To compare prostate volume and PSA levels with bacterial growth in prostate tissue cultures.
50 male patients who underwent transuretheral prostate resection (TURP) were investigated prospectively. Resection chips from the prostate gland were added to Brain Heart Infusion Medium and incubated. PSA levels were determinded preoperatively at our urology ward. The prostate gland volume was estimated by transabdominal ultrasound (TAUS) examination preoperatively.
Persons with positive bacterial prostate tissue cultures have a greater prostate volume. This is significant in patients with and without histopathological signs of prostatitis. Persons with positive bacterial prostate tissue cultures have higher PSA values. This is significant in patients without histopathological signs of prostatitis.
People with positive bacterial prostatic tissue culture have a higher prostate volume in comparison to patients with negative culture findings and show a tendency towards increased PSA levels as well.
Urology. 2018 Mar 08 [Epub ahead of print]
Stefan Heidler, Martin Drerup, Lukas Lusuardi, Ursula Bannert, Katharina Bretterbauer, Johannes Bures, Franz Dietersdorfer, Eva Dlouhy-Schütz, Clemens Hessler, Rainer Karpf, Lie-Anna Mittellehner, Barbara Mitlöhner, Stephan Schwarz, Günther Thomay, Georg Lösch, Christa Freibauer, Walter Albrecht
Department of Urology, Krankenhaus Mistelbach, Austria. Electronic address: ., Department of Urology, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria., Department of Urology, Krankenhaus Mistelbach, Austria., Department of Pathology, Krankenhaus Mistelbach, Austria.