At 5, 10, and 15 years after active surveillance
was initiated, the cumulative incidence of any biopsy reclassification was 35%, 49%, and 56%, respectively, while the cumulative incidence of grade reclassification was 17%, 26%, and 31%, respectively.
published the first estimates in 1999 in Emerging Infectious Diseases (24) using early active surveillance
data from FoodNet and data from other sources.
The review of patient charts showed a relative increase of 56 percent in use of active surveillance
in patients who received their Oncotype DX GPS compared to patients from the same practices with similar risk factors who were not tested.
To develop an evidence-based protocol for AS in localized prostate cancer and identify the factors affecting the offer of, acceptance of, and adherence to active surveillance
for early-stage prostate cancer: review of the current literature.
Marks, a professor of urology and director of the UCLA Active Surveillance
Accuracy of PCA3 measurement in predicting short-term biopsy progression in an active surveillance
burgdorferi infection based on passive surveillance (that is, ticks collected voluntarily by medical and veterinary clinics in Quebec were submitted to the provincial public health laboratory) and active surveillance
(the research team's own field analysis of 71 woodland sites in three regions of southern Quebec) to identify areas where Lyme disease is emerging.
However, experts world over are increasingly relying on active surveillance
for a certain category of patients.
Because most women diagnosed with DCIS are treated, it is difficult to determine the comparative benefits of different treatment strategies versus active surveillance
, meaning systematic follow-up.
Carefully selected men with "low-risk" prostate cancer can safely delay treatment and opt instead for active surveillance
, researchers report in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.
Those indicated for localized and locally advanced prostate cancer include active surveillance
, radical prostatectomy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapies, including using hormone therapy as a immediate intervention, while those on cases with involvement of the lymph nodes include using radiotherapy for a potential cure.
Only about 28% of hospitals nationally use active surveillance
to identify patients carrying MRSA without active symptoms according to the APIC study, (6) and only a small percentage use the rapid molecular technology.
Dr Tim Larner, consultant urologist, said: "This test will be invaluable for patients who have active surveillance
of their PSA levels or for patients who need regular monitoring of disease nronression.
It's normal when there are a lot of people to have some cases, but when you have a number of cases, it becomes a concern and we have to do active surveillance
," UNICEF emergency specialist Mukesh Puri said.