Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndrome in males: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

@article{Zimmermann2009ExtracorporealSW,
  title={Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndrome in males: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.},
  author={Reinhold P Zimmermann and Alin Adrian Cumpănaş and F. Miclea and Gunter Janetschek},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={418-24}
}
BACKGROUND There is no sufficiently validated therapy for chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in 60 patients suffering from CPPS. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Sixty patients suffering from CPPS for at least 3 mo were investigated in two groups. Both groups were treated four times (once per week), each by 3000 impulses; group 2 was performed as a sham procedure. The investigation was designed as a placebo… CONTINUE READING

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