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Male Sexual Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Fouad R. Kandeel (Editor)

BK2007 02

Published: CRC Press, 2007

Book description
Although impotence may be the most widely recognized manifestation of male sexual dysfunction, many other forms of sexual disorders do not involve the erectile mechanism, from deficiencies of desire to disturbances in ejaculatory function to the failure of detumescence. With such a myriad-and often co-existing-number of disorders, the successful treatment of male sexual dysfunction requires not only a thorough understanding of the underlying physiology and pathophysiology, but also the coordinated efforts of multiple specialties, including endocrinology, andrology, urology, radiology, sex therapy, and even sometimes psychiatry, cardiology, or oncology. Male Sexual Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment presents the collective expertise of more than 60 international authorities in a single landmark text. From foundations in the anatomy of the male genital tract to the latest neuroimaging data, readers will appreciate the comprehensive information detailing the tremendous advances made in the delineation of sexual function and its disorders as well as the expert descriptions of practical and cost-effective medical, surgical, and psychological strategies for the treatment of all forms of male sexual dysfunction.

Divided into four, logically-ordered sections, this book and its companion text, Male Reproductive Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment (available individually or as a set) are based on the most current research and supplemented with a multitude of illustrations, imaging studies, algorithms, and tables. Male Sexual Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment is intended as an easily readable, complete desk reference for any clinician involved in the care of male patients with sexual disorders.

Highlights of this volume include:
Section I: Physiology of Male Sexual Dysfunction
Abundantly detailed descriptions and figures that clearly define the normal male sexual response cycle, from basic anatomy and neurobiology, including the cardiovascular response to sexual activity and the psychological and social influences that determine male sexual function, to the advanced neurological and endocrine controls of sexual behavior
An exclusive chapter on the controversial topic of male circumcisionSection II: Pathophysiology of Male Sexual Dysfunction
Complete reviews of the psychological and medical etiologies of male sexual dysfunction, with special chapters dedicated to the sexual side effects of diabetes, cancer, neurological diseases, genital tract infections, pharmacological treatments of other systemic diseases, and cancer chemo- and radiotherapy
Comprehensive discussions of the various manifestations of male sexual dysfunction, including disorders of desire, erection, ejaculation, orgasm, and detumescence
Particular consideration of local penile conditions such as Peyronie's disease, trabecular smooth muscle dysfunction, and priapism
A unique comparison of the similarities and differences between male and female sexual function and dysfunctionSection III: Investigation of Male Sexual Dysfunction
Practical analyses of both historical and currently available diagnostic strategies, from effective physical and laboratory evaluations of the factors that contribute to male sexual dysfunction to in-depth vascular, neurological, and psychological assessments
Expert descriptions and original algorithms critically illustrate the step-by-step details of how and when to employ these techniques effectively Section IV: Treatment of Male Sexual Dysfunction
Clear, step-by-step guidelines for the management of male sexual dysfunction, featuring the latest, state-of-the-art innovations in the treatment of male sexual dysfunction: phosphodiesterase inhibitors and other novel oral and locally applied agents, the use of complementary and alternative medicine, nonsurgical devices, surgical strategies, including penile arterial revascularization and phallic reconstruction, psychological and behavioral counseling approaches, such as couple therapy for premature ejaculation, and emerging therapies, such as tissue and molecular engineering
An emphasis on etiologically-based interventions for patients refractory to or intolerant of phosphodiesterase inhibitors
Special chapters focused on managing patients with specific circumstances, such as diabetes, heart disease, spinal cord injuries or other neurological diseases, and prostate and other cancers
A dedicated discussion of how sexual dysfunction and its treatment may affect patient quality of life.


ISBN: 9780824724399
Hardcover, 560 pages
Languages: English