A simplified approach to the treatment of erectile dysfunction – Based on the Canadian Urology Association Erectile Dysfunction Guidelines

A simplified approach to the treatment of erectile dysfunction - Based on the Canadian Urology Association Erectile Dysfunction Guidelines

Dramatic advances in the understanding of the causes of erectile dysfunction (ED) have occurred over the past decade. Sildenafil citrate (Viagra, Pfizer Inc, USA), the first effective oral agent for ED is currently available, and others are under regulatory review and should be available in Canada  by the end of 2003. These developments have fueled public interest and transformed the way in which couples with sexual dysfunction seek help. The patient is now often the source of referral, with many health care visits initiated and conversations about sexual concerns started following direct requests from patients. This mandates that clinicians are comfortable discussing these topics and that they are up-to-date on the therapeutics and approaches to treatment. The present article is based on the guidelines from the Canadian Urology Association, approved June 2002. buy asthma inhaler

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