Recovery of erectile/sexual function after surgical treatment for prostate cancer

A new review article in the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews has addressed current knowledge on the topic of penile rehabilitation after surgery for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Sexual rehabilitation after surgical treatment for localized prostate cancer: nine formal recommendations

Two recent articles by Salonia et al. (from the Fourth International Consultation for Sexual Medicine or ICSM 2015) have provided us with a series of nine recommendations to clinicians regarding sexual rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

“Penile vibratory stimulation” (PVS) and post-surgical erectile function

“Penile vibratory stimulation” or PVS is not a term that your Sitemaster had come across prior to seeing the abstract of a report on a pilot study just reported in BJU International. The study data don’t offer us any sort of fantastic breakthrough in the area of penile rehabilitation — but they are at least interesting. … READ MORE …

Does “penile rehabilitation” really work?

A new review in BJU International looks carefully at the evidence for use of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors (e.g., Viagra and Cialis), prostaglandins, and vacuum erection devices in “penile rehabilitation” after first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Penile length after RALP and rehab: a small, single-center case series

Over the years a number of studies have documented a reduction in penile size after open radical retropubic prostatectomy. A newly published study reports on the impact of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) and penile rehabilitation on penile size. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Sunday, February 7, 2010

Today’s news reports address recent articles on:

  • Ethnicity and first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer
  • Management of biochemical relapse after first-line radiation therapy for localized disease
  • “Pelvic floor rehabilitation” therapy after nerve-sparing surgery
  • The DAB2IP gene and metastatic prostate cancer … READ MORE …