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CloudVisit Telemedicine

March 23, 2015 16:56 ET

Patient Perspectives -- a CloudVisit Telemedicine and American Medical Systems Collaboration -- Addresses Erectile Dysfunction Caused by Diabetes and Provides a Solution

Erectile Dysfunction Caused by Diabetes Is Extremely Common Among Men; PatientPerspectives.org Allows Men With Erectile Dysfunction to Speak With Men Who Have Had the Same Problem and Chose to Receive a Penile Implant

COLD SPRING, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 23, 2015) - CloudVisit Telemedicine, in partnership with American Medical Systems (AMS), announces the recently launched PatientPerspectives.org, a program that can help men facing the impact of diabetes on a man's sexual function. Nerve damage due to high blood sugar levels can lead to sensation loss in extremities, as well as cause disruptions with digestion and sexual activity -- commonly, erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is defined as the persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is firm enough to have sexual intercourse.

PatientPerspectives.org understands the frustration of diabetes and wants men to know that they are not alone in their experience with ED as a result of the condition. Patient Perspectives.org allows ED sufferers considering a penile implant to speak with men and their partners who have already experienced the procedure. PatientPerspectives.org was launched to bring compassionate advice and personal stories, as well as surgical outcome and post-operative recovery information, to men facing the difficult decision of penile surgery.

Patient Perspectives.org gives men access to success stories and encourages interaction with the program's Champions, who are men who have had a penile implant procedure and their partners. The program relies on a scheduling and videoconferencing system, with the option for phone calls, to discuss personal experiences and address potential concerns.

Tom began experiencing erectile dysfunction symptoms when he was only 33 years old. His ED was caused by complications of type 1 diabetes. Tom and his wife Frieda tried various ED treatments, without lasting success. Their decision to have a penile implant helped them restore intimacy and closeness, as well as increase his confidence. They are both very satisfied with the natural feel of the implant. The couple is happy to share their story, and stand behind Patient Perspectives.org. "We wish that we had the same opportunities for an open discussion about ED and penile implants 20 years ago," says Tom.

A study* of patients with an AMS inflatable penile implant reported more than 90 percent patient and partner satisfaction rates. After surgery, patients and their partners report excellent sex lives, ease of use, more intimacy and overall closeness.

CloudVisit is a fully secure, web-based video conferencing telemedicine provider. CloudVisit delivers the groundbreaking software to manage appointments via online video sessions without compromise.

AMS -- an operating company of Endo International, PLC -- is a Minnesota-based worldwide leader in advanced, innovative medical technologies since 1972. Focusing on improving patient access and outcomes and providing caring, knowledgeable resources to anyone dealing with a pelvic health concern, all with the single goal of restoring patient self-confidence and quality of life.

*Find the study of patient satisfaction with ED therapy here: Levine LA, et al. J Urol. 2001 Sep; 166 (3):932-7.

https://www.patientperspectives.org/

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