Effect of digital rectal examination (and ejaculation) on serum prostate-specific antigen after twenty-four hours. A randomized, prospective study.

Title

Effect of digital rectal examination (and ejaculation) on serum prostate-specific antigen after twenty-four hours. A randomized, prospective study.

Creator

McAleer J K; Gerson L W; McMahon D; Geller L

Publisher

Urology

Date

1993
1993-02

Description

The purpose of this randomized, controlled, clinical trial was to determine the effect of the digital rectal examination (DRE) on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) serum levels in view of conflicting literature reports and screening methods and misconceptions by physicians. We showed that the DRE had no clinically important effect on PSA values twenty-four hours later. The mean PSA rose from 1.57 to 1.62 ng/mL, similar to the controls. Ejaculation had no meaningful effect on the serum PSA values.

Subject

Adult; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Time Factors; Aged; Prospective Studies; Rectum; *Palpation; Ejaculation; Prostate-Specific Antigen/*blood; 80 and over

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

111–112

Issue

2

Volume

41

Citation

McAleer J K; Gerson L W; McMahon D; Geller L, “Effect of digital rectal examination (and ejaculation) on serum prostate-specific antigen after twenty-four hours. A randomized, prospective study.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5534.

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