Comparison of artificial urinary sphincter and collagen for the treatment of postprostatectomy incontinence

Citation
Dd. Kuznetsov et al., Comparison of artificial urinary sphincter and collagen for the treatment of postprostatectomy incontinence, UROLOGY, 56(4), 2000, pp. 600-603
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Urology & Nephrology
Journal title
UROLOGY
ISSN journal
0090-4295 → ACNP
Volume
56
Issue
4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
600 - 603
Database
ISI
SICI code
0090-4295(200010)56:4<600:COAUSA>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Objectives. To compare how urinary symptoms affect the quality of life in g roups of men with postprostatectomy incontinence treated with collagen vers us artificial urinary sphincter implantation. Methods. Two cohorts of men, one which received urethral collagen injection and one artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation, were surveyed wit h a validated quality-of-life questionnaire to assess how their urinary dys function impacted their daily activities. The mean impact score and bother score for the two groups were compared. In addition, the overall degree of continence between the groups was assessed. Results. At a mean follow-up of 19 months, 8 (20%) of 41 patients treated w ith collagen injections were at least socially continent, requiring one pad daily or less. In comparison, 27 (75%) of 36 men treated with an AUS were at least socially continent (P <0.001). Both the impact score and the bothe r score from the quality-of-life questionnaire were significantly lower in the group treated with the AUS than in the group treated with collagen. Conclusions. Patients receiving an AUS achieved significantly higher contin ence rates. Also, the quality of life of men treated with an AUS was improv ed compared with that of the men treated with collagen injection. UROLOGY 5 6: 600-603, 2000. (C) 2000, Elsevier Science Inc.