ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION: VIAGRA VERSUS NOCTURNAL CPAP

SILDENAFIL VERSUS CONTINUOUS POSITIVE PRESSURE FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION IN MEN WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA: A META-ANALYSIS

Li X Dong, Wan Y, Wang Z.  Aging Male 2010;13(2):82-86

Obstructive Sleep Apnea prevents the brain from cycling through its subconcious modes at night. One of these modes is the resetting of the sexual clock, a source of Erectile Dysfunction. This study compared the efficacy of Viagra to CPAP, (which is a tight fitting nasal mask which turbocharges the throat with pressure, pushing flappy and fat tissue aside so that ventilatory efforts are unimpeded, thus preventing snoring and obstruction which leads to waking.)  Seventy patients were included in two randomized and controlled studes. The study sought to determine if medication was more factorial than normal rest in improving outcomes. After twelve weeks of comparison it found that both provided improvements in outcome as measured by successful and satisfactory sexual experiences.  Viagra’s effect on outcome was “significantly” better.

LUNGLORD COMMENT: Viagra, the little blue pill proves itself again.  Therefore, the term “blue bloater” has a new, secondary definition. The combined use of both modalities would likely have an additive effect since they treat the problem from different modes of action. LUNGLORD regrets using the term outcome in this synopsis and trusts it was not distracting to his readers.  Equally distracting are the bona fide names of the Asian physicians who wrote this study. OOops. These are, in fact, their actual names.   If LUNGLORD had been the editor at Aging Male Magazine, he would have thought long and hard about whether this was some sort of Korean practical joke. 

If the reader likes this content/format/perspective/style they may be well entertained by LUNGLORD’s first of six novels available on this site starting February 19th, 2012.  The reading is less concentrated than this–made for both the clinician and for the non medical reader. But, these ideas are examples of the small moons circling planets that travel in orbit around the central plot.

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One response to “ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION: VIAGRA VERSUS NOCTURNAL CPAP

  1. Hilariously funny (names) and informative!

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