Treatment of diabetic impotence with a vacuum device: Efficacy and effects on psychological status

C. Arauz-Pacheco, M. Basco, L. C. Ramirez, J. M. Pita, L. Pruneda, Philip Raskin

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Abstract

Twelve patients with erectile impotence related to diabetic neuropathy were treated with a vacuum device, Pos-T-Vac. Efficacy of the device and psychological evaluation (Dyadic Adjustment Scale for marital satisfaction and Hamilton Rating Scale for depression) were performed before and 3 months after treatment. Vacuum therapy was successful in 75% of the patients. Patients with successful impotence treatment and normal baseline marital satisfaction scores showed a modest increase in the scores of marital satisfaction (from 114 ± 3 points, baseline, to 121 ± 3 points, posttreatment; p < 0.05). Vacuum therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction due to diabetic autonomic neuropathy appears to be safe and effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-284
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume303
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Keywords

  • Diabetic neuropathies
  • Impotence
  • Nonpharmacologic therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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