"Integrated Approach" Benefits Men With Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests
JSM Publishes Proceedings From ISSWSH Annual Meeting
Men with type 2 diabetes may benefit from an "integrated [treatment] approach" for better sexual function and less depression, Italian researchers report.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is especially common in diabetic men, but it isn't always addressed during clinical visits.
The study, published in October in PLOS One, was conducted in two phases. Four-hundred ninety three men completed phase 1, and 450 men progressed to phase 2 about 18 months later. Their average age was 59 years.
During each phase, the men completed the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) and were assessed for depression and low testosterone.
At baseline (phase 1), 48% of the men had ED. This figure dropped to 42% at phase 2. Thirty-eight percent of the men took an ED drug between the two phases.
Rates of depression went down between phase 1 and phase 2. Testosterone levels generally improved, as did "metabolic targets" that included lipid profiles.
The authors called for greater patient involvement, tailored counseling, and consistent follow-up when treating men with diabetes.
More details on the study are available here.
ISSM Warns of Possible Predatory Journal
Did you miss the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) in Charleston, South Carolina, USA last February?
If so, you can check out the proceedings from that meeting in a June supplement of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Papers cover a wide range of topics in women's sexual health, including vaginal pain, gynecologic cancer, and educational programs for refugee women.
Click here to see the table of contents!
Over the last two weeks, ISSM members have received emails soliciting submissions to a possible "predatory journal." This journal's title is almost identical to our own flagship journal, The Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM) while also mimicking the title of our Open Access journal Sexual Medicine.
We wish to stress these emails, despite the similarity of the journal title, are not referring to an official ISSM publication. Please see further details here.