Predictors of Urinary Function After Prostatectomy
Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018
In a study presented at the 2018 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting (Abstract MP05-02) and published in the Journal of Urology, Bin Shuai Wang, MD, of Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, Capital Medical University, China and Lulin Ma, MD, of Peking University Hospital, Beijing, noted that younger age, lower body mass index, and intraoperative nerve sparing independently predicted the recovery of continence within 12 weeks in patients who underwent radical prostatectomy. They also concluded that “age is the sole influencing factor of continence recovery within 24 weeks.”
The surgical data on 126 patients treated with laparoscopic radical prostatectomy between October 2015 and October 2016 were collected and analyzed retrospectively. All patients were followed for 24 to 48 weeks. They were observed for leakage after surgery, the number of urine pads used per day, the time when less than one pad was used per day, and the frequency of Kegel exercises. The overall recovery of continence 12 weeks after surgery was 46.8% ( n = 59) and 88.1% (n = 111) 24 weeks after surgery.