. ncbi request reprint The physical burden of prostate cancer
    David F Penson
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Section of Urology, 112 UR 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 30:305-13. 2003
    ..By being cognizant of the physical impact of prostate cancer on quality of life, providers can address patients' problems early in their course of treatment and maximize patients' HRQOL and overall satisfaction with care...