Impact of adjuvant radiation therapy on urinary continence recovery after radical prostatectomy

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Suardi N., Gallina A., Lista G., Gandaglia G., Abdollah F., Capitanio U., Dell’Oglio P., Nini A., Salonia A., Montorsi F., Briganti A.

European Urology 2014 65:3 (546-551)

Background: Little is known about the impact of adjuvant radiation therapy (aRT) after radical prostatectomy (RP) on urinary continence (UC). Objective: To evaluate the impact of aRT on UC recovery in patients with unfavourable pathologic characteristics. Design, setting, and participants: The study included 361 patients with either pT2 with positive surgical margin(s) or pT3a/pT3b node-negative disease treated with RP at a tertiary care referral centre. Intervention: Patients were stratified according to the administration of aRT into two groups: group 1 (no aRT; n = 208; 57.8%) and group 2 (aRT; n = 153; 42.2%)… (ver más)


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