World Meeting: Apply for Travel Stipends By June 1st!
Survey Focuses on Injections for Peyronie's Disease
There are just a few days left for eligible attendees to take advantage of travel stipends for the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine! The ISSM providing 30 stipends, but applications must be received by June 1, 2016.
Don't miss your chance to attend this important meeting, which will take place September 22-25, 2016 in Beijing, China.
Stipends are available in the amount of USD 2,000 each. Recipients will also receive free registration to the meeting.
Allocation is based on need and applicants must meet specific criteria, including an abstract submission and written proof of a professional degree.
You can find all the details, including eligibility requirements, here.
In a recent survey, 100 members of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) shared their experiences with intralesional injections of collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) for treatment of Peyronie's disease.
While these injections are an effective treatment, they can have side effects, including corporal rupture (penis fracture) and hematoma formation (blood accumulation under the skin).
The respondents were all prescribers of CCH. They answered questions about incidence and management of side effects in their practice.
Ninety-four percent of the respondents reported hematomas in less than 25% of their patients. To prevent hematoma formation, just over half of the respondents had patients stop taking antiplatelets and anticoagulants before injections.
About 34% of the clinicians had had a patient with a corporal rupture. Of those, about two-thirds managed the ruptures surgically.
The study was published last month in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please click here to learn more about the survey.