Rapid Review Quiz: Erectile Dysfunction

Bradley Schwartz, DO


August 17, 2022

A recent meta-analysis evaluated the IIEF score and prevalence of sexual dysfunction in infertile men. Data from six controlled studies found in PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library were analyzed using Review Manager 5.4 software. Among the infertility group, researchers found lower IIEF values and a higher prevalence of sexual dysfunction than among controls.

A meta-analysis of morbidity performed in eight of 10 controlled studies found that prevalence of sexual dysfunction was remarkably higher among men with infertility than among controls. Another meta-analysis of the data suggested that IIEF was lower in infertile men than in controls. The researchers concluded that male infertility and increased prevalence of sexual dysfunction were associated. The areas of sexual function most affected were orgasm, erectile function, and sexual desire.

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This Rapid Review Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape articles: Sexual-Enhancement Drugs Raise Risk of Vision Impairment , Phosphodiesterase-5 Enzyme Inhibitors , Erectile Dysfunction , Glucose Intolerance , Prostate Cancer News and Perspectives , and Male Infertility .

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