Predictors of Early Continence after Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy

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Abstract

Objective:

Our objective was to investigate predictors of early continence outcome after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP).

Methods:

Clinical records were prospectively collected in 272 patients who underwent RARP. Clinical parameters, continence rates, and time to achieve continence were investigated and analyzed. Recovery of continence was defined as achieving complete continence (pad-free).

Results:

In the univariate analysis, young age (≤67 years) and low pT stage (≤pT2) were significantly associated with continence achieved within 2 weeks after RARP (P= 0.0343 and P= 0.0406, respectively). Low prostate weight was the only factor associated with recovery of continence within 1 month (P= 0.0461). Multivariate analysis revealed that young age (≤67 years) and low pT stage (≤pT2) were statistically significant predictors of continence within 2 weeks after RARP (P= 0.040 and P= 0.015, respectively).

Conclusion:

Young age and low pT stage were independent predictors of early continence.

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