in The Daily Mail highlighted a study conducted by the
University of Tampere in Finland that suggests that men who take
daily doses of pain medications, including ibuprofen, are at a
higher risk of erectile dysfunction.
Urologist Dr. David Knowles comments on the study and tells us
what this research can reveal about the causes of erectile
Dr. David Knowles:
There is a new study out of University of Tampere in Finland
that came to the conclusion that Aspirin and other
anti-inflammatory medications are related to erectile dysfunction
(ED). This has made some people come to the assumption that these
medications may cause ED. This is NOT the case. This study was not
designed to determine a cause and effect. They simply collected
data to see if there were any associations. They found an
association between people who take these medications and ED. If
you think about this it makes great sense. The two most common
reasons to take aspirin and other anti-inflam...
Merck, the manufacturer of Vioxx recently announced that preliminary analyses of its MEDAL (Multinational Etoricoxib and Diclofenac Arthritis Long-Term Program), show that patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have similar cardiovascular outcomes between its experimental COX-2 inhibitor drug, Arcoxia, and diclofenac, a traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Merck is developing Arcoxia as the successor to Vioxx.
The MEDAL program is a group of three studies that began in 2002 and enrolled over 34,000 patients. The research studied the effects of Arcoxia 60 mg or 90 mg on osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The preliminary analysis of the study revealed that the incidence of patients withdrawing from the trial due to hypertension-related adverse events was significantly higher for Arcoxia than for diclofenac. Also, the incidence of discontinuations due to edema-related adverse events and congestive heart failure was significantly higher only for Ar...
Many chronic pain patients have been not been helped by traditional medical care. As a result, they have turned to alternative ways to deal with their pain. There isn't much evidence yet to support complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches. What do we know so far? In this report, researchers review all systematic reviews published about a wide range of CAM treatments. They searched seven different databases to find articles on any treatment-related topics on CAM. There were five systematic reviews that met the standard set of requirements for quality and design. Fifteen other trials also met the requirements to be included. Studies in all languages were accepted. All patients included had chronic neuropathic or neuralgic pain. This means the primary (main) area involved was the nervous system. For this study, nervous system referred to two parts: the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) or the peripheral nervous system (spinal nerves leaving the spinal cord). Pat...
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