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Pelvic floor evaluation after radical prostatectomy

Grant number: 11/12154-7
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: November 01, 2011 - October 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Surgery
Principal Investigator:João Luiz Amaro
Grantee:João Luiz Amaro
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FMB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Carla Elaine Laurienzo da Cunha Andrade ; Eliney Ferreira Faria ; Fernanda Jabur ; Mônica de Oliveira Orsi Gameiro ; Wesley Justino Magnabosco


Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men in Western countries and is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Among the treatment options, there is radical retropubic prostatectomy. Urinary incontinence is described in 2-87% of patients undergoing the procedure. However, most series reporting rates below 5%. The sphincter deficiency is considered the main etiology. The recovery of urinary continence is gradual and you may need one month to one year for which the patient obtains satisfactory bladder control. Few studies, however, sought to analyze the degree of pelvic floor muscle strength preoperatively radical prostatectomy and its correlation with the rates of incontinence in the post oepratório. Just as there are no studies to correlate the quality of life and erectile function before surgery and its correlation with the postoperative period, which is why it is important to conduct this study. (AU)

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