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PSA

1. prostatic specific antigen: an enzyme secreted by the prostate gland, increased levels of which are found in the blood of patients with cancer of the prostate
2. (in New Zealand) Public Service Association

PSA

PSA

Problem Statement Analizer. See PSL/PSA.

PSA

(Professional Services Automation) An information system designed to organize, track and manage all opportunities, work, resources, costs, revenues and invoices to improve the productivity and efficiency of the workforce. It is primarily targeted toward professional service organizations (PSOs), such as IT consulting firms and accounting firms, or professional service divisions (PSDs) within a company that bill for services performed by their employees.

From Start to Finish
An integrated system supports all phases of the project from first contact to collecting cash and posting revenue. The initial data may be derived from a CRM system when the project is ready to be assessed, or it can be managed entirely within the PSA system. PSA systems help convert the sizing and scoping of a project (the presales effort) into implementation timetables.

Key Functions
PSA systems provide resource management and information sharing and reserve and assign personnel based on skills, availability, career goals and travel preferences. A key element is Web-based data entry so that consultants can record their time and expenses on the job for efficient billing and project and customer management. For companies that sell products, the system may integrate inventory and billing.

As an example of integrated systems, the following functions are supported in Lawson Software's PSA suite. See CRM.


Contact Management
Opportunity Management
Client Management
Contract Management
Project/Engagement Management
Knowledge Management
Resource Management
Resource Assignments and Scheduling
Time and Expense Reporting
Project Accounting
Billing and Revenue Management
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David Samadi, for a free phone consultation and to learn more about PSA screening.
Recently, an isoform of free PSA has gained attention because of its increased specificity for prostate cancer, supplementing information from initial PSA test results.
4); addition of a 100- to 1000-fold molar excess of native ACT, and lower storage temperatures were found to help prevent the dissociation of PSA from the PSA-ACT complex (6).
Tum hastalarin operasyon oncesi parmakla rektal muayenesi (PRM), serumda total ve serbest PSA duzeyleri, transrektal ultrasonografisi (TRUS), uroflovmetri ve uluslararasi prostat semptom skorlamasi (IPSS) yapildi.
Among the 180 men, 25 had abnormally high levels of free PSA, 25 had abnormally high levels of complexed PSA, and 19 had abnormally high levels of both, reported Theresa Mulhern, a clinical chemistry supervisor at Mount Clemens (Minn.
Furthermore, based on the foregoing, it appears counterintuitive that the recently introduced ACT-complexed PSA (cPSA) assay, for which its proponents state provides the same specificity as the ratio of f-PSA:t-PSA, will be any better, and is thus, equally flawed.
Several prognostic factors in hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) have been reported, including initial PSA, tumour Gleason grade and stage, as well as baseline hemoglobin, performance status and PSA doubling time (PSADT).
The goal of PSA standardization efforts is to improve harmonization of results for patient serum samples, but the WHO primary standard materials use buffer with added bovine serum albumin, and assay calibrators use various matrices.
The analysis included 2,950 men from the placebo group whose annual digital rectal exams were normal, whose PSA levels never topped 4 ng/mL, and who did not get a prostate biopsy or a transurethral resection during the 7-year study.
Louis, cautioned there was some reason to believe the tests that appeared to detect PSA in nonprostate-cancer patients might have been measuring something else.
This platform creates a virtual one stop shop for PSA Directors.
PSA exists in serum in different molecular forms that can be measured separately and contribute to differentiation between benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer.