Posts Tagged ‘pre-operative erectile dysfunction’

URO TODAY: Having erectile dysfunction prior to prostate cancer surgery does not affect you chances of surviving the treatment, a study shows. READ MORE>

Pre-operative erectile dysfunction is associated with decreased overall survival and survival from causes other than prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy.

However, pre-operative ED was not an independent predictor of overall survival after adjusting for other predictors of survival.

Urologists should carefully assess pre-treatment ED status to enhance appropriate treatment recommendation for men with prostate cancer.

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URO TODAY: Men with erectile dysfunction before a radical prostatectomy may have a greater risk of death, according to a study of nearly 3000 patients by Johns Hopkins researchers. READ MORE>

Surgeons may consider erectile dysfunction as [a] potential surrogate marker of a shorter life expectancy, but not an absolute surgical contra-indication.

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