Shock wave therapy was one of the strong topics at the combined World Meeting on Sexual Medicine and European Society of Sexual Medicine in Lisbon, 2018. For those who could not participate we provide the overview at MTS Science.
There was an intensive discussion about the relevant application of energy and the most efficient protocol. Studies are difficult to compare, since only the energy flux density (mJ/mm2) of the devices but not the total focal volume is published. Several groups expressed the need of more information about the actual energy input.
Real-life user reports and applied basic research showed the efficacy of extracorporeal low-energy shock waves in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain at the ISSM:
- Efficient promotion of autophagy and angiogenesis by combination therapy with low-energy shockwaves and mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Bae W. J. et al., 2018. Seoul St. Mary`s Hospital, Korea, South. Download link to abstract
- In Situ Activation of Penile Progenitor Cells with Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy. Lin G., Lue T. et al., 2017. University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA. Download link to paper
- Low-intensity shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) improves erectile function and decreases cavernosal fibrosis of spontanously hypertensive rats (SHR). Assaly-Kaddoum R., Giulliano F. et al., 2018. Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yveline and Raymond Poincaré hospital, France. Download link to abstract
- Development of an evidence-based protocol for the application of low-intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction: comparison of two treatment protocols and the impact of repeating treatment. Kalyvianakis D., Hatzichristou D. et al., 2018. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Download link to abstract
- Intracavernous prostaglandin injection might be a good method to evaluate objectively the response to LISWT and to predict the number of LISWT sessions needed in ED patients. Feghali J., 2018. KMC-AUB Hospital, Jounieh-Labanon. Download link to abstract
- The role of low-intensity shock wave therapy on erectile dysfunction. Simoes de Oliveira et al., 2018. SCI Centro de Urologia, Portugal. Download link to abstract and poster
- Efficacy of low-intensity shock wave therapy for the treatment of ED in diabetic patients: a Pooled analysis. Spivak L., Gruenwald I. et al., 2018. Sechenov University, Russia and Rambam Healthcare Campus, Israel. Download link to abstract and poster
- Low-intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction: the effect of energy flux density level and frequency of sessions per week. Kalyvianakis D., Hatzichristou D. et al., 2018. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Download link to abstract
- Comparison of two low-intensity ESWT protocols in patients with erectile dysfunction. Saffon J.P. et al., 2018. Boston Medical Group, Colombia. Download link to abstract
- The predictor of low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy to convert non-responders to responder of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors in patients with erectile dysfunction. Liu C.C. et al., 2018. Kaohisung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan. Download link to abstract
- Case series of low intensity shock wave therapy for men with chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Shoskes D., 2018. Cleveland Clinic, United States. Download link to abstract and poster