Published: 9 April 2016
Author(s): Tomoyuki Kawada
Issue: April 2016
Section: Letter to the Editor

I read with great interest the paper by Hsu et al. [1], a study in patients with gout showing increased risk of organic and psychogenic erectile dysfunction (ED) by using large samples. The authors identified the association between gout and organic ED (OED) or psychogenic ED (PED) by a longitudinal study, and hazard ratios (HRs) (95% confidence intervals (CIs)) of gout for OED and PED were 1.52 (1.03–2.22) and 1.18 (1.03–1.35), by adjusting age and comorbidities of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, depression and anxiety.

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