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Latest News from the ISSM - February 22, 2013 Member Login
Journal of Sexual Medicine: Applications for Editor-in-Chief Position Due February 28

The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the ISSM's peer-reviewed journal on human sexuality, is seeking an editor-in-chief and the deadline for applications is fast approaching!

Interested candidates must submit their application materials to the ISSM Executive Office by February 28, 2013. Finalists will be interviewed during the week of May 4-8, 2013 at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Diego, California.

For more information on the journal, job requirements, and application instructions, please click here.

Penile Rehab Programs Effective for Men after RARP

Penile rehabilitation programs (PRPs), especially ones that include PDE5Is, can be effective in helping men recover erectile function after bilateral nerve-sparing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), according to a study published in BJU International in December.

Researchers from the United States and Turkey found that PRPs that incorporated PDE5Is, either alone or with vacuum erection devices (VEDs), were beneficial.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common after prostatectomy.

The researchers examined the preoperative scores on the Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) for 203 men, who were divided into three groups based on their degree of ED. The participants then underwent four types of penile rehabilitation programs: PDE5Is only, vacuum erection device only, combined PDE5I and VED therapies, and no therapy.

The programs were deemed successful if the men were able to achieve an erection suitable for intercourse.

Men who had moderate ED before surgery saw a 19% success rate. For men with mild ED preoperatively, the rate was 46%. Men without ED before treatment had a 68% success rate.

The therapy that combined PDE5Is and VEDs had the best overall results.

Please click here for more information on this study.

New Journal: Sexual Medicine

By now, you've probably heard about the ISSM's newest journal, Sexual Medicine. (If not, just click here to learn more!) The editorial board is now accepting manuscripts. Here are some helpful links: 

Meet the Editor: Alan W. Shindel, MD

Publishing with Sexual Medicine

Open Access License and Copyright Information

Article Publication Charges

Remember, all active ISSM members, including joint APSSM, ESSM, ISSWSH, MESSM, SLAMS & SMSNA members will receive an 80% discount on the publication charge for a special introductory period. Members may obtain this discount by clicking here

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