The Impact of Central Obesity on Storage Luts and Urinary Incontinence After Prostatic Surgery

In the developed and developing countries, the overall prevalence of central obesity in the elderly men is growing. In addition, the progressive aging of male population increased the possibilities of coexisting morbidities associated with obesity such as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) or to prostate cancer (PCa) needing primary treatment, including radical prostatectomy (RP), which can further adversely affect the quality of life.

Simple and radical prostatectomy are the most common surgical procedures in urologic unit all over the world for BPE and PCa, respectively. After both interventions, patients can present bothering storage LUTS that can worsen all the other clinical outcomes. Preset study will review the role of central obesity as a risk factor for storage LUTS or urinary incontinence, after prostatic surgery for BPE or PCa.

Current urology reports. 2016 Sep [Epub]

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Mauro Gacci, Arcangelo Sebastianelli, Matteo Salvi, Cosimo De Nunzio, Andrea Tubaro, Stavros Gravas, Ignacio Moncada, Sergio Serni, Mario Maggi, Linda Vignozzi

Department of Urology, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Viale A. Gramsci 7, 50121, Florence, Italy. ., Department of Urology, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Viale A. Gramsci 7, 50121, Florence, Italy., Department of Urology, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Viale A. Gramsci 7, 50121, Florence, Italy., Department of Urology, Sant'Andrea Hospital, University 'La Sapienza', Rome, Italy., Department of Urology, Sant'Andrea Hospital, University 'La Sapienza', Rome, Italy., Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece., Department of Urology, Hospital La Zarzuela, Madrid, Spain., Department of Urology, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Viale A. Gramsci 7, 50121, Florence, Italy., Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy., Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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