M S Litwin

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI)
    K J Propert
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:299-305. 2006
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. doi 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
  5. 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
  6. doi 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
  7. doi 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI)
    K J Propert
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:299-305. 2006
    ..We assessed the responsiveness of the NIH-CPSI to change over time and defined thresholds for changes perceptible to patients...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. doi 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...
  5. 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...
  6. doi 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...
  7. doi 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
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  19. ncbi request reprint Measuring disease specific quality of life in localized prostate cancer: the Dutch experience
    I J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 12:459-64. 2003
    ..We aimed at developing and testing a Dutch health-related quality of life measure for localized prostate cancer patients...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after radical treatment of prostate cancer: validation of the Italian version of the University of California-Los Angeles Prostate Cancer Index
    M Gacci
    Department of Urology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Urology 66:338-43. 2005
    ..To validate an Italian version of the University of California-Los Angeles Prostate Cancer Index (UCLA-PCI)...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...