Penile Rehabilitation Therapy

594868 Preclinical evidence for the benefits of penile rehabilitation therapy following nerve-sparing radicalbprostatectomy. Albersen M, Joniau S, Claes H, Van Poppel H Abstract Erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy remains a frequent problem despite the development of nerve-sparing techniques. This erectile dysfunction is believed to be neurogenic, enhanced by hypoxia-induced structural changes which result in additional…

Lower Urinary Tract

52(6):1580-9 Tissue engineering for the lower urinary tract: a review of a state of the art approach. Sievert KD, Amend B, Stenzl A Abstract OBJECTIVES: Tissue engineering (TE) has become synonymous with physiological and functional reconstructive approaches in medicine. Although the goals of TE are ambitious and have not yet been attained, significant milestones have…

Monitoring Cells with MRI

9(3):361-7. Magnetic resonance evaluation of human mesenchymal stem cells in corpus cavernosa of rats and rabbits. Song YS, Ku JH, Song ES, Kim JH, Jeon JS, Lee KH, Kim SJ, Cheong HJ, Lim IS, Choi D, Won JH Abstract AIM: To investigate whether the biological process of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO)-labeled human mesenchymal stem cells…

ED & Vascular Damage

51(5):1411-7; discussion 1417-9 Relationship between vascular damage degrees and endothelial progenitor cells in patients with erectile dysfunction: effect of vardenafil administration and PDE5 expression in the bone marrow. Foresta C, Caretta N, Lana A, De Toni L, Biagioli A, Vinanzi C, Ferlin A: Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the levels of circulating progenitor cells (PCs) and…

Endothelial Dysfunction

2007 Apr;7(2):131-53 Gene and stem cell therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension; potential treatments for the common problem of endothelial dysfunction. Nossaman BD, Gur S, Kadowitz PJ. Abstract The endothelium has an important regulatory role in the maintenance of vascular homeostasis, vascular tone, blood flow, and in preserving a non-thrombogenic blood-tissue…

Age-Associated Erectile Dysfunction.

2007 Mar;292(3):H1278-90. Epub 2006 Oct Mesenchymal stem cells alone or ex vivo gene modified with endothelial nitric oxide synthase reverse age-associated erectile dysfunction. Bivalacqua TJ, Deng W, Kendirci M, Usta MF, Robinson C, Taylor BK, Murthy SN, Champion HC, Hellstrom WJ, Kadowitz PJ. Abstract Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be used in adult stem cell-based…

Endothelial Function in ED

2006 Sep-Oct;18(5):484-8 Circulating endothelial progenitor cells and endothelial function after chronic Tadalafil treatment in subjects with erectile dysfunction. Foresta C, Ferlin A, De Toni L, Lana A, Vinanzi C, Galan A, Caretta N. Abstract We evaluated the effect of a chronic treatment with Tadalafil on progenitor cells (PCs) number and endothelial function in patients with…

Regenerative Cell Therapy

2006 Apr;13(2):77-81. Adipose tissue-derived stromal cells as a novel option for regenerative cell therapy. Nakagami H, Morishita R, Maeda K, Kikuchi Y, Ogihara T, Kaneda Y. Abstract Adult stem cells hold great promise for use in tissue repair and regeneration, and the delivery of autologous progenitor cells into ischemic tissue is emerging as a novel…