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Erectile dysfunction.
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PMID:  8857789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Erectile dysfunction affects millions of men in this country. Impairment of neurologic, hormonal and vascular function can inhibit the corporal smooth muscle relaxation necessary for erectile function. Physicians should employ a diagnostic work-up that proceeds from a history and physical examination to laboratory studies and physiologic testing. Treatment, which should be prescribed with constant patient input, is successful in a high percentage of cases. For erectile dysfunction with psychogenic or hormonal etiologies, treatments target the specific underlying problem. For dysfunction caused by nonspecific vascular and neurogenic problems, useful treatments include medication, vacuum devices, intracavernosal injections and penile implants.
K A Greiner; J W Weigel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-18     Completed Date:  1996-11-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1675-82     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Erectile Dysfunction* / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
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Comment In:
Am Fam Physician. 1997 Aug;56(2):379   [PMID:  9262519 ]

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