Editor-in-Chief Sought for Sexual Medicine Reviews
Vacuum and Traction Therapies for Peyronie's Disease Compared
The ISSM Publication Committee is accepting applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Sexual Medicine Reviews.
This position has a three year term that is expected to begin on 1 January 2015. A five-year extension is possible based on evaluation by the ISSM Publication Committee and Executive Committee. The complete job description and the scope of the publication are described here.
All applicants must submit their materials, including a CV and two letters of recommendation from ISSM members, to the ISSM Executive Office by 31 August 2014.
Interviews will be held during the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine this October in São Paulo, Brazil.
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A combination of traction and vacuum therapies "might be a good option" for treating Peyronie's disease, according to research presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting held in May.
Drs. Haocheng Lin and Run Wang, both of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, compared the two therapies in a study group of fifteen rats.
The researchers induced Peyronie's disease in each rat and measured the degree of curvature four weeks later. At that point, the rats were divided into three groups.
One group underwent traction therapy. A second group was treated with vacuum erection devices. The third group served as a control group and received no treatment.
After eight weeks, the researchers found that the rats in both therapy groups had decreases in curvature when compared to the control rats. It appeared that traction therapy was more effective in correcting curvature, while vacuum therapy was better for preserving erectile function.
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