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Study gives hope to patients with damaged penile tissue

Published on 12/11/2009
Experts in regenerative medicine and urolology at the Wake Forest Institute in the US discovered a potential new treatment for patients with congenital anomalies, erectile dysfunction or men who have suffered from penile cancer.

A report published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science last week indicated that reconstructive procedures could help restore normal reproductive, sexual and urinary function for some patients.

In response, Dr Allan Pacey, senior lecturer at School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at University of Sheffield, said: "This provides some proof of principle that this kind of transplantation may well work.

"Of course, we need to conduct further study to make sure that such tissue transplantation is safe, and that it also works in humans. It is clearly early days."

According to the British Medical Journal, more than two million men in the UK suffer from erection problems.

Ginseng and yohimbine are both herbal remedies used to treat erectile dysfunction.
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