Male Impotence: Microinformatics Help in the Data Management of Polysomnographic Penile Tumescence Recordings

  • P. Atlas
  • F. Kohler
  • B. Legras
  • P. Genton
  • J. L. Thomas
  • J. Leclere
  • P. Hartemann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 24)

Abstract

The diagnosis of impotence requires polysomnographic recording with the assessment of REM-related nocturnal penile tumescence. The classical procedure is time-consuming, and the authors developed a program that facilitates, accelerates and improves the edition of data, produces clear iconography and allows easy storage of otherwise cumbersome data. A 64 kilobyte microcomputer was used, complete with 2 diskette readers, high-resolution screen and dot matrix printer; no particular knowledge of informatics is required to handle this convenient tool. The program may be extended to the study of other parameters of human sleep.

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Mercury Europe Editing Decine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Atlas
    • 1
  • F. Kohler
    • 1
  • B. Legras
    • 1
  • P. Genton
    • 2
  • J. L. Thomas
    • 2
  • J. Leclere
    • 2
  • P. Hartemann
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Informatique Médicale et épidémiologie Unité INSERM U115Faculté de MédecineVandoeuvre-Les-NancyFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Endocrinologie ComportementaleCentre Hospitalo-universitaire et Faculté de MédecineVandoeuvre-Les-NancyFrance

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