Int Urol Nephrol 2022 Jun 28. Epub 2022 Jun 28.
UroScience, Department of Urology, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), and Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUC-Campinas), Av. John Boyd Dunlop-Jardim Ipaussurama, Campinas, São Paulo, CEP 13034-685, Brazil.
Objective: To apply a new review methodology, called reverse systematic review (RSR), to assess how different classification criteria can influence erectile dysfunction rates in patients undergoing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP).
Methods: We used RSR from January 1, 2000, until December 31, 2020. The post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction (PPED) rates were evaluated at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months after surgery in different criteria selected as the most commonly used and divided into four groups: "Erection Sufficient for Intercourse (ESI)", "IIEF-5 > 17", "IIEF-5 > 22" and "Not Available". Read More