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Comparison of continence recovery between robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy and open radical retropubic prostatectomy: a single surgeon experience.
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PMID:  24044093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the recovery of continence after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) and open radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP).
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 258 patients who underwent surgery by a single surgeon to treat localized prostate cancer. The patients were divided into two groups according to operative method. In group 1, 146 consecutive patients underwent RALP, and in group 2, 112 patients underwent RRP. To compare the interval until the return of urinary continence between the two groups, we used the Kaplan-Meier method and the log-rank test and Cox proportional hazard regression analyses.
RESULTS: Differences between the two groups were found in mean estimated blood loss (EBL; p<0.001) and the rate of nerve sparing (p=0.004). When continence was defined as the use of 0 to 1 pad per day, 100% of group 1 and 98.2% of group 2 reported continence at 12 months (p=0.189). When continence was defined as no pad use, however, there was a significant difference between the two groups at 12 months: group 1, 95.7%, and group 2, 70.7% (p<0.001). The factors affecting time until no pad use in the univariate analysis with a Cox proportional hazards model were operation method, age, neurovascular bundle saving, membranous urethral length (MUL), EBL, and apical shape. In the multivariate analysis, only operation method, age, and MUL retained significance.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggests that RALP is an independent factor for the recovery of continence and that RALP has advantages for postoperative continence recovery and the quality of continence compared with RRP.
Seung Jun Son; Sang Chul Lee; Chang Wook Jeong; Seong Jin Jeong; Seok Soo Byun; Sang Eun Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-09-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Korean journal of urology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  2005-6737     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean J Urol     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-17     Completed Date:  2013-09-17     Revised Date:  2013-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101499376     Medline TA:  Korean J Urol     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  598-602     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Urology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
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