Evolving techniques to evaluate ejaculatory function.

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serval:BIB_F76F5EB1687D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Evolving techniques to evaluate ejaculatory function.
Journal
Current Opinion in Urology
Author(s)
Vaucher L., Bolyakov A., Paduch D.A.
ISSN
1473-6586[electronic]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Volume
19
Number
6
Pages
606-614
Language
english
Abstract
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent findings in the physiology and neurobiology of ejaculation have expanded our understanding of male sexual function and have allowed the development of new instruments to investigate ejaculatory and orgasmic disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: The evidence-based definition of lifelong premature ejaculation has set a model in the evaluation and treatment outcome of sexual dysfunction. New instruments to objectively assess arousal, orgasm and the expulsion phase of ejaculation such as functional MRI, dynamic pelvic ultrasound, PET scans and validated questionnaires have lead to a better understanding of sexual dysfunction in men. Animal models, developments in neurobiology and clinical experience have transformed a purely psychoanalytical approach to ejaculatory and orgasmic function into a novel multidisciplinary, scientifically sound and evidence-based discipline of medicine. SUMMARY: Ejaculation is an integral part of normal sexual function. Ejaculatory dysfunction is common and may cause substantial disruption to the quality of a patient's life. A better understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, neuroscience and genetics of ejaculatory and orgasmic function will eventually lead to the development of new, effective methods of treatment of disorders of ejaculation and orgasm in men.
Keywords
Clinical Investigations, Ejaculation Disorders, Ultrasonography, Premature-Ejaculation, Sexual Dysfunction, Spinal-Cord, Retrograde Ejaculation, Oxytocin Receptors, Men, Prevalence, Rat, Behavior, Classification
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Web of science
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11/11/2009 12:35
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03/03/2018 22:50
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