Urological Survey Male and Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction; Andrology Re: Five-Year Potency Preservation after Iodine-125 Prostate Brachytherapy S. Nishimura, A. Yorozu, T. Ohashi, M. Sakayori, Y. Yagi, T. Nishiyama, S. Saito, Y. Shiraishi, K. Yoshida, K. Toya and N. Shigematsu Department of Radiology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan Int J Clin Oncol 2014; 19: 940e945.
Permission to Publish Abstract Not Granted Editorial Comment: These data reaffirm the fact that radiation therapy for prostate cancer has negative effects on erectile function. In this 3-year study of 665 men 382 were potent before brachytherapy. Actuarial potency preservation rate decreased to 46.2% at 6 months after brachytherapy and then slowly recovered, reaching 52.0% at 5 years after brachytherapy. In multivariate logistic regression analysis patient age (p ¼ 0.04) and pretreatment sexual function scores (p