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.

Pavone, C., Romeo, S., D'Amato, F., Usala, M., LETIZIA MAURO, G., & Caruana, G. (2017). Does Transfer Capacitive Resistive Energy Has a Therapeutic Effect on Peyronie's Disease? Randomized, Single-Blind, Sham-Controlled Study on 96 Patients: Fast Pain Relief. UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS, 99(1), 77-83 [10.1159/000467396].

Does Transfer Capacitive Resistive Energy Has a Therapeutic Effect on Peyronie's Disease? Randomized, Single-Blind, Sham-Controlled Study on 96 Patients: Fast Pain Relief

Pavone, C;Romeo, S;D'amato, F;USALA, Marina;Letizia Mauro, Giulia;CARUANA, Giovanni
2017

Abstract

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.
Settore MED/34 - Medicina Fisica E Riabilitativa
https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/467396
Pavone, C., Romeo, S., D'Amato, F., Usala, M., LETIZIA MAURO, G., & Caruana, G. (2017). Does Transfer Capacitive Resistive Energy Has a Therapeutic Effect on Peyronie's Disease? Randomized, Single-Blind, Sham-Controlled Study on 96 Patients: Fast Pain Relief. UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS, 99(1), 77-83 [10.1159/000467396].
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