Impact Factors Increase for 2 ISSM Journals
Erections Improve After Bariatric Surgery, Study Finds
We're pleased to announce that the impact factors for two ISSM journals - the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM) and Sexual Medicine (the ISSM's open access journal) - have increased.
The JSM 2016 impact factor is 2.978 (an increase over the 2015 IF of 2.844). JSM ranks 23rd out of 76 journals in the Urology/Nephrology subject category.
Sexual Medicine, the ISSM's open access journal, received its second impact factor since inception. For 2016, the impact factor is 1.683, which is an increase of almost 42% over the 2015 IF of 1.188. Sexual Medicine now ranks 66th out of 154 journals in the Medicine, General and Internal subject category.
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Obese men often have better erections after bariatric surgery, research suggests.
In a review of seven studies involving 555 obese men, scientists noted "significant improvement" in erectile function after surgery. The finding was based on participant scores on the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF).
Obesity raises a man's risk for androgen deficiency, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome, as well as low self-esteem and depression. These factors can all contribute to erectile dysfunction (ED).
The study authors explained that more research is needed, particularly comparisons of bariatric surgery and non-surgical weight loss strategies in regard to ED.
The study was first published online in Sexual Medicine Reviews in May as an article in press. More details are available here.
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