Sometimes people mess up translations.
Maybe it’s the gutteral sounds of German.
Medline incorrectly got the lower bound of chronic pain post vasectomy as 0.5% when it should be 3%. Here’s the correction I’ve filed with Pubmed and the original full text (in German).
PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21845426
You can find the data in Table 2.
TITLE: Ischemic testicular necrosis following vasectomy: rare and typical complications of an outpatient procedure
PUBLISHER: Urologe A
TEXT: Late complications are chronic pain (0.5-18%), pain during sex (2.9%), hydrocele (0-4%) as well as spermatocele (1.6%)
CORRECTION: Late complications are chronic pain (3-18%), pain during sex (2.9-5%), hydrocele (0-4%) as well as spermatocele (1.6%)
NOTE: The data in question is in Table 2 on the fourth page. I’ve attached the article for your reference.
Original journal article: Ischemic testicular necrosis following vasectomy: rare and typical complications of an outpatient procedure
So I was going to post more, but life happened.
This is going to be a short one.
Despite PVPS taking up more of my attention than I’d like, lots of other things have been really great this year.
The kids are getting smart. Possibly too smart.
Rosie is picking up piano at a startling pace. I think the kid has some natural talent there.
I also decided to get some exercise starting in May. I’ve since shed 4 inches off the waist and gained enough strength to be doing double handed exercises with 45lb kettle bells.
Parallette work is coming along, I can almost do a proper L-sit, and running 5-7km is pretty easy for me now. Not too shabby for a former couch potato.
Have a great year everyone!
Managed to dig up a full text copy of the 2007 paper by E.J. Pienkos on testosterone therapy for PVPS patients.
Not much data to see, and like most papers – it’s pretty thin.
Still – it’s better than only getting the abstract from PubMed.