Age is predictive of immediate postoperative urinary continence after radical retropubic prostatectomy

Fabio Campodonico, Egi Edward Manuputty, Sara Campora, Matteo Puntoni, Massimo Maffezzini

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Abstract

Introduction: Immediate continence is a goal to take into consideration for better patient satisfaction after radical prostatectomy. Factors predicting urinary continence at catheter removal were investigated. Materials and Methods: We evaluated preoperative, operative, clinical, hormonal and pathological variables in a homogeneous series of radical retropubic prostatectomies (RRPs) following the principles of urinary sphincter restoration technique. Results: The study included 201 patients who underwent RRP. The overall immediate continence rate at catheter removal was 67.7% (136 patients); 28.8% (58 patients) were using one protective pad daily and 3.5% (7 patients) were incontinent. At 6-month follow-up incontinence had reached the lowest level of 2.5% (5 patients) and at 12 months the patients using one pad daily had decreased to 11.9% (24 patients). Multivariate logistic analysis showed that the only two factors independently associated with immediate continence were age

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-281
Number of pages6
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Volume92
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Age
  • Immediate urinary continence
  • Radical prostatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Medicine(all)

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