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ERIC Number: EJ957749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
The Prostate Exam
Romero, Frederico R.; Romero, Antonio W.; Filho, Thadeu Brenny; Kulysz, David; Oliveira, Fernando C., Jr.; Filho, Renato Tambara
Health Education Journal, v71 n2 p239-250 Mar 2012
Objective: To help students, residents, and general practitioners to improve the technique, skills, and reproducibility of their prostate examination. Methods: We developed a comprehensive guideline outlining prostate anatomy, indications, patient preparation, positioning, technique, findings, and limitations of this ancient art of urological evaluation. Results: The prostate exam was the first diagnostic test used for prostate cancer screening and other urological conditions. Although several alternative procedures have been developed in the past century, the prostate exam is still an important part of genital-pelvic evaluation because of its simplicity, cost and time effectiveness, and relatively minimal patient discomfort experienced. Conclusion: With an aging population and increasing incidence of prostate diseases, it is imperative that healthcare professionals possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make the prostate exam a routine part of a complete physical examination. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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