Effect of repeated prostate biopsies on erectile function in men on active surveillance for prostate cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biopsy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • In this longitudinally followed active surveillance cohort we observed a small decrease in erectile function and an increase in the use of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors with time. While we cannot separate out the effect of multiple biopsies from that of the natural aging process on erectile function in this observational study, our data suggest that active surveillance related biopsies do not have a large impact on erectile function.

publication date

  • March 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2013.08.054

PubMed ID

  • 24012535

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 744

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 191

number

  • 3