In the area of sexual dysfunction, here is what Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD, MBA, professor of urology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, says to watch for:
“For this year’s AUA annual meeting, in the arena of sexual dysfunction, excitement surrounds several topics. In the area of penile prostheses, there are abstracts on surgical modifications, pain management in association with surgery, and infectious post-surgical complications including effects of microbial organisms.
“Increased emphasis is placed on outcomes of therapy, including quality of life and patient and partner satisfaction after treatments. Study and management of hypogonadism/testosterone deficiency remain at the forefront of interest, with particular consideration of testosterone deficiency risk factors.
“With regard to erectile dysfunction, further interest also is given to risk factors and possible subtypes. Continued interest is given to techniques and technologies to improve erectile function recovery outcomes after radical prostatectomy.”
Dr. Burnett’s abstract picks:
MP32-14: New findings regarding the timeline of microorganisms, infection severity and surgical intervention in inflatable penile prosthesis infections
MP74-01: Sexual life satisfaction related to erectile function across different ages
MP74-14: Nomogram using metabolic syndrome components to predict testosterone deficiency syndrome in men
MP74-17: Trajectories of erectile dysfunction subphenotypes in men with longstanding type I diabetes
PD18-07: Effect of tissue sealing sheets on erectile function following robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: Interim results of a randomized controlled trial