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Table 1 Demographics and tumor characteristics of patients

From: Denonvilliers’ fascia acts as the fulcrum and hammock for continence after radical prostatectomy

  Group DFS (n = 72) Group Control (n = 82) P
Mean ± Std (Range)
 Age, years 67.8 ± 5.0 (58–79) 69.3 ± 6.5 (54–80) 0.1
 BMI 24.5 ± 2.6 (17.4–30.9) 24.5 ± 2.7 (16.8–30.3) 0.9
 Diagnosis PSA, ng/ml 16.0 ± 12.5 (0.4–61.0) 38.9 ± 114.7 (4.1–946.6) 0.1
 Prostate volume, ml 49.2 ± 15.8 (13.5–100.7) 51.5 ± 18.5 (16.7–122.5) 0.4
Clinical stage, n (%) 0.8
 T1 30 (41.7) 33 (40.2)  
 T2 38 (52.8) 46 (56.1)  
 T3 4 (5.6) 3 (3.7)  
Diagnosis Gleason, n (%) 0.2
 ≤ 6 31 (43.1) 26 (31.7)  
 7 31 (43.1) 37 (45.1)  
 ≥ 8 10 (13.9) 19 (23.2)  
Diagnosis method, n (%) 0.5
 Biopsy 66 (91.7) 78 (95.1)  
 TURP 6 (8.3) 4 (4.9)  
IIEF-5 Q2 ≥ 3 pre-surgery, n (%) 49 (68.1) 47 (57.3) 0.2
Comorbid condition, n (%)  
 CAD 9 (12.5) 10 (12.2) 1.0
 DM 12 (16.7) 17 (20.7) 0.5
 HBP 38 (52.8) 39 (47.6) 0.5
 COPD 8 (11.1) 4 (4.9) 0.2
 CVD 4 (5.6) 6 (7.3) 0.8
  1. BMI body mass index, CAD coronary artery disease, COPD chronic obstruction pulmonary diseases, CVD cerebrovascular diseases, DM diabetes mellitus, HBP high blood pressure, TURP transurethral resection of prostate
  2. IIEF-5 Q2: International Index of Erectile Function-5, question NO.2. ‘‘When you had erections with sexual stimulation, how often was your erection hard enough for penetration during the last 3 months?’’ The following responses were available: ‘‘No sexual activity’’ (0); ‘‘Almost never or never’’ (1); ‘‘A few times (much less than half the time)’’ (2); ‘‘Sometimes (about half the time)’’ (3); ‘‘Most times (much more than half the time)’’ (4); and ‘‘Almost always or always’’ (5)