Association between Prostate Cancer and Urinary Calculi: A Population-Based Study

Shiu Dong Chung, Shih Ping Liu, Herng Ching Lin

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Background: Understanding the reasons underlying the emerging trend and the changing demographics of Asian prostate cancer (PC) has become an important field of study. This study set out to explore the possibility that urinary calculi (UC) and PC may share an association by conducting a case-control study on a population-based database in Taiwan. Methods: The cases of this study included 2,900 subjects ≥ 40 years-old who had received their first-time diagnosis of PC and 14,500 randomly selected controls without PC. Conditional logistic regressions were employed to explore the association between PC and having been previously diagnosed with UC. Results: We found that prior UC was found among 608 (21.0%) cases and 2,037 (14.1%) controls (p

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere57743
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 25 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General


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