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Urinary continence after RP has been associated with several variables, including age, prostate volume, prostatic and membranous urethral length, and nerve-sparing status.
Twenty eight women with stress urinary incontinence and fifty seven ones with urinary continence, with age between 17 to 47 years (average 31.
Return of erections and urinary continence following nerve sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy.
Urinary continence has a major impact on quality of life and has economic implications.
The precision of movement available through robotic surgery is already helping reduce the risk of sexual side effects, and the early evidence is that CO2 lasers will help us be even more accurate-especially when preserving the sensitive nerve areas necessary for sexual function and urinary continence," said Dr.
As reported in the August issue of BJU International, men treated with RALP rather than standard prostatectomy had better recovery of urinary continence and erectile function.
Positive clinical findings demonstrating faster recovery of urinary continence using localized manual cooling techniques during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy surgery will be published in the April 2009 issue of Urology and are now available online at http://www.
Instead, more attention needs to be directed to promoting and maintaining continence abilities and preventing avoidable bowel and urinary continence decline.
It is worth mentioning that these first three cases have been reviewed at their follow-up appointments, and all have experienced improvement of their urinary continence," said Patricolo.
IT isn't sexy but problems with urinary continence are common and can have a devastating affect on social and sexual confidence.
I have a patient with spina bifida who has an "Indiana pouch" to provide urinary continence.