Should Baseline PSA Testing Be Performed in Men Aged 40 to Detect Those Aged 50 Or Less Who Are at Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer?(Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Should Baseline PSA Testing Be Performed in Men Aged 40 to Detect Those Aged 50 Or Less Who Are at Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer?(Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Although prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening of asymptomatic men aged 50-75 years may reduce the prostate cancer mortality by at least 20%, there is concern about the high rate of overtreatment. (1) The risk of overtreatment is increased in older men with less aggressive cancer. In men younger than 50 years–especially those with high-risk prostate […]

Safety and Efficacy of Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA) Conducted by Medical Officers in a Level 1 Hospital in Cape Town (Original Articles) (Report)

Safety and Efficacy of Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA) Conducted by Medical Officers in a Level 1 Hospital in Cape Town (Original Articles) (Report)

Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is a skill commonly required when dealing with patients in the emergency department (ED). Typical procedures performed under PSA in the ED or minor theatre setting are reduction of fractures and common dislocations, incision and drainage of abscesses, laceration repair in children, foreign body removal, and evacuation of retained products […]