Prio Wibisono, Akhil Deepak Vatvani, Kalis Waren, Karunia Valeriani Japar, Thania and Theo Audi Yanto Lemuel
Pelita Harapan University, Indonesia
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nephrol Ther
Background & Aim: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is caused by a combination of organic and psychological factors, but little is known about the prevalence of ED in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients undergoing hemodialysis. ED can sometimes become distressing for the patient and reduce quality of life. The aim of this study is to identify the prevalence and to also see whether age and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) has an association with erectile dysfunction in ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis. Methods: This is a multicenter cross sectional study that took place in 4 hemodialysis clinics in Jakarta from October to December 2016. We evaluated patients who had undergone hemodialysis for ≥ 1 year. Erectile dysfunction was measured using International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) Questionnaire. Bivariate analysis was done using Mann-Whitney test. Results: Data was collected from a total of 85 patients. The mean age of the patients was 51.2 (28-77) years. DM was present in 28 (32.9%) of the patients. There were 52 (61.1%) of the patients aged ≥ 50 years. Mild, mild to moderate, moderate and severe ED was present in 4 (4.7%), 14 (16.4%), 9 (10.5%), 50 (58.8%) patients respectively. ED was significantly higher in patients aged ≥ 50 years (p=0.006). There was no significant association between ED and DM (p=0.254). Conclusion: ED is extremely prevalent among ESRD patient undergoing hemodialysis. Patients with age ≥ 50 years were associated with high prevalence of ED. DM does not contribute to the risk for ED.
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