Navigation Links
Cialis Eases Erectile Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury
Date:9/13/2007

Sexual difficulties are common for these injured men, researchers note

THURSDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The drug Cialis (tadalafil) appears to help treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men with spinal cord injuries, according to a French study of 197 male spinal cord injury patients.

The researchers, from Raymond Poincare Hospital in Garches, noted that only about 25 percent of men with spinal cord injuries are able to have erections that are adequate for intercourse.

For the first four weeks of the study, the men received no treatment. They were then randomly assigned to receive Cialis or a placebo for 12 weeks. The men, who averaged 38 years of age, were instructed to take the drug/placebo as needed before sexual activity, with a maximum of one dose daily.

After the 12-week treatment period, all the men filled out a questionnaire to assess erectile dysfunction. Men who took the drug had an average score of 22.6 (mild ED), while those who took the placebo had an average score of 13.6 (moderate ED).

On average, men who took Cialis were 75.4 percent successful when attempting penetration and 47.6 percent successful when attempting intercourse, compared with 41.1 percent and 16.8 percent, respectively, for men who took the placebo.

The most common side effects among the men who took Cialis were headache (8.5 percent) and urinary tract infection (7.7 percent).

The study, funded by Cialis' maker Lilly ICOS LLC, was posted online Sept. 10 and is expected to be published in the November print issue of the journal Archives of Neurology.

More information

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has more about sexual function for men with spinal cord injury.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Sept. 10, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Rural Canadians travel far for specialists: study
2. Skin specialist advise on cellulite
3. Specialist care convalesces intensive care survival
4. Specialist surgeon not imperative in melanoma
5. Credentials Of Specialists Need To Be Checked
6. Widespread Commercialisation Of Human Organ Donation In China
7. Specialist rural GPs to get incentive in Australia
8. Specialist Services Can Help Ethnic Groups To Tackle Alcohol Misuse
9. Improved Patient Care from Blood Specialists with New Web based Tool
10. Specialist status for breast doctors may be revoked
11. Many Kidney Specialists Feel Unprepared for End-of-Life Decisions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2017)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 27, 2017 ... ... center for hair transplantation therapy, is proud to announce a new informational post ... hair therapy procedures. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant and Follicular Unit Transplantation ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... February 25, 2017 , ... The February 13, 2017, assassination of Kim Jong-nam, ... nerve agents and the deadly use of chemical weapons. Many questions exist about the ... small doses can be lethal. , Jay Jagannathan, M.D., of Michigan-based Jagannathan Neurosurgical Institute, ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... Mateo, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 26, 2017 , ... ... Area cities as diverse as Millbrae, Belmont, and Palo Alto, is proud to announce ... Mateo. Many Bay Area consumers look for home care close to home, and by ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... KS (PRWEB) , ... February ... ... StaffBridge sets a new technology standard in staffing, scheduling, and reporting for ... monitor, and predict activity throughout the entire staffing process. StaffBridge technology improves ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... February 26, 2017 , ... Occupational ... persons with a specific LRRK2 mutation, according to a study released today at ... provided evidence of a link between pesticides and incidence of sporadic PD through ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... 24, 2017 Following receiving ... Israel , s AMAR is a major milestone ... M w ound care market in ... BST for inclusion in the National Health Basket ...   E-QURE Corp. (OTCQB: EQUR), a leader in ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Feb 24, 2017 Research and Markets ... and Strategies - 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Dry eye Drugs Price ... the global Dry eye market. The research answers the following questions: ... Dry eye and their clinical attributes? How are they positioned in the ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Feb. 23, 2017 The U.S. Food ... PhenoTest BC Kit, performed on the Pheno System. ... that cause bloodstream infections and provide information about ... to (antibiotic sensitivity). The test also reduces the ... important information, which can guide antibiotic treatment recommendations ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: