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Erectile dysfunction: etiology and treatment in young and old patients.

Tariq SH - Clin Geriatr Med - 01-AUG-2003; 19(3): 539-51
NLM Citation ID:
14567006 (PubMed)
Full Source Title:
Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Author Affiliation:
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Room M-238, GREEC VA Medical Center, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA.
Tariq SH; Haleem U; Omran ML; Kaiser FE; Perry HM 3rd; Morley JE
This study shows that endocrine and vascular etiologies of erectile dysfunction are more common in the older age group, whereas depression and marital discord are more common in the younger age group. There is considerable overlap between various factors pointing to the multifactorial nature of erectile dysfunction. Review of the treatment option chosen reveals that the invasive modalities were least common as compared with the popular vacuum tumescence device (although cumbersome) and testosterone replacement. Persons with low testosterone have an improved efficacy of sildenafil when hypogonadism is treated. Sildenafil with its ease of administration and high efficacy seems to be the logical first choice for most of the patients. If contraindications exist or treatment failures occur, other treatment options should be offered to patients.
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