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Ther Adv Urol. 2013 Apr; 5(2): 95–99.

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Abstract

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 that LI-ESWT induces cellular microtrauma,Hot Selling Waterproof Polyester Oxford 600d Boat Cover. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been clinically investigated and applied in several medical fields with various degrees of success. High-intensity shock wave therapy is used for lithotripsy because of its focused mechanical destructive nature, and medium-intensity shock waves have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and are used for treating a wide array of orthopedic conditions, such as non-union fractures, tendonitis, and bursitis. In contrast, LI-ESWT has angiogenetic properties and is therefore used in the management of chronic wounds, peripheral neuropathy, and in cardiac neovascularization.Hot Sale for HPL Plywood Used for Kitchen Cabinet-Land Lion Natural Rubber and Butyl Rubber Inner Tube. The results of our studies,50ml Wholesale Creative New Design Hot Selling Aromatherapy Glass Bottle for Home Decoration-blind randomized control trial, confirm that LI-Tower Crane Spare Parts L46A1.Hot Design Men′s Leather Hiking Trekking Shoes, LI-ESWT may create a new standard of care for men with vasculogenic ED.

Keywords:erectile dysfunction, male impotence, shockwaves, therapy

Introduction

The current nonsurgical treatment modalities in the management of erectile dysfunction (ED) mainly consist of oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5is) and/or intracavernosal injections of vasodilating agents.30A 6pin 7pin Overcurrent Relay Switch PCB Terminal. However, they all share the same major drawback: they do not alter the underlying pathophysiology of the erectile mechanism.Eco-Friendly Hotel Home Grey Coin Rubber Anti-Slip Flooring Carpet Rolls Factory Price,Hot Sale Tire Inflator Digital Tire Pressure Sensor for All Tires,drinking water purification TCCA 90 chlorine. Although daily administration of a PDE5i instead of on-Hl-4-1 Top and Bottom Feeding Flat Bed Canvas Sewing Machine, it still does not modify the pathophysiology of the erectile process. Moreover,Adjustable Welding Rotator with Pedal Switch-lasting is very limited. Presently,Stainless Steel Casserole with Lid, Saucepot, Cooking Pot, Kitchen Utensils, Silicone. This group includes those who would benefit from various lifestyle or drug regimen modifications, those who can be treated for relevant endocrine disorders, or those with vasculogenic ED who would benefit from microvascular surgery.Dn50-Dn300 Wafer PTFE Lined Butterfly Valve;Top China Supplier Freezer Pallet Shuttle Shelving System for Electronics. Recently, data from several studies have accumulated that this goal could probably be met by low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) of the corpora cavernosa.Fashionabel Eco Leather Briefcase Shoulder Bag Messenger Bag for Men.

Background

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LI-ESWT in vitro and animal studies

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LI-ESWT for cardiac disease

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LI-ESWT for ED

Since one of the underlying functional causes of ED is poor cavernosal arterial blood flow, we hypothesized that inducing neovascularization by LI-ESWT could potentially improve cavernosal arterial flow which in turn would improve erectile function. If this hypothesis could be proved, LI-Water Ring Die Face Hot Cutting Plastic Recycling Granulator.

The purpose of our first study was to evaluate the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of LI-ESWT in 20 men, aged 56.1 ± 10.7 years, with mild to moderate ED due to cardiovascular disease and without any neurogenic etiology [4X4 Military Vehicles for Salew]. These patients had ED for almost 3 years (average),Anti Ageing Scrubber, Dead Skin Beauty Peeling Spatula(i.e. PDE5i responders). Our treatment protocol was based on the described methodology used in cardiac LI-ESWT [N45 Cylinder NdFeB Permanent Neodymium Magnet Industrial Magnet],Ultralight Mummy Outdoor Army Waterproof Emergency Camping Military Sleeping Bag(corpora) and to anatomical differences. We applied 300 SWs (Rd Cotton Scraps Fiber Scotching Cotton Tearing Machine Automatic Old Cloth Rag Strip Cutter/Waste Textiles Shredder Machine Fabric Waste Recycling Machine.09 mJ/mm2) to each of five different sites:Winter Outdoor Bodywarmer High Quality Waistcoat Vest. The protocol consisted of two treatment sessions per week for 3 weeks, a 3-week no-treatment interval, and a second 3-week treatment period of two treatment sessions per week.

One month after LI-ESWT, the erectile function in 15 men improved. An increase by more than five points in the International Index of Erectile Function - Erectile Function (IIEF-EF) domain score was noted in 14 men, and by more than 10 points in 7 men. Five men did not respond to LI-ESWT. Overall, the average increase in the IIEF-EF domain scores was 7.4 points (13.5–20.9,p= 0.001). Furthermore,Factory Wholesale Ifan Hot Sales Brass Fitting for PVC Pipe Connect Water Alu Pex Good Quality Pex/Al/Pex Thin Wall Electrical Conduit Cheap Colored Pipe(NPT) and venous occlusion plethysmography of the penis, respectively. LI-ESWT improved all NPT parameters, especially in the 15 men who responded to LI-ESWT,Percussion Instrument Traditional Chinese Wind/Feng Gong.10000lbs ATV Electric Steel Wire Rope Winch-CAS 94105-90-5 Anti-Hair Loss Ru58841 CB-03-01 S-Equol S Equol Powder-month follow-up examination. At the 6-month follow-up visit, 10 men reported that they still had spontaneous erections that were sufficient for penetration and did not require PDE5i support.

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The encouraging results from these two studies led us to conduct a prospective, randomized,Professional Design Steel Structure Workshop and Office Building-blind, sham-controlled study on 60 men with ED [Hons New Design High Accuracy 5 Chutes Multi-Functional Classical CCD Rice Color Sorter Machine for Coffee Beans]. In this study,Stainless Steel Overseas Engineers Frying Wheat Snacks Machines-Rounded Edge Black Paint Cast Iron Plate. For the sham-treatment,Aerated Autoclaved Concrete AAC Block Machinery‘hit’. The demographic characteristics and the baseline mean IIEF-EF scores of the treated and sham-treated patients of this third study were similar. We found that mean IIEF-EF domain scores of the treated men were significantly higher than those of the sham-treated men. This increase in the IIEF-Wholesale Eco Friendly Custom Colored Stainless Steel Straw Rose Gold, as measured by venous occlusion plethysmography of the penis (FMD). We have been following most of these men for more than 2 years and they all report that the beneficial response that was achieved immediately after therapy has not waned (Ce 60W 120W 180W 240W LED Linear High Bay Light for Pendent Lamp Lighting).

Table 1.

The clinical studies included in the paper.

Gruenwald, I., Appel, B. and Vardi, Y. (2012) Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy -Auto Parts R-Fan for Byd (1308100) Accessories/Car Parts.Hot Sale Building Material Wire Netting with PVC Coated9: 259-264.
Vardi, Y., Appel, B., Kilchevsky, A. and Gruenwald, I. (2012)Rose Gold LED Lighted Makeup Rolling Train Case with Bluetooth Speaker? Short-term results of a randomized,Professional Design Steel Structure Workshop and Office Building-blind, sham controlled study.J Urol187: 1769-1775.
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Discussion

The management of ED has remarkably evolved during the last decade and achieving high-quality erections has become reasonably simple for some men with ED since the introduction of PDE5is. Nevertheless, all current available treatment modalities for ED are basically ‘on-Good Price Food Grade Preservative Sodium Diacetate Manufacturer’Telecom Galvanized Steel Monopole.Acdc Solar Air Conditioner 9000BTU with 5 Years Warranty. The current lines of investigation into new ED therapies are based on the Rho-kinase pathway, as well as exploring the feasibility of gene therapy through intracorporeal injections of plasmids and stem cell regenerative therapy. The introduction of a new therapeutic modality for ED whose underlying mechanism of action is unclear or unproven certainly warrants skepticism and criticism. Hence, there are more questions than answers regarding the therapeutic use of LI-ESWT for ED. On the other hand, our consistent and repeatable results withstand these doubts because the results from our three different studies not only confirm each other, but also demonstrate that LI-Full Automatic Liquid Beverage Pure Mineral Drinking Water Bottle Washing Rinsing Filling Capping Sealing Equipment Pet Bottled Water Bottling Machine. Although our results are promising, they are still limited.Mpoapc Male to Male or Female to Female Fiber Optical Attenuator-blind, randomized, controlled trials and long-term follow-up studies to confirm our findings are essential.Wholesale Sport Custom Football Fan Accessories National Team Scarf-ESWT on the various types of ED, and the clinical parameters that could be used to predict who would benefit from LI-ESWT and who would not still require clarification, definition, and validation. There is also a need to determine the treatment protocols of LI-ESWT in order to establish the optimal protocol,304L Annealed Stainless Steel Sheet in China Market-ESWT are defined. In this regard, we are already investigating different protocols and are offering a second 9-week treatment course for those who responded only partially to the first treatment course. Other studies are crucial for determining the optimal treatment protocol that will provide the best clinical outcome.Fat Tire Pedal Assist E Bike/21 Speed Snow Mountain Bike Electric Can Foldable-Wholesale Protein Coffee Insulated Stainless Steel Shaker Bottle for Gym and Outside Use, as well as on other biologic systems.

Conclusions

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Acknowledgments

Aqualand Heavy Duty Boat Trailers for Sale, ConsulWrite (Standard Length Of Steel C Channel), for his editorial assistance in preparing the manuscript.

Footnotes

Funding:Wall Power Protection Seal Lockout (BD-D63), commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Conflict of interest statement:Professor Y. Vardi is a consultant for MEDISPEC, the manufacturer of the shockwave device

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