Long-term sexual outcomes after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: which patients could benefit the most?

P. Capogrosso, E. Ventimiglia, M. Ferrari, A. Serino, L. Boeri, U. Capitanio, A. Briganti, R. Damiano, F. Montorsi, A. Salonia

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Assess rate and predictors of erectile function (EF) outcomes at long-term follow-up (FU) after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). Cross-sectional analyses were performed on 135 patients with a mean FU of 12 years post HoLEP. Patients completed both a baseline and a FU International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF)-EF domain and the International Prostatic Symptoms Score (IPSS). Postoperative EF outcomes, including rate and predictors of EF improvement considering minimal clinically important differences (MCIDs) criteria, were assessed. Logistic regression models tested the association between predictors and EF. At a mean (median) FU of 152.1 (163) months, patients showed a significant decrease in the IIEF-EF score P

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Impotence Research
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jul 28 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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