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Understanding Early Functional Recovery After Robotic Prostatectomy.
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PMID:  21521701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives. The time to regain urinary control and sexual function after robotic-assisted prostatectomy varies widely. The authors performed a study to prospectively assess relationships between intraoperative processes and early functional recovery after surgery. Methods. Prostate cancer patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy prospectively completed questionnaires (Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite-Short Form, Sexual Health Inventory for Men) preoperatively and at 3 months postoperatively. Relationships between intraoperative processes and early recovery were measured using multiple logistic regression. Results. At 3 months, 73.9% and 29.7% of patients had recovered urinary and sexual function, respectively. Bladder neck preservation was associated with early recovery of both urinary and sexual function (P < .01). The quality of nerve sparing (P = .01), seminal vesicle sparing (P = .03), and the use of urethral suspension (P = .04) were associated with early recovery of sexual function. Conclusions. Early functional recovery for patients undergoing robotic-assisted prostatectomy varies by both patient characteristics and process measures. The causal link between intraoperative processes and patient outcomes merits further study through quality improvement collaboratives.
Ted A Skolarus; Alon Z Weizer; Ryan C Hedgepeth; Chang He; David P Wood; Brent K Hollenbeck
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical innovation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1553-3514     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101233809     Medline TA:  Surg Innov     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Michigan.
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