LiSWT is being explored for ED and chronic pelvic pain in men, producing painless procedures without the need for general or local anesthetic. Is it an alternative to on-demand therapies?
Led by Daniel Shoskes, MD, Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute urologist, the Men’s Health Center makes specialists and subspecialists accessible for men who may otherwise avoid care.
Every practicing urologist who sees men knows that orchialgia is common. When conservative measures fail, a spermatic cord block can help decide the merits of a surgical approach.
Pelvic floor spasm is a common contributing factor in pain experienced by patients with CPPS or IC. It’s simple to diagnose, and the mainstay of treatment is PT directed by a therapist well-versed in the condition.
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In contrast to some studies indicating that testosterone replacement therapy may heighten risk of cardiac events, a Cleveland Clinic study finds that symptomatic hypogonadism patients who underwent testosterone replacement experienced either no change or some improvement in endothelial function and arterial stiffness.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have developed the first index of clinically relevant symptoms for men diagnosed with chronic orchialgia. If validated, this resource would help physicians evaluate patients and judge the effectiveness of treatments in clinical and research settings.