Valentina Boddi

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INTRODUCTION Sexual dysfunctions are often present in subjects with mood disturbances; however. antidepressants can induce per se sexual dysfunctions. AIM To explore the relationship between the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), non-SSRIs antidepressants and benzodiazepines (BDZ), hormonal parameters, and reported sexual dysfunction(More)
INTRODUCTION Although testosterone (T) has been suggested to play a protective role against the development of atherosclerosis, studies demonstrating an association between low T and incident major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) are scanty in the general population and absent in subjects with erectile dysfunction (ED). AIM To investigate whether low(More)
INTRODUCTION Couple sexual dysfunction is a common, but not often studied, problem. AIM We have previously reported that disturbance in the relational domain, as measured by SIEDY Scale 2 (exploring, as reported by the patient, menopausal symptoms, partner's medical illness interfering with sexual activity, and reduced partner desire and climax), is(More)
INTRODUCTION Erectile dysfunction (ED) and mood depression are often associated and both are correlated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. AIM The aim of the present study is to explore biological and clinical correlates of depressive symptomatology in a sample of men consulting for sexual dysfunction and to verify possible(More)
INTRODUCTION The physiological role of prolactin (PRL) in male sexual behavior is poorly understood. Conversely, the association between PRL pathological elevation in both reproductive and sexual behavior is well defined. AIM The aim of the present study is to assess the correlates of normal PRL (PRL < 735 mU/L or 35 ng/mL), in male subjects consulting(More)
INTRODUCTION The relational domain of erectile dysfunction (ED) is difficult to investigate in a clinical setting. We developed and validated SIEDY, a 13-item structured interview, that evaluates, besides the organic (Scale 1) and intra-psychic (Scale 3) domains, also the relational one (Scale 2). We previously established a pathological threshold for SIEDY(More)
The disorders of orgasm/ejaculation encompass a heterogeneous group of dysfunctions including premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, and perceived ejaculate volume reduction (PEVR). The aim of this study was to explore specific associations of PEVR in a consecutive series of 3141 patients (mean age, 51.6 ± 13.1 years) seeking consultation for erectile(More)
INTRODUCTION The relationship between alcohol consumption and erectile function is still not completely clarified. AIM Aims of the present study are to explore a number of biological and clinical correlates of alcohol consumption in a sample of men consulting for sexual dysfunction, and to verify possible associations with the incidence of major adverse(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous clinical studies on effect of statins treatment on testosterone (T) levels have produced mixed results. AIM The aim of the present study is to evaluate the association between statin therapy and hormonal parameters in a large series of subjects seeking medical care at our unit for erectile dysfunction (ED). METHODS A consecutive(More)
INTRODUCTION An increased risk of autistic traits in Klinefelter syndrome (KS) has been reported. In addition, some studies have shown an increased incidence of gender dysphoria (GD) and paraphilia in autism spectrum disorder. AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of (i) paraphilic fantasies and behaviors; and (ii) GD symptomatology in(More)