Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

@article{Man2018LowintensityES,
  title={Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.},
  author={Li-bo Man and Gui-zhong Li},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2018},
  volume={119},
  pages={
          97-103
        }
}

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