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Urologists offer more options for treating erectile dysfunction

Reuters Health - 16/10/2020 - Urologists and non-urologists differ in their management of men with erectile dysfunction (ED), according to survey data from the U.S. "While oral medications can be very effective, many men do not respond to these medications, and these men might benefit from another approach, such as injection therapy," said Dr. Joshua A. Halpern of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago. "The fact that non-urologists almost never ordered these medications, and even urologists rarely did so, may indicate that a substantial proportion of men are being undertreated for erectile dysfunction," he told Reuters Health by email. In the U.S., ED might be treated by urologists, primary-care physicians, and a variety of other specialists, but the extent to which ED is managed and how it is treated by each provider group is unknown. Dr. Halpern and colleagues used data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey betwee...

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