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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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.
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