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Table 1 Patient Characteristics (N = 267)

From: Incidence of seed migration to the chest, abdomen, and pelvis after transperineal interstitial prostate brachytherapy with loose 125I seeds

Variable Value Range
Age (y) 68.7 ± 0.4 (53-81)
Initial PSA (ng/mL) 7.36 ± 0.20 (4.01-19.88)
Gleason score < 7, n (%) 172 (64.4)  
Gleason score = 7, n (%) 95 (35.6)  
Preimplant prostate volume by TRUS (cc) 23.5 ± 0.4 (9.3-41.0)
Total radioactivity (MBq) 922.3 ± 10.3 (482.9-1300.5)
Number of seeds implanted 72.0 ± 0.7 (40-100)
Number of needles 24.9 ± 0.3 (12-39)
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard error (range) or number (percent) of patients.
  2. Abbreviations: PSA = prostate-specific antigen; TRUS = transrectal ultrasound