The impact of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on erectile functions and serum testosterone levels in patients with erectile dysfunction

To evaluate the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on erectile functions and serum testosterone levels in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED).Methods: The patients treated by HBOT for several diseases between July 2017-May 2018 and had erectile dysfunction were included in the study. All patients filled the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) questionnaire form;…

Hyperbaric oxygen can induce angiogenesis and recover erectile function

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is caused by microvascular or macrovascular insufficiency in the majority of patients. Recent studies have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can induce angiogenesis in different body organs. The effect of HBOT on the non-surgery-related ED has not been investigated yet. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effects…

Local negative pressure and magnetic field in therapy of patients with erectile dysfunction

Combined treatment with local negative pressure and pulsating magnetic field conducted in 116 patients with erectile dysfunction aged 20-60 years produced optimal treatment results. Recovery and improvement of the erectile function were achieved in 85.7% patients given local vacuum-magnetotherapy. Karpukhin IV, Kazantsev SN. [Local negative pressure and magnetic field in therapy of patients with erectile…

The use of magnetic devices in treating sexual disorders in men

An effect was studied of appliances for magnetotherapy on sexual function of 105 men presenting with sexual problems. A total of 96 sexological patients were examined according to a general programme, to study placebo-effect. The magnetic field beneficial effect was recordable in 70-80 % of the patients, that of placebo in 33 % men. It…

Effects of Transcranial Photobiomodulation with Near-Infrared Light on Sexual Dysfunction

Transcranial photobiomodulation (t-PBM) consists of the delivery of near-infrared (NIR) or red light to the scalp designed to penetrate to subjacent cortical areas of the brain. NIR t-PBM has recently emerged as a potential therapy for brain disorders. This study assessed the efficacy of repeated sessions of NIR t-PBM on sexual dysfunction. We performed a…

Photobiomodulation therapy for male infertility

Male infertility is a worldwide critical condition that affects about the 7.5% of males in Europe leading to an increment of the couples referring to reproductive medicine units to achieve pregnancy. Moreover, in the recent years, an increased number of patients have required to freeze their gametes in order to preserve their fertility. Photobiomodulation (PBM)…

Reversibility of retinal ischemia due to central retinal artery occlusion by hyperbaric oxygen

Ischemic retinal damage can be reversed by hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as long as irreversible infarction damage has not developed. However, the time window till irreversible damage develops is still unknown. The study aim was to evaluate the effect of HBOT and determine possible markers for irreversible retinal damage. Retrospective analysis of 225 patients treated…

The effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on diabetic retinopathy: A preliminary study

The objective of this study was to prospectively assess the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on diabetic retinopathy lesions and macular edema in patients undergoing the treatment for diabetic foot ulcers. We compared two groups: a first group including 25 patients with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy treated by HBOT for foot ulcers, and a second…

Effectiveness of magnetotherapy in optic nerve atrophy: a preliminary study

Magnetotherapy effects on visual functions (vision acuity and field), on retinal bioelectric activity, on conductive vision system, and on intraocular circulation were studied in 88 patients (160 eyes) with optic nerve atrophy. A Soviet Polyus-1 low-frequency magnetotherapy apparatus was employed with magnetic induction of about 10 mT, exposure 7-10 min, 10-15 sessions per course. Vision…