Clinical interval and diagnostic characteristics in a cohort of bladder cancer patients in Spain: a multicenter observational study

Xavier Bonfill, María José Martinez-Zapata, Robin W.M. Vernooij, María José Sánchez, María Morales Suárez-Varela, Javier De la Cruz, José Ignacio Emparanza, Montserrat Ferrer, José Ignacio Pijoan, Joan Palou, Stefanie Schmidt, Eva Madrid, Víctor Abraira, Javier Zamora

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We performed a cohort study in seven hospitals in Spain to determine the clinical characteristics of incident patients with bladder cancer, the diagnostic process, and the conditions that might affect health care interval times.RESULTS: 314 patients with bladder cancer were included, 70.3 (Standard Deviation [SD] 11.2) years old and 85.0% male. Clinical stage was T1 in 45.9% of patients. The median interval time between first consultation and diagnosis was of 104.0 days (Inter quartile range [IQR]:112.0; range from 0 to 986), being shorter for those patients who attended a hospital for their first consultation. The median interval time between diagnosis and first treatment was of 0.0 days (IQR: 0.0; range from 0 to 366), being longer when the patient had a pathologic tumor stage ≥ T2a.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Diagnostic techniques and procedures
  • Neoplasm staging
  • Observational study
  • Time factors
  • Urinary bladder neoplasm

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