Prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients on hemodialysis.
Keywords:Erectile Dysfunction, Frequency, Hemodialysis
Objective: To find out the frequency of erectile dysfunction in patients who are on hemodialysis. Study Design: Cross Sectional study. Setting: Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Allied Hospital/Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad. Period: November 2015 to May 2016. Material & Methods: Patients enrolled for study included indoor admitted patients, patients presenting in outdoor and patients being admitted in Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Allied Hospital/Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad for purpose of Arterio-Venous Fistula (AVF) surgery. ED assessed and graded using the questionnaire of International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). Results: 60 patients enrolled and out of 60 cases, 27 (45%) were of age 25-35 years while 33 (55%) were between 36-45 years and mean+SD age was 36.15+5.47 years. 49 (81.67%) were having ED while 11 (18.33%) were not suffering from ED. Out of 49 patients having ED, results showed that 32 patients were having severe erectile dysfunction while 11 patients having moderate disease, 4 with mild to moderate disease and only 2 with mild ED. Conclusion: Based upon results, a conclusion has been made that the frequency of erectile dysfunction is significantly higher in patients of renal failure who are on hemodialysis. It is recommended that every patient undergoing hemodialysis should be sort out for erectile dysfunction.
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