CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "I feel like I regained a part of me that was missing." – Mr. S, recipient of biologics treatment for ED.
The first human study in the United States using amniotic biologics injected into the penis for Erectile Dysfunction was published this month in the January issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
The study showed a statistically significant improvement in blood flow into the penis that was sustained at 1 year after the injection. Although the sample size is small, fellow Sexual Dysfunction experts are excited about the results.
"Biological treatments for Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie's Disease and beyond are the most cutting edge alternatives we can offer patients," says Brian L. Steixner M.D., Medical Director for the Institute for Men's Health, Jersey Urology Group.
The study performed by Dr. Michael Zahalsky and his team included 8 ED patients who received injections of placental derived stem cells and growth factors to promote wound healing, blood vessel formation, and tissue repair in the Corpora Cavernosum.
Pre and post procedure, participants underwent a series of measurements. At six weeks, all 8 patients had improved blood flow into the penis, continuing to increase and reaching statistical significance at 3 months. By 3 months, 3 of the participants were getting erections on their own again.
"The use of these agents are the future in providing a cure for men struggling with a multitude of issues in sexual medicine," continues Dr. Steixner. "[Dr. Zahalsky's study] is a game changer."
"It's been amazing," continues Mr. S. "I've tried many other things beside the injections, and this is the first thing that has truly worked."
Dr. Zahalsky is a respected Urologist, dual fellowship trained at Boston University and MIT in Male Sexual Dysfunction. Prior, he obtained his medical degree and a Masters in Epidemiology from Brown University. He currently runs a large Urology practice in South Florida, Z Urology, and lectures regularly on the applications of Biologics for Sexual Dysfunction and all of Urology, and Peer Reviews for multiple medical journals.
Dr. Zahalsky has been so happy with his results, he established UroCellZ Research, a clinical research group of 20 Sexual Dysfunction experts from around the United States to focus on advancing research and education in the rapidly growing field of Medicine and Urology.
"It is clear Biologics are the future of Medicine, and it is up to us as clinicians to educate the public and provide the necessary research to advance this field," says Dr. Zahalsky. "I have been treating patients with Biologics for approximately 4 years, and none of them have gone on to have a penile prosthesis."
Questions about the study can be directed to Dr. Michael Zahalsky at 954-714-8200. Dr. Zahalsky is a regularly featured speaker about the use of biologics to treat sexual dysfunction like ED and Peyronie's Disease.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/amniotic-biologic-treatment-for-erectile-dysfunction-deemed-game-changer-300206890.html