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CPAP therapy improves erectile function in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea

Schulz, Richard ; Bischof, Fabian ; Galetke, Wolfgang ; Gall, Henning ; Heitmann, Jörg ; Hetzenecker, Andrea ; Laudenburg, Markus ; Magnus, Till Jonas ; Nilius, Georg ; Priegnitz, Christina ; Randerath, Winfried ; Schröder, Maik ; Treml, Marcel ; Arzt, Michael


Objectives: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is highly prevalent in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), however, the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on erectile function has not yet been thoroughly investigated in these patients. Methods: Ninety-four men with severe OSA (ie, with an apnea-hypopnea-index >= 30/h of sleep) were prospectively evaluated for the presence and severity ...


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