2013 Membership Survey Results are In!
Assessing Peyronie's Disease Curvature
The ISSM has compiled the results of its latest membership survey, completed by about 500 members.
This annual survey provides insight into who ISSM's members are and what they think about their membership.
For example, in this year's survey, about 75% of the respondents were men. About 20% came from the United States and about 44% were urologists.
The subscription to the Journal of Sexual Medicine was the highest-rated benefit, with networking and the ISSM Update placing second and third, respectively.
We are also pleased to announce the names of five survey respondents who were randomly chosen to receive a voucher for EUR 75,00. This voucher can be applied to ISSM membership, meeting registration, and/or publications. The winners are:
Lindsay Walden (United States)
Ronak Pravin Shah (India)
Charalampos Konstantinidis (Greece)
Woo Sik Chung (Republic of Korea)
Kevan Wiley (United Kingdom)
We congratulate the winners and thank all of the ISSM members who participated in the survey. More information on the survey may be found here.
Patients with Peyronie's disease are not always able to accurately assess their curvature, according to researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Accurate measurements are necessary to determine both the course of treatment and its success. The researchers wanted to see how well physicians' and patients' measurements agreed.
One hundred ninety-two men with Peyronie's disease participated in the study. During an interview with a physician, the men indicated on a goniometer their degree of curvature as they perceived it.
Then, the physician induced an erection with an intercavernosal injection and measured it.
Only 49% of the patients were able to accurately assess their curvature. Thirty-five percent of the men underestimated it and 16% overestimated.
It's possible that more men underestimated because the in-office erections was stronger than the erections the men could achieve at home.
The study was published online last month in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please click here to learn more.