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Examining the link between PDE5 inhibitors (such as Viagra) and cardiovascular screening

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the link between a medication for erectile dysfunction (known as PDE5i) and the early screening of cardiovascular disease (CVD – heart and blood vessel disease). The study concluded that PDE5i use can help with the early detection for CVD. Some background Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5is),...

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Safety of collagenase clostridium histolyticum in Peyronie’s disease

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper examined the use of collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH [Xiaflex]) in men with Peyronie’s disease (PD). The study found that safety of CCH treatment was not affected by severity of PD. Some background PD is an abnormal curve in the penis caused by a build-up of scar tissue. It is usually graded by the angle of...

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Which is the best form to take sildenafil?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of sildenafil (Viagra) taken as a film-coated tablet (FCT – swallowed) and oro-dispersible film (ODF – dissolved in the mouth). The study found that FCT and ODF had the same effectiveness but that patients preferred ODF. Some background Sildenafil is a commonly used drug to...

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Treatment with testosterone improves symptoms of erectile dysfunction and low sex drive

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the research on testosterone to treat erectile function (ED – inability to achieve and maintain an erect penis) and libido (sex drive) in hypogonadal (small testicles) men. This review found that research supports testosterone therapy to improve ED and low libido in men. Some background Erectile dysfunction...

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Does low Vitamin D affect erectile function?

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to see if low vitamin D levels were related to erectile dysfunction (ED). The study found that low vitamin D was associated with higher levels of ED in men. Some background Erectile dysfunction is a common sexual problem among men of adult age. It often caused by damaged blood vessels in the penis. Low vitamin D...

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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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