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2021 May 07


Li-ESWT treatment reduces inflammation, oxidative stress, and pain via the PI3K/AKT/FOXO1 pathway in autoimmune prostatitis rat models.


Feng B, Dong Z, Wang Y, Yan G, Yang E, Cheng H, Liang C, Hao Z, Zhang X, Song Z, Jiang Z, Chen M, Yue Z, Wang Z
Andrology. 2021 May 07.
PMID: 33960707.


Due to limited data on the pathogenesis of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) and the suboptimal therapeutic effect, the development of new and effective treatment modalities was needed urgently. Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (Li-ESWT) has been reported for the treatment of CP/CPPS. However, the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated.