Current Concepts in Infections Associated with Penile Prostheses and Artificial Sphincters

Matthias D. Hofer, Chris M. Gonzalez*

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Abstract

Implantation of penile prostheses and artificial urinary sphincters have gained widespread acceptance for the treatment of refractory erectile dysfunction and incontinence, respectively. In the past 3 decades, improved device design and an increased understanding of the pathophysiology of device infections have contributed to a decrease in infection rates. However, understanding the concepts related to infection prevention and management remains critical. In this article, the authors review and discuss these concepts and provide outlines for the practicing urologists for both infection prevention and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-492
Number of pages8
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Artificial urinary sphincter
  • Infection
  • Penile prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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