Erectile Dysfunction

The Low-Intensity Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

Shin-ichi Hisasue, M.D. Ph.D. Was presented during the 4th Congress of Asian Prostate Association (APPS 2014) Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) revolutionized the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). However, even in vasculogenic ED patients, one fifth of them showed poor response to PDE5i. Low-intensity shock wave therapy (LI-ESWT) is a novel and promising modality for the patients with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction (ED). Read More

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Penile Low-Intensity Shock Wave Therapy: A Promising Novel Modality for Erectile Dysfunction

Yasmin Abu-Ghanem,* Noam D. Kitrey,* Ilan Gruenwald, Boaz Appel, and Yoram Vardi Korean J Urol. 2014 May;55(5):295-299. English Abstract: Penile extracorporeal low-intensity shock wave therapy (LIST) to the penis has recently emerged as a novel and promising modality in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). LIST has angiogenic properties and stimulates neovascularization. If applied to the corpora cavernosa, LIST can improve penile blood flow and endothelial function. In a series of clinical trials, including randomized double-blind...

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Shockwave Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction – Therapeutic Advances in Urology 2013

Ilan Gruenwald, Boaz Appel, Noam D. Kitrey and Yoram Vardi (Therapeutic Advances in Urology, April 2013 vol. 5 no. 2 95-99) Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LI-ESWT) is a novel modality that has recently been developed for treating erectile dysfunction (ED). Unlike other current treatment options for ED, all of which are palliative in nature, LI-ESWT is unique in that it aims to restore the erectile mechanism in order to enable natural or spontaneous erections.Results from basic science experiments have provided evidence...

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Does Low Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Have a Physiological Effect on Erectile Function? Short-Term Results of a Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham Controlled Study

Does Low Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Have a Physiological Effect on Erectile Function? Short-Term Results of a Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham Controlled Study THE JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, Vol. 187, 1769-1775, May 2012   By Yoram Vardi, Boaz Appel, Amichai Kilchevsky, Ilan Gruenwald Purpose We investigated the clinical and physiological effect of low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy on men with organic erectile dysfunction who are phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor responders. Materials and Methods After a 1-month...

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Can Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Improve Erectile Function?

Can Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Improve Erectile Function? A 6-Month Follow-up Pilot Study in Patients with Organic Erectile Dysfunction EUROPEAN UROLOGY 58 (2010) By Yoram Vardi, Boaz Appel, Giris Jacob, Omar Massarwi, Ilan Gruenwald Background: Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) is currently under investigation regarding its ability to promote neovascularization in different organs. Objective: To evaluate the effect of LI-ESWT on men with erectile dysfunction (ED) who have previously responded to oral...

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