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Retrograde Ejaculation and Sexual Dysfunction in Men With Diabetes Mellitus

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01743599
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 4, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jens Fedder, Odense University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Diabetic men and controls are examined for retrograde ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction is registered with a validated questionaire (International Index of Erectile Function-15). Concentration, total number of sperm and motility is determined in freshly delivered ejaculates and postejaculatory urine. Our hypothetis is that diabetics exhibit significantly higher rate of retrograde ejaculation than healthy controls.

Condition or disease
Diabetes Mellitus

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 45 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : February 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2011

Diabetic men
Non-diabetic men

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Retrograde ejaculation (a minimum of a total of 1 million sperm in postejaculatory urine) [ Time Frame: The examination program for each patient was finished within one day. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Erectile dysfunction [ Time Frame: The examination program (including a questionaire on erectile dysfunction) for each patient was finished within one day. ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Diabetic men and non-diabetic men in Denmark.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men 30-55 years of age
  • Men registered in a Diabetic Biobank including 6000 diabetics and 6000 controls

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Men who do not understand Danish

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Fertility Clinic, Odense University Hospital
Odense, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Jens Fedder, Professor, Consultant, Ph.D., Odense University Hospital Identifier: NCT01743599    
Other Study ID Numbers: Lab.Reprod.Biol.-Horsens-01
First Posted: December 6, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 4, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases