Kidney disease quality of life of Japanese dialysis patients who desire administration of sildenafil and the treatment of erectile dysfunction using sildenafil.

@article{Hyodo2004KidneyDQ,
  title={Kidney disease quality of life of Japanese dialysis patients who desire administration of sildenafil and the treatment of erectile dysfunction using sildenafil.},
  author={Toru Hyodo and Hironori Ishida and Noriaki Masui and Takayasu Taira and Sumiko Yamamoto and Michiyo Oka and Toshikazu Uchida and Tadao Endo and Tadasu Sakai and Kazunari Yoshida and Shiro Baba},
  journal={Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis : official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={340-6}
}
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common among patients on dialysis therapy. In the present study, we attempted administration of sildenafil to Japanese patients undergoing dialysis. In order to diagnose ED before prescribing sildenafil, we assessed the hemodialysis patients who desired sildenafil by using the five items version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). In addition, the characteristics of the quality of life in Japanese hemodialysis patients who desired sildenafil… CONTINUE READING

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