Management of erectile dysfunction: Great progress, greater promise

Arthur L. Burnett, Wayne J.G. Hellstrom

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Sexual medicine, exemplified by the management of erectile dysfunction, is a traditional pillar of andrology. Erectile dysfunction has received the greatest attention within the specialty area and its management models the progress of the field more generally. This review provides a perspective of the history and contemporary practice of erectile dysfunction management, highlighting aspects of basic science research, epidemiology, and clinical care. Furthermore, the impact of this field as a major health concern in correlation with basic aspects of wellness and disease is acknowledged. The field continues to evolve as a legitimate discipline in medicine and is worthy of ongoing scientific support and activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1110
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of andrology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2012


  • Clinical practice
  • Penile erection
  • Sexual medicine
  • Speciality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Urology


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