A population-based study on the association between gastric ulcers and erectile dysfunction in Taiwan

Joseph J. Keller, Hsiao Yu Lin, Shiu Dong Chung, Herng Ching Lin

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Abstract

Introduction. While erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular disease have long been known to share endothelial dysfunction as a common contributory underlying mechanism, little research has been conducted taking endothelial dysfunction as common ground to investigate the potential association between ED and gastric ulcers (GUs). Aim. This population-based case-control study aimed to investigate the association of ED with GU. Methods. This study used data from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 in Taiwan. The study group comprised 6,906 patients who visited ambulatory care centers or were hospitalized with a diagnosis of ED. The comparison group was 20,718 randomly selected enrollees. Conditional logistic regression was used to examine associations between ED and prior GU. Main Outcome Measure. The prevalence and risk between cases and controls were calculated of having been previously diagnosed with GU. Results. Of the sampled subjects, 3,861 (14%) were diagnosed before the index date, 1,358 (19.7%) were cases, and 2,503 (12.1%) were controls (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686-693
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Sexual Medicine
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Gastric Ulcers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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