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Does blood pressure affect erectile dysfunction?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how blood pressure (BP) affects erectile dysfunction (ED). The study found that patients with increased BP were more likely to have ED than patients with lower BP. Some background Erectile dysfunction is the common problem of being unable to achieve and maintain an erection. This may be due to blood flow problems...

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Penile implants increase the risk of device erosion of artificial urinary sphincters

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of penile implants among men already treated with artificial urinary sphincters. Authors reported an increased risk of device erosion and removal among men treated with both surgical procedures compared to those with artificial urinary sphincters only. Some background A common side effect of prostate...

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FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

You may not know this but you can get warnings from the FDA on problems with prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.  For example, on August 11, a FDA News Release issued this warning about over-the-counter liquid vitamins that are given to young children and those who cannot swallow pills. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is...

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No surgery needed: Antibiotic treatment alone may be enough to treat penile implant infections

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether conservative therapy (antibiotics only) is effective in treating infections of penile implants. Authors concluded that conservative therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for penile implant infections. Some background Men with severe erectile dysfunction may undergo the placement of a penile...

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Shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction – an analysis of 14 studies

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed the results of 14 studies to examine the effectiveness of low-intensity shock wave therapy (LIST) for erectile dysfunction. Authors concluded that LIST can significantly improve erectile function. Some background Low-intensity shock wave therapy (LIST) has recently been introduced as a new therapeutic approach for...

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Shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed the results of 7 studies to examine the effectiveness of low-intensity shock wave therapy (LIST) for erectile dysfunction. Authors concluded that LIST resulted in a significant improvement in erectile function. Some background Low-intensity shock wave therapy (LIST) has recently been introduced as a new...

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Is there a link between erectile dysfunction and sleep disordered breathing?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the link between erectile dysfunction and sleep disordered breathing in older men. Researchers concluded that the association between the two conditions can be largely explained by shared risk factors. Some background Erectile dysfunction is more common among older men. It is believed to occur in about half of men...

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Updated recommendations for penile implants

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to update recommendations on the use of penile implants for erectile dysfunction. Authors concluded that penile implants remain a safe and effective treatment option for erectile dysfunction not responding to other less invasive therapies. Some background Penile prosthetic devices are a treatment option for...

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