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PURPOSE We performed a long-term multicenter study of the AMS 700CX 3-piece inflatable penile prosthesis, focusing on longevity, morbidity and patient satisfaction in men implanted up to 134 months with a median followup of 47.7 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a large scale retrospective multicenter study in 2 phases. Phase 1 was a medical(More)
  • J J Mulcahy
  • 2000
Penile implants are mechanical devices used to treat erectile dysfunction. Parts of the implants may wear out with time, and the implants themselves may damage the body cavities in which they have been placed, especially with excessive or aggressive use. Techniques to replace parts, repair body cavities, and deal with infection associated with prosthesis(More)
INTRODUCTION There are few published guidelines for the management of sexual dysfunctions in men and women, despite the prevalence and lack of attention to these problems. Disorders of sexual function in men include erectile dysfunction, orgasm/ejaculation disorders, priapism, and Peyronie's disease. AIM To provide evidence-based and expert-opinion(More)
INTRODUCTION Placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis in a patient with scarred corporal bodies secondary to priapism or removal of a previously infected implant is a formidable surgical challenge; use of downsized implants has improved chances of successful reimplantation. Nevertheless, patients are frequently dissatisfied with the resulting short(More)
PURPOSE The effectiveness of treating patients with an infected penile implant by removing the device, cleansing the wound with a series of antiseptic solutions and placing a new device at the same procedure was assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 65 patients were included in the study. All foreign material was removed from the infected wound(More)
INTRODUCTION Penile prostheses, introduced as the first effective organic treatment for erectile dysfunction over three decades ago, have an important role in the treatment of erectile dysfunction when other nonprosthetic treatment options have proven unsatisfactory. Although they are the least chosen and most invasive treatment option, they have the(More)
Stress urinary incontinence in the male patient has been successfully treated with the artificial urinary sphincter. However, approximately 15% of the patients treated are still significantly wet despite some improvement with this device. These patients usually are almost totally incontinent before artificial sphincter implantation. Of 15 such patients 80%(More)
Penile prosthesis implantation is associated with a relatively low wound infection rate (3%). Proper adherence to antiseptic principles has kept the incidence low. When an infection does occur, one has the option of removing the device, allowing the infection to clear and possibly returning at a later date for reimplantation, or a salvage procedure, i.e.,(More)
PURPOSE Although some studies suggest that most infections associated with inflatable penile prosthesis implantation develop within year 1 after surgery, device related infections have been reported 5 years after implantation or later and the infection risk with time is not well characterized. We previously reported a statistically significantly lower(More)
PURPOSE Patients with priapism often develop permanent erectile dysfunction and personal sexual distress. This report is intended to help educate the public by reviewing the varied definitions and classifications of priapism and limited literature reports of pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment outcomes of priapism. The AUA priapism guidelines committee(More)