Technical refinement and learning curve for attenuating neurapraxia during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy to improve sexual function.

@article{Alemozaffar2012TechnicalRA,
  title={Technical refinement and learning curve for attenuating neurapraxia during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy to improve sexual function.},
  author={Mehrdad Alemozaffar and Antoine Duclos and Nathanael D. Hevelone and Stuart R. Lipsitz and Tudor Borza and Hua-yin Yu and Keith J. Kowalczyk and Jim C. Hu},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={
          1222-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND While radical prostatectomy surgeon learning curves have characterized less blood loss, shorter operative times, and fewer positive margins, there is a dearth of studies characterizing learning curves for improving sexual function. Additionally, while learning curve studies often define volume thresholds for improvement, few of these studies demonstrate specific technical modifications that allow reproducibility of improved outcomes. OBJECTIVE Demonstrate and quantify the learning… CONTINUE READING
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