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Latest News from the ISSM - December 6, 2013 Member Login
Journal of Sexual Medicine Now Available as iPadĀ® App

Journal of Sexual Medicine readers now have another way to keep updated on the latest developments in the field! An iPadĀ® app has been released and is available for download.

The app brings readers all of the quality content they've come to expect from the Journal of Sexual Medicine. In addition, figures, tables, and references are clear and text is easy to adjust with a "pinch and zoom" feature.

Readers may sign up to receive alerts when new issues become available. They can also access "Early View" articles and browse content before downloading an entire issue.  

The app provides access to email, social media, and links to supplemental material as well.

Please click here to learn more about the app and receive ISSM member access instructions.

Copper Wire Therapy May Help Men with Penile Hemangiomas

Threading thin copper wires through cavernous hemangiomas of the penis may be a viable treatment for the condition, according to Chinese researchers.

A hemangioma is a buildup of blood vessels. When located on the penis, it can make men anxious about their appearance.

Hemangiomas can be treated in several ways, including surgical excision and cryotherapy. However, such treatments have some risks. The research team wanted to see if copper wire therapy, which has been effective for other conditions, would help men with penile hemangiomas.

Seven patients between the ages of 12 and 32 participated in the study. All had penile cavernous hemangiomas. 

The wires were sterilized and the men were given anesthesia.  Next, the surgeons evenly distributed wires through each patient's hemangioma using a surgical suture needle.

After the patients healed, the wires were removed.

Complete healing took about two weeks. At that point, there were no more visible lesions and all patients were either "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the results. None of the men had problems with copper poisoning.

One patient had a recurrence that required additional surgery. There were no problems reported after that.

The researchers acknowledged that their sample size was small.  However, they considered copper wire therapy to a safe, minimally invasive, and cost-effective approach.

The study was published online in October in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please click here for more details.

2014 Membership Renewal

As 2014 approaches, we would like to again thank you for your continued support and loyalty to the International Society for Sexual Medicine. It is you, the membership community, who drives and shapes the ISSM.

In order to ensure that you will have uninterrupted access to all of ISSM's membership benefits, including the Journal of Sexual Medicine, we kindly ask you to pay your ISSM membership dues for 2014 in a timely manner either through one of our affiliated societies or directly with us through this link. Of course, if you have already paid your membership dues, we thank you.

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