The Low-Intensity Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Morning session 1 (Medispec) The low-intensity shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction Shin-ichi Hisasue, M.D. Ph.D. Department of Urology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine 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). In this study,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more