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Health-related quality-of-life outcomes after anatomic retropubic radical prostatectomy in the phosphodiesterase type 5 ERA: impact of neurovascular bundle preservation.
Urology. 2005 Aug; 66(2):371-6.U

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To examine the impact of neurovascular bundle preservation on longitudinal health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) outcomes after anatomic radical retropubic prostatectomy (RP) using a validated questionnaire.

METHODS

We examined patient-reported sexual and urinary HRQOL at baseline and at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after RP using the University of California, Los Angeles, Prostate Cancer Index among 342 patients treated between 2001 and 2004 by a single surgeon. The time to return to baseline urinary and sexual function and bother were compared between men who underwent unilateral versus bilateral nerve-sparing RP using a Cox proportional hazards regression model.

RESULTS

Of the 342 patients, 15 (5%), 69 (20%), and 258 (75%) had no, one, or both neurovascular bundles preserved, respectively. After adjustment for age and baseline sexual function, bilateral nerve sparing was associated with greater sexual function scores than unilateral nerve sparing at all points, although the differences only approached or reached significance at 3 (P = 0.06) and 6 (P = 0.04) months after RP. After adjustment for age and baseline sexual function, a trend was noted for an earlier return to baseline sexual function among men who underwent bilateral nerve-sparing RP (hazard ratio 1.67, 95% confidence interval 0.88 to 3.17, P = 0.12), although this did not reach significance. More than 90% of the men returned to their baseline urinary function and bother, regardless of nerve-sparing status.

CONCLUSIONS

In the current study, bilateral nerve-sparing RP was associated with better postoperative sexual HRQOL scores than unilateral nerve-sparing RP, although in general the differences were slight.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287-2101, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16040103

Citation

Haffner, Michael C., et al. "Health-related Quality-of-life Outcomes After Anatomic Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy in the Phosphodiesterase Type 5 ERA: Impact of Neurovascular Bundle Preservation." Urology, vol. 66, no. 2, 2005, pp. 371-6.
Haffner MC, Landis PK, Saigal CS, et al. Health-related quality-of-life outcomes after anatomic retropubic radical prostatectomy in the phosphodiesterase type 5 ERA: impact of neurovascular bundle preservation. Urology. 2005;66(2):371-6.
Haffner, M. C., Landis, P. K., Saigal, C. S., Carter, H. B., & Freedland, S. J. (2005). Health-related quality-of-life outcomes after anatomic retropubic radical prostatectomy in the phosphodiesterase type 5 ERA: impact of neurovascular bundle preservation. Urology, 66(2), 371-6.
Haffner MC, et al. Health-related Quality-of-life Outcomes After Anatomic Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy in the Phosphodiesterase Type 5 ERA: Impact of Neurovascular Bundle Preservation. Urology. 2005;66(2):371-6. PubMed PMID: 16040103.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Health-related quality-of-life outcomes after anatomic retropubic radical prostatectomy in the phosphodiesterase type 5 ERA: impact of neurovascular bundle preservation. AU - Haffner,Michael C, AU - Landis,Patricia K, AU - Saigal,Christopher S, AU - Carter,H Ballentine, AU - Freedland,Stephen J, PY - 2004/12/27/received PY - 2005/02/23/revised PY - 2005/03/22/accepted PY - 2005/7/26/pubmed PY - 2005/12/13/medline PY - 2005/7/26/entrez SP - 371 EP - 6 JF - Urology JO - Urology VL - 66 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of neurovascular bundle preservation on longitudinal health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) outcomes after anatomic radical retropubic prostatectomy (RP) using a validated questionnaire. METHODS: We examined patient-reported sexual and urinary HRQOL at baseline and at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after RP using the University of California, Los Angeles, Prostate Cancer Index among 342 patients treated between 2001 and 2004 by a single surgeon. The time to return to baseline urinary and sexual function and bother were compared between men who underwent unilateral versus bilateral nerve-sparing RP using a Cox proportional hazards regression model. RESULTS: Of the 342 patients, 15 (5%), 69 (20%), and 258 (75%) had no, one, or both neurovascular bundles preserved, respectively. After adjustment for age and baseline sexual function, bilateral nerve sparing was associated with greater sexual function scores than unilateral nerve sparing at all points, although the differences only approached or reached significance at 3 (P = 0.06) and 6 (P = 0.04) months after RP. After adjustment for age and baseline sexual function, a trend was noted for an earlier return to baseline sexual function among men who underwent bilateral nerve-sparing RP (hazard ratio 1.67, 95% confidence interval 0.88 to 3.17, P = 0.12), although this did not reach significance. More than 90% of the men returned to their baseline urinary function and bother, regardless of nerve-sparing status. CONCLUSIONS: In the current study, bilateral nerve-sparing RP was associated with better postoperative sexual HRQOL scores than unilateral nerve-sparing RP, although in general the differences were slight. SN - 1527-9995 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16040103/Health_related_quality_of_life_outcomes_after_anatomic_retropubic_radical_prostatectomy_in_the_phosphodiesterase_type_5_ERA:_impact_of_neurovascular_bundle_preservation_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0090-4295(05)00361-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -