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of 'Treatment of male sexual dysfunction'

Papaverine-phentolamine and prostaglandin E1 versus papaverine-phentolamine alone for intracorporeal injection therapy: a clinical double-blind study.
Shenfeld O, Hanani J, Shalhav A, Vardi Y, Goldwasser B
J Urol. 1995;154(3):1017.
PURPOSE: A study was designed to compare intracorporeal injections of papaverine plus phentolamine (2-drug solution) and papaverine plus phentolamine and prostaglandin E1 (3-drug solution) for the treatment for impotence.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 20 impotent patients received intracorporeal injections of the 2-drug or 3-drug solution alternately during 2 sessions, and the quality and duration of erections were assessed.
RESULTS: Of the patients 73% achieved a full erection with the 3-drug solution compared to 28% with the 2-drug solution. The average duration of erections was 57 minutes and 33.6 minutes, respectively. The complication rate was similar for the 2 treatments.
CONCLUSIONS: Papaverine plus phentolamine and prostaglandin E1 is superior to papaverine plus phentolamine alone for the treatment of impotence.
Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.