The authors noted that multiple trials, including randomized controlled trials, have been performed regarding Li-ESWT. Compared with sham procedures, Li-ESWT has resulted in an improvement in erectile function based on the International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire.
They found that this technology may improve erectile function in men with mild erectile dysfunction or in combination with PDE-5 inhibitors for moderate/severe erectile dysfunction. The role of Li-ESWT in the treatment of non-vasculogenic ED remains poorly defined. However, trial inclusion criteria and non-standardized protocols limit the generalizability of the results.
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Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (Li-ESWT) has emerged as a potential noninvasive method to treat vasculogenic erectile dysfunction. These data suggest that Li-ESWT may be beneficial for vasculogenic erectile dysfunction. Identifying the subset of men who will benefit from this treatment should be an initial focus of trials so that Li-ESWT can gain widespread acceptance, authors feel
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