Erectile dysfunction following retropubic prostatectomy

Lalong-Muh, Julienne, Treacy, Colm and Steggall, Martin (2013) Erectile dysfunction following retropubic prostatectomy. British Journal of Nursing, 22(4), S4-S9. ISSN (print) 0966-0461

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Abstract

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect men in the UK. Treatment options depend on the grade of tumour, the patient's co-existing diseases and choice of treatment. One potentially curative option is surgery, specifically a radical retropubic prostatectomy or variation thereof. As a consequence of the surgery, men commonly experience two side-effects: urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction (ED). This paper outlines the clinical management of ED following surgery and aims to provide an overview of how to assess a man who has developed ED and discuss the various treatment options available, along with the efficacy in terms of recovery of erections.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Cancer studies
Health services research
Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
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Depositing User: Colm Treacy
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 11:12
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 11:12
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/34772

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