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Clinical Section / Mini-Review

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Evaluation and Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction in the Aging Male: A Mini-Review

Albersen M.a, b · Orabi H.a, c · Lue T.F.a

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aDepartment of Urology, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif., USA; bDepartment of Urology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; cDepartment of Urology, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

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Maarten Albersen, MD

Laboratory of Experimental Urology, Department of Urology

University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49

BE–3000 Leuven (Belgium)

Tel. +32 16 34 69 30, E-Mail Maarten.albersen@uzleuven.be

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Gerontology 2012;58:3–14

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Before the 20th century, individuals often did not live beyond the reproductive years, and sexuality of the elderly was not an issue. However, in the current era it is known that as life expectancy improves, both men and women are seeking to preserve their sexuality into old age. While the appreciation of sexuality persists with aging, a decline in sexual activity is typically seen with, and can be attributed to both general health problems as well as specific sexual dysfunctions. Erectile dysfunction is the most frequently diagnosed sexual dysfunction in the older male population. This mini-review provides an overview of contemporary literature concerning epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of erectile dysfunction in the aging male.

© 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel

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Abstract of Clinical Section / Mini-Review

Received: November 29, 2010
Accepted: May 25, 2011
Published online: September 07, 2011
Issue release date: December 2011

Number of Print Pages: 12
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 0304-324X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0003 (Online)

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