More and more centres are doing robotic assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) surgery for cancer of the prostate .This study from Montreal, Canada describes a simple and novel test to predict recovery of urinary continence after RARP. The uroflow stop test was used at the time of catheter removal, measured objectively using uroflowmetry. One hundred and eight cases were divided into two groups: group 1 – positive stop test (n=80); and group 2 – negative test (n=28). Basic characters were nearly the same in both groups. Early continence recovery was higher in group 1. There is a good discussion on aetiology of incontinence and risk factors in RARP. This article will be of interest to any urologists undertaking RARP. 

Novel uroflow stop test at time of catheter removal is a strong predictor of early urinary continence recovery following RARP: a pilot study.
El-Hakim A, Al-Hathal N, Al-Qaoud T, et al.
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Arun K Sharma

West Herts NHS Trust (Watford General Hospital)

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