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Retrograde Ejaculation and Sexual Dysfunction in Men With Diabetes Mellitus

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jens Fedder, Odense University Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 27, 2012
Last updated: October 3, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
Diabetic men and controls are examined for retrograde ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction is registered with a validated questionaire (International Index of Erectile Function-15). Concentration, total number of sperm and motility is determined in freshly delivered ejaculates and postejaculatory urine. Our hypothetis is that diabetics exhibit significantly higher rate of retrograde ejaculation than healthy controls.

Diabetes Mellitus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by Jens Fedder, Odense University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Retrograde ejaculation (a minimum of a total of 1 million sperm in postejaculatory urine) [ Time Frame: The examination program for each patient was finished within one day. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Erectile dysfunction [ Time Frame: The examination program (including a questionaire on erectile dysfunction) for each patient was finished within one day. ]

Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Diabetic men
Non-diabetic men


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Diabetic men and non-diabetic men in Denmark.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men 30-55 years of age
  • Men registered in a Diabetic Biobank including 6000 diabetics and 6000 controls

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Men who do not understand Danish
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01743599

Fertility Clinic, Odense University Hospital
Odense, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jens Fedder, Professor, Consultant, Ph.D., Odense University Hospital Identifier: NCT01743599     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Lab.Reprod.Biol.-Horsens-01
Study First Received: November 27, 2012
Last Updated: October 3, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017