Coleman, Eli
October 1998
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Fall98, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p231
Academic Journal
The article evaluates the scientific literature on currently available medical treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED): penile implants, vascular surgery, intracavernosal injections, vacuum erection devices, penile support sleeve, intraurethral suppositories and oral/topical treatments. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual activity. ED affects men in all age groups. However, ED is more prevalent among older men, and the likelihood of persistent erectile difficulties increases with age. There are a wide variety of organic, as well as psychogenic causes of ED. Use of certain hypotensive and psychotropic drugs, can lead to ED. At present majority of ED cases are supposed to be organic in origin. The rapid growth in our awareness and understanding of the prevalence and pathophysiology of ED has intensified the search for safe, effective, and cost- efficient medical treatments. It is felt that since no treatment method is safe and effective for all men with ED, the clinician must carefully evaluate the nature of each man's ED, be familiar with the various treatment options, and carefully explain the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches to the patient.


Related Articles

  • Erectile Dysfunction Following Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacological Management. Nandipati, Kalyana C.; Raina, Rupesh; Agarwal, Ashok; Zippe, Craig D. // Drugs & Aging;2006, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p101 

    Radical prostatectomy has been the time-honoured and standard treatment option for prostate cancer. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the common quality-of-life issues following radical prostatectomy. The recovery of potency following radical prostatectomy varies from 16% to 86%. Although...

  • Despite ED oral therapies, prostheses remain stable. Guttman, Cheryl // Urology Times;Mar2001, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p5 

    Reports on the number of penile prosthesis implant procedures in the United States. Effects of Viagra on implant procedures; Interventions for men with erectile dysfunction.

  • Prostheses for impotence.  // British Medical Journal;2/12/1977, Vol. 1 Issue 6058, p404 

    Focuses on the management of impotence by penile prostheses in Great Britain. Association of diabetes and pelvic trauma with impotence; Financial aspects of silicone implants for impotence and incontinence; Imposition of age limit in the procedure.

  • Penile Prosthesis Case Study. Quallich, Susanne A.; Ohl, Dana A. // Urologic Nursing;Apr2002, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p91 

    Focuses on the effectiveness of penile prosthesis in treating men with erectile dysfunction (ED) in the U.S. Prescription of alprostadil to manage ED; Possible interventions for treating ED; Satisfaction of patients with prosthesis.

  • Historical advances in penile prostheses. Wilson, S K; Delk, J R // International Journal of Impotence Research;2000 Supplement 4, Vol. 12 Issue 5, pS101 

    In the 25 y since their introduction, semi-rigid and inflatable penile implants have become remarkably dependable mechanical instruments associated with high patient satisfaction. This report attempts to quantify the historical milestones of significance pertaining to these devices. As with any...

  • P-126.  // International Journal of Impotence Research;2002 Supplement 4, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p68 

    Presents an abstract of the article, titled 'Fibrosis of the cavernous body of penis resulting from papaverine injection is a contradiction to hydroflex inflatable penile implant,' by M.C. Vargas, published in the supplement 4 of the 'International Journal of Impotence Research'.

  • Managing impotence in diabetes. Price, D.E. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/31/93, Vol. 307 Issue 6899, p275 

    Examines the management and treatment of impotence in diabetics in Great Britain. Consideration of autonomic neuropathy as the most important etiological factor; Correlation between impotence and psychological dysfunction; Use of penile prostheses as treatment for diabetes.

  • Moderated Poster Session 3MP-3 SurgeryMonday, November 17, 2003 14:00 - 15:00D. Ralph, United Kingdom; S. Tellaloglu, Turkey.  // International Journal of Impotence Research;Nov2003 Supplement 6, Vol. 15, pS13 

    Focuses on various studies related to surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction, published in the December 2, 2003 issue of "International Journal of Impotence Research." Information on inflatable penile prosthesis culture during revision surgery; Assessment of longterm mechanical reliability...

  • Penile prosthesis implantation surgery: a statewide population based analysis of 2354 patients. Jhaveri, F.M.; Rutledge, R.; Carson, C.C. // International Journal of Impotence Research;1998, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p251 

    Describes the changes in frequency of penile prosthesis surgery, hospital stay, hospital charges, and penile prosthesis type in North Carolina. Decline in the total number of penile prostheses implanted during the period of 1988-1993; Impact of minimally invasive therapy and changes in...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics