TITLE

Erectile dysfunction: management update

AUTHOR(S)
Fazio, Luke; Brock, Gerald
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/27/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 9, p1429
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
DRAMATIC ADVANCES IN THE MANAGEMENT of erectile dysfunction have occurred over the past decade. Oral therapy with vasoactive agents has emerged as first-line treatment and has transformed both the manner in which the public views erectile dysfunction and the way health care providers deliver care. Whereas an ex-tensive investigation was previously common in the management of erectile dysfunction, recent treatment guidelines promote a more minimalist, goal-oriented approach. In this article, we re-view the physiology of erection, and the pathophysiology, diag-nosis and clinical management of erectile dysfunction. We also present the existing evidence for the efficacy of 3 phosphodi-esterase inhibitors, the most widely used class of agents for erec-tile dysfunction.
ACCESSION #
12888316

 

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