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male sexual disfunction

G E Borella, P Borella
The body is the place where the dimensions of space, time, subjectivity and objectivity meet and interact. These dimensions are considered with regard to eating, sleeping and sex within the couple. When a disfunctioning appears in one of these three fundamental aspects, it is, in general, treated alone. Eating, sleeping and sex are, on the contrary, interdependant, and in this perspective, a therapeutical intervention on one of these vital functions can lead to an amelioration of another one of them.
March 20, 2013: Revue Médicale Suisse
Livio Casarini, Elisa Pignatti, Manuela Simoni
Gonadotropins, the action of which is mediated at the level of their gonadal receptors, play a key role in sexual development, reproductive functions and in metabolism. The involvement of the gonadotropins and their receptor genotypes on reproductive function are widely studied. A large number of gonadotropins and their receptors gene polymorphisms are known, but the only one considerable as a clear, absolute genetic marker of reproductive features or disfunctions is the FSHR Asn680Ser polymorphism, since it modulates ovarian response to FSH...
December 2011: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
B Marchetti, M C Morale, F Gallo, N Batticane, Z Farinella, M Cioni
The interactions between the nervous, endocrine and immune systems require a complex communication network. The central nervous system (CNS) affects the immune system through endocrine, paracrine and neuronal mechanisms. Evidence that this bidirectional communication plays a vital role in the regulation of physiological homeostatic mechanisms while a disfunction of the neuroendocrineimmune balance favors the susceptibility to a number of diseases is derived largely by animal models but also by an increasing number of clinical studies in different fields, including endocrinology, reproductive physiology, pediatrics, oncology, neurology and psychiatry...
December 1995: Endocrine
Thomas Gasser
There is increasing evidence of causal relation between benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and erectile dysfunction (ED). BPH appears to have a negative impact on sexual function. Drugs commonly used for the treatment of BPH (i.e. alphablockers, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors) may cause retrograde ejaculation, ED and reduced libido. Physicians should be aware of these adverse events and inform their patients accordingly. Conversely, phosphodiestease-5-inhibitors may have a beneficial effect on BPH symptoms.
March 2010: Therapeutische Umschau. Revue Thérapeutique
Giorgio Pigato, Tommaso Toffanin, Giovanni Ferri, Arianna Di Florio, Valeria Giannunzio, Giulia Ida Perini
UNLABELLED: AIMS. To compare, in a "real world" setting, the efficacy and tolerability of two initial duloxetine starting doses: 30 mg once daily (q.d.) for 1 week, followed by escalation to 60 mg q.d. versus 60 mg q.d. without titolation, evaluating expecially the effects on sexual dysfunction. METHODS: The sample is constituted by outpatients meeting diagnostic criteria for mild-severe (HAMD17 > or =24 and CGI-S > or =4) Major Depressive Episode as defined by DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistic Manual for Mental Disorder, Fourth Edition-Text Revision), based on the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview, MINI)...
November 2009: Rivista di Psichiatria
S La Vignera, A E Calogero, R Condorelli, F Lanzafame, B Giammusso, E Vicari
AIM: In the management of the chronic complications caused by diabetes mellitus, an important role is played to andrological problematics, which require a specialistic evaluation combined in order to concretely contribute to the improvement of quality of life of such patients. The erectile disfunction in the diabetic patient notoriously correlates with the main cardiometabolics risk factors, and recently it has been pointed out how after chronic use of inhibitors of the phospodiesterase-enzyme-5 (PDE5-I) it is possible to improve the vascular response profile, evaluated through ecolor doppler (ECD) penile dynamic...
March 2009: Minerva Endocrinologica
Sandra Mazzoli
Prostatitis is one of the most common illnesses in men aged < or = 50 with different clinical presentation such as pelvic pain, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms or sexual disfunction. Problems in the diagnosis and classification of this condition, however, have delayed epidemiologic research and consequently, our understanding of the natural history of prostatitis is limited. Nowadays, the Meares & Stamey test (M&S Test) in bacterial prostatitis is considered the most important test for diagnosis of bacterial prostatitis, even if several problems have been identified in running the M&S Test...
June 2007: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Luciano Janussi Vacanti, Bruno Caramelli
OBJECTIVE: Data on sexual disfunction (SD) after myocardial infarction (MI) are sketchy, especially in our community and in regard to predictors. Both males and females, with active sexual life and no sexual dysfunction prior to MI were evaluated in order to investigate SD incidence after MI, as well as to identify the possible variables associated. METHODS: Forty-three patients were studied consecutively, through structured questionnaires for SD and psychological disorders (PD) diagnosis...
August 2005: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Sheila Assunção, José Jiménez, Nora Pacheco, Fabiola Navarro Marún, Douglas Quintero, Isabel Aspilcueta Flores, Carlos L Pérez Desanti, Arsenio Rosado-Franco, Guillermo Tapia Paniagua, Amado Nieto Caraveo, Sergio Sanchez Cázares, Jaime Aguilar Gasca, Erick Landa Fournais, Joanna Leadbetter
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of a 12 months antipsychotic monotherapy treatment with Olanzapine, risperidone and an atypical antipsychotic drug in Latin American patients with schizophrenia. METHOD: The outcomes of effectiveness and tolerability were evaluated in outpatients with schizophrenia belonging to a large sample (N=7658) in a prospective, international trial carried out in 27 countries. The results for the population of Latin America were presented...
July 2005: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
Henryk Futyma, Grzegorz Jakiel
This research discusses the issues of erectile disfunction in diabetes, which constitute not only a medical but, what results from its spread, also a social problem. Diabetes as a social disease causes many metabolic disorders, dysfunction of many organs, including erectile dysfunction. Because of the fact that there are so many disorders in organs, people who suffer from diabetes should be especially carefully treated in view of metabolism. Erectile dysfunctions in diabetes have definitely an organic background: connected with vessels, neurologic, endocrinologic and psychological functions...
April 2005: Ginekologia Polska
Irene María Elenitza
Psychotropic drugs affect the regulatory mechanisms of different neuroendocrine axis. This chapter reviews the interactions between psychotropic drugs and prolactin, the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Hyperprolactinemia can cause galactorrhea, amenorrhea, sexual disfunction, impaired spermatogenesis and increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures. Atypical antipsychotics cause less hyperprolactinemia than conventional antipsychotics. Lithium has important effects on thyroid function...
January 2005: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
M Szczepkowski
The aim of this paper is to answer the question: do we still need a permanent colostomy and present the quality of life of patients operated on for rectal cancer. A comparative analysis of patients after abdomino-perineal resection of the rectum vs. patients after low anterior resection of the rectum with preservation of sphincters is presented. When assessing the quality of life of patients, the following issues were considered: a) function of the whole organism and general condition (physical function); b) psychological well-being (psychological function); c) professional activity, relations with relatives and friends, leisure activities (social function) and d) intimate relations (sexual function)...
2002: Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica
I V Karpukhin, A A Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2002: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
D Gourevitch
Galen, who was certainly not a great amateur of women, nevertheless was interested in some disfunctions of sexual activity in men. Although he develops a theory about the problem, he is matter of fact as far as daily life is concerned, and, even if he quotes him, quite different from what Epicurus used to be.
2001: Medicina Nei Secoli
F Mantovani, E Patelli, F Colombo, F Pozzoni, S Confalonieri, E Pisani
BACKGROUND: The patients who undergo radical pelvic surgery often found that sexual function is impaired. In this research hypothesis, we evaluated the efficacy of alternative therapy to conventional PGE 1 injections, such as the association of Sildenafil and L-Arginine. This association in based on the principle that L-Arginine, the precursor of nitric oxide, improves the effect of Sildenafil, which is effective in the presence of nitric oxide. METHODS: The experimental plan was to make a comparative study of 2 random groups of patients selected from those undergoing radical cystectomies and prostatectomies over the past three years...
September 2001: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
S M Neill, C M Ridley
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a skin condition that affects genital and extra genital epithelia in both males and females of all ages and it may occur in association with other autoimmune disease. Currently, the first line effective treatment is an ultra-potent topical corticosteroid. The long-term sequelae of LS include scarring, malignancy, which is rare, and psychosexual disfunction, which is common.
November 2001: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
R Fogari, A Zoppi, L Poletti, G Marasi, A Mugellini, L Corradi
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of antihypertensive treatment with valsartan or cavedilol on sexual activity in hypertensive men who were never treated for hypertension. A total of 160 newly diagnosed hypertensive men (diastolic blood pressure [DBP] > or = 95 mm Hg and < 110 mm Hg), aged 40 to 49 years, all married and without any previous sexual disfunction, were enrolled. After a 4-week placebo period, the patients were divided into two groups: a) 120 patients were randomized to receive carvedilol 50 mg once daily or valsartan 80 mg once daily for 16 weeks according to a double-blind, cross-over design; after another 4-week placebo period, patients were crossed over to the alternative regimen for a further 16 weeks; b) 40 patients were treated with placebo according to a single-blind design for 16 weeks...
January 2001: American Journal of Hypertension
A Zieba, M Jawor, D Dudek
Disturbances in sexual functioning in patients with endogenous mental disorders are frequently reported. The aim of the study was to estimate the occurrence of sexual disfunctions in patients hospitalised for major depression (unipolar affective disorder). The investigations covered 53 persons remaining in stable partnership. Apart from the assessment of psychological state, depressive symptoms and the course of treatment, we analysed the quality of relations with the partner, sexual satisfaction, willingness to and frequency of sexual intercourse, satisfaction with oneself as a sexual partner...
July 2000: Psychiatria Polska
A Tejido Sánchez, M P Martín Muñoz, F Villacampa Abuá, J M de la Morena Gallego, A Suárez Charneco, O Leiva Galvis
UNLABELLED: The fracture of the penis is an uncommon injury that is defined as a rupture of the tunica albuginea of the corpus cavernosum. We present our experience in 9 cases admitted to our department between 1989 and 1998. Most of the cases were caused by traumatism during sexual intercourse. Clinical presentation and physical examination were enough to make the diagnosis. The treatment was surgery in all cases, with evacuation of the hematoma and reconstruction of the rupture with absorbable suture...
October 1999: Actas Urologicas Españolas
E Malizia
Sildenafil, the active component of Viagra was synthetized in 1992-3 and registered for sale in US and subsequently in Europe in 1998, on the basis of positive results of numerous preclinical and clinical studies. In the first part of this review, male sexual impotence (recently named erectile disfunction) is defined and its history and epidemiology is reported. The anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of erectile disfunction and the cycle of male sexual response are also discussed.
September 1998: La Clinica Terapeutica
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