The pharmacological management of erectile dysfunction

Show simple item record Marais, Andre 2016-04-25T09:36:11Z 2016-04-25T09:36:11Z 2015
dc.description.abstract The inability to attain or maintain a penile erection sufficient for sexual intercourse is a common problem experienced by a third of men over the age of 40 years. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a debilitating disease which can have profound psychological effects on personal relationships and the social well-being of the affected individual. The diagnosis and evaluation of sexual dysfunction has been well described, and several validated algorithms are available to quantify the classification and severity. The International Index of Erectile Function and the Sexual Health Inventory for Men questionnaires are commonly used in the initial assessment of ED. Several risk factors have been linked to the pathophysiology of ED. Endothelial damage has been the focus of many recent studies. An evaluation of cardiovascular status, in addition to the administration of questionnaires to men with ED, might reduce mortality and improve sexual quality of life. en_ZA
dc.description.department Pharmacology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Marais, A 2015, 'The pharmacological management of erectile dysfunction', Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 4-8. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1608-9677 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2220-1009 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/16089677.2015.1056468
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher MedPharm Publications en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 The Author(s). Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons License [CC BY-NC-ND 4.0]. en_ZA
dc.subject Cardiovascular disease en_ZA
dc.subject Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors en_ZA
dc.subject Prostaglandin en_ZA
dc.subject Testosterone en_ZA
dc.subject Erectile dysfunction (ED) en_ZA
dc.title The pharmacological management of erectile dysfunction en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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