Navigation Links
Impotence, Incontinence Risk Casts Doubt on High-Tech Prostate Surgery
Date:10/13/2009

atients in high-income areas, the research team said. This may be the result of a "highly successful robotic-assistant MIRP [minimally invasive radical prostatectomy] marketing campaign disseminated via the Internet, radio and print media channels, likely to be frequented by men of higher socioeconomic status," they wrote.

"Patients are demanding it," agreed Dr. Stephen J. Freedland, associate professor of urology and pathology at Duke University Medical Center, who performs prostate surgery but does not do the minimally invasive version. "In many cases, if the surgeon is not offering it, the patient will not come to you. So you have no choice. You do robotic surgery, or you don't do surgery."

Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer usually go directly to the Internet for information, and what they usually find are reports about the benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery, Freedland said.

"But we are learning more and more that there are not all the benefits that have been touted," he said. "There are some benefits. But for long-term outcomes, there is no benefit and perhaps some detriment."

The numbers in the new study "are really worrisome," Freedland said. "They are finding an incontinence rate that is 30 percent higher and an erectile dysfunction rate that is 40 percent higher, and those are really important."

And the robotic technique is not readily mastered by surgeons, he said. "The learning curve is 150 to 200 patients, so the first 150 you do, you're practicing on them," Freedland said.

Men who are considering minimally invasive prostate surgery should first check carefully about the training of the surgeons doing the procedure, Hu said.

"They should go online to see how long the procedure has been available [at the clinic]," he said. "They should ask about how surgeons have been trained to do it, whether they have extensive training or just a standard three-day course."
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Women's Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Incontinence Guide Informs, Outlines Treatments
2. Secca(R) Therapy - An Effective and Minimally Invasive Option for Treating Bowel Incontinence - Launched in the US
3. Fecal incontinence and quality of life
4. First Coast Medicare to Provide Case by Case Reimbursement for the Renessa(R) Treatment for Incontinence in Women
5. New B-SURE Pads Are The Ideal Alternative Product To Use For Mild Fecal Incontinence - Small, Discrete, Absorbent - Order Online At www.birchwoodmedical.com
6. Bringing Incontinence Out of the Bathroom and Into the Spotlight
7. Delaware Urologic Associate's, Dr. Peter J. Muench, Presents Advances in Incontinence Treatment with a New Perspective and Outlook
8. Collagen injections can help some incontinence patients when surgery fails, researcher finds
9. Beaumont Launches 1st U.S. Adult Human Stem Cell Study for Stress Urinary Incontinence
10. Stay Dry tested to help men with incontinence problems from prostate cancer treatments
11. Aetna Now Covers Novasys Medicals Renessa(R) Treatment for Incontinence in Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... readers or to track interventions? Here comes a wonderful ... leading mobile app development company helped its ... track Intervention more efficiently. The app is designed for ... iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one of the most popular suppliers of ... bamboo deckings . Moreover, the company has launched a ... available at deeply discounted rates. , As is ... the significance of online business nowadays. Thus, BambooIndustry.com pays ... workers are striving to deliver both value and efficiency ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Having been working in the garment industry for decades, ... According to James, one of the company’s top designers, many ... high-low skirts that add beauty to them. Chiffon floor length ... unveiled its new selection of 2014 long prom dresses. ... items are available in over 20 popular designs. The company ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 2014 SweetDressy.com, a professional company of ... promotion for long evening dresses . All the ... offer; the current discount is up to 66 percent ... pioneers in the fashion field. Its dress specialists are ... in various parts of the world. All the company’s ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Oct. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New stem cell-based ... lead to new treatments, a new study suggests. ... human intestinal tissue in a lab dish. They then ... for studying intestinal disorders, according to the researchers. ... diseases and conditions that can cause intestinal failure, from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 3Health News:High Quality Bamboo Deckings, New Items Unveiled By BambooIndustry.com 2Health News:2014 Long Prom Dresses From LunaDress Now Available In Over 20 Popular Designs 2Health News:Promotion For Beautiful Long Evening Dresses Launched By SweetDressy.com 2Health News:Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice 2
... that the actress' current rehab spell will bring a stop ... incidents . ,As the Mean Girls star checked ... 28, after being arrested for DUI, her supposed friends got ... ,One friend told America's Star magazine that Lohan attempted to ...
... Laboratories Inc. today announced that Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated ... Tablets, 12.5 mg and 25 mg. ,Mylan's ... June 29, 2007, concurrent with the expiration of ...
... the explosive growth of smoke-free air laws worldwide ... now protected by laws that require smoke-free air in ... momentum behind smoke-free air laws will continue accelerating because ... to protect the public from secondhand smoke. ...
... announced today the presentation of new analysis of data ... on the clinical development of their investigational drug, Viprinex(TM) ... the 16th annual European Stroke Congress in Glasgow, Scotland ... derived from the venom of the Malayan pit viper. ...
... our nation, Americans are very optimistic about the war ... nationwide survey sponsored by Abbott, nearly two-thirds (64%) believe ... ,"As an organization researching new options to ... will live up to the optimism expressed by Americans ...
... global public health community observes World No Tobacco Day, the ... epidemic that tobacco causes for our nation. Two important new ... can address the deadly toll of tobacco -- especially secondhand ... Tobacco Day. ,The Institute of Medicine, the group ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Growth of Smoke-Free Air Laws Worldwide; More Than 200 Million Found "Fully Protected" 2Health News:Investigational Drug Being Pursued for the Treatment of Ischaemic Stroke 2Health News:Americans Optimistic About the War on Cancer 2Health News:World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Secondhand Smoke 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... VIEW, California , 20 de octubre de ... líder en el campo de la pulmonología intervencional, ... su Estudio RENEW, casi 3 meses antes de ... fundamental de exención de dispositivo de investigación (IDE) ... Medicamentos) para el sistema de espiral de reducción ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Oct. 20, 2014 Valeritas, Inc., a leader ... patients with Type 2 diabetes, announced today that it ... Award. The award was presented October 16 th ... Columbus, Ohio . The Cardinal ... a variety of metrics specifically targeted at the importance ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Oct. 20, 2014 Lpath, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... bioactive lipid-targeted therapeutics, received official notification from the European ... another key patent supporting its iSONEP™ and ASONEP™ ... European patent No. 2087002, claims compositions of matter ... two lead compounds, iSONEP and ASONEP. Sonepcizumab is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 2PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 3Valeritas Receives 2014 Cardinal Health Supply Chain Excellence Award 2Valeritas Receives 2014 Cardinal Health Supply Chain Excellence Award 3Lpath Granted Key European Patent Related to iSONEP and ASONEP Programs 2Lpath Granted Key European Patent Related to iSONEP and ASONEP Programs 3Lpath Granted Key European Patent Related to iSONEP and ASONEP Programs 4
... Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) today announced that Perrigo CFO Judy Brown ... 5, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. (IST) at the TASE Headquarters ... The day will include presentations on the Consumer Healthcare, ... and research and development. Perrigo Company is ...
... PARK, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 CV Ingenuity, a ... a $16 million Series B round of financing led ... capital firm. Existing investors BioStar Ventures, Synergy Ventures and ... (CVI), which is focused on the development of a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CV Ingenuity Announces Close of $16 Million Series B Financing Led by NEA 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: