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Latest News from the ISSM - January 31, 2020 Member Login
JSM Adds PROSPERO to Reporting Standards

The Journal of Sexual Medicine has added PROSPERO to its list of reporting standards for authors to reference and use before submitting to the journal.

According to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), PROSPERO is “an international database of prospectively registered systematic reviews” where “key features from the review protocol are recorded and maintained as a permanent record.”

PROSPERO aims to “avoid duplication and reduce opportunity for reporting bias by enabling comparison of the completed review with what was planned in the protocol," the NIHR states.

JSM strongly encourages authors to register their systematic review with PROSPERO before submitting their publication to the journal.

Please refer to the "Information for Authors" section of the JSM website or https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/ for more information.

Orgasm Difficulties: Could Mindfulness Help?

Women with anorgasmia (orgasmic disorder) may have good results with video-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), especially if mindfulness techniques are added to the protocol. 

A recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study compared the results of two groups of women. One group received video-based CBT while the other received video-based CBT with a mindfulness component added. 

Improvements in orgasm, along with desire, arousal, vaginal lubrication, and sexual satisfaction were found in both groups. 

See more details here.

New Research: Adding Audiovisual Content to Doppler Ultrasound Procedure

A new research summary has been posted to the ISSM website.

"Audiovisual Sexual Stimulation Improves Diagnostic Accuracy of Penile Doppler Ultrasound in Patients With Erectile Dysfunction" by Dr. Felipe Carneiro, et al. was first published online in December in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

The paper discusses the use of audiovisual content in men undergoing penile Doppler ultrasound.

Read more. 

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