Research

Management of Erectile Dysfunction

Management of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common sexual problem in men. The incidence increases with age and affects up to one third of men throughout their lives. It causes a substantial negative impact on intimate relationships, quality of life, and self-esteem. History...

Penile rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy

Penile rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy

Postprostatectomy erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common quality-of-life issue that affects 14–84% of men who undergo radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. Improvements in our understanding of the pathophysiology of postprostatectomy ED have paved the...

Diagnosis And Management Of Multiple Sclerosis

Diagnosis And Management Of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an idiopathic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, is characterized pathologically by demyelination and subsequent axonal degeneration. The disease commonly presents in young adults and affects twice as many women as men. Common...

Vascular risk factors and erectile dysfunction

Vascular risk factors and erectile dysfunction

Until the 1980s the aetiology of erectile dysfunction (ED) was thought to be primarily psychogenic. However, as investigative techniques have improved, organic contributions to aetiology have now been documented in up to 80% of men with ED. The penis is a specialized...

Is Impotence An Arterial Disorder?

Is Impotence An Arterial Disorder?

The distribution of four main arterial risk factors (ARF) (diabetes, smoking, hyperlipidaemia (HLP), and hypertension) was investigated in 440 impotent men (mean age 46.8) in whom the penile blood-pressure index (PBPI) (ie, the ratio of the lowest systolic pressure in...