Blood Pressure Related to Erectile Function
New Research: Intralesional Therapies for Peyronie's Disease
Researchers have linked blood pressure parameters to men's erectile function, according to new research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
In a study of 1,255 men with hypertension, men with lower systolic blood pressure, higher diastolic blood pressure, or lower pulse pressure had better scores on the 5-item International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) assessment tool. These IIEF-5 results indicate better erections.
Blood pressure medications did not appear to influence sexual activity or erectile funtion for this group, the authors reported.
Further details on the study are available here.
New Editions of Two ISSM Journals Now Available
We're pleased to announce that a new research summary has been posted to the ISSM website.
"Comparative Effectiveness of Intralesional Therapy for Peyronie’s Disease in Controlled Clinical Studies: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis" by Dr. Giorgio Ivan Russo, et al., was published online in January in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
The review compares the effectiveness of four intralesional therapies used to treat Peyronie's disease: collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH), hyaluronic acid, verapamil, and interferon α-2b.
See the complete summary here.
The April 2019 editions of two ISSM journals can now be found online.
The current Journal of Sexual Medicine brings you the latest research in basic science, erectile and ejaculatory function, women's sexual health, orgasms, surgery, and psychometrics.
And in this quarter's Sexual Medicine Reviews, you'll find analyses on a wide variety of sexual medicine topics.
Don't forget that the ISSM publishes two other peer-reviewed journals of interest to sexual medicine specialists: Sexual Medicine (an open-access journal) and the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU).
All in all, the ISSM will keep you updated! Click here for an overview of all the journals.