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Impotence after kidney transplantation.

Authors
  • Brannen, G E
  • Peters, T G
  • Hambidge, K M
  • Kumpe, D A
  • Kempczinski, R F
  • Schröter, G P
  • Weil, R 3rd
Type
Published Article
Journal
Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1980
Volume
15
Issue
2
Pages
138–146
Identifiers
PMID: 6986706
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sexual performance was evaluated in 28 men, thirty to sixty years of age, with functioning renal allografts: 13 were potent (controls), 10 had moderate sexual dysfunction, 5 had marked sexual dysfunction. Penile blood pressures, serum hormone levels, plasma zinc levels, and penile venous angiography were evaluated in search of causes of impotence. Thirteen of 15 impotent transplant patients (87 per cent) had marked abnormalities in at least one of the four areas studied. Systematic search for etiologic factors may permit specific therapy for impotence, which occurred in 54 per cent of the 28 kidney transplant patients analyzed.

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