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Table 2 Comparison of postoperative urinary incontinence and erectile function following RP (erectile function based on the IIEF-5 score; patients with IIEF-score of 5 or greater only)

From: Comparison of surgical technique (Open vs. Laparoscopic) on pathological and long term functional outcomes following radical prostatectomy

  Surgical technique  
  RRP LRP p-value*
Pads/day (mean ± SD) 0.6 ± 1.0 0.6 ± 0.9 0.872
Pad categories/day (%)    0.889
 No incontinence (0-1 pads) 99/119 (83.2) 96/116 (82.8)  
 Mild incontinence (2-3pads) 17/119 (14.3) 18/116 (15.5)  
 Severe incontinence (3 pads) 3/119 (2.5) 2/116 (1.7)  
 ICIQ-sum score (mean ± SD) 5.6 ± 4.6 5.3 ± 4.7 0.661
ICIQ incontinence categories (%)    0.071
  None 26/126 (20.6) 37/122 (30.3)  
  Mild 47/126 (37.3) 28/122 (23.0)  
  Moderate 36/126 (28.6) 41/122 (33.6)  
  Severe 17/126 (13.5) 16/122 (13.1)  
  RRP LRP p-value*
  Unilateral and bilateral NSRP  
IIEF-score (mean ± SD) 13.3 ± 6.6 11.4 ± 6.7 0.151
IIEF erectile dysfunction categories (%)    0.230
  No ED (22-25) 11/62 (17.7) 2/25 (8.0)  
  Mild (17-21) 7/62 (11.3) 5/25 (20.0)  
  Mild-moderate (12-16) 15/62 (24.2) 3/25 (12.0)  
  Moderate (8-11) 11/62 (17.7) 3/25 (12.0)  
  Severe (5-7) 18/62 (29.0) 12/25 (48.0)  
  1. *Indicates test for comparison among the two age cohorts. All tests are chi-squared, unless stated otherwise.
  2. MW: Mann –Whitney-U-Test.