Restore – a clinical trial for MsM with prostate cancer

The Restore study is a new, NIH/NCI-funded, clinical trial designed to explore what will help gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (collectively, MsM) to recover urinary, sexual, and erectile function after treatment for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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 …