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Is there a relationship between chronic periodontitis and erectile dysfunction?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23211042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Chronic periodontitis (CP) is characterized with inflammation of the gingival tissues, which causes endothelial dysfunction in different organs.
AIM: In this study, we investigated the association of CP with the erectile dysfunction (ED).
METHODS: The study group included 80 male patients with ED and 82 male patients without ED (control), aged between 30 and 40 years. The International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) questionnaire was used to assess male sexual function, particularly the presence or absence of ED.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The patients in the study and control groups were statistically compared according to their plaque index (PI), bleeding on probing (BoP), probing depth (PD), and clinical attachment level (CAL).
RESULTS: In the non-ED and the ED groups, the mean age was 35.7 ± 4.8 and 34.9 ± 4.9 years, respectively. Patients' characteristics including body mass index, household income, and education status were similar in both groups (P > 0.05). Nineteen patients (23%) had severe CP in the non-ED group; 42 patients (53%) had severe CP in the ED group. Logistic regression analysis showed a significantly high association between ED and the severity of CP (odds ratio: 3.29, 95% confidence interval: 1.36-9.55, P < 0.01). The mean values of PI, BoP, and the percentages of sites with PD >4 mm and sites with CAL >4 mm were significantly higher in the ED group than in the control group (P < 0.05). The mean values of PD and CAL were not significantly different in the two groups (P > 0.05). The decayed, missing, filled teeth scores were also significantly higher in the ED group than in the non-ED group (P < 0.05).
CONCLUSION:   Our results have suggested that CP had a high association with ED in young adults at 30-40 years. We think that it will be of benefit to consider periodontal disease as a causative clinical condition of ED in such patients.
Fatih Oğuz; Abubekir Eltas; Ali Beytur; Ender Akdemir; Mustafa Özay Uslu; Ali Güneş
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2012-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of sexual medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1743-6109     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sex Med     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-05     Completed Date:  2013-09-19     Revised Date:  2014-01-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230693     Medline TA:  J Sex Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  838-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 International Society for Sexual Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Periodontitis / complications*
Dental Caries / complications
Dental Plaque Index
Erectile Dysfunction / complications*
Logistic Models
Severity of Illness Index
Single-Blind Method
Tooth Loss / complications
Comment In:
J Sex Med. 2013 Dec;10(12):3154   [PMID:  24024743 ]
J Sex Med. 2013 Sep;10(9):2353-4   [PMID:  23845094 ]

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