Effects of low-energy shockwave therapy on the erectile function and tissue of a diabetic rat model.

@article{Qiu2013EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of low-energy shockwave therapy on the erectile function and tissue of a diabetic rat model.},
  author={Xuefeng Qiu and Guiting Lin and Zhongcheng Xin and Ludovic Ferretti and Haiyang Zhang and Tom F. Lue and Ching-shwun Lin},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={738-46}
}
Introduction.  Low-energy shockwave therapy (LESWT) has been shown to improve erectile function in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus (DM)-associated erectile dysfunction (ED). However, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. Aim.  The aim of this study is to investigate whether LESWT can ameliorate DM-associated ED in a rat model and examine the associated changes in the erectile tissues. Methods.  Newborn male rats were intraperitoneally injected with 5-ethynyl-2-deoxyuridine (EdU… CONTINUE READING

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