Serial prostate biopsies are associated with an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men with prostate cancer on active surveillance.

@article{Fujita2009SerialPB,
  title={Serial prostate biopsies are associated with an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men with prostate cancer on active surveillance.},
  author={Kazutoshi Fujita and Patricia B Landis and Brian Mcneil and Christian P Pavlovich},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={182 6},
  pages={2664-9}
}
PURPOSE We determined whether serial prostate needle biopsies predispose men to erectile dysfunction and/or lower urinary tract symptoms over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS Men with prostate cancer on an active surveillance protocol were administered the 5-item Sexual Health Inventory for Men and International Prostate Symptom Score questionnaires on protocol entry, and at a cross-sectional point in 2008. All men had at least 1, 10 to 12-core prostate biopsy at protocol entry and yearly… CONTINUE READING
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