Oral Pharmacotherapy for Male Sexual Dysfunction

Oral Pharmacotherapy for Male Sexual Dysfunction : A Guide to Clinical Management

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For the generation that reached sexual maturity in the 1960s, the "pill" became synonymous with sexual freedom and started a sexual revolution. For women it meant freedom from the fear of pregnancy, and for men enhanced sexual opportunity. The new era of the pill has nothing to do with fertility, but everything to do with sex. The first orally effective prescr- tion drug for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) was marketed in 1998. (R) Sildenafil (Viagra ) has rejuvenated the aging male veterans of the sexual revolution, forever changed the science of sexual medicine, and tra- formed society's perspective on aging and sex. This class of drugs, known as oral phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDE-type 5), is highly effective in the treatment of ED. Since its introduction there has been a much greater awa- ness of ED, its comorbidities, and its effects on the quality of life. In 1997, while preparing to address the Endocrine Society on the occasion of the 92nd American Urological Association meeting, I first looked at the p- clinical studies of sildenafil. I thought "this will change everything" and it clearly has-changing practice patterns in sexual medicine, and the at- tudes of patients, potential patients, and their partners. Two new PDE-type (R) (R) 5 inhibitors, tadalafil (Cialis ) and vardenafil (Levitra ), were first approved by the European Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products and subsequently by the Food and Drug Administration in 2003 and 2004.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 472 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 26mm | 1,020.59g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • 100 black & white illustrations, biography
  • 158829451X
  • 9781588294517

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With the advent of such oral drugs as Viagra(r), Cialis(r), and Levitra(r) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), the burden of first patient evaluation has fallen on the primary care provider. In Oral Pharmacotherapy for Male Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide to Clinical Management, highly experienced urologists and physician researchers review each aspect of male sexual dysfunction (interest, performance, and orgasm) and their implications for treatment. The authors address a wide variety of clinical issues, ranging from common medical risk factors for ED to the evaluation and management of men who have atypical presentations that require focused testing; from diabetic ED to the safety assessment of PDE inhibitors for cardiac patients; and from combination drug therapy for refractory patients to neuropharmacological therapies. Guidance is also provided for vacuum erection devices and surgical implants, the role of self-medication with dietary supplements, the management of post-prostatectomy ED, and the emerging pharmaceutical therapies for rapid ejaculation. On the pharmaceutical side, the authors summarize the pharmacology and development of PDE-type 5 inhibitors, review the preclinical data and 5 years of postmarketing data on Viagra(r), examine the preclinical data on Levitra(r), and discuss the design and conduct of US clinical trials of Cialis(r). Authoritative and informative, Oral Pharmacotherapy for Male Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide to Clinical Management clarifies for urologists, family physicians, and internists each of the diagnostic approaches to male sexual dysfunction, as well as the pharmacological strategies available for its safe and effective manageshow more

Table of contents

Physiology and Pharmacology of Erectile Dysfunction Rafael Carrion, Derek Bochinski, Nadeem Rahman, and Tom F. Lue Epidemiology of Erectile Dysfunction Jonathan D. Schiff and John P. Mulhall Pharmacology of Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors Erwin Bischoff Sildenafil Citrate, the Classical PDE5 Inhibitor: A Five-Year Review of its Efficacy and Safety in the Arena of Erectile Dysfunction Harin Padma-Nathan Tadalafil: Clinical Trials Experience Culley C. Carson, III Vardenafil: Clinical Trials Experience Ajay Nehra Erectile Dysfunction Assessment and Management in Primary Care Practice Louis Kuritzky and Martin Miner When to Refer the Patient With Erectile Dysfunction to a Specialist Ira D. Sharlip Erectile Dysfunction: Assessing Risk and Managing the Cardiac Patient Thorsten Reffelmann and Robert A. Kloner Is Diabetic Erectile Dysfunction More Difficult to Treat? Pierre Theuma and Vivian A. Fonseca Depression and Antidepressant-Associated Erectile Dysfunction Raymond C. Rosen Intracavernous, Transurethral, and Topical Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction in the Era of Oral Pharmacotherapy: Salvaging First-Line Therapy Failures With Combination Therapies Hans-Martin A. Fritsche, Mustafa F. Usta, and Wayne J. G. Hellstrom Androgen Deficiency of the Aging Male: Enhancing Erectile Response to Oral Pharmacotherapy Alvaro Morales and Jeremy P. W. Heaton Central Activation of Erection and Clinical Experience Jeremy P. W. Heaton, Alvaro Morales, and Michael A. Adams Sustaining the Cure: Oral Pharmacotherapy Failures Salvag With Vacuum Devices and Penile Implants Ronald W. Lewis Prevention and Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction Utilizing Lifestyle Changes and Dietary Supplements: What Works and What is Worthless? Mark A. Moyad Pharmacological Strategies in the Management of Rapid Ejaculation Chris G. McMahon Sexual Dysfunction After Radical Prostatectomy and the Use of PDE-5 Inhibitors Andrew McCullough Female Sexual Dysfunction: Is There a Magic Pill? Ridwan Shabsigh, Anne R. Davis, Aristotelis G. Anastasiadis, Nawras Makhsida, and Grace Yan Indexshow more