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Review article: Biomedical intelligence

Vol. 145 No. 5152 (2015)

Interdisciplinary options for diagnosis and treatment of organic erectile dysfunction

  • Nicolas Diehm
  • Anne-Katrin Borm
  • Hong Hak Keo
  • Stephen Wyler
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Swiss Med Wkly. 2015;145:w14268


Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a frequently encountered symptom in primary care and may be a clinical challenge requiring intensive interdisciplinary collaboration. The pathogenesis of organic ED may frequently be multifactorial. However, vascular or endocrine disorders as well as drug treatments are among its leading causes.

More recently, ED has been identified as an important sentinel symptom for systemic cardiovascular disease.

The purpose of the present mini-review is to provide an interdisciplinary overview on current diagnostic and treatment modalities for patients suffering from ED.


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