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Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2013 Jun;19(6):539-41.

[Low-dose tadalafil for erectile dysfunction following pelvic fracture-induced urethral injury: clinical observation of 42 cases].

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  • 1Department of Urology, The Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410013, China.



To evaluate the efficacy of daily low-dose tadalafil in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) following pelvic fracture-induced urethral injury (PFUI).


Based on the length of time between pelvic fracture and the patients' clinic visit, we divided 42 PFUI-caused ED patients into groups A (< 1 month), B (6-24 months) and C (> 24 months). We treated them with tadalafil at 5 mg daily for 12 weeks consecutively, followed by evaluation of the therapeutic effect using IIEF-5 questionnaire and Sexual Encounter Profile (SEP) diaries.


Thirty-four patients (83.3%) completed the investigation and all responded well to tadalafil medication. Group A showed significant differences from B and C in the increase of IIEF-5 scores and the positive rate of SEP.


Daily low-dose tadalafil helps penile rehabilitation in ED patients following PFUI, and the earlier the medication is initiated, the better the effect will be.

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