Skip to comments.New Treatment for Peyronie's Disease Approved by FDA
Posted on 12/08/2013 8:06:30 AM PST by Lizavetta
FDA approves first drug treatment for Peyronies disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) as the first FDA-approved medicine to treat men with bothersome curvature of the penis, a condition known as Peyronies disease.
Xiaflex is the first FDA-approved non-surgical treatment option for men with this condition, who have a plaque (lump) in the penis that results in a curvature deformity of at least 30 degrees upon erection.
Peyronies disease is caused by scar tissue that develops under the skin of the penis. This scar tissue causes an abnormal bend during erection and can cause problems such as bothersome symptoms during intercourse.
Todays approval expands the available treatment options for men experiencing Peyronies disease, and enables them, in consultation with their doctor, to choose the most appropriate treatment option, said Audrey Gassman, M.D., deputy director of the Division of Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Products in the FDAs Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Xiaflex is a biologic medicine (made from the protein product of a living organism, collagenase clostridial histolyticum). Xiaflex was first approved by the FDA in 2010 for the treatment of Dupuytrens contracture, a progressive hand disease that can affect a persons ability to straighten and properly use their fingers. Xiaflex is believed to work for Peyronies disease by breaking down the buildup of collagen (a structural protein in connective tissue) that causes the curvature deformity.
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Yeah with left leaning Bill being the reason I ever heard of it. It makes it hard not to laugh.
The first leap forward under Obamacare is treatment of Clinton Disease?
I’m not surprised.
Will Bubba do TV ads like Bob Dole did?
“Hi I’m Bubba Clinton and all of my partners know I lean to the left, but sometimes I’d just like to stay middle of the road; that’s when I take “Straight as an Arrow.” SA acts fast and can fool even my favorite DNC girls.”
It might make DIRT-X-POTUS41 a middle-of-the-roader physically, but he remains a serial rapist and his politics always will be bent far to the left.
Oh, and put some ice that...
Actually, the maker of Xiaflex has been trying to get this approved for many years, long before the Kenyan.
They have to lay it all out, no matter how slight the risks. I know a top notch urologist in southern California who is the leader in this field and he is very excited about this product.
And it hurts like hell. Not really something to laugh about.
Although, here is was...newly married. I had to get an ultrasound of my penis. I am laid out on my back. The tech is lumbering it up, and running the wand up and down. In comes the group of new RN students. And my high school girlfriend is amongst the students.
I never had eye contact like this with that girl in two years of dating.
I laugh now. But at an early age I learned there is no such thing as personal pride in the hospital.
There once was a man from Kent
Who had one so long that it bent...
Harry the hook.
LOL. When I was in the hospital I was joking with a young aid about embarrassment. She said something like “If you’re shy and you’re in the hospital.....” I finished with “Get over it.”
Peyronies disease is different in character from a similar condition called chordee, which also results in the unusual curvature of the penis.
The latter condition is associated with untreated gonorrhea, in which pustules form in the urethra, which when they reduce leave behind scarring, which causes the curvature. The near future may result in many more cases, because of the appearance of drug resistant gonorrhea.
... to avoid any trouble
he folded it double...
Lots of penis posts today. Must be the cold.
I remember hearing that if you caught the “Black syf”
they just quarrantined you in vietnam til you rotted
to death. As a precautionary measure I’m sure, althought
that was before AIDS did away with precaution.
Bennet ? Bennet? Hell, I broke it...
Amazing how you can remember the punch lines from juvenile
jokes after so many years.
If that was the case they would be SMALL jokes.
You'd think the audience would shrink from that.
There once was a man from Nantucket.....
Heard about the black syph aka Superclap in Vietnam. Those afflicted were consigned to the Con Son Island tiger cages, we were told.
Thank heavens I saved my self from that, imagine my
surprise when I caught the clap from the first hippie
girl I slept with. Haha jokes on me.
Funny; last night I watched SNL and they had a skit about michaelangelo. He was revealing his David statue and the model was there, and it was all about the size of his life model. Sounds dumb but I was laughing.
I was involved in the testing of this treatment method several years ago and I can say from my experience that it does work. At least it did for me. I had tried another treatment method earlier and it didn’t work. However, since the treatment was regarded as experimental I was banned from donating blood for a full year following the treatments.
The description of the treatment in the article was quite accurate; however, it left some parts out. For two weeks following the injections I was required to stretch and bend my penis in order to straighten it. This had to be done daily. I also was barred from sexual activity for a week following the injections.
Even with all of this it was well worth it.
My urologist, Dr. Laurence Levine, Rush Medical Ctr., Chicago, IL, was involved in the testing also. I would recommend him to anyone suffering from Peyronie’s Disease.
Dr. Levine is widely regarded as one of the top experts in this condition in the country, if not the world. He has written at least two books on the subject. One for physicians and one for patients.
You had to remind me .
it’s true. We’re all 12 on the inside...
More like 10...
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