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Title: Urogenital function in morbidly obese men following bariatric surgery
Author: Aleid, Maha Mustafa
ISNI:       0000 0004 5915 3677
Awarding Body: Cranfield University
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 2016
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Introduction: Obesity has been suggested to be one of the risk factors for erectile dysfunction (ED) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Bariatric surgery has been used for the treatment of obesity and has been suggested to have a significant impact on obesity-related conditions such as diabetes mellitus, ED and LUTS. Previous studies have investigated the effect of bariatric surgery on erectile and urological function in obese men; however those studies used long-term time points post-operatively (more than 1 month). Since it is now known that bariatric surgery can potentially induce glycaemic improvement within one week independent of weight loss, this study aimed to investigate the short-term effect in order to test the hypothesis as to whether improvement in urogenital function after bariatric surgery is due to weight loss or whether it is due to glycaemic improvement. Aim: To evaluate the baseline characteristics of patients with erectile dysfunction and to determine the early effects of bariatric surgery on erectile and urological function in morbidly obese men.
Supervisor: White, Nicola ; Cellek, Selim ; Muneer, Asif ; Ralph, David ; Hashemi, Majid Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Erectile dysfunction ; obesity ; bariatric surgery ; International index of erectile function (IIEF) ; International prostatic symptom score (IPSS) ; Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)