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The Incidence and Treatment of Insulin Resistance Among Men With Erectile Dysfunction

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00284960
First Posted: February 1, 2006
Last Update Posted: August 3, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  Purpose
Determine if men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are more likely to have insulin resistance compared to healthy controls.

Condition
Erectile Dysfunction Metabolic Syndrome Insulin Resistance

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Incidence and Treatment of Insulin Resistance Among Men With Erectile Dysfunction

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Further study details as provided by Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: March 2007
Detailed Description:

Insulin is a hormone produced by the body that lets sugar into the cells, where it is used for energy. Insulin resistance occurs when the body's cells have a decreased ability to react to insulin. This leads to an increase in insulin secretion. Over time, insulin resistance can lead to higher levels of sugar in the blood (diabetes), and can also contribute to obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and heart disease. There are no simple tests to actually diagnose insulin resistance. Currently, the glucose tolerance test is used to diagnose IR, but it involves several blood draws over a 2-hour period. Another purpose of this study is to compare a blood test involving only one blood draw to the 2-hour glucose tolerance test, which involves several blood draws over a 2-hour period.

It is well known that diabetes often leads to erectile dysfunction. Because insulin resistance occurs before diabetes, it is possible that erectile dysfunction may occur in some individuals while they have insulin resistance, but before they develop diabetes. If this is true, it might be possible to use erectile dysfunction as a sign of insulin resistance, which may lead to more timely treatment of insulin resistance and may delay or prevent the development of diabetes, and the other problems mentioned above.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-65 years of age, male,

Exclusion Criteria:

  • diabetes, peyronies
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00284960


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Hershey Med Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Sponsors and Collaborators
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: J C Trussell, MD
  More Information

Responsible Party: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00284960     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 18805
NIH: K24 H001476
First Submitted: January 31, 2006
First Posted: February 1, 2006
Last Update Posted: August 3, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017

Keywords provided by Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:
erectile dysfunction
metabolic syndrome
insulin resistance
etiology

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metabolic Syndrome X
Insulin Resistance
Erectile Dysfunction
Hyperinsulinism
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
Genital Diseases, Male
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological
Mental Disorders
Insulin
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs