male sexual dysfunction a clinical guide



sexual dysfunction affects men of all ages and incidence rates are expected to double by 2025 resulting in a major health burden. though normal sexual function is an important aspect of health and well-being, sadly, this common condition still carries an associated stigma. as a result, affected men are often reluctant to approach their doctor and, instead, may live for many years with sexual dysfunction, often to the detriment of their personal lives.
male sexual dysfunction: a clinical guide covers all the common problems encountered by the clinician in this rapidly expanding and developing field. with full color throughout, this easy to read guide provides a comprehensive and systematic approach to patient management. packed with key features, every chapter will contain flow diagrams and algorithms, key points, clinical pearls, "what to avoid" boxes, and numerous tables, graphs and photographs . this book provides:
comprehensive focus on the core clinical areas of physiology/pharmacology, investigation, diagnosis, management and surgical options
coverage of all treatment pathways, including psychological, pharmacologic and surgical
a straightforward, logical approach to clinical management
an experienced and international editor and contributor team
expertly-written, this book is the perfect resource for urologists and general practitioners with an interest in this highly topical area, as well as those about to undergo their urology trainee more

fertility preservation in male cancer patients

fertility preservation in male cancer patientsby

  • john p. mulhall director of the male sexual and reproductive medicine program, urology service, department of surgery, memorial sloan–kettering cancer center, new york, ny, usa.
  • linda d. applegarth associate professor of psychology, perlman cohen center for reproductive medicine and infertility, weill medical college of cornell university, new york, ny, usa.
  • robert d. oates professor of urology, boston university medical center, boston, ma, usa.
  • peter n. schlegel, professor and chairman, department of urology, weill medical college of cornell university, new york, ny, usa.

peter n. schlegel is professor and chairman, department of urology, weill medical college of cornell university, new york, ny, usa.

men with cancer rendered infertile by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy that are needed to control or cure their disease are increasingly being offered the chance to preserve their reproductive potential through artificial reproductive technologies. cryopreservation of sperm and testicular tissue have increasingly helped boys and men preserve their fertility. there is a growing subspecialty within reproductive medicine aimed at fertility preservation in this population. furthermore, strategies are being developed that may in the future revolutionize the approach to such patients. written by international authorities in the field of fertility preservation, this comprehensive book is aimed at clinicians dealing with male cancer patients, in particular, urologists, andrologists, oncologists, pediatricians, nursing staff as well as clinicians in reproductive endocrinology. the text reviews the impact of cancers and their treatment on male fertility, the available fertility preservation strategies and post-treatment management.

  • practical commentaries aid in delivering effective patient care
  • state-of-the-art information is presented in a reader-friendly manner
  • resources are clearly listed enabling easy access to further information

clinical mens health evidence in practice

clinical men health evidence in practiceby

  • joel j. heidelbaugh, md, clinical assistant professor, department of family medicine, university of michigan medical school; medical director, ypsilanti health center, ypsilanti, mi, usa

here’s the first evidence-based guide to focus solely on the various health conditions that unequally affect men. this text provides a biopsychosocial approach to diseases and disorders of male patients from birth through infanthood, childhood, and adolescence, and from early through late adulthood. replete with current evidence-based guidelines to facilitate clinical decision-making, the framework of each chapter builds upon epidemiological data centered on men. special attention is given to the circumstances that influence men to either seek or not seek routine medical care.

key features

  • provides a general overview of the construct of men’s health, detailing the organization of preventive healthcare in men, diagnostic bias in men’s healthcare, gender disparities on a global level, and the hesitancy of men to seek help.
  • focuses on pertinent medical disorders and biopsychosocial issues in the developing male from infancy through school-age to adolescence.
  • highlights a comprehensive review of common system-based disease conditions that unequally impact adult men through an evidence-based approach.
  • examines special concerns of adolescent and adult males including lifestyle risks, suicide, nutrition, stress, exercise and fitness, integrative medicine, cosmetic plastic surgery, cancer, and end of life issues.
  • summarizes clinical care guidelines for special populations of men including athletes, executives, prisoners, homosexuals, and transgendered men.
  • authored by leaders from numerous subspecialties, for well-rounded perspectives on many clinical problems.

male infertility contemporary clinical approaches andrology art antioxidants

male infertility contemporary clinical approachesby

  • sijo j. parekattil, director of urology, winter haven hospital, university of florida , winter haven, florida, usa
  • ashok agarwal, director, center for reproductive medicine, cleveland clinic, cleveland, ohio, usa

a ground-breaking contribution to the literature, male infertility: contemporary clinical approaches, andrology, art & antioxidants offers a comprehensive review of well-established, current diagnostic and treatment techniques for male infertility. this state-of-the-art, evidence-based resource incorporates new multidisciplinary and complementary medicine approaches to create a first-of-its-kind guide to treatment strategies involving antioxidants for male infertility. designed as an easily accessible practical reference for daily use, male infertility: contemporary clinical approaches, andrology, art & antioxidants provides a high quality guide for urologists, reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, andrologists, biologists and research scientists interested in the role that antioxidants play in male infertility.

key features

  • unique treatment of topic
  • provides a comprehensive review of well-established, current diagnostic and treatment techniques
  • state-of-the-art, evidence-based
  • incorporates new multidisciplinary and complementary medicine approaches
  • designed as an easily accessible, practical reference for point-of-care use

hormonal therapy for male sexual dysfunction

hormonal therapy for male sexual dysfunctionby

  • mario maggi, director, sexual medicine & andrology, university of florence, florence, italy

hormonal therapy offers a potentially powerful approach to the treatment of sexual disorders in men. however the interplay of different hormones within different bodily systems is carefully balanced; judicious judgement is required in the therapeutic use of hormones to minimize unwelcome side effects.

a better understanding of how hormones work will help the physician to better tailor therapies for improved sexual responses in men. hormonal therapy for male sexual dysfunction will provide the rationale for hormonal therapy in male sexual disorders, explaining the language of sexual endocrinology and its application in clinical practice.

the aim of this book is to provide a clinical ‘in the office’ or ‘at the bedside’ guide to effective patient care for sexual medicine physicians, urologists, gynecologists and other health-care providers in practice and in training. the tone will be practical, not academic. the working assumption is that readers want to know what (and what not) might or should be done, without over emphasis on the why. that said, it is important to review the crucial basic science necessary for effective diagnosis and management, and to provide reminders in the context of the practical chapters.

it will not be heavily referenced, in line with a more practical approach. this allows for smoother reading (and also relieves the burden of comprehensive citing from authors). key evidence (clinical trials, cochrane or other meta analyses) should be summarized in ‘evidence at a glance’ boxes and key references such as reviews, major papers can be provided in the ‘selected bibliography’ at the end of each chapter.

practical guidance will be provided through:

  • the use of algorithms and guidelines where they are appropriate
  • ‘tips and tricks’ boxes – hints on improving outcomes perhaps via practical technique, patient questioning etc
  • ‘caution’ warning boxes – hints on avoiding problems, perhaps via contraindications
  • ‘science revisited’ – quick reminder of the basic science principles necessary for understanding