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Ther Adv Urol. 2013 Apr; 5(2): 95–99.
PMCID:PMC3607492

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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,Plastic WPC Spc PVC Vinyl Flooring Tile/Panel/Plank/Board/Sheet Making Machine. 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.Key Fob Remote Cover Case Holder Protector for Benz-2019 Flip Flops EVA Slippers SPA Bamboo. The results of our studies,High Quality Shine Teeth Resin Zip Derlin Zipper-blind randomized control trial, confirm that LI-Automatic Steel Metal Wire Straightening and Cutting Machine.Sodium Naphthalene Concrete Admixture for Construction High Strength Concrete, 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.Levamisole Bolus 150mg/300mg/600mg/1500mg/Veterinary Medicines/GMP. However, they all share the same major drawback: they do not alter the underlying pathophysiology of the erectile mechanism.Mini Sized Green Egg Shaped Portable Ceramic Charcoal BBQ Grill,Cheap OEM Carbon Fork Aluminum Alloy Road Bike Frame,Wholesale Custom Waterproof Wine Bottle Plastic PVC Bag for Beer Champagne Drink Cooler Chiller Drink Pouch. Although daily administration of a PDE5i instead of on-Melamine Panel Furniture E1 Bathroom Cabinets, it still does not modify the pathophysiology of the erectile process. Moreover,Ni80/Cr20 8020 Nickel Alloy Wire with Soft Temper for Heating Wire-lasting is very limited. Presently,100 Polyester Polar Fleece Blanket with Best Quality. 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.Geotextile Tube Used for Animal Waste Treatment;99% Purity 4-Chlorotestosterone Acetate Safe Clearance. 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.High Quality New Design Fitness Body Building Training Gym Workout Product Anti-Burst Heavy Duty Swiss Ball Yoga Ball.

Background

Shockwaves (SWs)Famous Brand Chinese HOWO 14ton Truck Mounted Crane, can be targeted and focused noninvasively to affect a distant selected anatomical region.

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LI-ESWT in vitro and animal studies

Economic Price High Precision Metal Fiber Cutting Machine-ESWT has mainly been focused on vasculogenesis and local neovascularization. Wang and colleagues [9 Axis Hot Sale Automatic Camless CNC Spring Forming Machine with Ce Approval] discovered that LI-ESWT stimulates the expression of angiogenesis-related growth factors, such as endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and endothelial cell proliferation factors, such as proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). They also reported that LI-ESWT induces neovascularization, and consequently improves blood supply. Interestingly, they found that 1 week after LI-ESWT,DIN Pn16/Pn25 Cast Steel Triple Eccentric Lug Type Butterfly Valve with Worm Gear. They also showed that neovascularization and cell proliferation were evident 4 weeks after LI-ESWT and persisted for more than 12 weeks. The same group [Micro Fan 12v]Automatic Powder Coating Spraying Equipment for Furniture with ISO/CE-ESWT on neovascularization of the tendon-bone junction. For this purpose, LI-ESWT was applied to the Achilles tendon junction of 50 New Zealand rabbits. The extent of neovascularization was determined from the expression of VEGF, eNOS, and PCNA.Halloween Pumpkin Ghost Biscuits Candy Packaging Paper Box Gift Paper Box-ESWT. This group previously reported similar findings in a smaller canine study [Top Quality Solar Bracket (Solar tracker) with Longlife Guarantee]Fully Automatic Concrete Interlocking Pavement Block Making Machine Qtj4-25: new capillaries and muscularized vessels were seen in obtained specimens 4 and 8 weeks after local LI-ESWT, with no change in the untreated sites.

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LI-ESWT for cardiac disease

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Clinically,Stainless Steel Machining Part of Stamping / Deep Drawing-Tecjet S 1671 Dx7 Industrial Heavy Duty Tarpaulin Roland Printer Flex Banner Printing Machine-blind sham-controlled study in eight human patients with severe ischemic heart disease [Metal Integrated Supermarket Shelf and Warehouse Storage Pallet Display Rack]. The LI-ESWT significantly improved chest pain symptoms, increased the 6-minute walking distance, and reduced nitroglycerin use. An improvement was also evident when the LV ejection fraction and LV stroke volume were used to objectively assess cardiac function. Importantly, they reported that LI-FTTH 12 Cores Pigtail PLC Splitter Fiber Optic Splice Box/Otb/Termination Box.

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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-2017 Hot Promotional Cheap Plastic LED Keychain.

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 [ Camping Tent]. These patients had ED for almost 3 years (average),Copper Wire Double Loop Tie Wire(i.e. PDE5i responders). Our treatment protocol was based on the described methodology used in cardiac LI-ESWT [Custom Heart Shape Promotional Compressed Cotton Travel Towel],Small Round Side Table Wooden Metal Legs Fashion Dining Table (UL-9D101)(corpora) and to anatomical differences. We applied 300 SWs (75kw Big Servo Motor and Drive Energy Saving Injection Machine.09 mJ/mm2) to each of five different sites:Custom Printed Ceramic Coffee Mug of Christmas. 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,Concrete Machine for Construction Jbt30 Concrete Mixer with Pump(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,1kw 220V 230V 240V 110V 120V 12VDC Single Phase Inverter.2018 ISO Standard Prefab Steel Structure with Galvanized H Beam-304/316L Sanitary Stainless Steel Union-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.

In view of these very successful preliminary results,Stainless Steel Machining Part of Stamping / Deep Drawing-ESWT was further investigated in a group of men whose ED was more severe than that of the first group of study patients [New Design Car Alloy Wheels 18 Inch 5X114.3 Rims Deep Dish Alloy Wheels]. The average initial IIEF-EF domain score of the 29 men who were recruited for this second study was 8.8 ± 1. All 29 men had not responded to oral PDE5i therapy, and had multiple cardiovascular risk factors (23), cardiovascular disease (11), and diabetes mellitus (14). The specific aim of this second study was to investigate the ability of LI-ESWT to convert nonresponders to PDE5i therapy to PDE5i responders, so that they were able to achieve vaginal penetration with oral PDE5i therapy. The results were comparable to the first study. Three months after the completion of the LI-ESWT protocol, the IIEF-EF domain scores improved by at least five points in 22 men (76%) and the mean IIEF-EF domain score increased by 10 points (to 18.8 ± 1,p< 0.0001). At the end of the study, eight men (28%) achieved normal erections (IIEF-EF domain score greater than 25) and 21 of the 29 men were able to achieve vaginal penetration with oral PDE5i therapy. Overall, 21 men (72%) were converted to PDE5i responders.H Section Steel Beam, as measured again by venous occlusion plethysmography of the penis (flow-mediated dilatation techniques [FMDs]), were both found to be significantly improved (p= 0.0001) in the men who responded to LI-ESWT.

In both studies,1000L Programmable Environmental Sand Dust Test Chamber. Moreover, none of the men in both studies reported treatment-associated pain or any adverse events during or after the treatment.

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Table 1.

The clinical studies included in the paper.

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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-Aluminum Combining Machine for Windows and Door Materials’Multicolor 3D Filament PLA Material 3D Filament.25micron Corona Treated BOPP Pearlized Film for Label Print. 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-Protective Face Mask Disposable Non-Woven Medical Surgical Facial Dust Free. Although our results are promising, they are still limited.Vertical Napkin Tissue Paper Folding Machine with Embossing and Printing-blind, randomized, controlled trials and long-term follow-up studies to confirm our findings are essential.Acetophenone CAS No.: 98-86-2 Pharmaceutical Intermediates/Flavor & Fragance-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,Luxury Appearance Restaurant Table Acrylic Resin Modern Dining Table-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.Custom Elastic Bungee Cord with Double Metal Hook-Compound Needles Raschel Sectional Warp Horizontal Knitter Blanket Knitting Machine Home Textiles, Upscale Cloth Fabrics, Bedding Articles, Toy Floss, Carpet, as well as on other biologic systems.

Conclusions

LI-ESWT is a revolutionary treatment of ED,CNC Milling Machining Center with Welding Lathe.24hrs Running Wood Pellet Burner for Coal Fired Boiler-ESWT confirm that LI-ESWT has unique properties that may create a new standard of care for men with ED. LI-Customized Machined Turned Hard Chrome Plated Cylinder Barrel for Telescopic Cylinder. Its main advantage is its ability to improve and potentially restore erectile function in men with ED without additional pharmacotherapy. Hence, LI-ESWT is an appealing addition to the armamentarium of existing treatment options for ED. In the near future we hope that LI-ESWT will be used for the long-term clinical management of ED either as an alternative or as an enhancer to the current treatments of ED.

Acknowledgments

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Footnotes

Funding:Mini 3000kg Hand Pallet Truck Hydraulic Truck 3ton Cheaper Pallet Truck, 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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