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Erectile dysfunction: clinical review

Erectile dysfunction: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5

Published

December 4, 2013

Updated

August 19, 2016

Programme Description

This article, updated in August 2016, covers the diagnosis and management of erectile dysfunction. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include organic and psychogenic causes of ED, investigations, and managing the condition with lifestyle modifications, drug treatment, vacuum devices or surgery.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article GPs should be better able to:
  • Understand the epidemiology and aetiology of erectile dysfunction
  • Understand the difficulties in presentation erectile dysfunction
  • Appreciate what investigations should be undertaken in patients with erectile dysfunction
  • Appreciate the principles of management in patients with erectile dysfunction
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Mr Tamer El-Husseiny
    Specialist registrar in urology
    University Hospital Coventry
    UK

    Mr Paul Anderson
    Consultant urological surgeon
    Russells Hall Hospital
    Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    UK

    Reviewed and updated by:
    Ms Jane Anderson
    Specialist registrar in urology
    Russells Hall Hospital
    Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    UK

    Test author
    Dr Raj Thakkar
    GP
    Wooburn Green
    Buckinghamshire
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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