RESEARCH SUPPORT, NON-U.S. GOV'T
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Polymerase chain reaction-based identification of Propionibacterium acnes types isolated from the male urinary tract: evaluation of adolescents, normal adults and men with prostatic pathology.

BJU International 2006 August
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether colonization of the male urinary tract with Propionibacterium acnes, in particular types IB and II (which are associated with inflammation in radical prostatectomy specimens and might be involved in the development of prostate cancer), is associated with prostate disease, and thus to develop a urine test to detect men at risk of prostate disease.

PATIENTS, SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We developed the first polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based technique for identifying P. acnes types IA, IB and II, and used this in combination with selective culture medium to compare the prevalence of these subtypes in the urinary tract of adolescent males, healthy adult men and patients with confirmed prostate pathology.

RESULTS: P. acnes types IB and II were no more prevalent in the urinary tract of patients with prostate pathology than in normal control men. However, the prevalence of types IB and II appeared to be higher in adult men (at 11 of 15 and six of 15, respectively) than in adolescents (two of six and one of six), suggesting an age-related increase. Comparison of urinary tract and facial skin P. acnes from three subjects showed that type IA was more often predominant on facial skin, whereas types IB or II were more often predominant in the urinary tract.

CONCLUSIONS: A urine test might not be useful for detecting men with prostatic P. acnes infection and thus at greater risk of associated prostate disease. However, this work validated our technique for detecting and identifying the three P. acnes subtypes, and identified some interesting trends worth further investigation.

Full text links

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app