Congress may block coverage for VEDs for Medicare patients

It appears as though, here in the USA, the House of Representatives has decided to block coverage of vacuum erectile devices (VEDs, sometimes known as “penis pumps”) for Medicare patients. … READ MORE …

VED + taldalafil helps with return of erectile function post-surgery vs. taldalafil alone

A very small (pilot scale), randomized, clinical trial has provided some evidence that combining the use of a vacuum erection device (VED) with taldalafil (Cialis) drug therapy after bilateral, nerve-sparing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (BNS-RALP) can improve the probability of return of erectile function post-surgery. … READ MORE …

Tuesday’s news reports: March 24, 2009

Comment on an article on PSA velocity and prediction of biopsy outcomes has been provided separately. Today’s other news includes reports on:

  • Pathological outcomes and criteria for active surveillance protocols
  • Outcomes to permanent seed implant brachytherapy: age does not affect outcome
  • Vacuum erectile devices and their value in post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction
  • Biochemical recurrence post-prostatectomy and the role of hormone therapy … READ MORE …