Renal Transplantation Does Not Improve Erectile Function in Hemodialysed Patients

Vincenzo Mirone, Nicola Longo, Ferdinando Fusco, Paolo Verze, Massimiliano Creta, Fabio Parazzini, Ciro Imbimbo

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Abstract

Background: Effects of renal transplantation (RT) on erectile dysfunction (ED) is a controversial issue. Objective: To verify the efficacy of RT in restoring erectile function (EF) in hemodialysed patients. Design, setting, and participants: We conducted a prospective, interventional, nonrandomised study from September 2001 to September 2005 on 78 hemodialysed male patients undergoing RT. EF was evaluated during the baseline visit and 1 yr after RT, using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) questionnaire. A subanalysis was performed by splitting the total cohort into two age groups:

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1047-1054
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Urology
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hemodialysis
  • Renal transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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