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Latest News from the ISSM - February 27, 2015 Member Login
Meet Your ISSM Colleagues: Dr. Yoshikazu Sato of Japan

Our latest ISSM Member Profile features Dr. Yoshikazu Sato of Sapporo, Japan.

Dr. Sato earned both his medical and doctoral degrees at Sapporo Medical University. After completing his full residency in urology at Sapporo Medical University Hospital, he conducted a fellowship in sexual medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. 

He currently practices at Sanjukai Urological Hospital in Sapporo.

A member for 20 years, Dr. Sato explained that the current scientific information provided by the ISSM and the connections he has made with colleagues are two of the ISSM's biggest benefits. 

"These friends always encourage me and provide motivation for advancing research and clinical practice," he said. 

Please click here to read more about Dr. Sato. Other ISSM Member Profiles are available here

VJPU: New Video Available

We're pleased to announce that a new video has been posted to the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology.

"Insertion of Multi-Component Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Mid-Line Scrotal Approach with the 'No-Touch Technique'" can be directly accessed here

Did you know you can connect with the VJPU on social media?  Follow us on Facebook and on LinkedIn!

Malleable Implants Reduce Pain, Costs in Men with Refractory Ischemic Priapism

Implantation of malleable penile prostheses could quickly reduce pain for men with refractory ischemic priapism (RIP), according to American researchers

This approach might also be less taxing on hospital resources, they added.

In the United States, clinicians treat an estimated 10,000 cases of priapism each year with an approximate cost per admission of $42,000, based on standard Medicare reimbursement rates.

For this study, researchers looked at data from 14 men who were treated for refractory ischemic priapism in Texas.  Standard treatments for RIP, such as medication and shunt procedures, were unsuccessful.

Each man underwent implantation of a malleable penile prosthesis, which led to immediate pain relief. Patients were discharged within 24 hours of surgery.

Before implantation, the average cost of care for these men was $83,818. However, the malleable implant procedure cost $3,850 per patient.

“In those with a high risk of erectile dysfunction, acute [malleable penile prosthesis] insertion resulted in relief of pain and discharge within 24 hours – this treatment strategy could thus substantially decrease the resources consumed during a prolonged admission,” they wrote.

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