The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2, represents an unprecedented challenge for healthcare. COVID-19 features a state of hyperinflammation resulting in a "cytokine storm", which leads to severe complications, such as the development of micro-thrombosis and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Despite isolation measures, the number of affected patients is growing daily: as of June 12th, over 7.5 million cases have been confirmed worldwide, with more than 420,000 global deaths. Over 3.5 million patients have recovered from COVID-19; although this number is increasing by the day, great attention should be directed towards the possible long-term outcomes of the disease. Despite being a trivial matter for patients in intensive care units (ICUs), erectile dysfunction (ED) is a likely consequence of COVID-19 for survivors, and considering the high transmissibility of the infection and the higher contagion rates among elderly men, a worrying phenomenon for a large part of affected patients.

Sansone, A., Mollaioli, D., Ciocca, G., Limoncin, E., Colonnello, E., Vena, W., et al. (2020). Addressing male sexual and reproductive health in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION [10.1007/s40618-020-01350-1].

Addressing male sexual and reproductive health in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak

Sansone, A;Ciocca, G;Jannini, Emmanuele A.
2020-07-13

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2, represents an unprecedented challenge for healthcare. COVID-19 features a state of hyperinflammation resulting in a "cytokine storm", which leads to severe complications, such as the development of micro-thrombosis and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Despite isolation measures, the number of affected patients is growing daily: as of June 12th, over 7.5 million cases have been confirmed worldwide, with more than 420,000 global deaths. Over 3.5 million patients have recovered from COVID-19; although this number is increasing by the day, great attention should be directed towards the possible long-term outcomes of the disease. Despite being a trivial matter for patients in intensive care units (ICUs), erectile dysfunction (ED) is a likely consequence of COVID-19 for survivors, and considering the high transmissibility of the infection and the higher contagion rates among elderly men, a worrying phenomenon for a large part of affected patients.
13-lug-2020
Pubblicato
Rilevanza internazionale
Articolo
Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/13 - ENDOCRINOLOGIA
English
COVID-19
Cardiovascular health
Erectile dysfunction
Male hypogonadism
SARS-CoV-2
Sexual dysfunction
Sansone, A., Mollaioli, D., Ciocca, G., Limoncin, E., Colonnello, E., Vena, W., et al. (2020). Addressing male sexual and reproductive health in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION [10.1007/s40618-020-01350-1].
Sansone, A; Mollaioli, D; Ciocca, G; Limoncin, E; Colonnello, E; Vena, W; Jannini, Ea
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