|Title:||A case-control study on the association between chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and erectile dysfunction||Authors:||Chung, Shiu-Dong
Keller, Joseph J.
|Keywords:||chronic prostatitis;erectile dysfunction;epidemiology||Issue Date:||2012||Journal Volume:||110||Journal Issue:||5||Start page/Pages:||726-730||Source:||BJU Int.||Abstract:||
OBJECTIVE ;To examine the association between erectile dysfunction (ED) and a previous diagnosis of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) using a population-based dataset. ;PATIENTS AND METHODS ;The data for this case-control study was obtained from the National Health Insurance database. ;A total of 3194 males, who were >= 18 years of age when they first received a diagnosis of ED, were identified and 15 970 controls were randomly selected. ;The prevalence and risk of CP/CPPS among cases and controls were calculated by using conditional logistic regression analysis. ;RESULTS ;In total, 667 (3.5%) of the 19 164 sampled subjects had been diagnosed with CP/CPPS before the index date; CP/CPPS was found in 276 (8.6%) cases and in 391 (2.5%) controls (P < 0.001). ;Regression analysis indicated that cases were more likely to have had previous CP/CPPS (odd ratio 3.62, 95% confidence interval 3.07-4.26) after adjusting for patient monthly income, geographical location and urbanization level, as well as hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, renal disease, obesity and alcohol abuse/alcohol dependence syndrome status, when compared with controls. ;CONCLUSIONS ;We conclude that there was an association between ED and having been previously diagnosed with CP/CPPS. ;Urologists should be alert to the association between CP/CPPS and ED, and assess the erectile function of patients suffering from CP/CPPS.
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