Bulbocavernosus reflex testing: a preliminary study on the prognostic factors for potency and response to sildenafil citrate after bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy

@article{Shefi2009BulbocavernosusRT,
  title={Bulbocavernosus reflex testing: a preliminary study on the prognostic factors for potency and response to sildenafil citrate after bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy},
  author={Shai Shefi and Manuel Zwecker and Jehonathan H. Pinthus and Yoram Mor and Gabriel Zeilig and Yeheskell Shemesh and Jacob I. Hanani and Gil Raviv},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
  year={2009},
  volume={42},
  pages={39-45}
}
Erectile dysfunction (ED) following radical prostatectomy is of major concern for both patients and caring physicians. We evaluated the bulbocavernosus reflex latency (BCRL) and amplitude (BCRA) following bilateral nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy (NS-RRP) to predict the response to sildenafil citrate (SC). Patients were recruited in our ED clinic following NS-RRP. Exclusion criteria included preoperative significant ED, neurological disease, and nitrates treatment. Patients were… CONTINUE READING