An Update from ISSM President, Prof. Luca Incrocci
Recommendations Issued for ED Treatment Approaches
Dear Members of ISSM,
Exactly 3 months have passed since I took over the Presidency of the Society from Dr. Hellstrom. It is my intention to keep you informed as much as I can on the subjects discussed in the meetings of the Executive Committee (EC).
The officers have worked hard to develop the ISSM activities for the coming year. The EC will organize a strategy meeting in 2017, in order to define goals and objectives for the coming 5 years and to discuss the investment strategy. Furthermore, the EC decided to allocate the positive result of the WMSM in Beijing to grants in 2017. The format of the International Consultation on Sexual Medicine will be changed, and the ISSM will keep working on the development and improvement of the new ISSM website.
It is my commitment to develop sexual medicine in those parts of the world where this is underrepresented, in collaboration with local and regional affiliated societies.
I want to thank all the members who have agreed to serve on several ISSM Committees; these will be finalized soon and will be posted on the website.
I take this occasion to wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Prosperous 2017.
Penile traction therapy, vacuum erection devices, and vascular surgery are three methods for treating erectile dysfunction (ED). Recently, a panel of experts reviewed literature on the latest developments for these approaches and published their findings, along with recommendations, in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Traction therapy, they noted, may help patients before penile implant surgery and after surgery for Peyronie's disease. Vacuum devices could also benefit men with Peyronie's disease and men seeking to preserve penile length after prostatectomy.
The panel members found that no type of vascular surgery for ED appeared to be better than another. Younger men tend to have better outcomes, they explained, but those with diabetes and vascular risk factors usually didn't have good results.
Please click here for more details on the panel's recommendations.