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Erectile Dysfunction in Young Surgically Treated Patients with Lumbar Spine Disease -A Prospective Follow-Up Study.
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PMID:  21912318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT: Study Design. This is a prospective study.Objective. The prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients under 50 years with fracture-unrelated lumbar spine disease requiring surgical decompression without other risk factors for ED is evaluated.Summary Of Background Data. There is little literature documenting ED in young patients with atraumatic lumbar spine disease.Methods. All male patients under 50 years who underwent lumbar spine surgery during June 2006-November 2007 without risk factors for ED were included. Patient demographics, neurological dysfunction, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for back and leg pain, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), North American Spine Society score for neurogenic symptoms (NS) and the International Index of Erectile function (IIEF-5) scores were recorded pre-operatively, at 1, 3 and 6 months.Results. There were 61 patients with mean age 38.4 (SD 7.0, Range 20-49). Majority of patients had 43 (70.5%) prolapsed intervertebral disc with discectomy being the commonest operation. Mean VAS scores, ODI and NS improved significantly post-operatively. However, the mean IIEF-5 scores did not.Pre-operatively, there was no correlation between ED and VAS scores on back pain (p = 0.70), leg pain (p = 0.91), ODI (p = 0.93) or NS (p = 0.51). At 6 months, patients with NS > 70 had an increased risk of ED (p = 0.03). Eighty percent with NS > 70 had ED compared 30% with NS ≤ 70. There was however no correlation between ED with ODI (p = 0.38), VAS scores on back pain (p = 0.20) or leg pain (p = 0.08) at 6 months.Conclusion. The incidence of ED in patients under the age of 50 with non-fracture related lumbar spine disease undergoing surgery without risk factors is 34.3%. Despite improvement in VAS, ODI and NS scores post-operatively, ED did not improve. Patients with NS > 70 post-operatively are more likely to have ED reflecting possible permanent nerve damage from lumbar spine pathology.
Mashfiqul A Siddiqui; Benedict Peng; Nidumaran Shanmugam; William Yeo; S Fook-Chong; John Chen Li Tat; Chang Ming Guo; Seang Beng Tan; Wai Mun Yue
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-1159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital 2Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre, Singapore General Hospital 3Department of Clinical Research, Singapore General Hospital.
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