Bea Anne Christopher

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Radical prostatectomy has been shown to have a potential negative impact on penile health. Stretched penile length (SPL), which most closely correlates with erect penile length, was significantly reduced in almost half of men undergoing surgery in several studies. The purpose of this study was to test whether early intervention after surgery with a vacuum(More)
PURPOSE To accurately assess the relationship between nerve sparing radical prostatectomy and urinary continence using an anonymous validated survey in men undergoing surgical treatment for prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS From September 1999 to February 2006, men undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) by one surgeon were given the UCLA Prostate(More)
OBJECTIVE To define accurately health related quality of life outcomes in men undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) by a single surgeon. MATERIALS AND METHODS Since September 1999, men undergoing RP were asked to complete the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36) and University of California Los Angeles Prostate Cancer Index preoperatively,(More)
INTRODUCTION Radical prostatectomy (RP) can have a significant impact on sexual health. The purpose of this study was to measure changes in sexual health after RP, assess the impact of various treatments for erectile dysfunction, and define an appropriate endpoint for maintaining sexual health after surgery. METHODS One hundred sixteen men with good(More)
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