Does experimental pain assessment before biopsy predict for pain during transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy?

Soyupek S., Bozlu M., Armagan A., Oezorak A., Perk H.

UROLOGY, vol.70, no.4, pp.681-684, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.urology.2007.05.012
  • Journal Name: UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.681-684


OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether assessment of experimental pain perception using the modified tourniquet test before a biopsy procedure could predict the pain scores during transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy. However, the relationship between the experimental pain assessment before prostate biopsy and the pain scores during the biopsy procedure has not been established.