New online literature database: annotated publications in the field of CPPS, IPP and ED

New online literature database: annotated publications in the field of CPPS, IPP and ED

Since 2011, important new publications in the field of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) have been commented on and regularly updated by experienced urologists in the »Lithotripsy literature database«. Since April 2022, STORZ MEDICAL now also offers the popular online literature service for the field of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for urological indications: the »CPPS/IPP/ED literature database«. Here the focus is on chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), Induratio Penis Plastica (IPP) and erectile dysfunction (ED).

The company has brought in Prof Dr Jens Rassweiler for its new ESWT area. He is considered a recognised expert in the field of urological shock wave therapy and passes on his knowledge to young medical students at Danube Private University (DPU). As a doctor, he works in a practice of established colleagues in Heilbronn and treats private patients there.

All publications on SWL and ESWT are presented with abstracts in the two literature databases – if available via PubMed – and supplemented by comments from renowned medical experts in the field. Outstanding publications are listed in the »Reviewer's Choice« section. The publications of the »Lithotripsy literature database« are annotated and assessed by the medical experts Prof Dr Peter Alken and Prof Dr Hans-Göran Tiselius. In the area of medical technology, they are supported by the physicist Dr Othmar Wess.

The literature databases attract up to 15,000 readers worldwide. What started as a small project with the aim of collecting sound expertise and high-quality comments on publications about SWL has developed into one of the most popular online databases for English-language literature from the field of urology with a focus on shock wave lithotripsy. We are very pleased about the expansion of the area of ESWT for urological pain and hope you enjoy reading!

The literature databases are freely accessible at:

CPPS/IPP/ED database
Lithotripsy database