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Int J Impot Res. 2008 Mar-Apr;20(2):181-7. Epub 2007 Aug 2.

Erectile dysfunction in spinal cord-injured men: different treatment options.

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Cairo University, Almanial, Cairo, Egypt.


To evaluate the efficacy, safety and patients' preference of different treatment modalities of ED in men with SCI. Sixty SCI men with ED were included in the study. They were divided into three groups. Group A received sildenafil, group B received intracorporal injection (ICI) and were then shifted to sildenafil and group C used vacuum constriction devices (VCD) and were then shifted to sildenafil. Erection was evaluated before and after each treatment. Ninety percent of patients reported improvement of erection after sildenafil and ICI treatment according to IIEF-EF and only 70% of patients reported improvement in erection with VCD. However, 14 patients reported that they preferred sildenafil due to the easier route of administration. In men with SCI, sildenafil is the most effective treatment and is widely accepted. ICI, VCD therapy in SCI patients should be used according to patient's preference and choice.

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