Background/Aims/Objectives: We have investigated the clinical and physiological effects of Transfer Capacitive Resistive Energy (TCARE) therapy on men with Peyronie's disease (PD).METHODS:Ninety-six men with PD have been randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive 3 sessions of TCARE therapy or sham therapy. Pain, penile curvature and erectile function have been assessed before the first treatment and up to 9 months after the end of treatment, using the Visual Analogue Scale for the pain, a goniometer to measure the degree of curvature using at-home photography and an International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) questionnaire.RESULTS:A significant pain reduction at the end of the treatment in 51 (79.6%) patients (p < 0.01) of the treated group was observed. No significant improvements in the sham group (p = 0.23) have been observed. No statistical differences in the degree of curvature have been observed in both groups. No statistical improvements have been observed in the IIEF-5 questionnaire. Adverse events have not been reported.CONCLUSION:This is, to our knowledge, the first randomized, single-blind, sham-controlled study that shows that TCARE has a positive short-term clinical effect on pain in patients with PD. The feasibility and tolerability of this treatment produce an attractive new therapeutic option for men with PD.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|
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