Medical Studies

Benefits from Utilizing a VED Early in Recovery: 1 month vs. 6 months

Tobia S. Kohler, Renato Pedro, Kari Hendlin, William Utz, Roland Ugarte, Pratap Reddy, Antoine Maklouf, Igor Ryndin, Benjamin K. Canales, Dreck Weiland, Nissrine Nakib, Anup Ramani, J. Kyle Anderson and Manoj Monga – Read full study

Vacuum Therapy Has A Significant Role in Penile Rehabilitation

The concept of Penile Rehabilitation after Radical Prostatectomy is no widely accepted in clinical practice. The goals of penile rehabilitation are to improve penile oxygenation, prevent program cell death and promote early recovery of erection. Read full study

Alternative Treatments

Recent societal evolutions have enabled more and more men to talk about erectile dysfunction (ED). There is a strong association between ED and cardiovascular disease and ED should now be considered as an early clinical evidence of vascular disorder. Read full study

Combo PDE5

INTRODUCTION: Oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) have improved treatment options for erectile dysfunction (ED). In case of unresponsiveness to PDE5i, alternative therapies are considered. Read full study

Combo Treatment

INTRODUCTION: Treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) subsequent to bilateral nerve sparing robotic prostatectomy (BNSRP) with tadalafil plus a vacuum erection
device (VED) may improve return of sexual function. Read full study

Diabetes Ed Treatment

Erectile dysfunction (ED) due to diabetes mellitus remains difficult to treatmedically despite advances in pharmacotherapeutic approaches in the field. This unmet need has resulted in a recent re-focus on the pathophysiology, Read full study

Emerging Role

INTRODUCTION: Vacuum erection devices (VEDs) are becoming first-line therapies for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and preservation (rehabilitation) of erectile function following treatment for prostate cancer. Read full study


INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction, a common consequence of radical prostatectomy (RP), can be managed with placement of a penile prosthesis. Patient satisfaction and functional outcomes have been related to penile length after prosthesis placement. Read full study

Natural Erections

The traditional theories believe that vacuum constriction devices (VCD) is the mechanism through a suction chamber promoting penile blood engorgement and maintaining tumescence with a constriction band. For that mechanical nature of the device, Read full study

PDE5 with Nitrates

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012; 14:644-649. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors are selective blockers of PDE-5, which catalyzes the hydrolysis of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) to its Read full study

Post Cancer

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term potency after radical prostatectomy (RP) with the early use of a vacuum erection device (VED), and reasons for sexual inactivity and long-term attrition and maintenance of sexual activity, Read full study

Post Operative

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of vacuum erection device (VED) for erectile dysfunction (ED) after radical prostatectomy (RP). Read full study

Erectile Preservation Following Radical Prostatectomy

Abstract: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, representing approximately 25% of all new cancer diagnoses in the USA. For clinically localized prostate cancer, the gold standard for therapy remains radical prostatectomy. Read full study

Preferred Rehabilitation

INTRODUCTION: Despite a growing body of evidence supporting erectile function (EF) rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy (RP), there are no guidelines on this subject.
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Vacuum therapy (VT) utilizes negative pressure to distend the corporal sinusoids and to increase the blood inflow to the penis. Depending on its purpose, VT could be used as vacuum constriction device (VCD), Read full study

Rat Study

BACKGROUND: Penile rehabilitation (PR) is widely applied after radical prostatectomy. Vacuum erectile device (VED) therapy is the one of three PR methods used in the clinical setting that improve erectile function (EF) and is the only PR method which may preserve penile length.
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Smooth Muscle

This study aimed at assessing the effect of regular use of intracorporeal injection (ICI), sildenafil citrate and vacuum constriction device (VCD) on cavernous smooth muscle and erectile activity. One hundred and sixty-five patients with organic erectile dysfunction were Read full study

Treatment Options

Erectile dysfunction is the most common side effect after prostatectomy. There are currently five categories of available treatment options for erectile dysfunction for men following radical prostatectomy. Read full study