Publications and Research

Assessment of Combination Therapies vs Monotherapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Mykoniatis I, Pyrgidis N, Sokolakis I, Ouranidis A, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Feb 1;4(2):e2036337. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen. 2020.36337.

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Using Stem Cells: A Review.
Protogerou V, Chrysikos D, Karampelias V, Spanidis Y, Sara EB, Troupis T.Medicines (Basel). 2021 Jan 6;8(1):2.

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General Wellness

    1. 2021 Mar 06Patient Perspectives of the Social, Emotional and Functional Impact of Alopecia Areata: A Systematic Literature Review.
      Mostaghimi A, Napatalung L, Sikirica V, et al. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). doi: 10.1007/s13555-021-00512-0.
    2. 2021 Mar 03 – Modern management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause.
      Da Silva AS, Baines G, Araklitis G, et al. Fac Rev. 10:25. doi: 10.12703/r/10-25.
    3. 2021 Feb 26The Potential Relevance of the Microbiome to Hair Physiology and Regeneration: The Emerging Role of Metagenomics.
      Constantinou A, Kanti V, Polak-Witka K, Blume-Peytavi U, Spyrou GM, Vogt A. Biomedicines. 9(3):236. doi: 10.3390/biomedicines9030236.
    4. 2021 Feb 1 – Assessment of Combination Therapies vs Monotherapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
      Mykoniatis I, Pyrgidis N, Sokolakis I, et al. JAMA Netw Open 4(2):e2036337. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.36337.
    5. 2021 Jan 9 – Alternative Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction: a Growing Arsenal in Men’s Health
      Wade Muncey, Nicholas Sellke, Tyler Kim, et al. Curr Urol Rep. 22(2):11.
    6. 2020 Sept 26 – Exercise and Quality of Life in Women with Menopausal Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
      Nguyen TM, Do TTT, Tran TN, Kim JH. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 17(19):7049. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17197049.
    7. 2020 Jul 2 – The effectiveness of combination therapies for androgenetic alopecia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
      Zhou Y, Chen C, Qu Q, Zhang C, Wang J, Fan Z, Miao Y, Hu Z. Dermatol Ther. 33(4):e13741. doi: 10.1111/dth.13741. Epub 2020 Jul 2. PMID: 32478968.
    8. 2020 May 19 – Revisiting the Regenerative Therapeutic Advances Towards Erectile Dysfunction
      Ming-Che Liu, Meng-Lin Chang, Ya-Chun Wang, et al. Cells. 2020 May; 9(5): 1250.
    9. 2020 Apr 13 – Efficacy of non-surgical treatments for androgenetic alopecia in men and women: a systematic review with network meta-analyses, and an assessment of evidence quality.
      Gupta AK, Bamimore MA, Foley KA. J Dermatolog Treat. 1-11. doi: 10.1080/09546634.2020.1749547. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32250713.
    10. 2020 Mar 12 – Molecular Mechanisms of Hair Growth and Regeneration: Current Understanding and Novel Paradigms.
      Houschyar KS, Borrelli MR, Tapking C, Popp D, et al. Dermatology. 236(4):271-280. doi: 10.1159/000506155.
    11. 2020 Jan 1 – Incorporating Aesthetic Devices into a Dermatologic Practice
      Jusleen Ahluwalia, Chloe Gianastano, Jill S Waibel. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 13(1):18-21.
    12. 2019 Aug 26 – A Systematic Review of Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction Following Surgical and Non-surgical Treatments for Hair Loss.
      Rosati P, Barone M, Alessandri Bonetti M, Giorgino R, Panasiti V, Coppola R, Tambone V, Persichetti P. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 43(6):1523-1535. doi: 10.1007/s00266-019-01480-9.
    13. 2018 Jul 01 – Penile vibratory stimulation in penile rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy: a randomized, controlled trial.
      Clavell Hernandez J, Wu Q, Zhou X, et al. J Sex Med. 2018;15:S253–4.
    14. 2018 Jun 17 – Review and clinical experience exploring evidence, clinical efficacy, and safety regarding nonsurgical treatment of feminine rejuvenation.
      Gold M, Andriessen A, Bader A, Alinsod R, French ES, et al. J Cosmet Dermatol. 17(3):289-297. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12524.
    15. 2017 Jul 21 – Vaginal rejuvenation: current perspectives.
      Barbara G, Facchin F, Buggio L, Alberico D, Frattaruolo MP, Kustermann A. Int J Womens Health 9:513–519
    16. 2016 Jul 26 – Genitourinary syndrome of menopause: An overview of clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, etiology, evaluation, and management.
      Gandhi J, Chen A, Dagur G, Suh Y, Smith N, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol 215: 704-711.
    17. 15 Oct 19 – Intracavernosal injection for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of erectile dysfunction: a review.Belew D, Klaassen Z, Lewis RW. Sex Med Rev. 2015;3:11–23.

Extracellular Vesicles / Exosomes

    1. 2021 Feb 25 – Cartilage Repair by Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Derived Exosomes: Preclinical and Clinical Trial Update and Perspectives
      Leila Taghiyar, Shahrbano Jahangir, Mojtaba Khozaei Ravari, et al. Adv Exp Med Biol. doi: 10.1007/5584_2021_625.
    2. 2021 Feb 12 – The novel mechanisms and applications of exosomes in dermatology and cutaneous medical aesthetics.
      Xiong M, Zhang Q, Hu W, Zhao C, Lv W, Yi Y, Wang Y, Tang H, Wu M, Wu Y. Pharmacol Res. 2021 Apr;166:105490. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2021.105490. PMID: 33582246.
    3. 2021 Feb 12 – Research Progress on Stem Cell Therapies for Articular Cartilage Regeneration
      Shuangpeng Jiang, Guangzhao Tian, Xu Li, et al. Stem Cells Int. 2021:8882505. doi: 10.1155/2021/8882505.
    4. 2021 Jan 27 – The Future of Regenerative Medicine: Cell Therapy Using Pluripotent Stem Cells and Acellular Therapies Based on Extracellular Vesicles
      Margot Jarrige, Elie Frank, Elise Herardot, et al. Cells. 10(2):240. doi: 10.3390/cells10020240.
    5. 2020 Dec 26 – Mesenchymal stem cells secretome: The cornerstone of cell-free regenerative medicine
      Alberto González-González, Daniel García-Sánchez, Monica Dotta, et al. World J Stem Cells. 12(12):1529-1552. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v12.i12.1529.
    6. 2020 Nov 4 – Combination Treatment with Human Adipose Tissue Stem Cell-derived Exosomes and Fractional CO2 Laser for Acne Scars: A 12-week Prospective, Double-blind, Randomized, Split-face Study
      Hyuck Hoon Kwon, Steven Hoseong Yang, Joon Lee, et al. Acta Derm Venereol.  100(18):adv00310. doi: 10.2340/00015555-3666.
    7. 2020 Oct 29 – Immunomodulation of MSCs and MSC-Derived Extracellular Vesicles in Osteoarthritis
      Xige Zhao, Yanhong Zhao, Xun Sun, et al. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 8:575057. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.575057.
    8. 2020 Jul 29 – The Potential of Amniotic Fluid-Derived Extracellular Vesicles to Treat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection Versus Hydroxychloroquine in Human Patients. 
      White IA. (2020). Epidemiology OJ.; 5(1):8-12.
    9. 2018 Sep 26 – MSC-derived exosomes ameliorate erectile dysfunction by alleviation of corpus cavernosum smooth muscle apoptosis in a rat model of cavernous nerve injury
      Xi Ouyang, Xiaoyan Han, Zehong Chen, et al. Stem Cell Res Ther. 9(1):246. doi: 10.1186/s13287-018-1003-1.
    10. 2018 Aug 3 – Therapeutic Potential of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Exosomes in Stress Urinary Incontinence – An in Vitro and in Vivo Study
      Jianshu Ni, Hongchao Li, Yiwen Zhou, et al. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2018;48(4):1710-1722. doi: 10.1159/000492298.
    11. 2018 Jul 16 – Exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells exert therapeutic effect in a rat model of cavernous nerves injury. Li, M., et al. (2018). Andrology 6(6): 927-935.
    12. 2018 Jan 1 – Exosomes from human umbilical cord blood accelerate cutaneous wound healing through miR-21-3p-mediated promotion of angiogenesis and fibroblast function
      Yin Hu, Shan-Shan Rao, Zhen-Xing Wang, et al. Theranostics. 8(1):169-184. doi: 10.7150/thno.21234.

Regenerative Biologics

    1. 2021 Jan 6 – Utilization of Orthobiologics by Sports Medicine Physicians: A Survey-based Study
      Peter C Noback, Claire A Donnelley, Nicholas C Yeatts, et al. PMID: 33410651 PMCID: PMC7793331 DOI: 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00185
    2. 2021 Jan 6 – Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Using Stem Cells: A Review.
      Protogerou V, Chrysikos D, Karampelias V, et al. Medicines (Basel). 8(1):2. 
    3. 2020 – Umbilical cord-derived Wharton’s jelly for regenerative medicine applications
      Ashim Gupta, Saadiq F. El-Amin III, Howard J. Levy, et al. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research (2020) 15:49 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13018-020-1553-7
    4. 2020 Oct 19 – Intra-Articular Injection of Amniotic Membrane and Umbilical Cord Particulate for the Management of Moderate to Severe Knee Osteoarthritis
      Olivia G Mead, Leon P Mead. Orthop Res Rev. 12:161-170. doi: 10.2147/ORR.S272980.
    5. 2020 Sept 10 – MSC-based therapy in female pelvic floor disorders.
      Sima, Y., Chen, Y. Cell Biosci 10, 104 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13578-020-00466-4
    6. 2020 Jul – Nonoperative Applications of Placental Tissue Matrix in Orthopaedic Sports Injuries: A Review of Literature
      Assem A Sultan, Nicolas S Piuzzi, Michael A Mont. PMID: 30365472 DOI: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000684.
    7. 2020 Jun – Sequential Scalp Assessment in Hair Regeneration Therapy Using an Adipose-Derived Stem Cell-Conditioned Medium.
      Narita K, Fukuoka H, Sekiyama T, Suga H, Harii K. Dermatol Surg. 46(6):819-825. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002128.
    8. 2020 May 18 – Current advances in stem cell-based therapies for hair regeneration.
      Yuan AR, Bian Q, Gao JQ. Eur J Pharmacol. 881:173197. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2020.173197.
    9. 2020 Apr 17 – Stem cell applications in regenerative medicine for stress urinary incontinence: A review of effectiveness based on clinical trials.
      Barakat B, Franke K, Schakaki S, Hijazi S, Hasselhof V, Vögeli TA. Arab J Urol. 18(3):194-205. doi: 10.1080/2090598X.2020.1750864. PMID: 33029431; PMCID: PMC7473152.
    10. 2020 Mar 18 – The Combined Use of Stem Cells and Platelet Lysate Plasma for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: A Pilot Study-6 Months Results.
      Protogerou V, Beshari SE, Michalopoulos E, et al. Medicines (Basel). 7(3):14. 
    11. 2020 Mar 16 – Novel Emerging Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction.
      Kim S, Cho MC, Cho SY, et al. World J Mens Health. 2021 Jan;39(1):48-64.
    12. 2020 Mar 5 – Autologous cell-based therapy for male and female pattern hair loss using dermal sheath cup cells: A randomized placebo-controlled double-blinded dose-finding clinical study.
      Tsuboi R, Niiyama S, Irisawa R, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 83(1):109-116. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.02.033.
    13. 2020 Jan 21 – Current status and prospects in the treatment of erectile dysfunction by adipose-derived stem cells in the diabetic animal model.
      Yan H, Ding Y, Lu M. Sex Med Rev. 2020;8:486–91.
    14. 2019 Oct 6 – The good, bad, and the ugly of regenerative therapies for erectile dysfunction.
      Campbell JD, Milenkovic U, Usta MF, et al. Transl Androl Urol. 2020 Mar;9 (Suppl 2):S252-S261. 
    15. 2019 Jun 25 – Amniotic Allograft Implantation for Midface Aging Correction: A Retrospective Comparative Study with Platelet-Rich Plasma
      Alissa Daviscorresponding author and Adam Augenstein. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2019; 43(5): 1345–1352. doi: 10.1007/s00266-019-01422-5
    16. 2019 Jun 10 – Harnessing the Power of Regenerative Therapy for Vitiligo and Alopecia Areata.
      Barbulescu CC, Goldstein NB, Roop DR, Norris DA, Birlea SA. J Invest Dermatol. 140(1):29-37. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2019.03.1142.
    17. 2019 Jun 19 – Effects of adipose and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells on vaginal atrophy in a rat menopause model.
      Kasap B, Kasap S, Vatansever S, Kendirci R, Yilmaz O, Calisir M, Edgunlu T, Akin MN. Gene 711:143937
    18. 2019 May 16 – Advances in Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy in Androgenic Alopecia and Hair Loss: Wnt pathway, Growth-Factor, and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Signaling Impact Analysis on Cell Growth and Hair Follicle Development.
      Gentile P, Garcovich S. Cells. 8(5):466. doi: 10.3390/cells8050466.
    19. 2019 May 15 – Operative Applications of Placental Tissue Matrix in Orthopaedic Sports Injuries: A Review of the Literature
      Assem A Sultan, Linsen T Samuel, Alexander Roth, et al. Surg Technol Int. 34:397-402. PMID: 30472724
    20. 2019 Mar 5 – Administration of adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells and platelet lysate in erectile dysfunction: a single center pilot study.
      Protogerou V, Michalopoulos E, Mallis P, et al. Bioengineering. 2019;6.
    21. 2018 Aug 31 – Safety and potential therapeutic effect of two intracavernous autologous bone marrow derived Mesenchymal stem cells injections in diabetic patients with erectile dysfunction: an open label phase I clinical trial.
      Al Demour S, Jafar H, Adwan S, et al. Urol Int. 2018;101:358–65.
    22. 2018 Jun 27 – A 12-month follow-up after a single intracavernous injection of autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells in patients with erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy: an open-label phase I clinical trial.
      Haahr MK, Harken Jensen C, Toyserkani NM, et al. Urology. 2018;121:203.e6–203.e13.
      Safety and potential effect of a single intracavernous injection of autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells in patients with erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy: an open-label phase I clinical trial.
      Haahr MK, Jensen CH, Toyserkani NM, et al. EBioMedicine. 2016;5:204–10
    23. 2017 Apr 4 – The Placenta: Applications in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      James Alexander McIntyre, Ian A Jones, Alla Danilkovich, C Thomas Vangsness Jr. PMID: 28375638 DOI: 10.1177/036354651769768
    24. 2016 Jan 10 – The use of human adipose-derived stem cells in the treatment of physiological and pathological vulvar dystrophies.
      Giuseppina Onesti M, Carella S, Ceccarelli S, Marchese C, Scuderi N. Stem Cells Int 2016:256146
    25. 2015 Nov 19 Human Amniotic Membrane-Derived Products in Sports Medicine: Basic Science, Early Results, and Potential Clinical ApplicationsJonathan C Riboh, Bryan M Saltzman, Adam B Yanke, Brian J Cole. PMID: 26585668 DOI: 10.1177/0363546515612750

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP/PRFM)

    1. 2021 Apr 16 – Effects of leukocyte- and platelet-rich plasma on tendon disorders based on in vitro and in vivo studies (Review)
      Xueli Liu, Rong Zhang, Bin Zhu, Yujie Li, et al. PMID: 33968170 PMCID: PMC8097231 DOI: 10.3892/etm.2021.10071
    2. 2021 Apr 8 – “Platelet-rich plasma holds promise in management of rheumatoid arthritis”-systematic review
      Girinivasan Chellamuthu, Sathish Muthu, Manish Khanna, Venus Khanna. PMID: 33834280 DOI: 10.1007/s00296-021-04849-9
    3. 2021 Mar 25 – Investigating the Safety and Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Female Androgenetic Alopecia: Review of the Literature.
      Mercuri SR, Paolino G, Di Nicola MR, Vollono L. Medicina (Kaunas). 57(4):311. doi: 10.3390/medicina57040311.
    4. 2021 Mar 23 – Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Corticosteroid Injection for Lumbar Spondylosis and Sacroiliac Arthropathy: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies
      Jeremiah F Ling, Austin E Wininger, Takashi Hirase. PMID: 33898145 PMCID: PMC8061754 DOI: 10.7759/cureus.14062
    5. 2021 Mar 1 – Materials Selection for the Injection into Vaginal Wall for Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy.
      Zheng Z, Yin J, Cheng B, Huang W. Aesthetic Plast Surg. doi: 10.1007/s00266-020-02054-w.
    6. 2020 Sep 11 – Platelet-rich plasma versus hyaluronic acid in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis.
      Jia Zhu Tang, Ming Jun Nie, Jian Zhong Zhao, et al. J Orthop Surg Res. 2020 Sep 11;15(1):403. doi: 10.1186/s13018-020-01919-9.
    7. 2020 Aug 1 – Progress in the Use of Platelet-rich Plasma in Aesthetic and Medical Dermatology.
      Lin MY, Lin CS, Hu S, Chung WH. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 13(8):28-35. 
    8. 2020 Jun – A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial Comparing Platelet-Rich Plasma to Topical Minoxidil Foam for Treatment of Androgenic Alopecia in Women.
      Bruce AJ, Pincelli TP, Heckman MG, et al. Dermatol Surg. 46(6):826-832. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002168.
    9. 2020 Apr 13 – Systematic Review of Platelet-Rich Plasma Use in Androgenetic Alopecia Compared with Minoxidil(), Finasteride(), and Adult Stem Cell-Based Therapy.
      Gentile P, Garcovich S. Int J Mol Sci. 21(8):2702. doi: 10.3390/ijms21082702.
    10. 2020 Apr – The Physician’s Guide to Platelet-Rich Plasma in Dermatologic Surgery Part II: Clinical Evidence.
      Hausauer AK, Humphrey S. Dermatol Surg. 46(4):447-456. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002148.
    11. 2020 Mar – The Physician’s Guide to Platelet-Rich Plasma in Dermatologic Surgery Part I: Definitions, Mechanisms of Action, and Technical Specifications.
      Hausauer AK, Humphrey S. Dermatol Surg. 46(3):348-357. doi:
      10.1097/DSS.0000000000002147.
    12. 2020 Feb 28 – Platelet-rich plasma administration to the lower anterior vaginal wall to improve female sexuality satisfaction
      Gökmen Sukgen, Aşkı Ellibeş Kaya, Ebru Karagün, et al. Turk J Obstet Gynecol.  16(4): 228–234.
    13. 2019 Nov 19 – Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma for the Improvement of Pain and Function in Rotator Cuff Tears: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis With Bias Assessment
      Xiao Chen, Ian A Jones, Ryan Togashi, Caron Park, C Thomas Vangsness Jr. PMID: 31743037 PMCID: PMC7234896 DOI: 10.1177/0363546519881423
    14. 2019 Sep 21 – Stromal vascular fraction-enriched platelet-rich plasma therapy reverses the effects of androgenetic alopecia.
      Butt G, Hussain I, Ahmad FJ, Choudhery MS. J Cosmet Dermatol. 19(5):1078-1085. doi: 10.1111/jocd.13149.
    15. 2019 Sep 14 – Assessment of autologous platelet-rich plasma as a local therapy for female sexual dysfunctionMohamed A Gaber, Shymaa A Shaltout. Department of Dermatology, Andrology and STDs, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt. Year: 2021 | Volume: 34 | Issue: 1 | Page: 61-65.
    16. 2019 Jun 15 – Platelet-rich plasma for facial rejuvenation: An early examination.
      Schoenberg E, Hattier G, Wang JV, Saedi N. Clin Dermatol. 38(2):251-253. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2019.06.003.
    17. 2019 Jun 11 – Platelet-Rich Plasma for Treating Androgenic Alopecia: A Systematic Review.
      Mao G, Zhang G, Fan W. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 43(5):1326-1336. doi: 10.1007/s00266-019-01391-9.
    18. 2019 Mar 26 – Autologous Platelet-Released Growth Factor and Sexual Dysfunction Amendment: A Pilot Clinical Trial of Successful Improvement Sexual Dysfunction after Pelvic Irradiation
      Atefeh Samaie Nouroozi, Ashraf Alyasin, et. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 20(3): 817–823.
      doi: 10.31557/APJCP.2019.20.3.817
    19. 2019 Mar 2 – Platelet-rich plasma and treatment of erectile dysfunction: critical review of literature and global trends in platelet-rich plasma clinics.
      Scott S, Roberts M, Chung E. Sex Med Rev. 2019;7:306–12.
    20. 2019 Jan 11 – A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of autologous platelet-rich plasma intradermal injections for the treatment of vulvar lichen sclerosus.
      Goldstein AT, Mitchell L, Govind V, Heller D. J Am Acad Dermatol 80:1788–1789
    21. 2018 Oct 23 – Autologous pure platelet-rich plasma injections for facial skin rejuvenation: Biometric instrumental evaluations and patient-reported outcomes to support antiaging effects.
      Everts PA, Pinto PC, Girão L.  J Cosmet Dermatol. 18(4):985–995.
    22. 2018 Oct – Efficacy of injecting platelet concentrate combined with hyaluronic acid for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women with history of breast cancer: a phase 2 pilot study
      Barbara Hersant, Mounia SidAhmed-Mezi, Yazid Belkacemi, et al. Menopause. 25(10):1124-1130. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001122.
    23. 2018 May 31 – Platelet rich plasma for photodamaged skin: a pilot study.
      Lee ZH, Sinno S, Poudrier G et al. J Cosmet Dermatol. 18(1):77–83.
    24. 2018 Jan 27 – Mechanical and controlled PRP injections in patients affected by androgenetic alopecia. 
      Gentile P, Garcovich S, Scioli MG et al. J Vis Exp. 131:56406.
    25. 2017 Dec 21 – Safety and feasibility of platelet rich fibrin matrix injections for treatment of common urologic conditions.
      Matz EL, Pearlman AM, Terlecki RP. Investig Clin Urol. 2018 Jan;59(1):61-65. doi: 10.4111/icu.2018.59.1.61.
    26. 2017 Dec 21 – The Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Tendon and Ligament Healing: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis With Bias Assessment
      Xiao Chen, Ian A Jones, Caron Park, C Thomas Vangsness Jr. PMID: 29268037 PMCID: PMC6339617 DOI: 10.1177/0363546517743746
    27. 2017 Oct 12 – O-shot: Platelet rich plasma in intimate female treatment.
      JB N J Women’s Health Care.
    28. 2017 Apr 28 – Rejuvenation using platelet-rich plasma and lipofilling for vaginal atrophy and lichen sclerosus.
      Kim SH, Park ES, Kim TH (2017) J Menopausal Med 23:63–68
    29. 2016 Jul 29 – Assessment of the efficacy and safety of single platelet-rich plasma injection on different types and grades of facial wrinkles. 
      Elnehrawy NY, Ibrahim ZA, Eltoukhy AM, Nagy HM. J Cosmet Dermatol. 16(1):103–111.
    30. 2014 – A Pilot Study of the Effect of Localized Injections of Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for the Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction
      Runels et al., J Women’s Health Care 2014, 3:4 DOI: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000169 
    31. 2014 Apr 29 – Platelet-rich therapies for musculoskeletal soft tissue injuriesVinícius Y Moraes 1, Mário Lenza, Marcel Jun Tamaoki, Flávio Faloppa, João Carlos Belloti. 2014(4):CD010071. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010071.pub3.
    32. 2013 Aug 16 – Optimization of platelet-rich plasma and its effects on the recovery of erectile function after bilateral cavernous nerve injury in a rat model.
      Wu Y-N, Wu C-C, Sheu M-T, et al. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2016;10:E294–304
    33. 2011 Nov 3 – Can platelet-rich plasma be used for skin rejuvenation? Evaluation of Effects of Platelet-rich Plasma on Human Dermal Fibroblast.
      Lee Y, Kim DH, Je YJ, Kim CD, Lee YH, Seo YJ, et al. Ann Dermatol. 2011;23:424–31.
    34. 2009 Oct – Platelet-rich plasma: current concepts and application in sports medicine.Hall MP, Band PA, Meislin RT, Jazrawi LM, Cardone DA. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009;17:602–8

Shockwave Therapy (ECSWT, LiSWT, RPT)

    1. 2021 Mar 15 – Reviewing the evidence for shockwave- and cell-based regenerative therapies in the treatment of erectile
      Drury R, Natale C, Hellstrom WJG. Ther Adv Urol. 13:17562872211002059. doi: 10.1177/17562872211002059.
    2. 2021 Jan 15 – The effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy vs hand massage on serum lipids in overweight and obese
      Lee KJ, Park JI, Oh SY. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2021;63:102057. Published 2021 Jan 15. doi:10.1016/j.amsu.2021.01.005
    3. 2021 Jan 7 – Radial extracorporeal shockwave promotes subchondral bone stem/progenitor cell self-renewal by activating YAP/TAZ and facilitates cartilage repair in
      Zhao Z, Wang Y, Wang Q, Liang J, Hu W, Zhao S, Li P, Zhu H, Li Z. Stem Cell Res Ther. 12(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s13287-020-02076-w. PMID: 33413606; PMCID: PMC7792202.
    4. 2020 Nov 19 – Facial Tightening Effects, Following Focused and Radial Acoustic Wave Therapy Assessment, Using a Three-Dimensional Digital
      Kimura K, Tanaka Y. Lasers Surg Med. 2021;53(5):630-639. doi:10.1002/lsm.23353
    5. 2020 Apr 2 – Therapeutic effects of Low intensity extracorporeal low energy shock wave therapy (LiESWT) on stress urinary
      Long, CY., Lin, KL., Lee, YC. et al. Sci Rep 10, 5818 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020- 62471-4
    6. 2019 Dec – Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that assess the efficacy of low- intensity shockwave therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
      Campbell JD, Trock BJ, Oppenheim AR, et al. Ther Adv Urol. 2019;11:175628721983836
    7. 2019 Aug 30 – Treatment with low-energy shock wave alleviates pain in an animal model of uroplakin 3A-induced autoimmune interstitial cystitis/painful bladder
      Li H, Zhang Z, Peng J, et al. Investig Clin Urol. 2019;60(5):359-366. doi:10.4111/icu.2019.60.5.359
    8. 2019 Aug – Efficacy and safety of novel low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in treating mild to moderate erectile dysfunction: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, sham- controlled clinical
      Cui W, Li H, Guan R, et al. Transl Androl Urol. 2019;8:307–19
    9. 2019 Jul 17 – Are Sound Waves the Key to Better Orgasms? BY Dahlia Singer, Glamour
    10. 2019 Jun 20 – Effectiveness of the Electromagnetic Shock Wave Therapy in the Treatment of
      Modena DAO, Nogueira da Silva C, Delinocente TCP, et al. Dermatol Res Pract. 2019;2019:8246815. Published 2019 Jun 20. doi:10.1155/2019/8246815
    11. 2019 Jan 21 – Clinical studies on low intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
      Sokolakis I, Hatzichristodoulou G. Int J Impot Res. 2019;31:177–94.
    12. 2018 Mar 9 – Radial shockwave treatment promotes human mesenchymal stem cell self- renewal and enhances cartilage Zhang H, Li ZL, Yang F, et al. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2018;9(1):54. doi:10.1186/s13287-018-0805-5
    13. 2018 Feb 1 – Low-intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction: a randomized clinical trial comparing 2 treatment protocols and the impact of repeating treatment.
      Kalyvianakis D, Memmos E, Mykoniatis I, et al. J Sex Med. 2018;15:334–45.
    14. 2017 Dec 27 – Treatment of stress urinary incontinence with low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy in a vaginal balloon dilation induced rat model. Alex K. Wu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Jianw, et al. Transl Androl Urol . 7(Suppl 1):S7-S16. doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.12.36.
    15. 2017 Sept 27 – Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
      Man L, Li G. Urology. 2018;119:97–103.
    16. 2017 Aug 10 – Efficacy of low-intensity shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
      Angulo JC, Arance I, de Las Heras MM, et al. Actas Urol Esp. 2017;41:479–90.
    17. 2017 Jun 30 – The combination of extracorporeal shock wave therapy and noncontact apoptosis-inducing radiofrequency achieved significant waist circumferential reduction: a pilot Kim H. Laser Ther. 2017;26(2):129-136. doi:10.5978/islsm.17-OR-11
    18. 2015 Mar – A randomized, controlled clinical study to investigate the safety and efficacy of acoustic wave therapy in body
      Nassar AH, Dorizas AS, Shafai A, Sadick NS. Dermatol Surg. 41(3):366-70. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000290. PMID: 25742559.
    19. 2014 May 23 – Predictability of the individual clinical outcome of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for
      Schlaudraff KU, Kiessling MC, Császár NB, Schmitz C. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2014;7:171- 183. doi:10.2147/CCID.S59851
    20. 2011 Nov 1 – Synergistic effects of cryolipolysis and shock waves for noninvasive body
      Ferraro GA, De Francesco F, Cataldo C, Rossano F, Nicoletti G, D’Andrea F. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2012 Jun;36(3):666-79. doi: 10.1007/s00266-011-9832-7. PMID: 22042359.
    21. 2007 Dec – Can cellulite be treated with low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy?
      Angehrn F, Kuhn C, Voss A. Clin Interv Aging. 2007;2(4):623-630. doi:10.2147/cia.s1721

Microneedling, Lasers (Hot & Cold) and Radio Frequency (RF)

    1. 2021 Apr 1 – Vaginal Rejuvenation: A Retrospective Review of Lasers and Radiofrequency Devices.
      Juhász MLW, Korta DZ, Mesinkovska NA. Dermatol Surg. 47(4):489-494. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002845.
    2. 2021 Feb 22 – The Effect of Photobiomodulation on Human Mesenchymal Cells: A Literature Review.
      Pinto H, Goñi Oliver P, Sánchez-Vizcaíno Mengual E. Aesthetic Plast Surg. doi: 10.1007/s00266-021-02173-y.
    3. 2020 Dec 22 – Microneedling for the Treatment of Scars: An Update for Clinicians
      Margit L W Juhasz, Joel L Cohen. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 13:997-1003. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S267192.
    4. 2020 Dec 16 – Comparison of Fractional Micro-Plasma Radiofrequency and Fractional Microneedle Radiofrequency for the Treatment of Atrophic Acne Scars: A Pilot Randomized Split-Face Clinical Study in China
      Ting Lan, Li Tang, Aiai Xia, et al. Lasers Surg Med. doi: 10.1002/lsm.23369.
    5. 2020 Nov 11 – The use of vaginal lasers in the treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, systematic review.
      Alsulihem A, Corcos J. Int Urogynecol J. 32(3):553-572. doi: 10.1007/s00192-020-04548-2.
    6. 2020 Nov 7 – Biostimulative effect of laser on growth of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells in vitro
      Natalia Siedlecka, Kaja Mecinska-Jundzill, Ewelina Fierek, et al. Postepy Dermatol Alergol. 37(5):771-780. doi: 10.5114/ada.2020.100487.
    7. 2020 Oct 28 – Proposed mechanisms of low-level light therapy in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.
      Guo Y, Qu Q, Chen J, Miao Y, Hu Z. Lasers Med Sci. doi: 10.1007/s10103-020-03159-z. PMID: 33111207.
    8. 2020 Oct 19 – Management and prevention of laser complications in aesthetic medicine: An analysis of the etiological factors
      Natalia G Kalashnikova, Mohammad Jafferany, Torello Lotti. Dermatol Ther. 34(1):e14373. doi: 10.1111/dth.14373.
    9. 2020 Oct 18 – Fractional CO2 Laser for Treatment of Vulvovaginal Atrophy: A Short Time Follow-up.
      Ghanbari Z, Sohbati S, Eftekhar T, et al. J Family Reprod Health. 14(2):68-73. doi: 10.18502/jfrh.v14i2.4347.
    10. 2020 Sept 29 – Microneedling in androgenetic alopecia; comparing two different depths of microneedles
      Gita Faghihi, Samin Nabavinejad, Fatemeh Mokhtari, et al. J Cosmet Dermatol. 20(4):1241-1247. doi: 10.1111/jocd.13714.
    11. 2019 Jul 17 – Histological Modifications of Postmenopausal Vaginal Mucosa after Regenerative Solid State Laser Treatment: A Multicenter Study
      Dodero et al. Int J Womens Health Wellness 2019, 5:099 DOI: 10.23937/2474-1353/1510099
    12. 2020 Jun 17 – A cost-effectiveness analysis of vaginal carbon dioxide laser therapy compared with standard medical therapies for genitourinary syndrome of menopause-associated dyspareunia.
      Wallace SL, St Martin B, Lee K, Sokol ER. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 223(6):890.e1-890.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.06.032.
    13. 2020 May 1 – A Combination Approach to Treating Acne Scars in All Skin Types: Carbolic Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars, Blunt Bi-level Cannula Subcision, and Microneedling-A Case Series
      Peter P Rullan, Rachel Olson, Kachiu C Lee. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 13(5):19-23.
    14. 2019 Jun 17 – The Rationale for Photobiomodulation Therapy of Vaginal Tissue for Treatment of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: An Analysis of Its Mechanism of Action, and Current Clinical Outcomes.
      Lanzafame RJ, de la Torre S, Leibaschoff GH. Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg. 37(7):395-407. doi: 10.1089/photob.2019.4618.
    15. 2019 Nov 1 – Noninvasive Vaginal Rejuvenation: Radiofrequency Devices.
      Hoss E, Kollipara R, Fabi S. Skinmed. 17(6):396-398.
    16. 2019 Jun 29 – Preliminary results of the use of scalp microneedling in different types of alopecia
      Michela Starace, Aurora Alessandrini, Nicolò Brandi, et al. J Cosmet Dermatol. 19(3):646-650. doi: 10.1111/jocd.13061.
    17. 2019 Jun 17 – The Rationale for Photobiomodulation Therapy of Vaginal Tissue for Treatment of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: An Analysis of Its Mechanism of Action, and Current Clinical Outcomes.
      Lanzafame RJ, de la Torre S, Leibaschoff GH. Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg. 37(7):395-407. doi: 10.1089/photob.2019.4618.
    18. 2019 Jun 13 – Laser treatment of epidermal nevi: A multicenter retrospective study with long-term follow-up  Azzam Alkhalifah, Frederike Fransen, Florence Le Duff, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 83(6):1606-1615. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.06.013
    19. 2019 Feb 5 – Vaginal laser therapy for urinary incontinence and genitourinary syndrome of menopause : A review.
      Ratz C. Urologe A. 2019 Mar;58(3):284-290. doi: 10.1007/s00120-019-0861-1.
    20. 2018 Dec 31 – Genitourinary syndrome of menopause treatment using lasers and temperature-controlled radiofrequency.
      Wańczyk-Baszak J, Woźniak S, Milejski B, Paszkowski T. Prz Menopauzalny. 17(4):180-184. doi: 10.5114/pm.2018.81743.
    21. 2018 Feb 15 – Nonsurgical Vulvovaginal Rejuvenation With Radiofrequency and Laser Devices: A Literature Review and Comprehensive Update for Aesthetic Surgeons.
      Qureshi AA, Tenenbaum MM, Myckatyn TM. Aesthet Surg J. 38(3):302-311. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjx138.
    22. 2018 Feb – Solid State Vaginal Laser for the Treatment of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: A Preliminary Report
      D. Dodero, F. Frascani, M. Angelucci, et al. DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2018.82015
    23. 2017 Dec 21 – Microneedling for the treatment of hair loss?
      R M Fertig, A C Gamret, J Cervantes, A Tosti. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 32(4):564-569. doi: 10.1111/jdv.14722.
    24. 2017 Dec – New therapeutic option in genitourinary syndrome of menopause: pilot study using microablative fractional radiofrequency.
      Kamilos MF, Borrelli CL. Einstein (Sao Paulo). 15(4):445-451. doi: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO4051.
    25. 2017 Aug 2 – Microablative fractional CO2 laser for the genitourinary syndrome of menopause: power of 30 or 40 W?
      Pitsouni E, Grigoriadis T, Falagas M, Tsiveleka A, Salvatore S, Athanasiou S. Lasers Med Sci. 32(8):1865-1872. doi: 10.1007/s10103-017-2293-8.
    26. 2017 Feb 4 – Laser therapy for the restoration of vaginal function.
      Gambacciani M, Palacios S. Maturitas. 99:10-15. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.01.012.
    27. 2014 Dec 16 – Sexual function after fractional microablative CO₂ laser in women with vulvovaginal atrophy.Salvatore S, Nappi RE, Parma M, et al. Climacteric. 18(2):219-25. doi: 10.3109/13697137.2014.975197.

Peptides, Hormones, and Supplements

    1. 2021 Feb 2 – Pharmacologic management of nocturnal polyuria: a contemporary assessment of efficacy, safety, and progress toward individualized treatment.
      Monaghan TF, Weiss JP, Everaert K, Wein AJ. Ther Adv Urol. 13:1756287220988438. doi: 10.1177/1756287220988438.
    2. 2020 Oct 2 – Prevention and treatment of cystitis during menopause: efficacy of a nutraceutical containing D-mannose, inulin, cranberry, bearberry, Olea europaea, Orthosiphon and Lactobacillus acidophilus.
      Mainini G, Passaro M, Schiattarella A, et al. 19(3):130-134. doi: 10.5114/pm.2020.99567.
    3. 2020 Sep 21 –  Effect of Vitamin D Supplement on Vulvovaginal Atrophy of the Menopause.
      Kamronrithisorn T, Manonai J, Vallibhakara SA, et al. Nutrients. 12(9):2876. doi: 10.3390/nu12092876.
    4. 2020 Aug 12 – Effects of vaginal administration of conjugated estrogens tablet on sexual function in postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
      Bumphenkiatikul T, Panyakhamlerd K, Chatsuwan T, et al. BMC Womens Health. 20(1):173. doi: 10.1186/s12905-020-01031-4.
    5. 2020 Jun 1 – The daily therapy with L-arginine 2,500 mg and tadalafil 5 mg in combination and in monotherapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction: a prospective, Randomized Multicentre Study.
      Gallo L, Pecoraro S, Sarnacchiaro P, Silvani M, Antonini G. Sex Med. 2020.
    6. 2020 Mar 2 – Efficacy and safety of common ingredients in aphrodisiacs used for erectile dysfunction: a review.
      Srivatsav A, Balasubramanian A, Pathak UI, et al. Sex Med Rev. 2020;8:431–42. 
    7. 2019 Jul 2 – Efficacy and tolerability of sildenafil/l-arginine combination relative to sildenafil alone in patients with organic erectile dysfunction. Andrology.
      El-Wakeel LM, Fouad FA, Saleem MD, Saber-Khalaf M. 2020;8:143–7.
    8. 2018 Jul 3 – Vitamin E as alternative local treatment in genitourinary syndrome of menopause: a randomized controlled trial.
      Golmakani N, Parnan Emamverdikhan A, Zarifian A, et al. Int Urogynecol J. 30(5):831-837. doi: 10.1007/s00192-018-3698-z.
    9. 2018 May 1 – Efficacy of Vaginal Estradiol or Vaginal Moisturizer vs Placebo for Treating Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
      Mitchell CM, Reed SD, Diem S, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 178(5):681-690. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0116.
    10. 2017 Dec 1 – A Randomized, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Estradiol Vaginal Cream 0.003% in Postmenopausal Women with Vaginal Dryness as the Most Bothersome Symptom.
      Archer DF, Kimble TD, Lin FDY, et al. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 27(3):231-237. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2017.6515.
    11. 2015 Nov 3 – A urologist’s guide to ingredients found in top-selling nutraceuticals for men’s sexual health.Cui T, Kovell RC, Brooks DC, Terlecki RP. J Sex Med. 2015;12:2105–17.

Hyperbaric Oxygen

    1. 2019 May 13 – Potential of hyperbaric oxygen in urological diseases.
      Tanaka T, Minami A, Uchida J, Nakatani T. Int J Urol. 2019;26:860–7.
    2. 2019 Mar 23 – The impact of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on erectile functions and serum testosterone levels in patients with erectile dysfunction.
      Sen V, Sahin MO, Irer B, Koc E, Yildiz G. Aging Male. 2020;23:66–70.
    3. 2018 Aug 8 – The effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on erectile functions: a prospective clinical study.
      Sahin MO, Sen V, Eser E, Koc E, Gumus U, Karakuzu C, et al. Urol Int. 2018;101:206–11.
    4. 2018 May 18 – Hyperbaric oxygen can induce angiogenesis and recover erectile function.
      Hadanny A, Lang E, Copel L, Meir O, Bechor Y, Fishlev G, et al. Int J Impot Res. 2018;30:292–9
    5. 2017 Oct 13 – A double-blind, randomized trial on the efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygenation therapy in the preservation of erectile function after radical prostatectomy.
      Chiles KA, Staff I, Johnson-Arbor K, et al. J Urol. 2018;199:805–11.
    6. 2012 Mar – Attenuating inflammation but stimulating both angiogenesis and neurogenesis using hyperbaric oxygen in rats with traumatic brain injury.
      Lin K-C, Niu K-C, Tsai K-J, et al. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;72:650–9.
    7. 2010 Nov 26 – Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for recovery of erectile function after posterior urethral reconstruction.
      Yuan JB, Yang LY, Wang YH, et al. Int Urol Nephrol. 2011;43:755–61.
    8. 2008 Jan 11 – The effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on erectile function recovery in a rat cavernous nerve injury model.Müller A, Tal R, Donohue JF, et al. J Sex Med. 2008;5:562–70.