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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Using Stem Cells: A Review

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Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Mikras Asias 21 st, 124 62 Athens, Greece
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3rd Urological Department, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon University Hospital, Rimini 1, 124 62 Athens, Greece
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Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Patras, 265 04 Patras, Greece
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Received: 6 December 2020 / Revised: 27 December 2020 / Accepted: 31 December 2020 / Published: 6 January 2021
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a disorder that affects the quality of life and the sexual relations of more than half of the male population aged over 40 years. The prediction regarding the incidence of ED is devastating as it is expected that this disorder will affect more than 300 million men in the next five years. Several studies have suggested the use of stem cells for the treatment of ED and showed that this type of treatment is promising in terms of damaged tissue repair as well as of clinical efficacy; however, there are several gaps in the knowledge and evidence is lacking. In order to highlight a few of them in this review, we performed a research of the literature focusing on currently available clinical studies regarding the clinical efficacy of stem cell administration for the treatment of ED. We reviewed the methods of administration, the cell types used in the performed clinical trials and the safety and efficiency of such procedures. We conclude that there are rapidly expanding and promising results from the reported clinical studies indicating that stem cells could indeed be a potential treatment for patients with ED although more studies are necessary. View Full-Text
Keywords: erectile dysfunction; stem cells; platelet rich plasma (PRP); platelet lysate plasma (PLP); adipose tissue-derived stem cell (ADSC); bone marrow-derived stem cell (BMSC); novel treatments erectile dysfunction; stem cells; platelet rich plasma (PRP); platelet lysate plasma (PLP); adipose tissue-derived stem cell (ADSC); bone marrow-derived stem cell (BMSC); novel treatments
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Protogerou, V.; Chrysikos, D.; Karampelias, V.; Spanidis, Y.; El Bisari, S.; Troupis, T. Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Using Stem Cells: A Review. Medicines 2021, 8, 2. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medicines8010002

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Protogerou V, Chrysikos D, Karampelias V, Spanidis Y, El Bisari S, Troupis T. Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Using Stem Cells: A Review. Medicines. 2021; 8(1):2. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medicines8010002

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Protogerou, Vassilis; Chrysikos, Dimosthenis; Karampelias, Vasileios; Spanidis, Ypatios; El Bisari, Sara; Troupis, Theodoros. 2021. "Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Using Stem Cells: A Review" Medicines 8, no. 1: 2. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medicines8010002

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