Title: An Easy Prediction of Urinary Incontinence Duration After Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy Based on Urine Loss the First Day After Catheter Withdrawal
Authors: Van Kampen, Marijke ×
Geraerts, Inge
De Weerdt, Willy
Van Poppel, Hendrik #
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: Elsevier science inc
Series Title: Journal of urology vol:181 issue:6 pages:2641-2646
Abstract: Purpose
We sought to predict the duration of urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy based on potential risk factors.

Materials and Methods
We included 104 patients after radical retropubic prostatectomy at University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven. To evaluate incontinence a 24-hour pad test, a 1-hour pad test, a visual analog scale and a questionnaire were used. Patients were considered continent when they stopped wearing incontinence pads, when 24 and 1-hour pad tests showed less than 2 gm urine loss, and when patients considered themselves continent. On univariate and multivariate analyses we examined the influence of different risk factors on the duration of incontinence.

The amount of urine loss the first day after catheter withdrawal was the only predictor of the duration of urinary incontinence on univariate and multivariate analyses. Patient age was significant but only on univariate analysis. The duration of incontinence after prostatectomy was estimated. The average time needed to regain continence was 8, 16, 29, 29 and 70 days in men who lost 2 to 50, 51 to 100, 101 to 200, 201 to 500 and more than 500 gm urine, respectively, on day 1.

The amount of urine loss on day 1 after catheter withdrawal is the most important predictive factor in terms of regaining urinary continence after radical prostatectomy. An estimation table can provide realistic information to the patient regarding the duration of urinary incontinence.
ISSN: 0022-5347
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Urology Section (-)
Research Group for Neuromotor Rehabilitation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:
File Description Status SizeFormat
sdarticle.pdfOA Article Published 324KbAdobe PDFView/Open


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

© Web of science