Johns Hopkins Study Reveals Significant Rise in Prostate Biopsy Complications and High Post-Procedure Hospitalization Rate:
Posted Sep 30 2011 10:44pm
Johns Hopkins Study Reveals Significant Rise in Prostate Biopsy Complications and High Post-Procedure Hospitalization Rate:NCI Cancer Center News In a study of complication rates following prostate biopsy among Medicare beneficiaries, Johns Hopkins researchers have found a significant rise in serious complications requiring hospitalization. The researchers found that this common outpatient procedure, used to diagnose prostate cancer, was associated with a 6.9 percent rate of hospitalization within 30 days of biopsy compared to a 2.9 percent hospitalization rate among a control group of men who did not have a prostate biopsy. Click here to read full press release from Johns Hopkins .###
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