Can low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy improve erectile function? A 6-month follow-up pilot study in patients with organic erectile dysfunction.

@article{Vardi2010CanLE,
  title={Can low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy improve erectile function? A 6-month follow-up pilot study in patients with organic erectile dysfunction.},
  author={Yoram Vardi and Boaz Appel and Giris Jacob and Omar Massarwi and Ilan Gruenwald},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={243-8}
}
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 phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5-I). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We screened 20 men with vasculogenic ED who had International Index of Erectile Function ED (IIEF-ED) domain scores… CONTINUE READING

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