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Does cardiovascular risk reduction alleviate erectile dysfunction in men with type II diabetes mellitus?
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PMID:  18668114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Veterans (N=41) with type II diabetes were enrolled in a behavioral and pharmacologic intervention for cardiac risk reduction for 4 weeks at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center during 2004-2007 and were followed up 3 months post intervention. Erectile dysfunction (ED) was assessed using the 5-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). Participants experienced significant improvements in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), diastolic blood pressure and total cholesterol levels over the course of the intervention. Change in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and reduction in or maintenance of HbA1c below 7.0% were significantly associated with change in IIEF-5 (P=0.01, P=0.01, P=0.04, respectively). These results suggest that improved blood pressure and glycemic control in men with diabetes may lead to an improvement in ED.
S A M Khatana; T H Taveira; M M Miner; C B Eaton; W-C Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of impotence research     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1476-5489     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Impot. Res.     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-12     Completed Date:  2009-02-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007383     Medline TA:  Int J Impot Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Target Research Enhancement Program, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / blood,  complications*,  prevention & control*
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood,  complications*,  drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Disease Susceptibility
Erectile Dysfunction / blood,  complications*,  physiopathology*
Follow-Up Studies
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Retrospective Studies
Risk Reduction Behavior*
Time Factors

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