Patient-Reported Urinary Continence and Sexual Function After Anatomic Radical Prostatectomy

  • Arthur L. Burnett
    Address correspondence to: Arthur L Burnett, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Brady Urological Institute, 600 North Wolfe Street, Marburg 407, Baltimore, MD 21287
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Brady Urological Institute, Baltimore, MD
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      For patients faced with a prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment decision making unsurprisingly considers quality of life aspects. This matter is particularly relevant for this disease state in which possibly adverse effects of treatment may rival the impact, in terms of life fulfillment, presented by the disease threat itself. This realization is not new for prostate cancer, and specialists in this field have long debated the best strategies for management of this disease with the least likelihood of complications.
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      • Patient-reported urinary continence and sexual function after anatomic radical prostatectomy
        UrologyVol. 55Issue 1
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          Objectives. After radical prostatectomy, the rates for recovery of urinary continence and sexual function reported by experienced surgeons are much higher than the patient-reported outcomes from other centers. It is uncertain whether this represents differences in surgical technique or in the collection of data. This study was performed to determine patient-reported rates of continence and potency after radical prostatectomy performed by an experienced surgeon at a high-volume referral center for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.
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