Follow-up of vacuum and nonvacuum constriction devices as treatments for erectile dysfunction

D. Schuetz-Mueller, L. Tiefer, A. Melman

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Abstract

Of 20 men evaluated for erectile dysfunction (ED) for whom vacuum erection devices or constriction bands were recommended, only four experienced improvement of their erectile function by using the specific suggested method. Although use of a simple constriction band mechanism (e.g., a rubber band wound tightly around the penis) for men with brief erectile capacity has been described as a viable treatment, only one of five men who tried using it achieved any success. Three of six men who used a vacuum erection device were helped by it, particularly the men who suffered from only partial ED. Most patients did not follow through with the recommended treatment and stopped sexual activity, or belatedly returned for intracavernosal injections. The interviews revealed the pervasive influence of shame and demoralization regarding erectile problems, the importance of evaluation and treatment follow-up, and the necessity for careful, explicit, extensive, and concrete explanations and instructions regarding treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-238
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume21
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995

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Erectile Dysfunction
Vacuum
Constriction
Equipment and Supplies
Therapeutics
Shame
Rubber
Penis
shame
Sexual Behavior
Interviews
instruction
Injections
Wounds and Injuries
interview
evaluation

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Follow-up of vacuum and nonvacuum constriction devices as treatments for erectile dysfunction. / Schuetz-Mueller, D.; Tiefer, L.; Melman, A.

In: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Vol. 21, No. 4, 1995, p. 229-238.

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Schuetz-Mueller, D. ; Tiefer, L. ; Melman, A. / Follow-up of vacuum and nonvacuum constriction devices as treatments for erectile dysfunction. In: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. 1995 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 229-238.
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