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Latest News from the ISSM - August 24, 2012 Member Login
World Meeting on Sexual Medicine Kicks Off This Weekend in Chicago

We're looking forward to seeing our colleagues as we gather for the 2012 World Meeting on Sexual Medicine starting this Sunday, August 26. For those getting ready to head to Chicago, here are some helpful hints and reminders:

  • The complete meeting program is available on our mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android as well as our mobile website.
  • Need a rental car? Avis Rent-A-Car is the official car rental agency for the meeting, offering discounted rates. Click here for more information.
  • This link will take you to more helpful travel and transportation information, including phone numbers for local taxi service, a brief description of the Chicago Transit  Authority's "L" System, and parking rates at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.
  • For a list of recommended Chicago restaurants, click here. Steak, Italian, Asian, American - whatever cuisine you're hungry for, you can find it here! There's also a list of bars and lounges if you'd like to join in the Chicago nightlife.
  • Don't forget that elections for new members of the ISSM Board of Directors will take place on Tuesday, August 28 between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Chicago Ballroom VI / VII. The results will be announced immediately. You can learn more about the candidates here.

Of course, you can find complete, updated information on the meeting website.

See you soon!

CPAP and Sexual Function

Continuous positive airway pressure therapy, or CPAP, may improve sexual function for men, according to American researchers.

CPAP is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that occurs when collapsed tissue at the back of the throat blocks a person's airway during sleep. As a result of this blockage, the person falls into a repeated stop-start pattern of breathing.

The research team followed 92 non-diabetic men under age 60 who were just starting CPAP therapy. Forty-six percent of the men had erectile dysfunction (ED) and 27% reported low libido.

With treatment, sexual function improved for most men. However, men with ED saw the greatest improvement.

These findings were presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies held in Boston in June. To learn more, click here.



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