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PURPOSE We reviewed the results of serum testosterone and prolactin determination in 1,022 patients referred because of erectile dysfunction and compared the data with history, results of physical examination, other etiological investigations and effects of endocrine therapy to refine the rules of cost-effective endocrine screening and to pinpoint actual(More)
Twenty-five subfertile men, all presenting with idiopathic normogonadotropic oligospermia, were treated with tamoxifen (20 mg/day) for 4 to 12 months. Semen analysis was performed twice before treatment and at least twice after 3 to 12 months of treatment. In 14 patients, serum luteinizing hormone (LH), serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and plasma(More)
We tested the possibility of using intracavernous injections of the alpha-blocking agent moxisylyte (6-acetoxy-thymoxy-ethyl-dimethylamine) as treatment of erectile impotence. Laboratory studies proved moxisylyte to be more active than saline (double-blind with crossover) but less active than papaverine (crossover), since it induced prolonged erection in(More)
We report in this retrospective study the results obtained with the first two drugs proposed to reduce the relatively high rates of priapism and fibrosis bound to the papaverine intracavernous injections, i.e. the alpha-blocking agent Moxisylyte (Mox), and prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). Each drug was used for auto-injections in 130 patients with a comparable mean(More)
To determine whether intracavernous injection of papaverine can discriminate vascular versus psychogenic impotence 80 mg. papaverine were injected intracorporeally into 27 impotent patients without any hormonal or neurological abnormality. The patients also underwent dynamic cavernosography, the artificial erection test and selective internal iliac(More)
Male hyperprolactinemia (HPRL) is known to induce different types of sexual dysfunctions. In order to determine the incidence of HPRL among patients referred for sexual dysfunction, serum prolactin (PRL) was assayed in 1053 clinically idiopathic cases. Among 850 cases complaining of erectile impotence, 10 with marked HPRL (1.1%, PRL above 35 ng/ml) were(More)
To determine the causes of diabetic impotence the same investigations were performed in 26 impotent and 26 nonimpotent diabetics. The rates of abnormalities found were almost identical in the 2 groups in regard to Doppler examination of the penile arteries, conduction velocities of the median nerves, latency times of the bulbocavernosus reflex and(More)
Diabetes Mellitus frankly increases the prevalence of sexual problems in men, mainly in the form of erectile dysfunctions. Its effects on sexual function of the diabetic women have been less objectively studied, due to cultural reasons and methodological difficulties. The different phases of the sexual cycle, as well as their physiological control, are(More)
PURPOSE To assess the acceptance, long term efficacy and preference of Sildenafil in impotent patients previously on auto-intracavernosal therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The patients were the 107 men (mean age 58.4 y) on auto-intracavernosal therapy (auto-IC) for more than 6 months (mean duration 32.7 months >12 months in 100) who were consecutively seen(More)
We studied 29 cases of penile impotence to determine whether thermography could be used to screen for cases of vascular origin and, therefore, candidates for arteriography. Sixteen thermographic parameters were used to compare 3 groups of patients having normal, mildly altered and severely stenotic arteries on arteriography of the aortic bifurcation and(More)