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Neuromodulatory therapy with applications for the radical pelvic surgery patient

Neuromodulatory therapy with applications for the radical pelvic surgery patient Erectile dysfunction as a complication of several commonly performed major pelvic surgeries is well recognized yet ineffectively averted at the present time. It is likely that the disorder relates commonly to a neuropathic process, even among men receiving maximally preserving cavernous nervesparing adjunctive procedures. Great interest exists at this time in developing effective therapies directed toward the neuropathic changes associated with pelvic surgeries, with the intent of restoring erectile function as fully and early as possible. Neuromodulation encompasses neuroprotective and neurotrophic interventions that may offer therapeutic approaches to preserve the functional integrity of the penile nerve supply with pelvic surgery. Although the therapeutic area is in its relative infancy, exciting findings thus far, mostly at preclinical levels, have provided a meaningful foundation for major clinical advances in the near future. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Sexual Health Reports Springer Journals

Neuromodulatory therapy with applications for the radical pelvic surgery patient

Current Sexual Health Reports , Volume 2 (2) – May 29, 2005

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Current Science Inc
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Urology/Andrology
ISSN
1548-3584
eISSN
1548-3592
DOI
10.1007/s11930-005-0007-x
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Abstract

Erectile dysfunction as a complication of several commonly performed major pelvic surgeries is well recognized yet ineffectively averted at the present time. It is likely that the disorder relates commonly to a neuropathic process, even among men receiving maximally preserving cavernous nervesparing adjunctive procedures. Great interest exists at this time in developing effective therapies directed toward the neuropathic changes associated with pelvic surgeries, with the intent of restoring erectile function as fully and early as possible. Neuromodulation encompasses neuroprotective and neurotrophic interventions that may offer therapeutic approaches to preserve the functional integrity of the penile nerve supply with pelvic surgery. Although the therapeutic area is in its relative infancy, exciting findings thus far, mostly at preclinical levels, have provided a meaningful foundation for major clinical advances in the near future.

Journal

Current Sexual Health ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2005

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