Authors: Ilija Barukčić
BACKGROUND: Several observational studies investigated the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the risk of prostate cancer (PC) and have suggested conflicting results about this relationship. However, the relationship between HPV infection and PC remains unclear. The aim of the present meta-analysis study is to investigate whether HPV serves as a cause of PC. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched for suitable articles. Previously published expert review and systematic review were used as an additional source to identify appropriate articles. Articles selected for this meta-analysis should fulfil the following inclusion criteria: (a) no data access barrier (b) PCR DNA based identification of HPV. RESULTS: The studies analysed were able provide evidence that without being married no (HPV infection of a men/prostate cancer).The X² value of the total 20 articles indicated a significant causal relationship between HPV and PC. In other words, if HPV infection of human prostate, then prostate cancer. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, Human papillomavirus is the cause of prostate cancer. KEYWORDS: Human papillomavirus, prostate cancer, causal relationship, causality
Comments: 9 Pages. Copyright © 2018 by Ilija Barukčić, Jever, Germany. Published by:.
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