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Can having sex help older men ward off erection problems?

A: Maybe. Erections help keep tissues in the penis healthy. Our expert: Associate Professor Doug Lording ISTOCKPHOTO | MONKEYBUSINESSIMAGES Have your say Erection problems are common as men get older. And they're something no man welcomes. "When you get erectile dysfunction,...

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012 Efficacy and Safety of Ixekizumab in a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3b Clinical Trial in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Genital Psoriasis

To evaluate the effect of ixekizumab (IXE), a high-affinity monoclonal antibody that selectively targets interleukin-17A, compared to placebo (PBO) on genital psoriasis (gen-pso) and on the impact of gen-pso on frequency of sexual activity during 12 weeks of treatment.

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011 Successful Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/PBS) in Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD)

There is wide clinical overlap between provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) and IC/BPS as both conditions may include dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, and lower urinary tract symptoms. Unlike with IC/BPS evaluation, PVD patients are diagnosed by having confined vestibular pain and positive cotton swab (Q-tip) testing. Successful treatment of PVD has been anecdotally observed to resolve IC/BPS patient bladder symptoms. The goal of this study was to advance our knowledge concerning the association of successful treatment for PVD and subsequent bladder symptom improvement.

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010 Simulation of Mid-Urethral Incontinence Sling Surgery Using Cadavers: Impact on Innervation and Glandular Tissue

The role of the female periurethral tissue in sexual function is not well understood. When mid-urethral sling (MUS) surgery is performed successfully to manage stress urinary incontinence sexual satisfaction can increase due to diminished urinary leakage. In contrast, this procedure has been reported to adversely impact orgasmic function and satisfaction, potentially because it transects periurethral tissue. This study histologically characterized innervation and glandular structures in periurethral tissue in female cadavers before and after a mid-urethral sling surgical simulation.

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