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Latest News from the ISSM - December 1, 2017 Member Login
Immediate Penile Implant Surgery a Viable Option for Treating Priapism

For men with priapism, having immediate penile implant surgery might have fewer complications than delayed surgery, scientists suggest in a recent Sexual Medicine Reviews article. 

The authors discuss immediate surgery in the context of three different types of priapism: ischemic, recurrent, and non-ischemic. 

Immediate prosthesis implantation is "technically easier," because there is less fibrosis, they explained, adding that such procedures are still better left in the hands of experienced surgeons. Both malleable and inflatable prostheses can be considered. 

More details on the review are available here. 

New Research: CCH, Vacuum Therapy, and Peyronie's Disease

Please note that a new research summary has been posted to the ISSM website.

"Treatment of Peyronie's Disease With Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum and Vacuum Therapy: A Randomized, Open-Label Pilot Study" by David J. Ralph, FRCS, et al. was published online in September in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

The pilot study explored the effects of vacuum-pump therapy, with and without penile modeling, in men receiving injections of collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) for treatment of Peyronie's disease.

Please click here to see the summary.

2018 Membership Renewal

As 2018 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 2018 in a timely manner either through one of our affiliated societies or directly with us through our website's Members Only page. Just click on your profile page to view the invoice section. While you're there, please take a moment to update your contact information, if it has changed.

Please note that members interested in voting at the next ISSM business meeting should renew their membership and submit payment by February 1, 2018. The business meeting will be held March 2, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal during the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine, which is jointly organized by the ISSM and the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM).

Of course, if you have already paid your membership dues, we thank you.

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