Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Amrita Journal of Medicine, Volume 16, p.6 (2020)

URL:

https://www.ajmonline.org.in/article.asp?issn=0975-9662;year=2020;volume=16;issue=1;spage=6;epage=8;aulast=Nair

Keywords:

Integrated medicine, prostate cancer, robotic surgery, Yoga

Abstract:

Introduction: Integration of yoga in health-care management has beneficial effects in the management of many health-related issues with improved outcomes with no added cost. We conducted a pilot study to study the feasibility of yoga in the integrated management of patients with localized prostate cancer undergoing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy. Methods: This prospective pilot study included twenty patients who underwent robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy between June 2019 and November 2019. The overall effects of yoga on health-related quality of life, recovery of urinary continence, and erectile function were the primary endpoints of our study. Results: Patients in the yoga group had significantly better continence rates at 1 month (90% vs. 50%) with better functional outcomes as compared to the control group at 1-month follow-up. The difference in sexual recovery was not significant in each group at 1-month follow-up.Conclusion: Yoga can be safely integrated in the postoperative management of patients undergoing radical prostatectomy with no short-term adverse side effects on overall outcomes.

Cite this Research Publication

D. Nair, Laddha, A., Thomas, A., Greeshma C. Ravindran, and Pooleri, G., “Integration of yoga in the management of patients undergoing surgery for prostate cancer: A pilot study”, Amrita Journal of Medicine, vol. 16, p. 6, 2020.