Mark S Litwin

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical evaluation of the man with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
    J Curtis Nickel
    Department of Urology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Urology 60:20-2; discussion 22-3. 2002
  7. pmc Prostate cancer severity among low income, uninsured men
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 181:579-83; discussion 583-4. 2009
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity and competing risks for mortality in men with prostate cancer
    Timothy J Daskivich
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Cancer 117:4642-50. 2011
  10. 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

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Publications104 found, 100 shown here

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical evaluation of the man with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
    J Curtis Nickel
    Department of Urology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Urology 60:20-2; discussion 22-3. 2002
    ....
  7. pmc Prostate cancer severity among low income, uninsured men
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 181:579-83; discussion 583-4. 2009
    ..Therefore, we evaluated trends in prostate cancer severity in an ethnically diverse cohort of low income, uninsured men served by a state funded public health program in California...
  8. 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)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity and competing risks for mortality in men with prostate cancer
    Timothy J Daskivich
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Cancer 117:4642-50. 2011
    ..The authors sought to assess the competing risks of nonprostate cancer and prostate cancer mortality among men with differing Charlson comorbidity index scores and tumor risks...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
    ....
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of the University of California-Los Angeles Prostate Cancer Index
    Jonathan Bergman
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Urology 75:1418-23. 2010
    ..To determine the responsiveness of the University of California-Los Angeles Prostate Cancer Index (UCLA-PCI) by studying its sensitivity to clinically perceptible changes in health over time in men treated for localized prostate cancer...
  14. 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..
  15. pmc Recurrence of high-risk bladder cancer: a population-based analysis
    Karim Chamie
    Department of Urology, Health Services Research Group, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles UCLA, Los Angeles, California Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
    Cancer 119:3219-27. 2013
    ..The recurrence, progression, and bladder cancer-related mortality rates were examined in a cohort of individuals with high-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Hospice use and high-intensity care in men dying of prostate cancer
    Jonathan Bergman
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:204-10. 2011
    ..We sought to characterize hospice use by men dying of prostate cancer and to compare the use of high-intensity care between those who did or did not enroll in hospice...
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Spirituality and quality of life in low-income men with metastatic prostate cancer
    Mary Wassel Zavala
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychooncology 18:753-61. 2009
    ..To determine how spirituality is associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in an ethnically diverse cohort of low-income men with metastatic prostate cancer...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Survivorship beyond convalescence: 48-month quality-of-life outcomes after treatment for localized prostate cancer
    John L Gore
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:888-92. 2009
    ..These results may guide decision making for treatment selection and clinical management of patients with health-related quality-of-life impairments after treatment for localized prostate cancer...
  22. ncbi request reprint Leukocyte and bacterial counts do not correlate with severity of symptoms in men with chronic prostatitis: the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Cohort Study
    Anthony J Schaeffer
    Department of Urology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Urol 168:1048-53. 2002
    ..We examine whether leukocytes and bacteria correlate with symptom severity in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. pmc Use of radical cystectomy for patients with invasive bladder cancer
    John L Gore
    Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356510, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 102:802-11. 2010
    ..We examined factors that are associated with the use of radical cystectomy for invasive bladder cancer and compared the survival outcomes of patients with invasive bladder cancer by the treatment they received...
  26. doi request reprint Hospice and emergency room use by disadvantaged men dying of prostate cancer
    Jonathan Bergman
    Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 181:2084-9. 2009
    ..We ascertained whether hospice enrollment was associated with a decrease in the number of prostate cancer related emergency room visits made before death...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Barriers to prostate cancer care: affordable care is not enough
    Charlotte Oduro
    University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Qual Health Res 23:375-84. 2013
    ....
  30. pmc External validation of a claims-based algorithm for classifying kidney-cancer surgeries
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:92. 2009
    ..To achieve this aim, we compared procedure assignments based on Medicare claims with the type of surgery specified in SEER registry data and clinical operative reports...
  31. 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...
  32. 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
    ....
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint The quality of surgical pathology care for men undergoing radical prostatectomy in the U.S
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Cancer 109:2445-53. 2007
    ..The authors assessed adherence with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) radical prostatectomy (RP) practice protocol in a national sample of men who underwent RP for early-stage prostate cancer...
  35. pmc Mortality increases when radical cystectomy is delayed more than 12 weeks: results from a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare analysis
    John L Gore
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cancer 115:988-96. 2009
    ..These data are derived from tertiary centers, in which referral populations may confound outcomes. The authors sought to examine the survival impact of a delay in radical cystectomy using nationally representative data...
  36. pmc Pregabalin for the treatment of men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
    Michel A Pontari
    Department of Urology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1586-93. 2010
    ..Evidence suggests that the urogenital pain of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) may be neuropathic...
  37. pmc Spirituality and end-of-life care in disadvantaged men dying of prostate cancer
    Jonathan Bergman
    Departments of Urology, UCLA, 951738, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    World J Urol 29:43-9. 2011
    ..The purpose of our study was to assess the association between spirituality and type of end-of-life care received by disadvantaged men with prostate cancer...
  38. 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...
  39. doi request reprint The role of self-efficacy in quality of life for disadvantaged men with prostate cancer
    Jennifer E Heckman
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    J Urol 186:1855-61. 2011
    ..We examined the influence of perceived efficacy in patient-physician interactions on health related quality of life among low income, uninsured men with prostate cancer during a 2-year period...
  40. doi request reprint Improved prediction of long-term, other cause mortality in men with prostate cancer
    Timothy J Daskivich
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 186:1868-73. 2011
    ..We identified long-term risks of other cause mortality associated with comorbidities in the Charlson index and applied these to the creation of a prostate cancer specific comorbidity index...
  41. pmc Body mass index and prostate cancer severity: do obese men harbor more aggressive disease on prostate biopsy?
    Karim Chamie
    Department of Urology, Health Services Research Group, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Urology 81:949-55. 2013
    ..To examine the association of obesity with the prebiopsy prostate-specific antigen (PSA), Gleason score, clinical stage, and D'Amico tumor risk in 2 independent cohorts of men with prostate cancer...
  42. pmc Comorbidities, treatment and ensuing survival in men with prostate cancer
    Karim Chamie
    UCLA Department of Urology, Health Services Research Group, 924 Westwood Blvd, Suite 1000, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:492-9. 2012
    ..Comorbidity is poorly integrated into prostate cancer decision making...
  43. pmc Prostate cancer survivorship: lessons from caring for the uninsured
    Karim Chamie
    Department of Urology, Health Services Research Group, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Urol Oncol 30:102-8. 2012
    ..Since 2001, UCLA has operated..
  44. pmc Quality of care in patients with bladder cancer: a case report?
    Karim Chamie
    Department of Urology, Health Services Research Group, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Cancer 118:1412-21. 2012
    ..The authors examined compliance with surveillance and treatment strategies and the pursuant impact on survival in patients with high-grade disease...
  45. doi request reprint Longitudinal quality of life in low-income men in a state-funded prostate cancer treatment program
    Mary Wassel Zavala
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:200-14. 2008
    ..To evaluate longitudinal changes in disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among a cohort of low-income men treated for prostate cancer...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint Partnership and outcomes in men with prostate cancer
    Jonathan Bergman
    Department of Urology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Cancer 115:4688-94. 2009
    ..In the current study, the authors sought to examine the impact of partnership status on the mental health of men treated for localized prostate cancer...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint Matching tumor risk with aggressiveness of treatment in men with multiple comorbidities and early-stage prostate cancer
    Timothy J Daskivich
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    Cancer 119:3446-53. 2013
    ..This study characterized the impact of comorbidity on treatment and survival in men with differing tumor risks...
  51. doi request reprint The impact of social networks and partnership status on treatment choice in men with localized prostate cancer
    Karim Chamie
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    BJU Int 109:1006-12. 2012
    ..The decision to pursue radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer is often influenced by factors outside the realm of tumour risk, such as a man's support system at home...
  52. pmc Alfuzosin and symptoms of chronic prostatitis-chronic pelvic pain syndrome
    J Curtis Nickel
    Department of Urology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
    N Engl J Med 359:2663-73. 2008
    ..In men with chronic prostatitis-chronic pelvic pain syndrome, treatment with alpha-adrenergic receptor blockers early in the course of the disorder has been reported to be effective in some, but not all, relatively small randomized trials...
  53. ncbi request reprint Overview summary statement. Diagnosis and management of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)
    Anthony J Schaeffer
    Department of Urology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Urology 60:1-4. 2002
    ....
  54. 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...
  55. doi request reprint Bone scan overuse in staging of prostate cancer: an analysis of a Veterans Affairs cohort
    Roland Palvolgyi
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Urology 77:1330-6. 2011
    ..With contemporary widespread prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening, more patients are being diagnosed with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer, reducing the need and yield of bone scan imaging...
  56. 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...
  57. pmc How dry is "OAB-dry"? Perspectives from patients and physician experts
    Jennifer T Anger
    Division of Urology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, California 90211, USA
    J Urol 188:1811-5. 2012
    ..To better understand patient and physician perspectives on symptoms among women with overactive bladder-wet and overactive bladder-dry, we performed patient focus groups and interviews with experts in urinary incontinence...
  58. doi request reprint Does hormone therapy exacerbate the adverse effects of radiotherapy in men with prostate cancer? A quality of life study
    Jonathan D Grant
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Urol 185:1674-80. 2011
    ....
  59. pmc The demographic burden of urologic diseases in America
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 36:11-27, v. 2009
    ..This article details major initial findings from the Urologic Diseases in America project with respect to the demographic impact of the most common benign, malignant, and pediatric urologic conditions...
  60. ncbi request reprint Correlates of bother following treatment for clinically localized prostate cancer
    John L Gore
    Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Urol 184:1309-15. 2010
    ..We determined factors associated with bother, the distress patients experience as a result of functional detriments after treatment for localized prostate cancer...
  61. pmc Category III chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: insights from the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network studies
    J Curtis Nickel
    Department of Urology, Queen s University, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V7, Canada
    Curr Urol Rep 9:320-7. 2008
    ..Landmark publications of the CPCRN document a decade of progress. Insights from these CPCRN studies have improved our management of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and offer hope for continued progress...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. doi request reprint Overtreatment of men with low-risk prostate cancer and significant comorbidity
    Timothy J Daskivich
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cancer 117:2058-66. 2011
    ..Men with low-risk prostate cancer and significant comorbidity are susceptible to overtreatment. The authors sought to compare the impact of comorbidity and age on treatment choice in men with low-risk disease...
  65. ncbi request reprint Urologist attitudes toward end-of-life care
    Jonathan Bergman
    Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Urology 82:48-52. 2013
    ..To examine urology trainees' views about the quality and current practices of end-of-life care and to explore strategies for improving integration and quality of care...
  66. pmc Compliance with guidelines for patients with bladder cancer: variation in the delivery of care
    Karim Chamie
    Department of Urology, Health Services Research Group, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cancer 117:5392-401. 2011
    ..In the current study, the authors sought to characterize practice patterns in patients with high-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in relation to established guidelines...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. doi request reprint Quality of life in men with locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the prostate: an exploratory analysis using data from the CaPSURE database
    Wesley M White
    Department of Urology, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920, USA
    J Urol 180:2409-13; discussion 2414. 2008
    ..We present longitudinal quality of life outcomes in a national observational cohort of men with locally advanced prostate adenocarcinoma...
  73. ncbi request reprint Assessment of prognosis with the total illness burden index for prostate cancer: aiding clinicians in treatment choice
    Mark S Litwin
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cancer 109:1777-83. 2007
    ..The authors adapted the Total Illness Burden Index (TIBI) for use in decision-making among men with prostate cancer at the time of the visit...
  74. 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...
  75. pmc Racial disparities in access to care for men in a public assistance program for prostate cancer
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Box 951738, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    J Community Health 33:318-35. 2008
    ..The greater satisfaction and confidence among Hispanic men are explained by modifiable variables that suggest avenues for improvement...
  76. ncbi request reprint Impact of comorbidity on health-related quality of life in men undergoing radical prostatectomy: data from CaPSURE
    Shelley A Arredondo
    Department of Urology, Urology Outcomes Research Group, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California 94143 1798, USA
    Urology 67:559-65. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that the number and type of comorbidities negatively affect HRQOL in men undergoing radical prostatectomy...
  77. pmc Thromboembolic complications of sling surgery for stress urinary 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, California 90095 1738, USA
    Urology 74:1223-6. 2009
    ..To determine the rate of thromboembolic complications after sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence among female Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older...
  78. 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...
  79. 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...
  80. doi request reprint Prostate cancer treatment for economically disadvantaged men: a comparison of county hospitals and private providers
    J Kellogg Parsons
    Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Cancer 116:1378-84. 2010
    ..The authors compared the types of treatments prostate cancer patients received from county hospitals and private providers as part of a statewide public assistance program...
  81. ncbi request reprint Renal and cardiovascular morbidity after partial or radical nephrectomy
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Cancer 112:511-20. 2008
    ..To clarify the benefits of nephron-sparing surgery among patients with early-stage kidney cancer, the authors compared the frequency of renal and cardiovascular morbidity after partial or radical nephrectomy...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. doi request reprint Quality of end-of-life care in low-income, uninsured men dying of prostate cancer
    Jonathan Bergman
    Department of Urology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    Cancer 116:2126-31. 2010
    ..The quality of end-of-life care was assessed in disadvantaged men prospectively enrolled in a public assistance program. That end-of-life care would be aggressive, more so than recommended by quality-of-care guidelines, was hypothesized...
  90. 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...
  91. pmc Quality of care in bladder cancer: trends in urinary diversion following radical cystectomy
    John L Gore
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    World J Urol 27:45-50. 2009
    ..Nonetheless, certain aspects of bladder cancer care can be evaluated to quantify the quality of care delivered. We sought to determine trends in continent urinary diversion to evaluate the adoption of this more optimal reconstruction...
  92. 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...
  93. 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...
  94. ncbi request reprint Symptom clusters related to treatment for prostate cancer
    Sally L Maliski
    School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 35:786-93. 2008
    ..To identify symptom clusters that include urinary and erectile dysfunction among men treated for prostate cancer...
  95. doi request reprint Erectile aid use by men treated for localized prostate cancer
    Jonathan Bergman
    Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 182:649-54. 2009
    ..We evaluated associations between demographic and clinical characteristics, quality of life outcome measures and erectile aids in men treated for localized prostate cancer...
  96. 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...
  97. ncbi request reprint Improving decisions for men with prostate cancer: translational outcomes research
    Jonathan Bergman
    Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 183:2186-92. 2010
    ..We established a method to present a health related quality of life instrument in a format more readily interpretable by men with prostate cancer...
  98. pmc Outcomes of intravesical botulinum toxin for idiopathic overactive bladder symptoms: a systematic review of the literature
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 183:2258-64. 2010
    ..We systematically reviewed the evidence for the efficacy and safety of botulinum toxin in the management of overactive bladder...
  99. 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...
  100. 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...
  101. doi request reprint Physician assessment of pretreatment functional status: a process-outcomes link
    Karim Chamie
    Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Urol 185:1229-33. 2011
    ..We determined whether accurate pretherapy assessment has a significant role in forecasting health related quality of life after definitive treatment for prostate cancer...

Research Grants2

  1. Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network
    Mark Litwin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The UCLA site will build upon its experience as a charter site in the first CPCRN to achieve the goals set out by the second. ..
  2. Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network
    Mark Litwin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The UCLA site will build upon its experience as a charter site in the first CPCRN to achieve the goals set out by the second. ..