Abstract CONTEXT: The risk factors for cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction are similar. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of erectile dysfunction and subsequent cardiovascular disease. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Men aged 55 years or older who were randomized to the placebo group (n = 9457) in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial at 221 US centers […]
Abstract The main cause of erectile dysfunction is organic in nature, with vascular etiologies being the most common risk factors. The incidence of erectile dysfunction increases with the number of vascular comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, smoking and atherosclerosis. The earliest signal of endothelial damage in men with vascular risk factors is the manifestation […]
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene therapy using a nonviral gene delivery system improves erectile function in a diabetic rat model.
Abstract Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a cause of decreased quality of life in more than 70% of diabetic men. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has shown to improve overall endothelial and smooth muscle cell dysfunction in models of ED. We describe a novel technique for nonviral, in vivo gene transfection of VEGF in the rat […]