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Current Concepts in Infections Associated with Penile Prostheses and Artificial Sphincters.

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Summary of "Current Concepts in Infections Associated with Penile Prostheses and Artificial Sphincters."

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.

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Name: The Urologic clinics of North America
ISSN: 1558-318X
Pages: 485-92

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