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Summary of Results Based on the Scientific Literature:
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OK, you've been referred to a board certified urologist and assume this highly educated,
scientifically oriented, medical professional will prescribe a proven, effective treatment for
your PEYRONIES. Think again.
(I scan a number of popular and scientific publications, but I am not going to link each one in
the article. Don't want to drive anyone click crazy. I'm pretty careful in what I write, so trust
me, what I write is what is in the literature)
In a recent survey or urologists, Vitamin E was the preferred initial management approach.
According to an article in the Journal of Urology, a recently completed study indicates that
Vitamin E "did not show significant improvement in pain, curvature or plaques size in patients
with PD...as compared to those treated with a placebo."
VERAPAMIL. I report based on personal knowledge. It is a treatment approach used by a
distinct minority of urologists. Probably the most prestigious urological center in the United
States is the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Center in Baltimore. They do not offer
VERAPAMIL treatment. Obviously, a vote of no confidence for this treatment. Based on my
desperation, I underwent VERAPAMIL injections at a prestigious urological center and was
told that the best I could expect was that it may increase the odds of my condition not getting
any worse. My result - no change in my condition. Hardly, a ringing endorsement of this
approach. (More about my experience in a later article.) Another caveat. The "studies" with
VERAPAMIL involve so few participants that from a statistical point of view the results are
Surgery. A study recently released study in a foreign urology journal concluded that the
outcome for one type of surgery (tunical plication - folding of the skin) can be poor. Patient
expectations are above the real performance of surgical techniques. That's great, we can
improve outcomes by expecting less of an improvement.
Another area of controversy is the wait vs immediate action approach. Most urologists I
visited said no action is the best course for the first year. It's important to wait until the
condition stabilizes before taking any action. Urologists who favor VERAPAMIL have the
opposite advice. For VERAPAMIL to be effective, the injections must start as soon as
possible, after one year they are generally not effective.