Erectile dysfunction and sex hormone changes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

  title={Erectile dysfunction and sex hormone changes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients},
  author={Hasan B{\"u}lent Kahraman and Bilal Sen and Nurhan Koksal and Metin Kılınç and Sefa Resim},
  journal={Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine},
  pages={66 - 66}
BackgroundThe prevalence of sexual dysfunction in patients with COPD is high and its significance has not been sufficiently stressed. The aim of this study is to investigate the incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED) and the factors affecting its frequency in COPD patients.MethodsSeventy patients with COPD and 68 healthy volunteers were included in the study. The International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire was used to evaluate ED, and the Beck Depression Inventory was used to… 

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