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Are lower urinary tract symptoms associated with erectile dysfunction in aging males of Taiwan?
Urol Int. 2006; 77(3):251-4.UI

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

This study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and erectile dysfunction (ED) in aging males of Taiwan.

PATIENTS AND METHODS

A free health screening for aging males (>or=45 years old) was conducted in Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital in August 2004. LUTS and ED were assessed by validated symptom scales: the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and the International Index of Erectile Function-5 (IIEF-5). The subjects also completed a health and demographics questionnaire and underwent detailed physical examination, serum prostate-specific antigen level determination, and transrectal ultrasonography.

RESULTS

The final study population consisted of 141 patients with a mean age of 59.8 years. The severity of LUTS and ED increased with age. After controlling for comorbidities, age (p<0.001) and IPSS score (p<0.001) were significantly associated with the IIEF-5 score. Furthermore, men with moderate to high IPSS scores were more likely to have ED as compared with those with mild symptoms after age adjustment (age-adjusted odds ratio 3.27, p=0.002).

CONCLUSIONS

ED and LUTS are highly prevalent in our study population, and this prevalence increases with age. ED is significantly associated with the severity of LUTS after controlling for age and comorbidities. These results highlight the clinical importance of evaluating LUTS in patients with ED and the need to consider sexual issues in the management of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17033214

Citation

Liu, Chia-Chu, et al. "Are Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Associated With Erectile Dysfunction in Aging Males of Taiwan?" Urologia Internationalis, vol. 77, no. 3, 2006, pp. 251-4.
Liu CC, Huang SP, Li WM, et al. Are lower urinary tract symptoms associated with erectile dysfunction in aging males of Taiwan? Urol Int. 2006;77(3):251-4.
Liu, C. C., Huang, S. P., Li, W. M., Wang, C. J., Wu, W. J., Chou, Y. H., & Huang, C. H. (2006). Are lower urinary tract symptoms associated with erectile dysfunction in aging males of Taiwan? Urologia Internationalis, 77(3), 251-4.
Liu CC, et al. Are Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Associated With Erectile Dysfunction in Aging Males of Taiwan. Urol Int. 2006;77(3):251-4. PubMed PMID: 17033214.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Are lower urinary tract symptoms associated with erectile dysfunction in aging males of Taiwan? AU - Liu,Chia-Chu, AU - Huang,Shu-Pin, AU - Li,Wei-Ming, AU - Wang,Chii-Jye, AU - Wu,Wen-Jeng, AU - Chou,Yii-Her, AU - Huang,Chun-Hsiung, PY - 2006/01/30/received PY - 2006/04/03/accepted PY - 2006/10/13/pubmed PY - 2007/1/5/medline PY - 2006/10/13/entrez SP - 251 EP - 4 JF - Urologia internationalis JO - Urol. Int. VL - 77 IS - 3 N2 - INTRODUCTION: This study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and erectile dysfunction (ED) in aging males of Taiwan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A free health screening for aging males (>or=45 years old) was conducted in Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital in August 2004. LUTS and ED were assessed by validated symptom scales: the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and the International Index of Erectile Function-5 (IIEF-5). The subjects also completed a health and demographics questionnaire and underwent detailed physical examination, serum prostate-specific antigen level determination, and transrectal ultrasonography. RESULTS: The final study population consisted of 141 patients with a mean age of 59.8 years. The severity of LUTS and ED increased with age. After controlling for comorbidities, age (p<0.001) and IPSS score (p<0.001) were significantly associated with the IIEF-5 score. Furthermore, men with moderate to high IPSS scores were more likely to have ED as compared with those with mild symptoms after age adjustment (age-adjusted odds ratio 3.27, p=0.002). CONCLUSIONS: ED and LUTS are highly prevalent in our study population, and this prevalence increases with age. ED is significantly associated with the severity of LUTS after controlling for age and comorbidities. These results highlight the clinical importance of evaluating LUTS in patients with ED and the need to consider sexual issues in the management of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. SN - 0042-1138 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17033214/Are_lower_urinary_tract_symptoms_associated_with_erectile_dysfunction_in_aging_males_of_Taiwan L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000094818 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -