Prediction of functional outcomes after nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: Results of conditional survival analyses

Firas Abdollah, Maxine Sun, Nazareno Suardi, Andrea Gallina, Marco Bianchi, Manuela Tutolo, Niccolò Passoni, Zhe Tian, Andrea Salonia, Renzo Colombo, Patrizio Rigatti, Pierre I. Karakiewicz, Francesco Montorsi, Alberto Briganti

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Abstract

Background: In prostate cancer (PCa) patients treated with radical prostatectomy (RP), the rate of urinary continence (UC) and erectile function (EF) recovery may change significantly depending on the time interval between surgery and patient assessment. This effect, known as conditional survival, has not yet been assessed. Objective: Evaluate the conditional rates of UC and EF recovery after nerve-sparing RP (NSRP). Design, setting, and participants: We included 1135 PCa patients treated between January 2000 and June 2011 at a single referral center. Intervention: All patients underwent NSRP. Outcome measurements and statistical analysis: The Kaplan-Meier method assessed the time to recovery of UC (defined as an International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire score

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-52
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Urology
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Conditional survival
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
  • Prediction
  • Urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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