Postoperative infection is one of the most common complications of radical cystectomy, but preoperative immunonutrition with an L-arginine-based supplement appears to significantly reduce such risk, according to a study.
For patients undergoing robotic radical cystectomy with extracorporeal urinary diversion, the use of antibiotic-irrigating wound protector helps lower the rate of infectious complications, according to a study.
Men with depression appear to have poor semen quality parameters, including volume, concentration, count, and motility, a study has found. Furthermore, the association between depression and semen quality does not seem to be mediated by oxidative stress.
The width of the spared neurovascular bundle (NVB) is an important indicator of postoperative sexual function after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy for prostate cancer, a recent study has found. These findings point to NVB as an easy intraoperative marker for assessing postoperative outcomes.