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A simplified approach to the treatment of erectile dysfunction – Based on the Canadian Urology Association Erectile Dysfunction Guidelines: MAKING THE DIAGNOSIS (Part 3)

Specialized testing Psychological and/or psychiatric referrals: May provide important complementary insight into relationships and situational causes of ED. These assessments do not form a routine component of the ED workup and should be considered in the unusual case. Vascular testing: A variety of vascular tests exist. Historically, a penile brachial index (PBI) assessment was used. […]

A simplified approach to the treatment of erectile dysfunction – Based on the Canadian Urology Association Erectile Dysfunction Guidelines: MAKING THE DIAGNOSIS (Part 2)

Physical examination A strong association exists between ED and peripheral vascular disease and occult coronary syndromes. The physical examination may be an important opportunity to unmask these conditions. Assessment should include body habitus (secondary sexual characteristics), the peripheral circulation, neurological systems and genitourinary systems. Identification of penile deformities such as Peyronie’s disease may be best […]

A simplified approach to the treatment of erectile dysfunction – Based on the Canadian Urology Association Erectile Dysfunction Guidelines: MAKING THE DIAGNOSIS (Part 1)

History The patient’s medical history is the cornerstone of the evaluation of sexual dysfunction and ED. The patient’s history will provide the likely diagnosis in the majority of cases. There are a variety of approaches to obtaining a thorough history, the most common of which is a supportive health care professional allowing the couple to […]

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

• History and clinical questioning (this is the most important component of the ED evaluation). • A focused physical examination (directed at neural and vascular systems essential for achieving and maintaining erections). • Questionnaires (eg, International Index of Erectile Function, Sexual Health Inventory for Men [Appendix 1]). • Laboratory tests, including serum glucose, hormonal screening […]

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

• To establish treatment of patient and partner. • Use of diagnostic tests based on the patient’s presenting complaints and goals of therapy. • To provide the patient and partner with a diagnosis and understanding of the likely etiology of ED. • To offer treatment choices with comprehensive information on cost, likelihood of success and […]

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

ED is a highly prevalent condition that impacts the quality of life of thousands of Canadian couples. Dramatic advances in understanding the pathophysiology of erection have led to the development of new, highly effective, minimally invasive therapeutic agents. ventolin inhaler PCPs are rapidly acquiring the diagnostic and therapeutic skills necessary to become the dominant health […]

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

• ED is the preferred clinical term to describe the inability to achieve and maintain a penile erection of sufficient rigidity to permit satisfactory sexual activity. • Diagnosis and treatment of ED are performed most effectively by primary care physicians (PCPs). • The underlying risk factors associated with ED are common to cardiovascular disease in […]

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 […]

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