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2024 Jun 07

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Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in treatment of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: Systematic review and meta-analyses.


Labetov I, Vaganova A, Kovalev G, Shkarupa D


Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) prevalence varies from 8.4% to 25% of the male population and is associated with diminished health-related quality of life. Managing CP/CPPS remains challenging and there is not any common option to treat all patients effectively because of the complex disease nature. The currently available data for the extracorporeal shockwave therapy (eSWT) effect on pain relief and well-being were analyzed in the present study.