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Latest News from the ISSM - 29 August 2014 Member Login
Sexual Medicine Reviews: Apply for Editor-in-Chief Position by 31 August

Please note that only two days remain to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Sexual Medicine Reviews.

The ISSM Publication Committee will accept applications until Sunday, 31 August 2014. All applications must include a CV and two recommendation letters from ISSM members.

The complete job description and the scope of the publication are described here.

Interviews will be held during the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine this October in São Paulo, Brazil.

Please click here for more information on this opportunity.

Study: Role of Peyronie's Disease in Development of ED "Remains Unclear"

Scientists are not certain why some men with Peyronie's disease (PD) also develop erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a recent report in the Journal of Impotence Research

The relationship "remains unclear" researchers from the United States and Turkey said.

An estimated 22% to 54% of men with Peyronie's disease have ED.

The researchers studied data from 220 men with Peyronie's disease in an effort to determine whether the degree and direction of penile curvature was linked to vasculogenic ED. The men's mean age at diagnosis was 55.  

Sixty-eight percent of the participants had comorbidities associated with ED, including hypertension, diabetes, and coronary artery disease.

Each man was given an injection to form an erection. Audiovisual sexual stimulation was also used. 

The researchers then assessed each erection using penile duplex Doppler ultrasound (PDDU). Almost 70% of the men had ED.  

However, the extent and direction of curvature did not appear to be connected to vasculogenic ED.

"PD-associated ED may be a better reflection of underlying comorbid status rather than the disease itself," the authors suggested.

Please click here for more details.

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