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Acupuncture in Medicine
2011-03-08 00:07:13

Acupuncture for erectile dysfunction in a non-diabetic haemodialysis patient: a case report

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Descrição: Erectile dysfunction (ED) significantly affects the quality of life in male haemodialysis patients. This study reports the observed effects of acupuncture for ED in a non-diabetic haemodialysis patient. A 43-year-old man undergoing haemodialysis received 12 sessions of manual acupuncture over 6 weeks and was observed for 6 months after the end of treatment. Total International Index of Erectile Function Questionnaire scores of the patient were changed from 32 at baseline to 60 at post-treatment evaluation, which means there was a significant improvement of ED. All International Index of Erectile Function subscales also increased. This beneficial effect lasted up to 6 months after the end of treatment. No adverse events were observed. An interview revealed that the lowered self-esteem of the patient was restored with the improvement of ED following acupuncture. Further controlled studies are needed to determine whether acupuncture might be a feasible and useful treatment option for erectile dysfunction in haemodialysis patients.

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Editorial: British Medical Acupuncture Society
Seção: Case reports
Número: 1
Volume: 29
Página: 58 a 60
Autor: Kim, K. H., Kim, T.-H., Kang, J. W., Lee, M. S., Kim, J.-I., Choi, J.-Y., Sul, J.-U., Choi, S. M.


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