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Web alert Editor Craig F. Donatucci, MD Duke University Medical Center, Box 2922, Durham, NC 27710, USA. E-mail: donat001@mc.duke.edu Peyronie’s Disease This common condition is rarely discussed in the lay literature, and patients are often at a loss for information concerning this condition. Peyronie’s disease is a real source of anxiety for men, with fears of the development of cancer or other serious medical conditions. Peyronie’s disease has not been an area of great research interest for organized medicine despite significant interest on the part of individual investigators, and protocols and grant proposals in this area go through the Orphan Disease section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), despite the fact that millions of men are afflicted with the condition. The following sites are the best culled from an Internet search of the term “Peyronie’s disease.” Urology Channel http://www.urologychannel.com/peyronies/index.shtml This is an educational site meant for the lay public. It begins with a general overview of Peyronie’s disease, then discusses causes, symptoms, and diagnosis, and ends with a discussion of treatments. The site is relatively simple in design, with scrolling to each subsection; there are no nested sub- directories. The information contained is general in nature, relatively superficial, but suited http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Sexual Health Reports Springer Journals

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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/s11930-005-0002-2
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Editor Craig F. Donatucci, MD Duke University Medical Center, Box 2922, Durham, NC 27710, USA. E-mail: donat001@mc.duke.edu Peyronie’s Disease This common condition is rarely discussed in the lay literature, and patients are often at a loss for information concerning this condition. Peyronie’s disease is a real source of anxiety for men, with fears of the development of cancer or other serious medical conditions. Peyronie’s disease has not been an area of great research interest for organized medicine despite significant interest on the part of individual investigators, and protocols and grant proposals in this area go through the Orphan Disease section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), despite the fact that millions of men are afflicted with the condition. The following sites are the best culled from an Internet search of the term “Peyronie’s disease.” Urology Channel http://www.urologychannel.com/peyronies/index.shtml This is an educational site meant for the lay public. It begins with a general overview of Peyronie’s disease, then discusses causes, symptoms, and diagnosis, and ends with a discussion of treatments. The site is relatively simple in design, with scrolling to each subsection; there are no nested sub- directories. The information contained is general in nature, relatively superficial, but suited

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Current Sexual Health ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2005

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