Erectile dysfunction undertreated

Only a quarter of men diagnosed with erectile dysfunction obtain drug treatment, according to a US study (J Sex Med 2014; doi: 10.1111/jsm.12647).
The analysis of a medical insurance database identified over 6 million men aged 30 or older with a recorded diagnosis of erectile dysfunction …

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Genetic screening identifies high-risk prostate cancer

It has long been known that mutations of the BRCA2 gene are associated with aggressive prostate cancer but only now has it been shown that screening for this abnormality could identify men at increased risk (Br J Cancer 2014; doi: 10.1038/bjc.2014.428).
Canadian investigators identified 4187 men …

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HoLEP improves LUTS without affecting sexual function

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) improves lower urinary tract symptom (LUTS) scores in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia without significantly affecting sexual function, two recent studies show.
A prospective study compared pre- and postoperative sexual function and LUTS scores in 60 men (Asian J …

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