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Textbook of Erectile Dysfunction

2nd Edition, December 22, 2008

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ISBN: 978-0-203-09180-7
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  • Revision: 2nd Edition, December 22, 2008
  • Published Date: December 22, 2008
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 570
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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While the last decade has seen enormous changes in the understanding and treatment of sexual dysfunction and erectile dysfunction, the problem of sexual dysfunction has been described since the ancients. Indeed Greek cup paintings, the Old Testament, Hindus, and ancient Chinese have all described sexual problems. Treatments from surgery, herbs, spices, and potions have all been suggested as remedies. The more modern song describing ‘Love Potion Number 9' and the search for ‘Spanish Fly' both detail these remedies and their promise of resolution of sexual and erectile dysfunction.

Beginning with Kinsey in 1948 and through Masters and Johnson in the 1960s, the epidemiology and behavioral treatment model has flourished before specific tested medical methods had been developed. Simultaneously, surgeons attempted to recreate the os penis of lower animal forms with surgical procedures beginning with transplanted rib cartilage and proceeding through latex to the currently used silicone elastomer. It has been just three decades since the first functional, safe, and satisfactory penile implant has been introduced.

The true revolution in treatment and patient acceptance, however, began with the marketing of the first phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE-5), sildenafil, in 1998. This revolution was not only scientific and medical, but also societal. Once these PDE-5 inhibitors were available, the international acceptance of the diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction assumed titanic proportions. Subjects confined to the back rooms were suddenly dinner party conversation and the media were rife with reports, debates, and discussion of the treatment of erectile dysfunction and, by extension, sexual dysfunction in both men and women. That landscape continues today and the management of sexual dysfunction has enlarged from strict erectile problems to include premature ejaculation, hypogonadism, and female sexual dysfunction.

This second edition of The Textbook of Erectile Dysfunction marks many of those advances. While the first edition included only moderate discussion of the medical treatment of sexual dysfunction and its causes, this edition moves into a higher level of discussion with subjects such as the basic science approach to erection and sexual investigation, a more refined review of the PDE-5 inhibitors including newer agents, and a discussion of central nervous system agents, their advantages, and disadvantages. There is also a complete discussion of the surgical approach to sexual problems including priapism, Peyronie's disease, and penile implants. The authors of these chapters are chosen from among the world's experts in this growing field and are each uniquely qualified for reporting on their area of interest. This edition provides a single source for up-to-date information on sexual dysfunction from history to basic science to treatment options.

The editors would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the contributors for their time, efforts, and expertise. Without these efforts this textbook could not have become a reality. We would also like to acknowledge the assistance of the editorial staff who have taken difficult manuscripts and transformed them into complete, understandable, and readable chapters.