Role of clinical neurophysiological tests in evaluation of erectile dysfunction in people with spinal cord disorders

Ashraf, V.V.; Taly, Arun Kumar B.; Sivaraman Nair, K.P.; Rao, Shivaji and Sridhar, . (2005) Role of clinical neurophysiological tests in evaluation of erectile dysfunction in people with spinal cord disorders. Neurology India, 53 (1). pp. 32-36.

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Abstract

Background: While erectile dysfunction is frequent among people with disorders of the spinal cord, the role of various clinical neurophysiological tests in assessment is not clear.Aims: To study the role of clinical neurophysiological investigations in assessing erectile dysfunction among men with spinal cord disorders. Setting: National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India. Design: Survey. Materials and Methods: Subjects with a score of 21 or less on the International Index of Erectile Function-5 were classified as with erectile dysfunction and with a score of more than 21 as without erectile dysfunction. Clinical neurophysiological studies done were Sympathetic Skin Response from limbs, posterior tibial sensory evoked potential, pudendal sensory potential and bulbocavernous reflex.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bulbocavernous reflex, Erectile Dysfunction, Sensory Evoked Responses, Spinal Cord Injury, Sympathetic Skin Response
Subjects:Mental Disorders > Sexual and Gender Disorders
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Physiological Processes > Electrophysiology
Nervous System Diseases > Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Diseases > Spinal Cord Diseases
Urologic and Male Genital Diseases > Genital Diseases, Male
Urologic and Male Genital Diseases > Genital Diseases, Male > Sex Disorders
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries
ID Code:1796
Deposited By:Mrs Radha Malattiri
Deposited On:28 August 2006

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