Effetti antalgici della TECAR terapia nel trattamento della patologia di La Peyronie. Studio randomizzato a singolo cieco con gruppo sham su un totale di 96 pazienti - Poster P44

Carlo Pavone, Enrica Napoli, Francesco D'Amato, Giovanni Caruana, Salvatore Romeo

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[automatically translated] Scope of work We conducted a randomized, single-blind, sham group to assess the therapeutic effects of CRET therapy on 96 patients suffering from Peyronie's disease (IPP) of the efficacy of this treatment on the fibrous diseases. Materials and methods Ninety-six patients suffering from IPP randomized 2: 1 were divided into 2 groups: treatment group and sham group. We evaluated the efficacy TECAR on pain, the degree of penile curvature and erectile dysfunction (ED) at the end of treatment and at 1 (FU1) and 3 (FU3) months after the end of treatment using the VAS scale for pain and of specific questionnaires for IPP and for the ED (IIEF-5). Results There was a statistically significant reduction in pain in the group already at the end of treatment in 48 (75%) of patients (p <0.05). It was not however observed statistically significant reduction in pain in the sham group. A FU3 36 (56%) of patients in the treatment group reported an improvement of ED and this has been confirmed by IIEF-5 questionnaire; in the sham group, there was an improved erections in only 12 (37%) patients. These data have not yet statistical validity. The penile curvature is improved in both groups, but this figure was of no statistical validity. No patients reported adverse events. Our discussion is the first randomized single-blind study with sham group showing the effectiveness of TECAR in rapidly reducing pain in patients with IPP. Conclusions The simplicity of execution and the high tolerability of the treatment by the patient make this method a viable and innovative therapeutic option for patients suffering from IPP
Original languageItalian
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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