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    Survey reveals why patients discontinue IPP use

    Penile length concerns, declining health among common reasons for not using device

     

    “On average, most guys in our series had an 18-cm device with 2 cm of rear tip,” Dr. Köhler said. There was no difference in 1-year satisfaction or dissatisfaction rates when comparing devices with least to most rear tip extenders used.

    “Attrition bias is most certainly going to be prevalent in perhaps these overly optimistic rates,” he said. “Some of these guys may not have filled out questionnaires because they were unhappy, and thus dropped out of the study. We have to keep that in mind.”

    The data can aid in preoperative counseling of implant candidates and provide a realistic expectation to the patient and provider, he said.

    The PROPPER Registry is sponsored and funded by American Medical Systems.

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    Wayne Kuznar
    Wayne Kuznar is a contributor to Urology Times.

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