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INTRODUCTION A series of previously neglected sexually related side effects to radical prostatectomy (RP) has been identified over the recent years. These include orgasm-associated incontinence (OAI), urinary incontinence in relation to sexual stimulation (UISS), altered perception of orgasm, orgasm-associated pain (OAP), penile shortening (PS), and penile(More)
Normal sexual and reproductive functions depend largely on neurological mechanisms. Neurological defects in men can cause infertility through erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction and semen abnormalities. Among the major conditions contributing to these symptoms are pelvic and retroperitoneal surgery, diabetes, congenital spinal abnormalities,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the current literature on the impact and potential mechanisms of varicocele repair on male fertility. DESIGN Pertinent articles were identified through computer PubMed search on varicocele repair and male factor infertility. References of selected articles were hand searched for additional citations. CONCLUSION(S) Varicocele repair(More)
INTRODUCTION Altered perception of orgasm, orgasm-associated pain, penile sensory changes, urinary incontinence (UI) during sexual activity, penile shortening (PS), and penile deformity following radical prostatectomy (RP) have received increasing attention from researchers. AIM The aim of this study is to describe the prevalence and predictors of the(More)
Testosterone is a crucial sex hormone important for the health and development of men of all ages. It plays a role in the integrity and maintaining the function of several systems and organs. Testosterone deficiency is linked to a number of signs and symptoms potentially affecting every man in his complexity and masculinity, and is therefore of strong(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess postprostatectomy erectile function compared to preoperative status by subjective patient perception and the abbreviated International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) questionnaire. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study used data from a prospectively collected database and a cross-sectional, questionnaire-based(More)
The pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy (RP) is believed to include neuropraxia, which leads to temporarily reduced oxygenation and subsequent structural changes in penile tissue. This results in veno-occlusive dysfunction, therefore, penile rehabilitation programmes focus on tissue oxygenation. Animal studies support the use(More)
PURPOSE Recent evidence suggests that reaching the lowest achievable levels of testosterone with androgen deprivation therapy delays disease progression and increases overall survival in men with advanced prostate cancer. The aim of this analysis was to compare posttreatment serum testosterone levels between patients undergoing subcapsular orchiectomy and(More)
PURPOSE Our objective was to report postoperative urogenital dysfunction after rectal cancer surgery, identifying possible predictors including conventional laparoscopic total mesorectal excision and robot-assisted total mesorectal excision laparoscopic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Questionnaires were mailed to 184 patients who underwent laparoscopic(More)