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Title: Is erectile dysfunction an early clinical symptom of chronic kidney disease?
Authors: Cirakoglu, Abdullah
Yuce, Ahmet
Benli, Erdal
Kasko Arici, Yeliz
Dugeroglu, Harun
Ogreden, Ercan
Ordu Üniversitesi
Erectile dysfunction; chronic kidney disease; marker; symptom; creatinine
Issue Date: 2021
Citation: Cirakoglu, A., Yuce, A., Benli, E., Arici, YK., Dugeroglu, H., Ogreden, E. (2021). Is erectile dysfunction an early clinical symptom of chronic kidney disease?. Aging Male, 24(1), 24-28.Doi:10.1080/13685538.2021.1936483
Abstract: Objectives Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the persistent inability to attain and/or maintain erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a problem with increasing incidence every day which disrupts quality of life significantly. We aimed to research whether ED is a warning symptom for the early stages of CKD or not. Materials and methods The records of 639 patients attending Ordu University due to ED were retrospectively investigated. According to International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) scores and degree of ED, patients were compared in terms of GFR values. Results In 92.8% of patients, serum creatinine values were within normal limits (<1 mg/dL), while 30.5% of patients were observed to have GFR below 80. While stage 2 CKD was identified in 1% of the control group, this rate was calculated as 8% in the group with severe ED. In stage 1 and stage 2 CKD, IIEF scores were identified to be low by clear degree. Conclusions Results confirm that it was identified that the incidence of stage 1 and stage 2 CKD was higher among patients attending with ED compared to the control group. Just as ED may be an early clinical marker of coronary artery disease, it may be early warning symptom for CKD.
Description: WoS Categories : Endocrinology & Metabolism; Urology & Nephrology Web of Science Index : Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) Research Areas : Endocrinology & Metabolism; Urology & Nephrology Open Access Designations : gold
ISBN: 1368-5538
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