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dysfunction

any consequence of an activity which inhibits the achievement of the desired objective. In the study of ORGANIZATIONS, dysfunctions refer to those aspects of organizations which are essential to the organization's proper functioning but at the same time detract from organizational performance. For instance, a justifiable emphasis on following the correct procedures can also stifle the flexibility that is often needed in work situations. See GOAL DISPLACEMENT.
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When comorbidities were independently evaluated, it was determined that the total sexual dysfunction score was higher in male patients with DM than in those without DM (p=0.038).
Management of sexual dysfunction in patients with cardiovascular disease: recommendations of the Princeton Consensus Panel.
Last-observation-carried-forward analysis was not used because there was a possibility of change in sexual function between visits owing to either improvement in sexual function secondary to improved depression / anxiety or worsening sexual dysfunction secondary to antidepressant-emergent adverse effects.
Initially, many patients and providers may hesitate to discuss sexual dysfunction, but the annual exam is a good opportunity to broach the topic of sexual health.
"If you don't ask about sexual dysfunction, your patients won't tell.
Unlike the field of male sexual dysfunction, in which progress has been observed, the pathologic physiology, psychology and treatment of female sexual dysfunction are insufficiently elucidated as a result of the lack of a reliable diagnostic classification system and the limited number of studies performed.
The FSFI questionnaire created in 2000 was developed as a brief, general, diagnostic epidemiological survey method for use all over the world.[sup][10] A population-based sample study involved 5463 women aged 18–49 years in Finland in 2008 and found that 34.4% of women had sexual dysfunction (cutoff score ≤26.55).[sup][12] In 2010, Echeverry et al .[sup][13] reported the prevalence of FSD in sexually active women aged 18–40 years in Medellin, Colombia, as 30% (cutoff score ≤26.55).
The single report by Acele and Karacam (21) showed that 91.3% of postpartum women in Turkey reported sexual dysfunction. On the other hand, in studies carried out worldwide, the rate of sexual dysfunction in the postpartum women ranged from 20% to 76% (8,12,13,15).
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder is a sexual dysfunction characterized by distress related to loss or decreased sexual interest.
M2 PHARMA-June 29, 2018-Pivot Pharma Applying for Human Trials in Topical Cannabinoid for Female Sexual Dysfunction