Effect of ADMA levels on severity of erectile dysfunction in chronic kidney disease and other risk factors


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GÖKÇEN K. , Kilicarslan H., Coskun B., ERSOY A., Kaygisiz O., Kordan Y.

CUAJ-CANADIAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL, vol.10, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5489/cuaj.3170
  • Title of Journal : CUAJ-CANADIAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

Abstract

Introduction: Hormonal, neurogenic, vasculogenic, and psychogenic impairments, as well as endothelial dysfunction may play a role in erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Asymmetrical dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an inhibitor of nitric oxide, which is the key element of ED. ADMA levels are increased in CKD. We aimed to evaluate the effect of serum ADMA, prolactin, testosterone, and hemoglobin levels on erectile function of patients with CKD and control subjects.