Solomon Israilov

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OBJECTIVES To perform a comparative evaluation and follow-up of patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) who were treated with intracavernous injection of vasoactive drugs, starting with simple drugs and advancing to complex combinations. METHODS The study included 625 patients, 26 to 85 years old, with ED. Four intracavernous injection protocols were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to ascertain the frequency of sexual dysfunction in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) before prostatectomy. METHODS The study population included 131 patients aged 55-74 years (mean 61.4+/-2.7) with BPH. The patients had been complaining of daytime urgency and nocturia for the last 1-14 years(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of a progressive local treatment protocol for erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients after undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) for prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 85 patients (mean age 59.5 years, range 50--75) with ED after RRP. Treatment was offered in four progressive phases,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare, before and after repair of varicocele, the semen parameters (SP) in relation to the persistence of retrograde vein flow. MATERIAL AND METHODS We examined the correlation between semen characteristics and retrograde flow (RF) into the pampiniform plexus in 158 patients with varicocele, before and after low inguinal spermatic vein(More)
We used vacuum therapy in combination with psychotherapy in 145 patients with different types of erectile dysfunction (ED). The age range was 24-82 years (average 53.4 +/- 2.7 years). The patients were divided into 3 groups according to the type of ED: 26.2% psychogenic, 36.5% organic, 37.2% mixed. All received the same treatment. Improvement in sexual(More)
The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of a progressive program, starting with simple methods and, when not effective, moving to more complex methods, to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with diabetes mellitus. A total of 284 diabetic patients with ED entered into a 6-phase program starting with sildenafil citrate (Viagra). Those with(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) test can serve as an indicator for the need and timing of surgery in infertile men with varicocele. METHODS The GnRH test was performed in 121 infertile men with varicocele before surgical correction and 4 to 6, 9 to 12, and 16 to 18 months after. Levels of follicle-stimulating(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a progressive program for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in patients with cardiovascular disease in whom sildenafil citrate (Viagra) was not an option. The study population included 106 patients selected from 267 with cardiovascular disease. The intracavernous injection program consisted of(More)
The vacuum constriction device (VCD) is a noninvasive mechanical device which may produce an erection by creating a vacuum of up to 250 mm Hg and with a rubber ring to maintain this state by constricting the base of the penis. We tested the VCD on 150 men who presented with organic and psychogenic impotence in our outpatient clinic between the years 1986(More)
To account for severity of disease in patients with erectile dysfunction, we introduced a progressive treatment technique using four protocols of drug injections. The study group consisted of 452 men aged 26-85 gamma with erectile dysfunction. Protocol I. All patients began with a combination of papaverine and Regitine in doses adjusted to the estimated(More)