Erectile Dysfunction

Publication Title: 
Archives of Sexual Behavior

Research on the treatments of premature ejaculation and psychogenic impotence is reviewed. Problems with the existing definitions of these disorders are discussed. The studies are reviewed under seven major headings: depth therapies, behavior therapies, hypnosis, drug therapy, mechanotherapy, reeducative and supportive therapies, and extensive retraining programs. Most of the studies were case reports.

Author(s): 
Kilmann, P. R.
Auerbach, R.
Publication Title: 
Seminars in Urologic Oncology

There are several other alternative medicines apart from vitamins and minerals that the clinician should be aware of because they have grown in popularity in other fields of medicine. In time, these therapies should impact the arena of urologic oncology. Traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes acupuncture, is an area that has received some attention. The theory behind it can be quite daunting because it is so different from the theory behind Western Medical Science.

Author(s): 
Moyad, M. A.
Hathaway, S.
Ni, H. S.
Publication Title: 
BJU international

OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the current evidence for the use of acupuncture to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). METHODS: Systematic searches were conducted in 15 electronic databases, with no language restrictions. Hand-searches included conference proceedings and our files. All clinical studies of acupuncture as a treatment for ED were considered for inclusion, and their methodological quality was assessed using the Jadad score.

Author(s): 
Lee, Myeong Soo
Shin, Byung-Cheul
Ernst, Edzard
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

OBJECTIVE: To systematically review scientific reports on the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat male sexual dysfunction. METHODS: The Medline database was searched for published clinical trials of acupuncture for erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature ejaculation (PE) with English abstracts. Risk of bias was assessed for randomised controlled trials (RCTs). RESULTS: Seven studies on two conditions of male sexual dysfunction met the inclusion criteria. Three out of four RCTs were patient-blinded, but all had a high risk of bias.

Author(s): 
Tsai, Ming-Yen
Liu, Chun-Ting
Chang, Cheng-Chieh
Chen, Shih-Yu
Huang, Sheng-Teng
Publication Title: 
BMJ open

INTRODUCTION: This systematic review protocol aims to provide a protocol for assessing the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of erectile dysfunction(ED). Previous systematic reviews did not draw convincing conclusions owing to high heterogeneity and few included randomised controlled trials, so it is necessary to reassess the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for ED.

Author(s): 
Cui, Xiaoming
Li, Xiaoli
Peng, Weina
Zhou, Jing
Yu, Jinna
Ye, Yongming
Liu, Zhishun
Publication Title: 
BioMed Research International

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is increasingly used to treat patients with erectile dysfunction (ED), and our systematic review aimed to evaluate the current evidence for the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in treating ED. METHODS: An electronic search was conducted in eight databases to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for treating erectile dysfunction that were published in English and Chinese. The Cochrane Risk of Bias tool was used to assess the risk of bias. RESULTS: Three RCTs with a total of 183 participants met the inclusion criteria.

Author(s): 
Cui, Xiaoming
Zhou, Jing
Qin, Zongshi
Liu, Zhishun
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

THE AIM OF THE STUDY: Activation of Rho-kinase 2 (ROCK-II) results in contraction of corpus cavernosum smooth muscle and ROCK-II inhibitors relax corpus cavernosum in vitro and in vivo hence, plant extracts capable of inhibiting ROCK-II enzyme may be useful in management of erectile dysfunction (ED). The aim of the study was to screen selected Indian medicinal plants, having similar ethnopharmacological use for ROCK-II inhibition.

Author(s): 
Goswami, Sumanta Kumar
Pandre, Manoj Kumar
Jamwal, Rohitash
Dethe, Shekhar
Agarwal, Amit
Inamdar, Mohammed Naseeruddin
Publication Title: 
Progres En Urologie: Journal De l'Association Francaise D'urologie Et De La Societe Francaise D'urologie

Despite considerable progress, the treatment of erectile insufficiency is often difficult due to its usually multifactorial aetiology and to the fact that the 3 components of a satisfying sex life are: 1) Sufficient penile rigidity with no other associated sexual dysfunction, 2) an adapted mental state, 3) a loving relationship with the partner. All of these parameters must be taken into account to ensure a lasting success, hence the need for a global approach rather than an approach localized to the organ.

Author(s): 
Bondil, P.
BlachËre, P.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and clinical correlates of sexual dysfunction in a sample of adult male outpatients with schizophrenia treated with olanzapine, risperidone, quetiapine, or haloperidol, focusing on associations between sexual dysfunction and patient-perceived quality of life. METHOD: Sexual dysfunction was assessed in 139 outpatients with DSM-IV schizophrenia who were receiving olanzapine, risperidone, quetiapine, or haloperidol, but no other medications associated with sexual side effects.

Author(s): 
Olfson, Mark
Uttaro, Thomas
Carson, William H.
Tafesse, Eskinder
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Adrian Zorgniotti was born on March 3, 1925 and died on July 6, 1994. During his 47 years as a physician, he brought innovation and imagination to the field of Urology, especially in the field of erectile dysfunction (ED). Biographical information was obtained from Dr. Zorgniotti's curriculum vitae, his published articles, and his eulogies. Several of his colleagues and peers were also interviewed by telephone. In addition, personal experiences of this author, from the 9 years we spent as associates, and of several other friends were recounted. Dr.

Author(s): 
Lizza, Eli F.

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