Erectile Dysfunction: AUA Guideline

Arthur L. Burnett, Ajay Nehra, Rodney H. Breau, Daniel J. Culkin, Martha M. Faraday, Lawrence S. Hakim, Joel Heidelbaugh, Mohit Khera, Kevin T. McVary, Martin M. Miner, Christian J. Nelson, Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, Allen D. Seftel, Alan W Shindel

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Purpose: The purpose of this guideline is to provide a clinical strategy for the diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction. Materials and Methods: A systematic review of the literature using the Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane databases (search dates 1/1/1965 to 7/29/17) was conducted to identify peer-reviewed publications relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction. Evidence-based statements were based on body of evidence strength Grade A, B, or C and were designated as Strong, Moderate, and Conditional Recommendations with additional statements presented in the form of Clinical Principles or Expert Opinions. Results: The American Urological Association has developed an evidence-based guideline on the management of erectile dysfunction. This document is designed to be used in conjunction with the associated treatment algorithm. Conclusions: Using the shared decision-making process as a cornerstone for care, all patients should be informed of all treatment modalities that are not contraindicated, regardless of invasiveness or irreversibility, as potential first-line treatments. For each treatment, the clinician should ensure that the man and his partner have a full understanding of the benefits and risk/burdens associated with that choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Urology
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • cardiovascular diseases
  • clinical decision/making
  • men's health
  • physiological sexual dysfunction
  • psychological sexual dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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