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Table 3 Comparison of postoperative urinary incontinence following RP stratified by experience of the surgeon

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

  Experience of the surgeon  
  LRP 200 RRP 200 LRP 500 RRP 500 p-value*
Pads/day (mean ± SD) 0.7 ± 0.8 0.8 ± 1.2 0.6 ± 1.0 0.5 ± 0.9 0.207
Pad categories/day (%)      0.776
 No incontinence (0-1 pads) 44/53 (83.0) 45/57 (78.9) 52/63 (82.5) 54/62 (87.1)  
 Mild incontinence (2-3 pads) 9/53 (17.0) 10/57 (17.5) 9/63 (14.3) 7/62 (11.3)  
 Severe incontinence (3 pads) 0/53 (0) 2/57 (3.5) 2/63 (3.2) 1/62 (1.6)  
ICIQ-sum score (mean ± SD) 5.9 ± 4.6 7.2 ± 5.1 4.8 ± 4.7 3.9 ± 3.3 0.001
ICIQ incontinence categories (%)      < 0.001
 None 14/55 (25.5) 8/64 (12.5) 23/67 (34.4) 18/62 (29.0)  
 Mild 10/55 (18.2) 22/64 (34.4) 18/67 (26.9) 25/62 (40.3)  
 Moderate 25/55 (45.5) 17/64 (26.6) 16/67 (23.9) 19/62 (30.6)  
 Severe 6/55 (10.9) 17/64 (26.6) 10/67 (14.9) 0/62 (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.