Therapeutic interventions for patients with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy: A focus on urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease.

Jo Milios

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Abstract

Prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer of men; more common than breast cancer in women. Radical prostatectomy is a standard treatment, but side-effects like incontinence, erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's disease are common. This thesis validated novel imaging-based assessments of pelvic floor muscle function, which were used in a randomized trial of pelvic floor. training that resulted in reduced incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Therapeutic ultrasound also reduced symptoms and plaque size in Peyronie's disease. This thesis addresses a critical knowledge gap in men's health and provides evidence regarding novel assessments and interventions following diagnosis and surgery for Prostate Cancer.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Naylor, Louise, Supervisor
  • Green, Daniel, Supervisor
  • Ackland, Tim, Supervisor
Award date12 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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