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Transplant Proc. 2006 Apr;38(3):916-7.

Prevalence of erectile dysfunction in kidney transplant recipients.

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Transplant Unit, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXI, MEXICO City: México. monchoep@hotmail.com

Abstract

Prevalence and severity of erectile dysfunction increase with advancing age. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) experience disturbances in erectile function related to organic factors including as uremia, hypertension, endocrine, and nonorganic factors like depression. Recipients of kidney transplants show a high prevalence of erectile dysfunction, 32.2% to 50.7%. We conducted a study of the prevalence of erectile dysfunction among male renal transplant recipients using the International Index of Erectile Function. Among 182 men with kidney transplantations, there were 89 recipients (48.9%) with erectile dysfunction; 60 recipients had normal sexual function (32.9%); and whereas 33 recipients had no sexual activity.

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