Restoring Erectile Function Does Not Always Predict Sexual Satisfaction After Surgery, Study Says
ISSM Board of Directors: Nomination Petitions are Due on June 17th
Recovering erectile function after prostate cancer surgery doesn't always lead to sexual satisfaction, according to new research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Only 27% of the 652 study participants whose erections returned to their preoperative levels said they were satisfied.
To assess erections, the Italian research team had the men complete the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) before their surgery and every three months for three years after surgery. All of the men underwent bilateral nerve-sparing prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer.
Before surgery, about half of the men had erectile dysfunction (ED) and 33% said their sex lives were satisfactory.
During the follow-up, 59% of the men saw their erections return to baseline. But only 27% of these men were sexually satisfied.
The findings could help healthcare providers guide patients on what to expect after surgery, the authors said.
More details on the study can be found here.
Are you an ISSM member in good standing interested in a position on the ISSM Board of Directors? If so, you will need to act soon.
Petitions for nomination, signed by 20 full members of the Society, must be received by the ISSM Secretary General by June 17, 2016.
The election to fill vacant positions on the ISSM Board of Directors will be held September 23, 2016, during the ISSM business meeting held at the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine in Beijing, China.
The following positions will be open:
Two (2) Members-at-Large
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