Aparato Locomotor

VOL.18 Nº3, JULIO/SEPTIEMBRE 2007

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Precocious detection of the prostate cancer. Benefits of its inclusion in the protocol of monitoring of the health?

Ares Camerino A., Sainz Vera B.1, Puertas
Montenegro M.1, Soto Pino M.L., Marchena
Aparicio J.C., Suárez Collantes M.

Servicio de Prevención y Salud Laboral.
Diputación Provincial de Cádiz
1 Servicio de Medicina Interna. Hospital
Clínico. Puerto Real (Cádiz)

Although the prostate cancer fundamentally affects to age men older, around 25% are diagnosed before the 65 years. The sifting technique that has been demonstrated of greater utility is the determination of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). Its relation with the PSA frees discriminates the benign pathology of those of tumour like origin.

Objective: To know the prevalence prostate pathology between those of workers of the Provincial Delegation of Cadiz.

Measurement: As it leaves from the protocol of monitoring of the health made by the Service of Prevention and Labour Health include the accomplishment of Ultrasound Abdominal/Prostates and the determination of PSA in greater men of 50 years. A total of 229 workers participated in the study to whom also a survey on «urology pathology» was made to them.

Desingn: Descriptive observacional study.

Results: Age Average: 61.07 years (DS 5.95) the values of the PSA were inferior to 4ng/ml in 92.14%, in 5.71% they presented/displayed values between 4-10 ng/ml, and 2.14% presented/displayed 10 values superior to ng/ml. Of the 152 workers who were made abdominal ultrasound, in 21 cases (13,82%) the presence of a prostate nodule was detected.

Correspondencia:

A. Ares Camerino
Servicio de Prevención y Salud Laboral
Diputación Provincial de Cádiz. Plaza de España s/n. Cádiz 11006
aares@dipucadiz.es

Agradecimientos:

A Francisca Salinas Aguilar, oficial de Administración Especial de la Diputación de Cádiz, sin cuya inestimable colaboración y trabajo ordenado, habría sido difícil llevar este proyecto a buen puerto.

MAPFRE MEDICINA, 2007; 18 (3): 175-179


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